Sep 5

WasteZero Announces Partnership with Susan G. Komen®

Joshua Kolling-Perin
Director, Public Engagement

Raleigh, NC – Sept. 5, 2013 – WasteZero®, the leading provider of waste reduction programs in the US, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, to sell pink trash bags to benefit Komen.

The bags will primarily be sold in grocery retailers and pharmacies, and will be available in two sizes: 13-gallon tall-kitchen bags (20 per box) and 30-gallon trash bags (12 per box).

From October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014, WasteZero will donate fifty cents from the sale of each box directly to Komen to fund the organization’s efforts to end breast cancer forever.


Initially, the bags will be sold in specially marked pink display units in participating stores. Early participants include some Walgreens stores, Harris Teeter, and some smaller retailers.  WasteZero is working to significantly expand its retail distribution network for the bags.

WasteZero president Mark Dancy said, “We are extremely excited about our relationship with Komen. Many of our friends and relatives have been affected by breast cancer, and this program enables us to join the fight. Our goal is to make this trash bag program as big and successful as possible.”

About WasteZero

WasteZero is the leading provider of waste reduction programs in the US.  It partners with more than 800 municipalities throughout the United States to reduce the amount of waste that is landfilled and burned, increase recycling, and generate savings.  WasteZero reduces waste by helping cities and towns implement next-generation bag-based pay-as-you-throw programs, in which residents dispose of trash only in official, pre-paid trash bags. These programs reduce solid waste by more than 44% annually, on average. They also help to dramatically increase recycling rates.

WasteZero uses leading-edge technology to manufacture all of its programs’ supplies, including customized plastic trash bags made in the US from recycled content. Its Retail Store Distribution™ program offers trash bag warehousing, inventory management, accounting, and more.  WasteZero is based in Raleigh, NC, has a manufacturing plant in Hemingway, SC, and maintains regional offices around the country.

For more information about WasteZero, please visit www.wastezero.com.

About Susan G. Komen

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Suzy, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer. Today, Susan G. Komen works to end breast cancer in the US and throughout the world by investing more than $790 million in breast cancer research and $1.5 billion in community outreach programs over the past 30 years; providing funding to help low-income and uninsured women get screened and get treatment; advocating for cancer research and outreach programs; and working globally in more than 30 countries. Visit komen.org or connect on Facebook and Twitter.