A world first in the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) market, Pogu has launched the hi-vis vest using material made from recycled plastic bottles.
Tiffany Solender, Managing Director, explains further: “seeing the rise in plastic waste accumulating globally has prompted us at Pogu to take action. The resulting fabric has been developed into a new hi-vis waistcoat using material made from recycled plastic bottles.
The lifespan of a typical PPE vest is just 3 years, after which it is recommended that they are replaced due to the materials fading or the reflective properties reducing. Pogu’s hi vis plastic solution can be recycled instead of being consigned to landfill. “Our new vests will perform equally as well than any comparable high quality product on the marker, but with the added bonus that this is a highly sustainable product”. Complete with Class 3, BS EN471 accreditation ensuring compliance with the recognised industry standard.
- RECOUP (RECycling of Used Plastics Limited) has calculated that UK households use 13 billion plastic bottles a year.
- Of the 13 billion plastic bottles used each year, 7.7 billion are plastic bottles.
- We use 38.5 million single-use plastic bottles in this country every day.
- The UK recycles 57% of the 13 billion plastic bottles used each year.
(Source: Plastic Bottles – Turning Back The Plastic Tide. House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee Report).
Available across all sizes – including children’s sizes – the vests are of particular interest to industry and organisations wanting to add to their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) credentials whilst upholding their commitment to personal safety.
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