For the 2nd year, we have partnered with Preserve's® Gimme 5 recycling program along with companies like Stonyfield Farms®, Brita® and Seventh Generation® to help collect and recycle over 100,000 lbs by the end of this year.
Products made of #5 plastic are sold widely, but rarely accepted at recycling centers. Preserve® Gimme 5 helps keep thousands of pounds of plastic out of the landfills and in use, including Tom's of Maine deodorant. You can help today by taking your old Tom's of Maine deodorant containers and other #5 plastics to the Gimme 5 station in your area!
- COLLECT as much plastic that is stamped #5 as you can (at home, your school, your workplace, community center or church).
Unfortunately, we don't have extra recycling bins that we can send you but you can click here to print out signs to attach to homemade bins (you might use large cardboard boxes or reuse an old trash can, for example).
- DROP your #5s at a Preserve® Gimme 5 bin (available in select Whole Foods® Market stores). Click here for a list of locations.
- MAIL your packaging directly to Preserve®
- Clean plastic with a #5 stamp in it
- All Tom's of Maine deodorant packaging
- Preserve® products
- Brita® pitcher water filters. Click here to learn how to recycle your Brita® filter
- Stonyfield Farm® yogurt cups (6oz. & quart size)
Tom's of Maine is a supporting partner of the Preserve® Gimme 5 program.
Our boxes travel round tripBill Hetzel talks about the impact re-using boxes has had both at Tom’s of Maine and at our vendors.
Rules to live byOur Stewardship Model is a practical tool for judging what does and does not belong in our products and guides our decision-making as we formulate our products.
Recycling our productsWe strive to maximize recycled content and recyclability of our packaging! Even better, in an effort to be transparent, we have created a list that sets out what we use to make our packages and how they can be recycled.