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Julie Fahl says ...
Would love to see this available in Orange County, CA
03/10/2009 9:18:00 PM CDT
Motoko Sarsok says ...
Hello, Whole foods. I was very excited about this wonderful idea. I went to Deerfield store today with Brita filter and #5 plastic products. Unfortunately, Your customer servise staff has no idea about Gimme 5 recycling. They were very polite to say they would take care of them. Please let them know of this Gimme 5 plan. Moroko Yasuda Sarsok
02/13/2009 4:05:33 PM CST
Joe Shoemaker says ...
Starbucks' new cold drink cups are now #5. Please save them (or preferably use your own or ask for glass if you're enjoying your drink at the store) and drop them at WF when you're out and about.
02/17/2009 10:10:19 AM CST
Mary Ellen says ...
I'm very happy about this great Gimme 5 Recycling partnership. Partnering with like-minded organizations is what it's all about. Please bring Gimme 5 Recycling to the other San Francisco, CA Whole Foods on FRANKLIN ST. I believe it will be well-used. Thanks very much!
02/19/2009 8:53:42 PM CST
Jenn says ...
Ditto what Mo said, bring this program to Phoenix/Scottsdale My local store is Paradise Valley, and you could make me a customer by luring me in with this opportunity.
02/24/2009 8:03:30 PM CST
C.A. says ...
@ acacia: Preserve recycles all of our materials in the USA and manufactures all of our products in the USA. Thanks, C.A. Marketing Director Preserve
02/23/2009 11:23:18 AM CST
Ashley Gorman says ...
Our Memphis, TN store is currently only recycling #1 and #2 plastics. I would love to support the Gimme 5 project. I think that it could bring an enormous amount of awareness to our community and city.
03/24/2009 10:46:47 AM CDT
Beth Terry says ...
Hi. So far, the Berkeley, CA store does not have the Gimme5 bin. When I took my Preserve toothbrushes to drop off, the bin hadn't arrived but the manager went ahead and took my toothbrushes from me. Any word on when this will happen in Berkeley?
02/24/2009 8:16:34 PM CST
Trevor says ...
The Union Square Manhattan store had the bin out for about a week. Then it was moved behind customer service, totally inaccessible because of the lines wrapping around. The staff directing people traffic didn't seem to know what I was talking about. Great job Whole Foods. If you really want to support communities you build your store in, make these bins accessible. Show people how much plastic could be recycled. Maybe this will be incentive for cities to launch larger scale programs. Hiding the recycling bin made me never want to shop in your store again.
02/19/2009 10:33:16 AM CST
Julianne says ...
I would love to see this in one of the two Philadelphia stores--either at 2001 Pennsylvania Ave or 929 South St. Actually I'd love to have it at both, because I go to both, but I know I can't get everything! Thanks for starting this program, hopefully soon I will be able to buy more yogurt without sacrificing a clear conscious.
03/24/2009 1:50:25 PM CDT
Chi Park says ...
Please add Princeton NJ to your Gimme Five locations!
03/10/2009 7:09:35 PM CDT
C. Schurdevin says ...
Thank you for the initiative. We wouldlove to see this hapening in Southern california (palos verde, redondo beach and Long Beach). Can you please let them know how great it will be to have a drop off out here. Thank you again.
03/02/2009 5:11:31 PM CST
Nancy Rice says ...
Charlottesville VA is a whole-hearted recycling city. Our C'ville store was not even aware of this program. Please make "Gimme #5" possible here, too.
03/10/2009 12:37:47 PM CDT
Susan says ...
PLEASE convince the stores in Philadelphia to join this program! I've given up begging for a Whole Foods store in my state (Delaware) but I do occasionally drive into or past Philly and would happily save my #5 plastics for those trips.
03/03/2009 3:32:15 PM CST
Sue says ...
We need more #5 recycling, but then we also need to educate people that their typical recyclers do not recycle #5 items. Most people believe that if they put it in their bins, it will be recycled. More Whole Foods should team up with Preserve, even if it's not cost effective, because it's the right thing to do for our planet & our futures. Then Whole Foods should add it to their websites so concerned citizens know where to go. I just heard from one of your stores that they don't have a Preseve bin, but that if we bring in our #5's in a bag, they will give it to their trash & recycling hauler. But that hauling company only passes those items to their recycler, who only throws #5's in with their trash. So people's efforts are wasted. Education is the key!! Only then comes change.
03/25/2009 11:44:05 AM CDT
Thomas says ...
Please bring this program to VA!! If you build it, they will come!
03/15/2009 3:24:27 PM CDT
Shawn says ...
Charleston, SC needs Gimme 5 -- Please! We're fortunate to have Whole Foods, but we would really appreciate a #5 outlet other than Lowcountry marsh, vital rivers and our amazing Atlantic ocean!
05/20/2009 9:31:33 PM CDT
Rob with Lyme says ...
Any plans to roll this out in your Canadian stores? Great idea.
03/19/2009 8:42:33 AM CDT
Joan says ...
Gimme 5 hasn't reached LITTLE ROCK yet, but I'll be talking to folks! My collection is overflowing.
03/21/2009 9:36:42 AM CDT
Liz says ...
Any hopes of having the Gimme 5 bin at non-Whole Food stores? We have neighborhood non-chain grocery store in Swarthmore PA (outside of Philadelphia) that has a lot of green-shoppers. They also do a great job supporting local produce and farmers. A Gimme 5 bin would be a wonderful addition to the store, especially since you don't currently have anything in the Philadelphia area.
03/21/2009 11:19:35 AM CDT
Rebecca says ...
Hello there, I would LOVE to see this program made available at your store in Reno, NV. Any idea how long it will be until this will be available here? I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to mail my #5s to the Cortland, NY, address, but a local drop off point would be extremely convenient - and I know there are many others in the Reno/Tahoe area who would also take advantage of a local recycling opportunity. THank you for listening! :)
03/21/2009 2:43:38 PM CDT
Paula says ...
Would love to see this in Atlanta.
03/26/2009 11:24:05 AM CDT
Karen Girard says ...
This is great! I plan on using this at Ann Arbor, Michigan. Does this include everything marked with a #5? Such as plastic cups, take-out food containers, etc? Or just small yogurt and similar containers?
04/07/2009 12:13:02 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
Hi Karen, the program includes all #5 plastic items.
04/07/2009 12:31:34 PM CDT
Gloria says ...
Yes, Rebecca is right. We need this program in Reno, NV!!!!!
04/08/2009 11:09:32 AM CDT

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