PCNA Updates Its EcoSmart Program In Commitment To The Environment
Supplier Polyconcept North America (PCNA) in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, has refreshed its EcoSmart program to meet consumers’ needs for eco-friendly products and opportunities to help the planet. Originally established more than 10 years ago, the EcoSmart program has led to a diverse collection of products made from recycled materials and a membership with 1% For The Planet, an organization with a mission 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,” says David Nicholson, PCNA 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 eco-friendlier 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 to make a positive environmental impact. PCNA has agreed to donate one 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 environmentally-conscious companies that includes Patagonia, New Belgium Brewing and others.