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Players for the Planet believes in uniting all athletes to bring lasting and measurable transformation on the Earth.

 

Led by former Major League Baseball player Chris Dickerson as well as a diverse group of professional athletes, Players For The Planet (PFTP) unites the professional sports community and philanthropic elite in charitable impact for our planet. We bring together athletes, teams, sponsors and corporate partners to raise awareness and visibility and engage millions to make a difference.

The Plastic Emergency Crisis

Players for the Planet and Parley have partnered to create awareness and to manage the clean-up of tons of plastic and garbage waste washing onto our beaches, beginning with the crises in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic among other strategic locations worldwide.

 

Players For the Planet organizes large-scale beach clean-ups and e-waste drives, champions abolition of single-use plastic in sports, and fosters an educational campaign and innovation hub for multiple generations of amateur and professional athletes to adopt and continually drive significant change and impact for our planet.

E-Waste Recycling

For seven years straight, Players for the Planet has conducted a massive E-Waste Recycling drive, this year collecting over 175,543 pounds of E-Waste during the three day event.

Why E-Waste Recycling?

 

  • E-waste is the largest and fastest growing waste stream around the globe

  • 65 million tons of e-waste were produced globally in 2017, with only 13% of that weight recycled in developed countries

  • 600,000 tons of monitors, 67,000 tons of computer mice and keyboards, and 20,000 tons of mobile devices are disposed of annually

How the E-Waste Recycling Drive Works

 

  • Minimum $10 donation per car to offset recycling costs and to benefit Players For The Planet and the partner team’s foundation
  • Televisions, personal computers, cell phones, monitors, small home appliances and many other electronics acceptedIncentives for participation include two free tickets to select regular season games while supplies last
  • Incentives for participation include two free tickets to select regular season games while supplies last

How The Cincinnati Reds Partnered with Players For The Planet & PNC Bank to Collect 200,000 Pounds of E-Waste in Three Days

 

Over the past seven years PNC, The Cincinnati Reds and Players for the Planet have joined forces with Cohen Recycling and many of Cincinnati’s leading corporations to lead the annual PNC/Players for the Planet E-Waste Recycling Drives.

Throughout the lifetime of this event, Reds Nation has recycled and helped divert more than one million pounds of potentially hazardous materials from local landfills.

Creation of the first LEED certified & Net Zero professional stadium

HOK, the architectural firm behind the development of Mercedes-Benz Stadium has teamed up with Players for the Planet to develop and create the first 100% sustainable Little League field + Net Zero professional athletic stadium.