Recycled products company Preserve will be renewing its Gimme 5 Program for a second year. The program will feature new and returning partners including organic yogurt maker Stonyfield Farm, natural personal care leader Tom’s of Maine, natural and organic foods retailer Whole Foods Market, and water filtering company Brita and its FilterForGood campaign.
According to Preserve, the program started in January 2009 and collected more than 45,000 pounds of materials, the equivalent of more than 2.9 million 6 oz. yogurt cups.
Consumers are encouraged to bring their #5 recyclables to select Whole Foods Market stores or mail their clean plastic directly to Preserve. The Preserve Gimme 5 program is currently available in over 200 Whole Foods Market stores in the United States. For a complete list, visit www.preserveproducts.com.
Common #5 plastics include packaging for yogurt, cottage cheese, cream cheese, ricotta cheese, margarine and some hummus containers; some plastic ice cream containers; and food storage and take-out containers. The number 5 should be plainly marked on the bottom of the container.