Our goal is to remove 1 billion pounds of plastic from the waste stream by 2028. It's ambitious but with the support we've been getting from our community, and the help and awareness being built by our partners, this goal is a real possibility. We dream of a waste free future and part of that requires us turning off the tap on plastics entirely.
With your help, we’ve sold over a million cases to date, which equates to 336,438 pounds of plastic that was prevented from entering the waste stream, based on the average conventional plastic case and packaging weighing 0.33 pounds. It’s a great start and going forward, we hope to create bigger impact with the support of our community.
1% For the Planet
1% provides a credible and accessible way to support the environment by connecting businesses to their trusted nonprofit partners. By making smarter giving decisions, collaborating, and leveraging the 1% for the Planet brand to encourage everyone to purchase for the planet and do more, their network delivers shared value and greater support for environmental solutions.
We have donated more than the 1% pledge over the past few years to their charitable partners in the amount of $394,000. That's incredible impact to help create a waste free future. Find out more about 1% For the Planet and their work here.
MedShare is a 501c(3) humanitarian aid organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people, communities and our planet by sourcing and directly delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to communities in need around the world. MedShare helps increase health system capacity and drives sustainability by providing biomedical equipment training and service to healthcare organizations and medical professionals serving populations in need.
Through our partnership with MedShare, we were able to raise $20K USD to support COVID-19 relief efforts. Find out more about MedShare and their work here.
ME to WE
ME to WE is a social enterprise enabling people to do good through their everyday choices. Their vision is to empower people to transform local and global communities by shifting from “me” thinking to “we” acting. Founded in 2009 to provide economic opportunity in WE Village communities and a sustainable source of funding for WE Charity, ME to WE has grown into a global force for good.
Each Pela x ME to WE case provides access to one year of clean water to a person in a community in Kenya. Find out more about ME to WE and their work here.
The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Their staff of over 50 people help support their chapter network in campaigns, championing for policy changes, raising awareness, and fighting legal battles for our coasts, all while raising funds to make this possible.
When we support Surfrider, every dollar raised goes to protect 1 foot of coastline. To date, we have raised $21,358 from case sales. Find out more about Surfrider and their work here.
Save The Waves
Construction of harbours, seawalls, and other beach front projects have drastically altered the coastal eco-systems causing the extinction of notable surf waves like Killer Dana, La Barre, and Petacalco while also adversely affecting marine environments.
Save The Waves works with local communities to identify these issues and take action through strategic campaigns and projects. $10,000 protects 1 surf ecosystem for a year, and they estimate each surf ecosystem can generate 10,000 ridable waves per year, so each $1 protects 1 wave. Find out more about Save The Waves and their work here.
Oceana is the largest international advocacy organization focused solely on ocean conservation. They work globally creating directed campaigns that achieve measurable outcomes that help make our oceans more bio-diverse and abundant. With more than 200 victories that stop overfishing, habitat destruction, and killing of threatened species, Oceana’s campaigns are delivering results.
To help support these initiatives, we raised $34,529 from case sales and made that donation to the organization. Find out more about Oceana and their work here.
Yosemite National Park
Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.
First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.
When you purchase a Yosemite case, you are helping to clean up trash from this beautiful national park.