What a Year…
Let’s reflect on what you and our #ProudCommunity have made possible in 2021.
This year we were able to donate $80,000 back to the environment. Because of you, over 20 million plastic bottles were diverted from the land and oceans. More than 40,000 locations are now serving Proud Source.
And that is only the beginning.
We launched our new line, Proud Sparkling in the first Quarter of 2021, available in both 16oz and 25.3oz bottles. We are gaining distribution & excited about the reviews. Sparkling is a perfect fit for foodservice and hotel/restaurant.
Want a sneak peek of 2022? Our 12oz Still & Sparkling Cans will be launching. Yes that's right, Cans!
In May, we partnered with EcoDrive. This partnership has allowed us to start working toward decreasing our carbon footprint. For every online order we are paying to plant a Mangrove tree in Madagascar. Mangrove trees are key to fighting climate problems because of their ability to store large amounts of carbon. Every 100 trees planted creates one full day of work for a local villager in Madagascar. So far we have planted nearly 3,000 mangrove trees which will result in the removal of 1,977,927 lbs of CO2 over the course of the trees lifetime.
This year we partnered with four remarkable organizations. Thank you to Pepsico, Bye Bye Plastic, Surfrider Foundation, and Waste Management for helping us fight the plastic problem and for giving us the opportunity to create an even bigger impact.
In case you haven’t heard, we opened a new source in Mariana, Florida! The opening of the Florida facility will enable us to service all customers within a 1,200 mile radius, reducing our emissions and facilitating faster delivery times. Stay tuned for more information about our new spring source in 2022!
We’re not done yet.
This year we have seen tremendous growth in retail. We are now located in 25,000+ new locations. Some of these locations include: HEB, Rite Aid, Publix, 7 Eleven, Sprouts, Jacksons, Whole Foods, and Fred Meyer. On top of this, we have partnered with dozens of new restaurants, music festivals, hotels, zoos, cruise ships, gyms, college campuses, stadiums and airports to remove single-use plastic from their facilities. Some of these new partnerships include: Wynn Resorts, Miami Dolphins, Lifetime Fitness, UCLA, Four Seasons, and the Royal Caribbean International.
Proud Spring Water was also served at over 20 events this year. Because of our incredible event partnerships we were able to divert 286,000 plastic bottles from entering into our oceans/landfills. We think that deserves a round of applause.
Proud Community, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for your support and belief in us this past year. As we head into the new year, we will continue to tackle plastic pollution, uplift our communities and bring change to the bottled water industry. Here’s to the year ahead and the amazing impact to come.
We are all part of the solution and together we’re #MakingWaves.
The Proud Family