|A recycling bin at Whole Foods|
I already bring my vegetable scraps to the community composting site at Union Square Green Market on Saturdays, and I dump my old towels and clothes with the city's textile recycling program there. Now, at the same time, I can walk my plastic bags and other containers across the street to Whole Foods.
|The Preserve program at Whole Foods|
Whole Foods also participates in the Gimme 5 program, collecting #5 plastic containers and even Brita filters for Preserve, a company that turns yogurt cups into toothbrushes and other personal hygiene products (see my earlier post).
So, hitting Whole Foods will be part of my Saturday routine until 2013, when the city begins recycling these kinds of plastics.