Macro Plas­tics an­nounces mem­ber­ship with 1% for the planet

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.

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“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 to­date. “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 or call (800) 845-6555.

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