We have been members of 1% for the Planet since July, committed to working towards a more sustainable future for our company and the planet itself. With climate change issues continuing to escalate, our planet needs our help to protect its land, species, and resources. 1% for the Planet aims to do just this, producing over $175 million in donations to environmental nonprofits since its start in 2002 by partnering with more than 1,400 business members and thousands of nonprofits in over 60 countries.
How have they accomplished this?
The concept is simple – donate at least 1% of sales to causes that help the environment.
As a current member of 1% for the Planet, we are donating 1% of the revenue from our Hybrid line of bin products to nonprofits that we believe will have a positive impact on the environment and communities they operate in. To choose the nonprofits, we enlisted the help of our whole company, asking our employees to vote on the organizations that we would be donating to. At the end of our vote, we were left with three nonprofits that we strongly believe in.
In rural areas of Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia, Root Capital invests in the growth of agricultural enterprises so they can transform rural communities and improve the lives of smallholder farmers. When they grow, these businesses become engines of impact that can raise incomes and create jobs, empower women and young people, sustain peace, and preserve vulnerable ecosystems.
Social Plastic Foundation
The Social Plastic Foundation is a charity established to support, enhance & grow the world’s Social Plastic recycling ecosystems. These are recycling communities in developing regions that utilize The Plastic Bank’s recycling reward & incentive platform to improve livelihoods while preventing ocean plastic.
Food Forward staff and volunteers rescue over 375,000 pounds of surplus produce each week from fruit trees, farmers markets and the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market. 100% of these fresh fruits and vegetables are donated to over 1,800 hunger relief agencies across 8 counties in Southern California.