The Green Guardian™ – A Great Coat for Kids and for the Planet
For nearly 50 years, Earth Day has been celebrated worldwide to support environmental protection. Upwards of 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world.
Earth Day: Ending Plastic Pollution
This year, Earth Day is focused on ending plastic pollution, which is a growing epidemic. In 2014, over 30 million tons of plastics were landfilled in the United States. Did you know that a single plastic bottle can take nearly 500 years to decompose?
Just in time for Earth Day and this year’s mission to end plastic pollution, Operation Warm is thrilled to announce The Green Guardian™, our new eco-friendly coat made of recycled plastic bottles.
The Green Guardian™ Was Developed To Keep Kids Warm And Help The Planet
Dick Sanford, the founder of Operation Warm, is passionate about serving children in need, and about sustainability. “The world is in crisis with this plastic pollution,” Sanford emphasized. “This eco-friendly coat is just as stylish and durable as our other coats. It has been designed to withstand hours of playing outdoors and to protect against harsh winter temperatures. However, The Green Guardian™ also addresses the plastic bottle crisis.”
The coat’s shell, fleece, and lining are made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) also called #1 plastics, most commonly used to manufacture plastic bottles.
Each Green Guardian™ coat will keep the equivalent of 32 plastic bottles out of landfills and oceans.
In 2018 alone, Operation Warm’s Green Guardian™ will save nearly 500,000 recycled plastic bottles.
“The Green Guardian™ will be our contribution to the crisis that we have in this world; our little drop in the bucket,” Sanford continues, “I personally believe it is everyone’s responsibility to help others, and this is how Operation Warm can support kids and help the planet.”
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