Osprey is celebrating its own Green Friday this year by donating 20% of sales to its long-term partner and environmental protection organization, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA), between Friday 27th and Monday 30th November.
The organization finances nature conservation projects and has a noticeable effect on threatened wilderness areas, species and habitats.
Green Friday’s donations will be used to fund several global projects that focus on a plastic-free nature.
Working with EOCA, Osprey will support key projects that focus on plastic waste cleaning, including the Oceans Initiativededicated to protecting and improving the oceans, seas, beaches, lakes and coasts of Europe.
Funds are also used for support Plastic free forests UK, founded by the Yorkshire Dales Trust to protect the people, the countryside and the wildlife of the environmentally relevant Dales in northern England.
Other projects are the Magdalena, Colombia river cleaning This protects ecosystems by clearing river plastic, empowering communities, and protecting ecosystems for future generations.
“Osprey’s goal is to become the most sustainable outdoor hardgood brand in the world, with a laser focus on chemicals and fabrics, and our social responsibility as the world’s leading specialist in backpacks,” said Jonathan Petty, MD of Osprey Europe. “Last Green Friday, our community helped fund the planting of over 1,300 trees and restore the tropical forests in Borneo and Ecuador. This year we look forward to funding one more cause that matters to us. reducing plastic pollution outdoors “
Osprey’s commitment to greener nature will include nearly 50% of Osprey’s packaging made from Bluesigh® approved fabrics by 2021, including the new fifth generation Talon and Tempest, made from the first commercial use of recycled rain Robic nylon. Starting next year, all Osprey packaging will be made from 100% recycled material and will itself be fully recyclable.
Building on this promise of innovation in green technology and chemistry, all Osprey packaging collections will be PFC-free by 2023.
Nature beckons, so visit www.ospreyeurope.com to join the plastic-free nature effort.
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Shell loves all things travel and the outdoors, and is a nature-loving, comfortable camping girl. Shell started the Camping with Style blog after a serious snowboarding accident that left her with a broken back. Even so, she used the outdoors and nature’s healing powers to relax, and she continues to spend time outdoors whenever she can.
From swimming in the open water, snowboarding and kayaking to mountain hiking and meditation, Shell shares their travels and micro-adventures here on the blog. In various publications she has written for, Shell has a particular interest in promoting the well-being and the many benefits of natural therapy.
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