Recycle Your #5 Plastic Here & Enter Our Earth Month Preserve Raffle!
Did you know #5 plastics make up 25% of the plastic used in the U.S., but only 2% of the plastic recycled in the U.S.? Your waste hauler may pick up your yogurt cups and takeout boxes, but there are few buyers for this resource, so most of it is discarded or burned. Enter Preserve, a company in Waltham, MA that makes toothbrushes and razors out of the clean #5 plastics you deliver to Gimme 5 bins, found in locations like the Monadnock Food Co-op!
Bring 5 pieces of clean #5 plastic for our Gimme 5 bin in front of the registers, then ask your cashier for a raffle ticket for a chance to to win a basket of beautifully designed Preserve products! Get one ticket for every 5 items you bring in between now and April 30th.
(in addition to any #5 plastic and Preserve products, Stonyfield, Burt’s Bees, Brita and Plum packaging is encouraged) Learn more about the process of yogurt cup to toothbrush here.