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Karen says ...
We need this program in the Philadelphia area. Please begin a program here. I would especially like to see it in Jenkintown. Thanks.
06/03/2009 11:38:05 AM CDT
Lee Varian says ...
Are there any plans to expand the excellent Gimme 5 recycling to the Princeton, NJ store? I would certainly use it.
06/04/2009 9:54:13 AM CDT
Avis Anderson says ...
I live in Pemberton NJ and would shop more at Whole Foods if they recycled #5. I love the store but don't make the trip just to buy groceries. If there was a recycling advantage, I'd make the trip. Thank you, Avis Anderson
06/11/2009 1:35:55 PM CDT
Marie says ...
We are happily saving our #5s while waiting for the program to arrive in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina.
06/21/2009 3:40:05 AM CDT
Denise says ...
It just kills me everytime that I get plastic containers that can't be recycled. I was excited to read about this program -- then disappointed learn that it's not in Columbus OH yet. Bring it on! We're more than ready.
06/22/2009 4:27:00 PM CDT
J McGee says ...
Hi I live in Greenville SC and I assumed that the Whole Foods on Woodruff Rd accepted #5 plastics in the recycling bin outside the store. Was I wrong? If so, what plastics can I recycle in that bin? I asked an employee inside the store and they didn't know. Thanks
07/01/2009 11:58:10 PM CDT
hsiaw says ...
@J Different cities and municipalities accept different kinds of plastics for recycling. Most commonly, only #1 and #2 are accepted.
07/02/2009 10:09:02 AM CDT
molly chapman says ...
Please add the Birmingham,AL store to the list.
07/04/2009 11:11:28 AM CDT
Suzanne says ...
Please bring Gimme 5 recycling to Bellevue WA so I can recycle my Brita filters there!!
07/04/2009 3:40:38 PM CDT
Hollie Cooper says ...
I would like to see a drop off for plastics 5 since our recyling programs in Arizona won't take them.
07/06/2009 1:04:59 PM CDT
C says ...
come to Pittsburgh!!!
07/06/2009 7:55:22 PM CDT
Kristy says ...
Atlanta area please, thanks!
07/07/2009 12:38:30 PM CDT
Teri Nowak says ...
I would love to see the Preserve Gimme 5 program at the Whole Foods Store in Lexington, Kentucky. We have a very good city-wide recycling program (but only #s 1 & 2), so people are/are learning to recycle. I would love to be able to recycle #5s!
07/07/2009 8:21:09 PM CDT
Heather says ...
Love to see a program in Cincinnati.
07/08/2009 10:43:40 PM CDT
Julia says ...
This is great! I love yogurt and it is disappointing to me that I cannot recycle the containers in Virginia. I hope to see the program in the Arlington, VA store soon!
07/12/2009 11:04:03 AM CDT
Stephanie says ...
We've had trouble getting recycling to be a permanent program here in New Orleans. It would be really nice if the Arabella Station Store could get a more all-encompassing recycling program to help us out until the city can handle the service itself!
07/13/2009 7:48:28 PM CDT
Ann says ...
Hooray for Whole Foods! Please expand this to include at least one store in Albuquerque, NM. I know one woman who it taking about 25 pounds of #5 plastics on her vacation to Chicago so she can drop it off at a Whole Foods that is participating in this program! Help those of us in Albuquerque recycle more!
07/19/2009 6:42:32 PM CDT
cltp says ...
Any plans to recycle the styrene containers used for berries and lettuce packs? They are number 6 in the system.
07/21/2009 1:19:58 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
Please encourage the Whole Foods Baton Rouge, LA store to participate in the "Gimme 5 Recycling" program!
07/25/2009 3:28:30 PM CDT
Deborah Petrak Green says ...
The Whole Foods stores in Albuquerque, NM do NOT participate in the Gimme 5 program. So I’ve collected 48.5 pounds-worth of #5 plastics in the last 2 months, and I’m driving them to Charlottesville, VA tomorrow for recycling. It would be great to see the Gimme 5 program in ALL Whole Foods stores!!
08/04/2009 10:19:42 PM CDT
kathy says ...
Sure wish we had this in AZ!
08/16/2009 2:14:18 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
This is a great program and I hope it is working well. Please bring it to the Cary, NC store. Our family has a huge yogurt addiction and need a recycling option for all the #5!
08/18/2009 10:21:15 AM CDT
Atiya says ...
I also live in North Carolina, and would love this program to come to Raleigh, Cary or Durham. I am excited by the initiative, and am considering saving the containers I have and accumulate until a trip to Tampa in November (who needs clothes in my suitcase when I am doing my part to save the planet). Thank you for filing this need!
08/23/2009 12:48:42 PM CDT
christina hunter says ...
Thanks to WholeFoods Indianapolis locations..for participating in the program....its awesome..and it gives me a reason to drive and shop at Whole foods
08/26/2009 10:15:30 AM CDT
Alethea Schweigert says ...
This is a fabulous program! Where is the store in Reston, VA (Green Mission Team Leader) that is mentioned. I live in NOVA and would love to minimize my waste by dropping off all my #5 recyclables at a local facility. Thanks.
08/28/2009 10:27:35 AM CDT

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