The First to Develop a Biodegradable Cooler and Manufacture Hard Coolers Using Recycled Plastic, Igloo Builds Momentum in Sustainability Moving Through 2023
(Katy, Texas) Today, Igloo hosted its fourth annual Eco Event where attendees learned about the global impact of the cooler brand’s ongoing sustainability efforts and got a sneak peek into the expanded lineup of coolers made with recycled materials, including entirely sustainable softside styles. This year’s event also revealed a new eco-friendly collection in collaboration with Peanuts, just in time for Arbor Day, and Igloo’s fourth Parks Project ECOCOOL® Playmate cooler.
“We are incredibly honored to have like-minded individuals and companies like the iconic Peanuts team on board,” said Josh Militello, President at Dometic Mobile Cooling. “We set out to become the most environmentally friendly cooler company on Earth and we are extremely proud and humbled by the positive impact we’ve made so far on the environment. Thank you to our loyal customers, partners and retailers who believe in our sustainability efforts.”
In support of the Take Care With Peanuts initiative, Igloo introduced its Peanuts Take Care of the Earth ECOCOOL Playmate Elite. Made with recycled plastic and playful artwork featuring Peanuts character favorites, Snoopy and Woodstock, this 16-quart cooler (fits up to 30 cans) launches tomorrow — April 28 in celebration of Arbor Day — at igloocoolers.com/peanuts for $49.99. Throughout 2023, Igloo is expanding this special-edition collaboration to include Peanuts cooler bags made with post-consumer recycled plastic bottles and stainless-steel drinkware.
Igloo also announced its continued partnership with Parks Project through the release of the all-new Parks Project ECOCOOL Playmate cooler, an eco-friendly cooler featuring national park-inspired artwork to encourage fellow adventure-seekers to hit the parks, stay refreshed and “leave it better than you found it.” The Parks Project Leave It Better ECOCOOL Little Playmate, $44.99, is available now at igloocoolers.com/parksproject and parksproject.us.
First introduced in 2021 as the first of its kind, Igloo’s ECOCOOL hardside coolers are made in the USA with a recycled resin compound that repurposes post-consumer plastic derived from discarded plastic yogurt cups and milk jugs that would normally end up in landfills. In honor of Earth Month, Igloo released a new compact ECOCOOL roller cooler to expand its extensive lineup: the ECOCOOL Latitude 16-Quart Roller, $44.99. The collection can be purchased at igloocoolers.com/ecocool.
As an exciting new product innovation for 2023, Igloo is expanding its ECOCOOL category into softside coolers with fully sustainable cooler bags that are the first to feature BLOOM™ technology, an innovative, durable material made from repurposed algae. The creation of this renewable and restorative material with BLOOM aids in the removal of over-abundant and harmful algae from ecosystems around the world resulting in clean and oxygenated water, along with cleaner air, being restored to the environment.
The ECOCOOL collection of softside coolers — featuring BLOOM Rise algae-blended and recycled EVA insulation, REPREVE® (made from recycled plastic bottles) exterior and zippers, recycled aluminum hardware and natural hemp details — is available now in three styles: the Cube 12-Can Lunch Bag ($39.99), Switch 24-Can Tote ($54.99) and 24-Can Backpack ($64.99). The collection can be purchased at igloocoolers.com/ecocool.
Igloo hosted its 2023 Eco Event virtually — with hundreds of top-tier media, partners, retailers and industry leaders in attendance — to help reduce travel-related carbon emissions. The brand remains committed to its mission in becoming the most environmentally friendly cooler company on Earth.