Camping equipment specialist, OLPRO, has funded the planting of 320 trees, following the first month of its initiative to plant one tree for each OLPRO tent and awning sold.
The company has already been able to offset a total of 4.71 tonnes of carbon by; planting a total of 298 mangrove trees in Madagascar, planting 19 trees in the reforestation of Mozambique and planting 3 trees in Nicaragua.
OLPRO launched their tree-planting initiative in celebration of the company’s 10 year anniversary as a business in 2021. The tree-planting guarantee that OLPRO has launched in partnership with UK-based, Ecologi, is expected to lead to the planting of thousands of trees within the first year.
Daniel Walton, Founder of OLPRO, said: “We’re delighted with the start we’ve had for our tree-planting initiative and we take great pride in every single one of the 320 trees that have already been planted so far. We’ve always taken every effort to give back to the community and I’d like to think this is a large part of the reason why customers are always happy to buy their outdoor products from OLPRO.”
“It’s only natural that as we continue to sell our products to more countries than ever before, we should also take the responsibility of helping to improve the sustainability of our planet. Our ultimate aim is to become a carbon-neutral company that benefits the environment that our customers love so much.”
2020 was a record-breaking year for OLPRO, who saw a 98% increase in orders year on year, as well as a 49% increase in the number of visitors to its website. OLPRO also saw an increased demand for its camping products internationally, selling products to a total of 29 different countries.
Camping has become one of the most popular choices for staycations, as holiday-goers opt for the safety of being able to enjoy fresh air and still maintain social distancing. Campsites have ensured there is a good amount of distance between pitches, and have worked to improve cleaning measures to ensure all campers are safe.