While most supermarkets recycle plastic bags and many take beverage bottles and cans, not many stores recycle empty yogurt cups, hummus tubs and other containers made of polypropylene (No. 5) plastic. The main exception is Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas, which now accepts those items at 232 of its 317 stores as part of the “Gimme 5” program run in conjunction with Preserve Products and underwritten by Stoneyfield Farm, Brita, Tom’s of Maine and Seventh ...

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