Frequently Asked Questions

Are your plastic packages BPA free?

You can rest assured that all of our product packaging is BPA-free. Bisphenol A (BPA) is not used to make polylactic acid (PLA, a plant-based plastic), polypropylene (#5 plastic), or high density polyethylene (#2 plastic), the plastics we use to package our yogurts and smoothies.  

Why do you use #5 plastic for your cups?
By using #5 plastic instead of #2, we prevent the manufacture and disposal of hundreds of tons of plastic per year, resulting in environmental savings from the decreased emissions and resource depletion from the manufacture and distribution of the packaging.
My community doesn't accept #5 plastic for recycling, should I just throw my cup away?

Since most community recycling centers don't accept yogurt cups and #5 plastic containers, we've partnered with Preserve—makers of 100% recycled household products—to turn our used yogurt cups into new products. You can drop off your clean, used cups in a Gimme 5 recycling bin at a Whole Foods Market or other retailers near you, and Preserve will recycle them. 

If you can't find these innovative recycling programs in your community, you can send your clean Stonyfield yogurt cups back to us, and we'll make sure they get recycled. Send them to: Stonyfield Packaging Take Back Program, 10 Burton Drive, Londonderry, NH 03053.