Tupperware continues supporting waste reduction efforts in National Parks - Network Magazine

Tupperware continues supporting waste reduction efforts in National Parks

by Maciej Maciejewski

Tupperware Brands Foundation and the National Park Foundation (NPF) announced the results of their multi-year partnership to reduce waste across the National Park System. Tupperware Brands Foundation is the non-profit arm of Tupperware.

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Since becoming a premier partner of NPF’s Resilience & Sustainability Program in October 2020, Tupperware has supported efforts to reduce food and single-use plastic waste, including recycling and composting infrastructure, educational signage, and the installation of water bottle refill stations.

Approaching its third year, Tupperware‘s partnership sees tangible impact from initial projects across the National Park System, helping to elevate conservation, preservation, and builds a solid foundation for long-term sustainability, continued improvements, and increased collaboration in 2023.

To date, NPF reported that Tupperware’s support has funded the completion of 44 water refill stations across seven national parks, helping to divert approximately 10 million single-use plastic bottles from landfills annually. Funding from this year is helping to support the installation of 26 water bottle refill stations in 2023, with 22 installations alone planned for National Mall and Memorial Parks and four at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Once completed, these installations are projected to divert an additional one million single-use plastic bottles from ending up in landfills, bringing the total estimate of single-use plastic bottles diverted from landfills annually to nearly 11 million, according to NPF.

– We value our partnership with the National Park Foundation tremendously, and it’s incredible to see the tangible results thus far of our collective efforts to enable a more sustainable experience for current and future park-goers, and just as importantly, our planet and these beautiful, treasured spaces – the national parks – said Miguel Fernandez, president and chief executive officer of Tupperware Brands.

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