FOODMatch & rePurpose Partnership


We are thrilled to announce our partnership with rePurpose Global, the world’s leading Plastic Action Platform, bringing together brands, consumers, innovators and policymakers to collectively combat the plastic waste crisis. rePurpose Global is on a mission to drive circular solutions and create a waste-free world.

FOODMatch will be funding the collection of plastic waste in two key global impact projects to create a 1:1 offset of the plastic that is used to produce our deli cups and bulk bag-in-box products. As our sustainability and quality assurance teams work with our partners to identify optimal long-term solutions for more sustainable packaging that is food-safe and provides acceptable shelf life, this is an important step forward to minimize our impact now and amplify the rePurpose mission.

Did you know?

  • 91% of plastic waste is not recycled
  • 11.5 billion pounds of waste is generated every 10 minutes
  • Three billion people lack access to controlled waste disposal
  • Plastic waste leaking into oceans will triple by 2040
  • Microplastics are now so omnipresent that the average human being may be consuming as much as a credit card’s worth of plastic every week

rePurpose Impact to Date

  • 2,371 waste workers engaged
  • More than 28 million kilograms of nature-bound plastic recovered (the equivalent of almost 6 billion plastic bags!)
  • One million people have improved access to waste management systems
  • 30 new cities have waste prevention infrastructure

Impact Spotlight

FOODMatch is working with rePurpose on two global impact projects with a focus on both ocean-bound and nature-bound plastic recovery.

Hara Kal

(Kerala, India)

Kerala is known as a tourist destination, with its mountainous terrain and Arabian Sea shoreline. The state is home to tea, coffee and spice plantations, as well as an abundance of wildlife. Formal waste management systems are practically non-existent due to limited resources and the remote location.

Project Hara Kal creates a brand new waste management supply chain that collects and ethically processes neglected low-value plastic that would otherwise have been destined for our oceans.

To Date:

  • Close to 9 million kgs of plastic waste removed
  • 820 waste workers provided with additional income

Pavitra Parvat

(Uttarakhand, India)

The city of Dehradun is housed at the foothills of the great Himalayan Mountain ranges. The challenging terrain and remoteness of villages meant that no waste management systems had previously been established. Over the last few decades, its formerly-pristine environment has been devastated by plastic pollution, contaminating forests, ravines and valleys.

Pavitra Parvat catalyzes the collection and ethical processing of low-value, soft plastic that would have otherwise been dumped in landfills or polluted the Himalayan ecosystem. Various plastics are now collected, providing financial opportunities for waste workers in the area, and recyclable plastics are sent for recycling—reducing the need for virgin material use.

To Date:

  • 150k kgs of plastic waste removed
  • 20 waste workers provided with additional income

Transparency Made Simple

Through a meticulous verification process, every kilogram of plastic waste is recorded, uploaded and verified through a chain-of-custody approach. reTrace™ makes all impact data readily available for regular third-party audits.