Introducing: Yogurt cups reincarnated
A few years back, Stonyfield was looking to reduce the environmental impact of its packaging. The yogurt maker chose cups made from polypropylene or #5 plastic - the lightest-weight plastic that would protect its product. By switching from #2 to #5 cups, Stonyfield prevents the manufacture and disposal of hundreds of tons of plastic per year because #5 cups are lighter. By participating in Gimme 5, Stonyfield provides recycling options not offered by many towns or cities.
Which Stonyfield items can go in the Gimme 5 bin for recycling?
You can put all Stonyfield yogurt cups stamped with a #5 recycling symbol including 6 oz. cups, 32 oz. quarts, and Greek cups in the Gimme 5 bin.
In 2013, we will collect over 250,000 lbs of plastic in our retail collection program. That is the equivalent of the amount of plastic in 16.9 million yogurt cups. Since Stonyfield joined the program, we have collected the equivalent of 40 million yogurt cups. Together we're making a mountain of difference.
Preserve began collecting #5 plastic Stonyfield yogurt cups and turning them into Preserve Toothbrushes and Razors in 1999. Little did we know back then that we'd further strengthen our ties with Stonyfield by working with them years later on the Gimme 5 program to provide a solution for #5 plastic recycling.
The folks at Stonyfield are as obsessed with our planets' health as they are with healthy organic food. To bring more sustainability to the marketplace, they're always innovating. They make multipack cups from plants instead of petroleum, and produce their own renewable energy. They even use pioneering software to that helps them track and reduce the carbon footprint of every one of their products - from their yogurts, to frozen yogurts, milk and smoothies. Want to know more? Visit Stonyfield.com
Our Gimme 5 Program is a unique example of companies and consumers working together to recycle #5...