Friday, November 21, 2008

Gimme 5

Starting in January, Preserve, a household product maker, will be accepting all #5 plastics for recycling. As part of a new “Gimme 5” program, Preserve will be arranging a partnership with Whole Foods to have bins for you to take your #5 plastics, such as butter and yogurt tubs, reusable plastic bottles, medicine bottles, and Brita water filters.

The company will be taking these plastics and reusing them for products such as toothbrushes, razor handles and kitchen ware (instead of filling landfills). The activated carbon and other filter media in the Brita filters will be sent to “be regenerated for alternative use and converted into energy” according to press releases put out by both Preserve and Brita.

If you don’t have a Whole foods near you, you can still send your #5 plastics directly to Preserve. For more information visit Preserve.

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