Tupperware Brands’ nonprofit Tupperware Brands Charitable Foundation announced a collective contribution to support the National Park Service in diverting nearly 10 million single-use plastic bottles from landfills.
This effort includes the installation of water bottle refill stations in national parks as well as composting and recycling infrastructure and waste reduction education.
This partnership comes as a follow-up to the company’s $1 million pledge in October of last year to the National Park Foundation’s Resilience & Sustainability program.
The company’s priority projects will include:
- 65 water refill stations at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in Florida, Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center, Great Basin National Park in Nevada, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve in Alaska, and the National Mall and Memorial Parks in Washington, D.C.
- Improving signage to help visitors recycle properly and fund the purchase of new recycling sorting stations.
- Adding solar panels to operate the full-time food waste-composting program and improving the composting initiatives at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska and Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Composting initiatives at Grand Canyon will divert over 1,000 tons of waste from the landfill each year and reduce associated transportation costs.
“We are excited to see how our pledge and support for the National Park Foundation is coming to life with these critical projects across the National Park System,” said Miguel Fernandez, Chief Executive Officer at Tupperware Brands. “Our partnership is based on the shared belief that together, we can nurture a better future if we find new and innovative solutions to reduce waste and increase environmental stewardship. Over the next year, we look forward to seeing how our collective impact will make a difference in keeping our parks fresh for generations to come.”
These priority projects will also support increased park capacity and increase knowledge and awareness of best practices for recycling and composting for both staff and visitors.
“Tupperware Brands’ support is central to our commitment to keep our national parks green,” said Will Shafroth, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “Thanks to Tupperware’s generous funding, park staff and park visitors are empowered with more sustainable choices that ultimately reduce waste in national parks and benefit all of us.”