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The Plastic Impact Alliance and Eco Cycle partner up to collect, recycle, and quantify polybag waste from 11 outdoor businesses on Pearl Street in an effort to raise awareness and encourage solutions

This summer's PIA activation at Outdoor Retailer eliminated an estimated 500 single-use plastic water bottles from the show

The outdoor apparel company celebrated the first anniversary of its self-created Responsible Packaging Movement by declaring itself a 100 percent plastic-free packaging brand

Outdoor brands are working to address their plastic packaging problem, one polybag at a time

Catch up on everything you missed at Day 2 of The Big Gear Show, including hot takes from retailers and exhibitors, new and noteworthy products, education sessions, and more

The aftercare company keeps gear out of landfills and focuses on doing the same with plastic

Plastic Impact Alliance member spotlight: NEMO will eliminate 100,000 polybags in two years—a roadmap for the rest of the industry

The fishing apparel and footwear company is transitioning to a durable bag that can be home-composted

Turning plastic water bottles into fiber is one thing. But what happens when that fiber wears out?

After making steps to use more recycled materials in its manufacturing and lower company-wide carbon emissions, Rab is getting ready to roll out its first sustainability report

From fabrics and materials to packaging, Plastic Impact Alliance member Big Agnes continues to push itself on the sustainability front

Thirty-two percent of our survey respondents have nixed plastic polybags

This week, we caught up with Cameron Walker, general manager of Icebreaker North America, to learn more about the VF-owned brand’s environmental campaign to completely remove synthetics from its collection

If you’re serious about eliminating single-use packaging from your company and the outdoor industry, these five companies can help

Sponsor Content: HydraPak

HydraPak’s RECON is the world’s first bottle made from 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic

Tapping the creative power of its entire team, the apparel company worked outside of the box to rethink packaging

After a long and successful career—including years spent as CEO of Patagonia and president of KEEN—Sheahan knows a thing or two about celebrating and protecting the outdoors

Here are some of the cool things PIA members are doing to make the world a better (read: less plasticky) place

Our oceans are filling up with plastic and everyone is scrambling to build more sustainable businesses. So why do we still rely so heavily on polybags for distributing our products? Let’s unpack the history, the challenges, and the possible solutions to eradicating them. Or at least recycling them.

10 ways to prepare for a single-use plastic-free Outdoor Retailer show

Inspired by the Plastic Impact Alliance, Patagonia took a hard internal look at its own trade show footprint to discover ways to improve its zero-waste efforts. Here's a recap of what they found, and what we can all learn from it.

So simple. Such a no-brainer. So important.

Plus, data on how the outdoor industry rallied around kicking plastic out of Outdoor Retailer Summer Market last month

Our industry makes real bottles. So let’s use them and reduce single-use containers at Outdoor Retailer. Join us in making The Plastic Impact Promise and commit to bringing your own personal drinking vessel to the next show.