Don’t Toss That #5

gimme5logowfmMost  eco-conscious consumers have already sworn off bottled water, wouldn’t be caught shopping without a reusable bag, and are in the habit of recycling metal, plastic and glass containers.  But I’m guessing they are tossing #5 containers in the garbage since many municipalities don’t recycle them. No. 5 containers, which are used in packaged foods like yogurt and cream cheese, are collected for recycling at Whole Foods Markets under their Gimme 5 program. So save your #5 containers and recycle them at the store instead of letting them end up in a landfill or in Asia to be burned for fuel. If you don’t live near a Whole Foods Market, you can ship them to their recycling center. Oh and they’ll take your Brita water filters too.

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