Igloo-Doing More For Less. A Way To Help Our Environment
Igloo is doing more with less. This is Igloo's slogan and they are delivering this in more than one way.
On Wednesday evening we were fortunate enough to be invited to a preview event Igloo hosted at Farmhouse At Roger's Gardens. Igloo is a brand that has been around since 1947 and is the leading brand in coolers. They are known to be durable, reliable and affordable but now they are being recognized for so much more. Igloo is revolutionizing the cooler industry in more than one way. During this event we got to walk the gardens, have a delicious dinner, attend a presentation where we got to meet the team responsible for these amazing new products, and of course see these products first hand. Im excited to share with you what these products are and why they are revolutionizing the cooler industry.
In 2019 Igloo introduced the world's first compostable, biodegradable and recyclable cooler. It's the worlds first eco-friendly cooler. Ben Soto VP, creative inventor of recoil had an idea that is now the world first of its kind. We got to sit with him for dinner and it was amazing to hear his whole story. This cooler has already received 6 innovation awards and 250K+ units have been sold nationally. This cooler can naturally be broken down physically and/or chemically into environmentally friendly product unlike styrofoam coolers. As if you haven't already read enough, here are more reasons why this is an amazing product for your next BBQ, beach outing, or camping trip. To purchase click on this link RECOOL
It is reusable. Simply empty it, let it air dry and use it again
Strong enough to hold up to 75lbs
Made in the USA
Up to 12 hours of ice retantion
Up to 5 days of water resistance
20 can capacity
Will not end up in the ocean
If I told you that those recycled water bottles you use can be turned into a soft side cooler would you believe me? Before tonight I would of never believed it but its true! Igloo is turning plastic bottles into coolers...talk about innovative. How it works is they recycle water bottles into plastic fibers, fibers are then spun into yarn then woven into fabric. Each soft side cooler in made with up of 9 recycled water bottles and the goal is to move all fabrics to recycled materials by 2023. Igloo was kind enough to gift us each one of these coolers. Not only are they helping the environment but look at how nice they are!
THERMECOOL INSULATION FORMULA
You know those traditional coolers we have all seen and used, well Igloo has even managed to make those more environmentally friendly. They use the most planet friendly foam insulation available. How does this benefit us? Well this kind of insulation reduces the amount of CO2 emissions. This equals to taking 80K cars off the road, amazing isn't it!
Igloo has partnered with Surfrider foundation who is a community of everyday people who protect playgrounds, the ocean, waves and beaches. We got to meet Dr.Chad Nelson who is the CEO of the foundation and heard him speak about the foundation and their mission. We also heard from Helen Lowan President and CEO of Keep American Beautiful and their partnership with Igloo. Igloo is not only working hard themselves but partnering with other companies to help spread awareness.
Farmhouse at Roger's Garden was the perfect setting for this event. The restaurant is known for their farm fresh, locally source, organic and delicious food but did you know that Roger's Gardens has made some positive changes to help the environment as well? In 2007 they launched a California Friendly Landscapes program to promote and encourage homeowners to garden sustainably. Roger's Gardens didn't just talk to talk but walked the walk. They reduced its electricity consumption by 35% by installing fuel cells, elimination runoff with smart-water technology and relandscaped the grounds with low-water plants. It would only make sense that a company like Igloo hold its event in a locations who has similar environmentally friendly goals.
I am very excited to be able to share this with you and hope we can all follow Igloo's example and help were we can. Next time you are in need of a cooler make the environmentally friendly choice and purchase one of these products. Lets all try to do more with less.
Talk to you later!