Thursday, November 20, 2008

Gimme 5

Just came across an interesting article about recycling Brita water filters and that led me through to the Gimme 5 program. Many food packages are made out of #5 plastic that is not recycled in most states - here in Hawaii we only recycle #1 and #2, and depressingly little else......though at least curbside is coming soon! Common $5's include yoghurt and humus tubs and medicine bottles. 

The Gimme 5 program is putting recycle bins in Whole Foods and also has a mail in program for #5 plastics to send them off to be recycled. Apparently they've done the numbers, and even with people sending things in it's still better than #5 going in the ground. 

So check them out and see if a bin appears in your neighborhood!