Preserve, a leading recycled products company, is partnering with Whole Foods Market, Stonyfield Farm and Organic Valley to bring consumers the Preserve Gimme 5 Program.

The program makes recycling plastic containers, usually food containers, with the #5 stamped on the bottom, easier by accepting clean containers at participating Whole Foods Markets. Most residential recycling programs only accept #1 and #2 plastics. While #5 plastics are recyclable, it hasn’t always been easy to find a place to take them, until now.
Preserve Gimme 5 accepts the following for recycling:
·       Clean plastic with a #5 stamp in it.
·       Preserve products
·       Brita pitcher water filters.
The program is beginning in limited areas at first. To see if a Whole Foods in your area is participating in the Gimme 5 program, click here.

Those who don’t have the program in their area yet, have the option of sending their #5 plastics to Preserve, although you have to pay the postage.  

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Recycling #5 plastics at Whole Foods
Those hard-to-recycle yogurt and margarine cups just got easier to recycle, thanks to the Preserve Gimme 5 Program.