Plastic #5 (Polypropylene)

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Avoid Heating Plastic

Keep plastics containing food or drink out of the dishwasher or other hot places, like your car. The warmer plastic gets, the more it tends to break down, melt and release chemicals.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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Preserve® Gimme 5 Program

Send your plastic #5 containers to the Preserve® Gimme 5 Recycling Program, which accepts plastic #5 at various drop box locations as well as by mail. See a list of the products they accept here.

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What Plastic #5 Can Become

Plastic #5 can be recycled into battery cables and cases, brooms, brushes, bicycle racks and ice scrapers.