by Katy Killilea
Yogurt and hummus are two of the main food groups for lots of young families, and typically these foods areÂ packaged in #5 plastics. Number fives aren’t yet recyclable in Rhode Island, so after you’ve reused your containers as paint-mixing receptacles or bathtub cups, they’re usually landfill-bound.
Relief is in sight for environmentally concerned parents ofÂ yogurt munchers. Preserve is a company that needs your #5 plastics–to make toothbrushes, razors, and colanders, and nifty green storage bowls. Participating Whole Foods stores act as collection sites on behalf of Preserve, including both Providence locations and the Cranston store.
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