I've been going to the Union Square Green Market on Saturdays for years, bringing my food scraps for the compost collection there, and picking up veggies to eat. Now, I've added Whole Foods at Union Square to my routine. Along with the food scraps, I tote #5 plastic, usually yogurt containers, and any manner of recyclable plastic bag, and drop it all off at the very user-friendly recycling station at the trendy grocer's exit doors. Since I'm already there, I can't help but do a little food shopping. I've found a nice whole wheat bread and usually pick up some fish, yogurt and whatever looks good that's on sale. Of course, I've shopped at Whole Foods before, but it was absolutely not part of my Saturday routine, mostly because it's crowded and well, you know, the company has its critics. But, the ability to recycle all that plastic that I would have had to throw out has totally changed my attitude about Whole Foods. It's nice to be reintroduced to the market, since it really does carry a lot of yummy stuff. Yes, management is pretty clever, providing a service and gaining a customer. Well, there are worse things a corporation could do to get my business.