Wondering what to do with those #5 plastics (yogurt containers, plastic take out food containers, prescription pill bottles, etc)? Maybe you have a curbside recycling program in your area that accepts them, but unfortunately we don’t have that luxury where I live. Recently though I discovered a program called Gimme 5 (as in #5 plastics) that allows the rest of us to recycle #5s too.
Gimme 5 is an outreach program of Preserve, a company that creates new eco friendly products out of recycled #5 plastics. Preserve’s website is full of information and the FAQ section answers great questions such as ” What #5s do you/don’t you accept?” and “My community collects #5s. Why would I want to save them and give them to Preserve?” Preserve’s Gimme 5 program makes it easy to recycle #5 plastics by partnering with retailers who maintain drop off bins or giving you the option of mailing your #5 plastics directly to them. Though it wasn’t of interest to me, they also offer a recycling rewards program through Recyclebank.