EcoPlum Officially Joins the Fight with Plastic Pollution Coalition
NEW YORK, NY, January 16, 2020—Today EcoPlum®, a sustainable promotional products and media company, announced that it has joined Plastic Pollution Coalition, a global non-profit organization working to eliminate plastic pollution.
Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing, global alliance of businesses, organizations, individuals, and policymakers working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts on humans, animals, oceans, waterways, and the environment. The alliance includes over 1,000 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in over 60 countries.
The coalition includes a cross-section of many prominent individuals, such as writer Margaret Atwood; musicians Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, Ben Harper, and Jack Johnson; actors Danny Glover and Laura Dern; and environmentalists Bill McKibben and Fabien Cousteau.
Gia Machlin, EcoPlum President & CEO, said, “We are excited to join forces with Plastic Pollution Coalition and add our voice to their work, as we pursue our own efforts to eliminate single-use plastics in the promotional products industry and offer eco friendly options.”
A successful entrepreneur, Gia founded EcoPlum in 2007 with the goal of inspiring and motivating people to live more sustainably and practice conscious purchasing. EcoPlum sells its Sustainable Swag® line of promotional products as alternatives to conventional merchandise that is produced without considering the environmental impact in materials or processes. EcoPlum, a for-profit company, is committed to a triple-bottom line focus on people, planet and profit.
Plastic Pollution Coalition Co-Founder & CEO Dianna Cohen said, “I met Gia at an event last year and after discussion of our mutual interest in eliminating plastic pollution, we are now very pleased to have EcoPlum join our global Coalition of advocate organizations.”
- Americans discard 30 million tons of plastic a year, 33% is used once and thrown away, and only 8% is recycled. The rest ends up in landfills or makes its way into the ocean.
- Plastic does not biodegrade and disappear. It breaks down into smaller and smaller microplastic pieces and enters the food chain, consumed by marine life, then humans.
- Plastic waste accumulating in landfills releases toxic chemicals into the groundwater. Chemicals linked to plastics impact human health, including cancers, endocrine disruption, birth defects, and other ailments.
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 Business Seal of Approval and is certified nationally as a women-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
EcoPlum® is an environmentally focused business-to-business, media, and e-commerce company. EcoPlum Business Gifts (EBG) is its primary service, offering branded marketing solutions and selling eco friendly promotional products to companies, universities and organizations. EcoPlum brands and customizes its Sustainable Swag® product line for clients with their logos, taglines or messages. The EcoPlum Biz Blog covers the topic of sustainability with information, news and lifestyle articles primarily for business decision-makers.
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. EcoPlum hopes to inspire, inform and empower its clients and readers with consciousness of their daily habits, purchases and impact on the world’s limited resources. The company is on a path to transform the promotional products industry with more environmentally sound products to eliminate harmful waste and reduce dependency on plastic.
EcoPlum sells unique, innovative, high-quality, best-in-class promotional merchandise that combines both style and function. Sustainability. Meet Style.® Products are sourced using rigorous standards for environmental and social sustainability using transparent criteria such as organic, vegan, recycled, reclaimed, renewable, upcycled, fair trade, fair labor, Made-in-the-USA, energy-efficient, ethically sourced, and third-party certification. EcoPlum product categories include apparel, kitchen, office, bags, wellness, outdoors, schools and food.
Sustainable Swag® select choices at EcoPlum.com https://ecoplum.com. For more information: info(at)ecoplum(dot)com, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EcoPlum, on Twitter via @ecoplum, and on Instagram via @ecoplum.