EcoPlum CEO Tells Her Sustainable Swag Story on Impact! Podcast


NEW YORK, NY, September 25, 2020—Today EcoPlum®, a sustainable promotional products and media company, announced that Gia Machlin, EcoPlum President & CEO, is a featured guest this week on Impact! podcast with John Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI). In their conversation, Gia outlines how she has tackled impact entrepreneurship and some of its challenges in a segment titled Sustainable Swag® with Gia Machlin. In other news, EcoPlum is an active participant in Climate Week NYC, running virtually through September 27, 2020.

Gia reveals in her conversation with John that EcoPlum is in the process of pursuing designation as a B-Corporation, which would formalize its commitment to value people, planet, and profit with equal consideration. She also discusses the trajectory leading to her interest in creating EcoPlum, a sustainable enterprise.  

 “It was a delight to re-connect with John Shegerian for a meaningful conversation on how EcoPlum is growing its social mission while expanding its eco friendly promotional products business,” said Gia.

Impact! appears weekly as part of iHeartRadio’s digital broadcast, reaching over 120 million users. The show is also syndicated by over a dozen partners, including iTunes, Stitcher, Spreaker, TuneIn, Vimeo, Soundcloud, libsyn, blubrry and John Shegerian holds weekly conversations directly with business innovators, disruptors, and experts. ERI is the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company.  

Gia’s story on the Impact! podcast coincides with Climate Week NYC, in full swing through Sunday and an array of virtual programs. Gia and EcoPlum have a strong commitment to environmental justice and the company is active in a number of forums, including the Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) town hall on voter mobilization and the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) event Business for Democracy: A Conversation on Voter Engagement + Responsible Business Strategy. EcoPlum has partnered with BGA on various initiatives and is a business member of ASBC.

In other Climate Week NYC actions, EcoPlum signed the "COVID Covenant" to go big and do what is necessary to ensure we don’t go back to a broken system in an unequal world, but build instead a resilient, equitable, healthy world in its place going forward. 

About EcoPlum

EcoPlum® is an environmentally focused business-to-business, media, and e-commerce company offering branded marketing solutions and selling eco friendly promotional products to companies, universities, and organizations. We brand and customize our Sustainable Swag® product line for clients with their logos, taglines or messages.

As a for-profit company, EcoPlum has a strong social mission to help combat environmental issues and is committed to a triple-bottom-line strategy focused on people, planet, and profit. We help buyers make responsible choices on their branded gifts to reduce plastic and other harmful waste filling up our landfills and oceans. EcoPlum curates environmentally responsible business gifts and premium promotional items to enhance clients' marketing efforts with branded merchandise - a visible symbol of their values. We help choose the right product for the right audience, ensuring it lives up to rigorous standards for ecological and social sustainability.

EcoPlum sells unique, innovative, high-quality, best-in-class promotional merchandise, combining both style and function. Sustainability. Meet Style.® at EcoPlum. Transparency is essential and product sourcing criteria include, but are not limited to: USDA organic, vegan, fair trade, fair labor, biodegradable, renewable, recycled, reclaimed, reusable, sustainably harvested, Made-in-the-USA, handcrafted or artisan, non-toxic, energy-efficient, ethically sourced, other third-party eco-labels, women/minority-owned, and B-Corporation. Products include apparel, bags, kitchen, bar, office, outdoors, wellness, food, and PPE (personal protective equipment).

EcoPlum is a member of the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The company earned the Green America Gold Business Seal of Approval and is certified nationally as a women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Gia Machlin, President & CEO EcoPlum, is a member of the Women Presidents Organization. She is also on the advisory board for Enterprising Women (EW) magazine and was one of a select group of award-winners for their “2020 Enterprising Women of the Year.” 

Sustainable Swag® solutions at For more information: info(at)ecoplum(dot)com, Facebook at, The EcoPlum Biz Blog, Twitter via @ecoplum, and Instagram via @ecoplum.


Marcia Robbins
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Gia Machlin
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