(Katy, Texas) Igloo Products Corp., the leading American manufacturer of ice chests, softside coolers and drinkware, is proud to announce that company president and CEO Dave Allen was honored on December 9 with the prestigious Keep America Beautiful Vision for America 2021 award. This award recognizes and celebrates Allen for leading Igloo’s strong environmental posture, creating entire lines of eco-friendly coolers made from post-consumer recycled plastics and an eco-friendly disposable cooler.
“It’s an honor of a lifetime to be recognized by Keep America Beautiful for Igloo’s continuous innovation in sustainability,” said Dave Allen, president and CEO of Igloo Products Corp. “I’m enormously proud to lead a passionate team that’s working hard for the same sustainability goals. At Igloo, we win as a team, and we know with all certainty that every forward-thinking action we take right now will have a significant impact on our future in local communities all throughout America.”
Since 1986, Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, has held an annual award gala and dinner “Vision for America” aimed to recognize and celebrate companies and individuals who have led remarkable change toward renewable transformation. The Keep America Beautiful Vision for America 2021 award gala was streamed live online on YouTube on December 9.
“Vision for America highlights the tri-sector partnership that is so critical to our success as a national nonprofit,” said Helen Lowman, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “I’m thrilled that this year in addition to recognizing an exceptional affiliate organization and individuals who are leading conversations in communities across the country, we have the opportunity to honor Mr. David Allen, president and CEO of Igloo Products Corp. for his leadership in helping to create more sustainable lives.”
Igloo is well on its way to reaching its goal of being the most environmentally friendly cooler company on Earth by expanding its product offering made with recycled and sustainable materials, distributing lower impact products into more channels and investing in research and development to drive innovation and lead its industry in environmental stewardship.
Since 2019, Igloo has released RECOOL® (the world’s first 100% biodegradable cooler), ECOCOOL® (the world’s first hardside coolers made with recycled plastic) and many softside coolers made with post-consumer recycled plastic, along with implementing eco-friendly systems and technologies at its Texas manufacturing plant, including the transition to THERMECOOL® foam used in more than 90% of its hardside coolers.
Igloo’s ongoing eco-friendly initiatives can be found at igloocoolers.com/eco.