Preserve Company Profile
|Company Type:||Certified B Corporation|
Preserve is the leading sustainable consumer goods company and producer of stylish 100% recycled household products. Preserve turns yogurt cups into toothbrushes and take-out containers into tableware. Through innovations in recycled materials and sustainable design, Preserve has been creating more resourceful ways to make everyday products for the kitchen, table, and bathroom since 1996. The company is powered by the recycling efforts of individuals and companies via its Preserve Gimme 5 program. This program accepts #5 plastics, 98% of which are not normally recycled—such as yogurt cups and other common household containers— transforming them into new Preserve products. All recycling and manufacturing is done in the USA. All of Preserve products are BPA free and made out of 100% recycled materials. In addition to the flagship toothbrush, Preserve also makes Preserve Kitchen and Food Storage products, Preserve Tableware, Preserve Razor, and Preserve Jr. toothbrushes.
From the beginning, we have made our products from 100% recycled plastics to make them less impactful on the earth. We also take responsibility for our products’ end of life by creating take back systems so that they can be recycled. Underlying everything we do, we’ve sought to pioneer a new way of doing business that empowers consumers and inspires them to expect more of the products they buy and companies that make them. Becoming a Certified B Corporation reaffirms our commitment to sustainable business practices and will accelerate our ability to lead the change we seek.
The Change We Seek®
Preserve seeks to catalyze change in how society uses earth's resources. By designing products and closed-loop recycling systems, Preserve aims to influence behavior to support a shift towards a more sustainable society. Here are a few examples of this change in motion:
• Preserve creates products with a smaller footprint on the earth. To accomplish this, Preserve uses sustainable design strategies, like sourcing recycled materials and designing for recyclability. The company also uses tools such as Life Cycle Assessment to assess the environmental impacts of products and services.
• Not only does Preserve make toothbrushes from yogurt cups, it also provides a way for consumers to give their toothbrush another life. Its innovative toothbrush package doubles as a return recycling mailer so that the materials can be remade into something new. Not only does Preserve take responsibility for the products at end of life, the company empowers consumers to make a difference.
• Preserve also partners with like-minded companies to solve problems and scale solutions. The Preserve Gimme 5 Program brings together leading brands including Stonyfield Farm, Tom’s of Maine, Seventh Generation and Brita and committed retailers including Whole Foods Market and natural food coops, to offer a retail-based recycling program for #5 plastics. With this program, Preserve is increasing the levels of #5 plastic recycling in the USA and seeks to spur more expansive municipal recycling and inspire greater use of recycled materials into new products.
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