Aveda started recycling plastic caps last September, during the Spring/Summer 2009 New York Fashion Week. Plastic caps are usually made from #5 plastic, and are not collected by the City for recycling. So, in addition to the Park Slope Food Coop and the Take 5 program at Whole Foods, we can drop off our caps at Aveda stores. Has anyone tried this or seen the collection points at Aveda? One advantage to Aveda's program is that they take rigid plastic caps whether there is a #5 symbol on it or not. Here are the details on what they take:
What type of caps do we collect?
The program accepts caps that are rigid polypropylene plastic, sometimes noted with a 5 in the chasing arrows recycling symbol. This includes caps that twist on with a threaded neck such as caps on shampoo, water, soda, milk and other beverage bottles, flip top caps on tubes and food product bottles (such as ketchup and mayonnaise), laundry detergents and some jar lids such as peanut butter.
Excluded from collection are pharmaceutical lids and non rigid lids such as yogurt lids, tub lids (margarine, cottage cheese), and screw on lids that are not rigid. If you can bend or break the lid with your bare hands, than it does not meet the rigid plastic definition. Please do not include any metal lids or plastic pumps or sprayers. Unfortunately, too much of the wrong types of materials can contaminate the recycling process. We appreciate your efforts in keeping it clean!
Full details are here: http://aveda.aveda.com/aboutaveda/caps.asp
Aveda stores in New York City:
COLUMBUS CIRCLE - AVEDA STORE
10 Columbus Circle STE 308
NEW YORK, NY 10019
GRAND CENTRAL STATION - AVEDA STORE
10 Grand Central Termina 87 E 42ND ST
NEW YORK, NY 10017
AVEDA LIFESTYLE SALON - NEW YORK
456 West Broadway
NEW YORK, NY 10012
AVEDA ACADEMY - NEW YORK
20 Vandam St
NEW YORK, NY 10013
AVEDA INSTITUTE - NEW YORK
233 Spring Street
NEW YORK, NY 10013