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The Glad Product Company believes small changes can make a big difference. From bags that are stronger and use less plastic, to recycling and compost bags, to consumer education and partnerships, Glad works hard to drive out waste and supports the EPA’s goal to divert 80% of solid waste by 2020.
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Everyone involved in the Sustainable Brands community is working towards the same goal, to make our businesses more sustainable. We are a community of brand innovators, an active group of business leaders who are implementing impactful programs in our organizations and sharing our ideas with others. Our purpose, as a community, is to deliver shared value, benefitting society and the profit motive.
The college football season brings with it more than gridiron glory and classic rivalries. The average football game produces 50 to 100 tons of waste1. To help college and university football programs tackle this problem, The Glad Products Company is collaborating with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a non-profit whose mission is to “empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation” by providing resources and knowledge to members.
The importance of sustainability is more than just changing your products and manufacturing, it is essential to inspire and engage employees in the process, ensuring that sustainability becomes embedded in the business decision process. A culture of continuous improvement in sustainability needs to occur at all levels of the organization and become part of employee’s daily routines. The key is to leverage the “Power of Passionate People” and partner with them to drive sustainability throughout the organization.
Glad – the trash bag brand owned by Clorox – is funding grants for programs that aim to reduce the waste created by game-day activities on college campuses across the U.S. According to a report earlier this year in Athletic Business, the average college football game produces 50 to 100 tons of waste.
New Yorkers produce a lot of waste. That's why NY Compost was born -- to connect the city and the soil by making composting easy and accessible for all New Yorkers. Glad teamed up with this innovative group to help advance its efforts.
The Glad Products Company’s path to sustainability started with the convergence of many influences: a strong brand heritage of innovation, changing consumer dynamics and sound business decisions.
The One Bag campaign supports events of all sizes that strive to send just one bag of waste to landfill, with the rest going to recycling and compost. Give it a try at your next event, and learn how to waste less every day. It's easier than you think!