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Technology-innovator Footprint is excited to announce it has been chosen as the foodware sustainability partner for Super Bowl LIV and “Ocean to Everglades” (O2E), the environmental initiative led by the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee (MSBHC). The week-long fan festival takes place in Bayfront Park from January 25-February 1, 2020 leading up to Super Bowl LIV.
“We are thrilled to have Footprint as our foodware sustainability partner for the historic, record-breaking Super Bowl,” said Brian D Bishop, VP of the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee. “As innovators helping to reduce plastic waste that harms our waterways, they are valuable champions for our O2E initiative and robust environmental program in conjunction with The Everglades Foundation, Ocean Conservancy, and NFL Green.”
A footprint is focused on eliminating the 10 million metric tons of plastic that enter our oceans annually. Footprint designs and manufactures sustainable materials, including a frozen-food bowl that is both microwave- and oven-safe. Footprint makes it easy for companies to eliminate single-use plastic. Footprint products are compostable, biodegradable, recyclable and free of harmful PFA chemicals (PFAS).
“Footprint is on a mission to eliminate single-use plastic,” said Troy Swope, Footprint CEO and cofounder. “Our recent survey found that 81% of consumers believe companies have an obligation to design packaging that addresses health and environmental concerns.”
According to US EPA, 91% of plastic waste is not recycled, even when consumers place it in the blue recycle bin. 13% of plastic waste is sent to incinerators which emit plastic particles into the air we breathe, and 78% sit in landfills where it will last more than a century.