Preserve launched the Gimme 5 program in 2009 by working with Whole Foods to offer a #5 plastic polypropylene (PP) recycling option in their stores. Presently, Preserve Gimme 5 collection bins are located in more than 200 Whole Foods stores in most regions of the U.S. as well as select independent cooperative markets.
The program provides consumers with a much needed outlet to recycle their #5 plastic including yogurt cups, hummus and cottage cheese containers, and countless other tremendously reusable # 5 plastic packages. Additionally, the Preserve Gimme 5 program accepts Brita(r) water pitcher filters for recycling. Brita(r) pitcher filters can be deposited in Gimme 5 bins along with other #5 plastic. In turn, consumers’ participation in the program helps to keep reusable resources such as oil and natural gas captured in #5 plastic packages out of landfills and into new Preserve(r) products. Preserve uses sustainable design principles and 100% recycled materials to make every product (they also accept #5 plastics).