Sustainability

The World’s First Plastic Negative Bag Company

It Started
With Two Friends

Our journey began in 2013 when we met while working with each other developing products for other companies. During this time, we would visit factories in Asia and were horrified to see the impact manufacturing has on the planet. The smog and waste produced from manufacturing everyday products was truly horrifying. Now that we knew better and had seen firsthand the impact irresponsible manufacturing of goods has on the planet, we felt it was our duty to do better and Monarc was born.

Our mission is simple: Do Better

Our mission statement is broad and applied to every facet of our business, but at our core it means make better products in a better way to make the planet better

We hope you’ll join us on our mission, we’ve got a planet to save!

Nate & Jesse, Founders

The Plastic Problem

It’s no secret that plastic polution has become a crisis we can no longer ignore.

We’re polluting our planet

Everyday 60 million plastic water bottles are being thrown away with 90% ending up in our oceans and landfills.

We’re destroying eco-systems

Plastic has been shown to be destroying our coral reefs that generate half of the worlds oxygen and absorb one-third of the Co2 from buring fossil fuels.

We’re destroying ourselves

Studies show that the average American eats, drinks and breathes in more than 74,000 microplastic particles every year causing increased health problems in humans.

Our Impact

So far our products have helped remove hundreds of thousands of plastic bottles from our oceans and landfills since 2020.

Here's how:

Discarded bottles are cleaned & sorted

Cleaned plastic bottles are shredded

Shredded plastic is formed into pellets

Pellets are stretched into a thread & fabric

Thread & fabric is used to make our bags

What is Plastic Negative

To put is simply, plastic negative means for every 1KG of plastic we use, 2KG of plastic is removed from the environment.


By partnering with rePurpose we are commited to not only using recycled plastic to make our products, but also funding the removal of twice as much plastic waste from our planet as we use in our products. Under this certifcation, all Monarc products will carry a negative plastic footprint.


But that's not all, rePurpose not only focuses on the removal of waste but also the waste management workers. Many workers in waste management are impoverished and exposed to little or no health care. rePurpose givse workers a dignified livelihood, safe
working conditions, and above all, respect.

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Circular Life Cycle

Sustainability is more than just how something is made, but where it ends up once done with.


We believe in a circular life cycle for our bags, so to ensure that no bags end up in the trash, once you are done with the bag, you can send it back to us and we will recycle it! In fact we will reward you for sending us back the goods with discounts and other fun stuff!


How we do it? We leverage the TerraCycle Zero Waste Box"' recycling system. We send all waste made from our bags to TerraCycle so they can further upcycle the left over materials ensuring we leave nothing behind!

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1% for the Planet

Profits earned, profits shared.


1% for the Planet has helped to direct hundreds of millions of dollars to environmental nonprofits around the world. However, we didn't do it alone. 1% for the Planet is a network of like-minded individuals, businesses, donors and nonprofit organizations working together toward a common goal: protecting the future of our planet.

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