PSA from Troy Freund Photography
RE: The recycling of #5 plastics (food containers, storage tubs)
The City of Milwaukee only recycles#2 plastics. It’s swell thatMilwaukee recycles at all, but it’s unfortunate as they are a LOT of different plastics out in the market. A very common plastic that you can come by is the #5 plastic. #5 plastics are NOT recycled by Milwaukee. To-go containers, yogurt tubs, storage bins–many of these are made from rigid #5 plastics.
Thankfully, Preserve Products has their “Gimme 5” program which DOES recycle #5 plastics. Lucky for me there is a location on Milwaukee’s East Side where you can drop off your #5 plastics. Whole Foods on North Avenue has TWO drop-off locations–in the parking garage and in the cafe where you can drop off your #5 plastics to be recycled by Preserve. If you’re not in Milwaukee, find out where your nearest #5 drop-off location is here.
PLEASE, check your plastics–and recycle your #5 plastics! Save ’em up and either take them to Whole Foods or ship them back to Preserve yourself!