Pronto Pasta Participates in “Gimme 5” Recycling Program

Locally Owned Restaurant to Serve as Drop-Off Location for #5 Plastics.

Raleigh, NC, December 19, 2010 --( Jennifer and Ed Schrage, owners of Pronto Pasta (, have announced that they are participating in the “Gimme 5” recycling campaign. The restaurant will serve as a drop off location for hard-to-recycle #5 plastics. The program is open to general public who only need to drop off #5 plastic containers, such as yogurt cups or take-out containers, to the restaurant. The “Gimme 5” campaign, created by Preserve Products, recycles #5 plastics that are usually seen as unrecyclable and makes them into everyday home products such as toothbrushes and razors.

“We are proud to be participating in this environmentally responsible campaign,” said Jennifer Schrage. The city of Raleigh does not currently have the capacity to recycle these plastics, and it is important that we reduce the impact of these containers on the environment as much as possible.”

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- For more information and to find additional drop-off locations for the “Gimme 5” program, visit

- For more information on Preserve Products, visit

About Pronto Pasta:
Pronto Pasta, located at 404 E. Six Forks Road, is a locally owned and operated, family-friendly restaurant where the food is both Fresh and Fast. Sauces, soups, salad dressings and even desserts are made from scratch in the restaurant daily. At Pronto, pasta is a canvas for all kinds of great flavors, not just for Italian fare. Dishes include Braised Beef with Marsala cream, Bacon Cheeseburger Macaroni, Southwestern Chicken and Smoked Sausage Penne, and the “Build a Mac” option where guests can create their own delicious dish. The menu also features fresh salads, scratch-made soups, unique sandwiches, a Kids menu, beer and wine, and fresh-baked desserts. Owners Ed and Jen Schrage believe Pronto should strive to serve their guests, employees and vendors as well as their community and the environment. For more details, contact or visit

Kathleen Mongero
MMI Public Relations
(919) 233-6600

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