Since 2001, we’ve been partnered with Preserve®—makers of 100% recycled household products—to turn our used yogurt cups into toothbrushes, razors, tongue cleaners and spoons.
This recycling effort keeps literally tons of plastic out of landfills. And all Preserve products are recyclable. Just mail them back to Preserve and they’ll recycle them into plastic lumber, giving our yogurt cups a third life.
Gimme 5: recycle your #5 plastic yogurt cups
Most community recycling centers don’t accept yogurt cups and other #5 plastic containers. But now you can leave them in a Gimme 5 recycling bin at a Whole Foods Market or other retailer near you (click for locations), and Preserve will recycle them into new household products.
We partnered with Preserve and Whole Foods Market in 2009 to help start the Gimme 5 program, which collected more than 45,000 pounds of material in its first year. That’s the equivalent of about 2.9 million yogurt cups.
We’ve since expanded the program, and we’re now collecting and recycling even more #5 plastic.