PCNA Makes Commitment to the Environment With EcoSmart Program
Polyconcept North America (PCNA) announced that it has refreshed its pioneering EcoSmart program to meet the needs of a new generation of consumers eager for eco-friendly products and opportunities to help the planet.
EcoSmart was originally established more than 10 years ago, when PCNA’s Leed’s product line became one of the first suppliers to offer eco-friendly promotional products. PCNA now has one of the industry's most diverse collection of products made from recycled materials and a membership with 1% For The Planet, an organization whose mission is to build an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthier planet.
“Our customers have been loud and clear—interest in eco-friendly products has never been greater,” said David Nicholson, PCNA's president. “PCNA is not only offering the largest selection of these products, but we’re building on the EcoSmart legacy by taking the small actions that add up to a more eco-friendly future. And we hope to inspire our customers and colleagues to join us in making better choices for the planet.”
EcoSmart includes more than 50 items constructed from recycled materials, along with products that are eco-friendly and reusable alternatives to products normally thrown away after one use, such as plastic straws and silverware. The offering also includes retail brands like Parkland, which makes backpacks and other bags from recycled water bottles; and FinalStraw, a manufacturer of collapsible reusable stainless-steel straws.
Going beyond eco-friendly products, the membership with 1% For The Planet reflects PCNA’s mission to identify the everyday opportunities that we all have to make a positive environmental impact. PCNA has agreed to donate 1 percent of sales from all EcoSmart products directly to environmental nonprofits. 1% For The Planet connects member companies with organizations that align with their values and brand. To provide transparency, they certify member contributions by reviewing and confirming sales and donation details. As a part of 1% For The Planet, PCNA joins a group of inspiring environmentally-conscious companies that includes Patagonia, New Belgium Brewing and others.
For more information on EcoSmart, visit www.pcna.com/ideahub/introducing-ecosmart-.