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Consumer manufacturers encouraging plastics recycling at retail

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A consortium of consumer goods manufacturers have banded together to encourage consumer recycling of plastics right at retail. Preserve’s “Gimme 5” program lets consumers recycle plastic #5 at the same stores where they shop. So the next time you go to toss your Seventh Generation laundry detergent bottle in the recycling bin, be sure to save the bottle cap to recycle on your next shopping trip.

The maker of eco-friendly household and personal care products announced its new partnership recently. Customers of Seventh Generation products can deposit #5 plastics – bottle caps, spray bottle heads and baby wipe tubs – in Preserve’s “Gimme 5” recycling bins at Whole Foods Markets and other participating natural food stores across the country.

Preserve will turn these plastics into new 100-percent recycled products such as toothbrushes, razors and tableware. Launched in 2009, the “Gimme 5” program also partners with Stonyfield Farm, Brita and Tom’s of Maine to recycle their plastic #5 products.

Learn more about WEIMA America's plastics recycling capabilities at www.weimaamerica.com

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