Say hello to sustainable PPE workwear

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By Mark Dowling, Divisional Managing Director for National & Local Accounts.

In my latest article, I explain why I was eager to get dressed up in a “head-to-toe” sustainable PPE workwear solution. As I ask the question: how important is sustainability to YOU when choosing PPE workwear?

Introducing our fully sustainable workwear...

Safety should always be the most important factor when you choose your PPE workwear uniform. But does sustainability come a close second for you? I think there’s no doubt it should!

I love helping companies reach their sustainability targets and break any remaining taboos about the cost and unavailability of eco-friendly PPE solutions. As I work with so many manufacturers every day, I can see the bigger picture. And I’m blown away by the giant leaps the industry has made.

We partner with manufacturers to develop products that can help you build a sustainable strategy when it comes to your PPE workwear. We have workwear available that’s made from 100% recycled polyester and creates 50% less emissions and 50% less carbon dioxide than standard polyester. This includes a pair of hi-vis cargo trousers that are made from 14 recycled plastic bottles!

Some brands also drop a card in with each product that describes their sustainability processes. I love seeing manufacturers do this. It’s a feature that’s unique to sustainability and encourages transparency across the supply chain. It helps us drive home our sustainability message with other companies and talk about the differences we can make when working with them.

Because I’m always talking about our sustainable workwear products, I wanted to bring a few of them together in a photoshoot with the marketing team at Tower, to show companies what an achievable full “head-to-toe” sustainable workwear solution looks like.

In total, the whole workwear outfit is made from 38 recycled bottles! Not only are the products sustainable but the PPE lines conform to other EN safety standards such as ISO 20471.

When you’ve finished with your PPE workwear, we will come and remove it in a secure and environmentally friendly way. We will even securely shred (to EN 15713 standards) any uniforms that have your logo on. The shredded materials are then used elsewhere in the UK. We also provide you with a certificate of destruction to show your sustainability credentials! Find out more here.

If you want to talk about your sustainable workwear PPE plans, fill in the contact form below or call us on 01202 718000.

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