Our bottles are made from PET #1 plastic, polyethylene terephthalate. This plastic is the most common type of plastic used for single-serve bottled beverages today. It is lightweight and easy to recycle and poses low risk of leaching breakdown products. It can be recycled into polar fleeces, tote bags, furniture, carpet, paneling, straps, and occasionally new containers, to name a few things.
However, our caps are made from PP #5 plastic, polypropylene, as is the case with most caps. Polypropylene has a high melting point and is slowly becoming accepted by recyclers, though not all curbside programs recycle it at this time. We want to give everyone the opportunity to do their part. Number 5 plastics can be recycled into signal lights, battery cables, brooms, brushes, auto battery cases, ice scrapers, landscape borders, bicycle racks, bins, pallets, trays, etc. making them very valuable in the long run.
Due to the fact that the caps are both valuable to the community and more difficult to recycle, we have designed a program just for you! Send in 10 caps to our office and we will send you a VIP coupon for your next it Tastes RAAW® Juice on us! It’s just that easy. We will then collect all caps and they will be dropped off at a nearby recycling center accepting number five plastics.
It’s a small step towards a greener tomorrow.
Send your caps to:
Raw Foods International, LLC
ATTN: Giving Back – Caps Program
2050 Coral Way, Suite 601
Miami, FL 33451