Recycling Bottle Caps Made Easy


Seventh Generation will partner with Preserve's "Gimme 5" program, so customers can recycle the company's plastic #5 bottle caps, spray bottle heads and baby wipe tubs where they shop. Photo: Seventh Generation

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 with Preserve’s “Gimme 5” program that lets consumers recycle plastic #5 at the same stores where they shop.

Though recyclable, polypropylene plastic – plastic #5 – is not accepted by all curbside recycling programs. Common products made from # 5 plastic include bottle caps, yogurt and butter tubs, and take-out containers.

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.

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