Full Circle Home joins Plastic Bank in working to combat this problem by offsetting its own plastic footprint and buying back more than 100% of the plastic it uses and produces
Full Circle Home, a certified B Corp and leader in sustainable homecare products, announced its partnership with Plastic Bank, a social enterprise committed to ending the global ocean plastic crisis.
According to the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, as of 2017, one million plastic bottles enter the ocean every minute. At that rate, by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. Full Circle Home joins Plastic Bank in working to combat this problem by offsetting its own plastic footprint and buying back more than 100% of the plastic it uses and produces.
Plastic Bank, which operates in Brazil, Egypt, Haiti, Indonesia, and the Philippines in an effort to combat pollution and poverty, works with local citizens who collect ocean bound plastic waste in exchange for money, goods, and health and education services. Plastic Bank then recycles the waste to create new raw material for manufacturing.
Full Circle Home already uses GRS certified post-consumer recycled plastic as the majority of its plastic supply and this partnership with Plastic Bank means that it will be eliminating its plastic footprint twofold.
“Since we launched Full Circle, we’ve always aimed to help our customers reduce their plastic footprint in the home—designing products that use alternatives like bamboo, working to eliminate plastic from packaging, as well as auditing and certifying our entire post-consumer recycled plastics supply chain,” said Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer Heather Kauffman. “We’re never satisfied to settle for good enough and strive to continuously improve on what sustainability in home products means.”
Full Circle Home believes in a future with plastic neutrality and through its partnership with Plastic Bank takes another step forward, working to help remove plastic that is ocean bound.
“We’re excited to partner with Plastic Bank and hope to use our business as a force for good, raising plastic neutrality from the exception to an everyday expectation of brands and products,” Kauffman continued.
Source: Company Press Release