Preserve obtains our plastics from a network of trusted sourcing partners and we test each new source that we reprocess. Our providers range from other consumer products companies like Stonyfield to retail and community partners like the Park Slope Food Co-op in New York, as well as the “harvest” from the Preserve Gimme 5 program. As a result, the plastic in our Preserve products represents a mixture of pre- and post-consumer materials.
We identify the origins and intended use of all our plastics and work with our material suppliers to assure that we know the first application of each material source. We follow FDA guidelines for use of post-consumer plastics in our products and all our sources of recycled plastic are tested for foreign elements, such as heavy metals, to ensure that there are no harmful chemicals migrating from the plastics that we use.