we enhance people, the planet and our company in everything we do.
Since 2005, we have recycled more than 135 million milk jugs into modern outdoor furniture.
Made in the U.S.A. to help local U.S economies
Cradle to Cradle® Certifications Emphasize Loll Designs' Commitment to the Environment and Product Transparency
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute works with companies to set them on a path of continuous improvement, prioritizing the environment and human health. With many certifications out there, and with even more of them being self-declared, we felt Cradle to Cradle® was the one to pursue in that it demanded third-party verification. Moreover they provide a comprehensive overview of your company, evaluating you on five categories including material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.
Upon being thoroughly investigated in these five categories, we attained an overall Cradle to Cradle Certified BRONZE™ rating for all of our HDPE products. Earning a Cradle to Cradle rating in the material health category means the material makeup of our products have undergone a complete review of their human and environmental health characteristics, and have been deemed acceptable or preferable. In addition to providing product traceability, this certification also provides legitimacy for the many social and environmental pursuits we do for our employees and the community.
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Cradle to Cradle® is a registered trademark of MBDC.
1% for the Planet connects businesses, consumers, and nonprofits, empowering all of us to drive big, positive change.
We donate annually 1% of the gross sales from all pieces in the Lollygagger Collection to charitable groups.
Loll is proud member of 1% for the Planet, a global movement of companies donating at least 1% of their annual net revenues to environmental organizations worldwide. A member since 2008, Loll is grateful to be a part of this alliance of businesses financially committed to positive environmental change.
At Loll, we think globally and act locally with our donations. A big thanks goes out to the groups listed below for their earnest environmental efforts, but also to our customers who make our donations possible in the most significant way.
Since 2008, Loll and other local businesses have come together to improve the local watershed.
This annual spring clean-up event which began as a small company tree planting in Loll’s first year of operation has now grown to include multiple businesses and volunteers. Dubbed “Clean Yer Creek” the event consists of volunteers gathering hundreds of pounds of trash out of multiple creeks and planting trees along the creek beds. Spearheaded by Loll Designs, but with the help of many other local businesses, the aim is to protect the water quality of Lake Superior and enhance our local ecosystem. With the growth of this event, the hope is to also spread awareness on the importance of environmental stewardship in our community.
Seeking to align with the sustainability mission of the event, each year instead of using plastic bags, grain bags from a local brewery, Bent Paddle are reused to collect the garbage. Additionally Duluth City Parks partners with us for the event, and any items that can be recycled, like metal shrapnel, bikes, tires, etc are taken to the recycling facility. We also consult the City Forester on which tree varieties are optimal, considering their success against animals and climate changes. Our aim is to ensure they are planted in regions that can address erosion and that they receive the correct protection like fencing and tree buds to sustain their survival. To further encourage participation and foster a sense of community, a local restaurant donates food and a brewery donates event space so volunteers can convene and share experiences after the event.