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POLYWOOD Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

POLYWOOD Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, a day intertwined with POLYWOOD’s mission to improve the planet by turning 1 million pounds of ocean-bound plastic into furniture by 2021. POLYWOOD is encouraging others to join in the fight by encouraging its customers to take an active role in protecting the planet.

“Understandably, the focus lately hasn’t been so much on the health of the planet—but instead, on the health of the people who inhabit it,” says Brady Maller, EVP of strategy and sales at POLYWOOD. “However, just like we’re figuring out with the current virus, everyone can make a difference. Educating others, picking up trash, recycling, planting more greenery, using fewer products around the house—all of these actions can make a meaningful difference if we engage in them together.”

In addition to encouraging Earth-friendly acts, POLYWOOD conducted an Earth Day sales promotion in acknowledgment of this global initiative, and will continue its promotion of ocean-bound plastics recycling throughout 2020. POLYWOOD remains committed to recycling 1 million pounds of ocean-bound plastic into its furniture line by 2021.

“POLYWOOD was born from a sustainability movement during the Keep America Beautiful era,” says Doug Rassi, CEO and co-founder of POLYWOOD. “Stewardship was in our collective consciousness. It motivated us to start our company and is embedded in our culture. The thoughts and activities around sustainability today aren’t something we added recently as it became popular. It has been part of our purpose from the start.”

For the last 30 years, POLYWOOD has been transforming outdoor living spaces with durable, sustainable and timeless furniture designs. All genuine POLYWOOD products are made in the USA from ocean-bound and landfill-bound plastic and are produced in a 99% wastefree facility.