Macro Plastics announces membership with 1% for the Planet

August 16 , 2018

PRESS RELEASE

Fairfield, CA – Macro Plastics has joined 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of the annual sales of their Hybrid bin line to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment.

“Macro Plastics has a history of creating long lasting, reusable products to help our customers reduce waste. Joining 1% for the Planet is another step in continuing our commitment to taking care of our resources and having a positive impact on our environment.” Says Emma Ranz, Sustainability Engineer at Macro Plastics.

Members of 1% for the Planet commit to supporting approved environmental nonprofit partners by donating the equivalent of 1% of sales through a combination of monetary, in-kind, and approved advertising contributions. Nonprofits are approved based on referrals, track record and environmental focus. There are thousands of approved nonprofits worldwide.

Macro Plastics products are 100% recyclable and they are committed to recovering the materials at the end of their life, so they can be recycled and reused again.

Collectively, 1% for the Planet Members have donated more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to-date.

“We are thrilled to welcome Macro Plastics to our global network,” said Kate Williams, CEO of 1% for the Planet. “Currently, only 3% of total philanthropy goes to the environment and, only 3% of that comes from businesses. We need more businesses like Macro Plastics to do its valuable part to increase giving and support on the ground outcomes.”

About 1% for the Planet

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. We recognize that the current level of environmental giving – only 3% of total philanthropy – is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.

Through our business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. We advise on giving strategies, we certify donations, and we amplify the impact of the network.

Started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, and Craig Mathews, founder of Blue Ribbon Flies, our members have given more than $175 million to environmental nonprofits to date. Today, 1% for the Planet is a network of more than 1,400 member businesses, a new and expanding core of hundreds of individual members, and thousands of nonprofit partners in more than 60 countries. Look for our logo and visit www.onepercentfortheplanet.org to learn more.

About Macro Plastics

Macro Plastics has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing plastic bins for the agriculture industry. Based in Northern California, Macro Plastics provides innovative business solutions for the agricultural, food processing, retail, industrial and portable flooring markets. In addition to the new Hybrid Bin Family, Macro Plastics’ brands include MacroBin®, MacroTote™, ProBin™, ShuttleBin™, IsoBin™ and MacroTrac™. All products are intended to reduce waste, are reusable, and recyclable. Macro Plastics is the Returnable Packaging Solutions division of IPL Plastics Inc. For additional information, please visit www.macroplastics.com 

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