KATY, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In celebration of Earth Day, Igloo released its ECOCOOL collection — the world’s first hardside coolers made with recycled plastic — and the Packable Puffer cooler bags featuring REPREVE® fabric and PrimaLoft® insulation, both made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. The five new ECOCOOL coolers and two Packable Puffers expand Igloo’s current eco-friendly product collection, all of which are available now at igloocoolers.com/eco.
“Today marks an important day on our mission to become the most environmentally friendly cooler company on Earth,” said Dave Allen, CEO and President of Igloo. “Igloo has achieved another ‘industry first’ with the introduction of our ECOCOOL line made with recycled plastic resins, but, most importantly, this accomplishment significantly lessens our impact on the planet.”
The new ECOCOOL collection includes five cooler styles each made in the USA with recycled plastic resins. The recycled materials are post-consumer plastic from discarded plastic yogurt cups and milk jugs that would normally end up in landfills. With the initial production run of ECOCOOL products, Igloo will utilize 58 tons (116,383 pounds) of recycled resin, which is equivalent to saving the landfill space of 10 football fields. The wide-ranging ECOCOOL assortment includes the Little Playmate (7 quarts), 30-Quart Cooler, 52-Quart Cooler, 60-Quart Roller Cooler and 90-Quart Roller Cooler.
As Igloo’s most convenient and eco-friendly cooler bag, the brand-new Packable Puffer is made with recycled post-consumer plastic bottles from the inside out: PrimaLoft® insulation with a REPREVE® exterior. It’s designed with a fully packable construction, allowing it to fold into its own front pocket for ultimate portability when empty, while still providing the cooling power to keep food fresh and drinks chilled for a full day’s outing. The Packable Puffer comes in a small 10-can and larger 20-can size and in three different colors.
Igloo’s eco-friendly collection of products, ranging $9.99–$99.99, can be purchased on igloocoolers.com/eco. Additionally, through the end of April, Igloo is donating 100% of profits from sales of these eco-friendly products to Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization focused on ending littering, improving recycling and beautifying communities.
Born from a modest metalworking shop back in 1947, Igloo has been instrumental in redefining how we live, work and play. What began with bringing clean water to the worksite quickly moved into super-functional, best-in-class ice chests. Igloo products made the family outdoor recreation movement of the 20th century possible. Suddenly, taking your kids camping on the weekend became easy and cross-country road trips became a summer vacation staple.
As we approach our next century, Igloo is 1,200 employees strong. We are proud to call—a 1.8-million-square-foot, three-building facility in—Katy, Texas home. With more than 500 products sold at thousands of retailers around the globe, we can confidently call ourselves the number one cooler manufacturer in the world.
And through it all we haven’t lost sight of our original goal—to create products that enable the pursuit of happiness (however you define it). That’s why we’re still working hard every day to innovate, create and make it easier for you to get out, work hard and play even harder.