Cintas Corporation announced it has collected more than 500 pounds of pull tabs for its second annual E.A.R.T.H. (Every Area Recycling Tabs Helps!) Campaign. Proceeds from the campaign support Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), which convert pull tabs into funds for local chapters. Approximately 3,350 Cintas employee-partners participated in this year’s campaign, generating a total of 800,000 pull tabs.

“Ronald McDonald Houses around the world depend upon the funds raised from recycling pull tabs,” said Jennifer Goodin, RMHC of Greater Cincinnati Executive Director. “Cintas has been an incredible corporate partner in this effort. We are truly grateful for their help in caring for families with critically ill children who are receiving medical treatment far from home.”

The annual Cintas E.A.R.T.H. Campaign encourages pull tab recycling throughout the year to benefit RMHC’s own long-standing collection program. Since 1987, Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the world have gathered billions of pull tabs, equaling millions of dollars to help improve the health and well-being of children. This year, the recycling campaign involved 47 Cintas facilities across 26 states and in Canada. Employee-partner involvement increased 150 percent from 2011, during which the campaign generated 320,000 tabs for RMHC of Greater Cincinnati.  

"Saving pull tabs is an easy way to make a difference in the lives of others and support sustainability at the same time," said Melanie Boyle, Environmental Sustainability Specialist, Cintas. "Our employee-partners went above and beyond this year and we look forward to uniting our efforts with the RMHC collection program for years to come.”