ECO Hi-Viz Traffic Safety Vests Provide a Brighter Future!
The construction season brings out jack hammers, pressure washers, street rollers, pylon cones and highway workers that line the roadways. But before laborers can hit the road, workers will be required to wear their hard hats, hearing protectors, eye protection, work gloves and high visibility clothing that will transform the landscape from a distance. When the construction season rolls around, be sure to equip your crew with these bio-based ECO76 ECO Traffic Safety Vests that keep operators visible while diverting landfill and stockpiles of plastic water bottles.
High-visibility safety apparel (HVSA) is any clothing worn that has highly retro-reflective properties or a color that is easily discernible from any background. Most employers require hi-vis apparel as a type of personal protective equipment (P.P.E.) that must be worn while on the job. Bright yellow or orange jackets, work T-shirts or safety vests worn by emergency services or highway workers are a common example.
When the warm weather rolls around, it signals the start of the construction season and a sea of high-visibility clothing worn by employees for their personal safety. Our ECO Vests keep operators visible while diverting landfill!
If you are planning on equipping your crew with Hi-Viz Safety Vests, we have a sustainable vest you should consider!
In an attempt to rid single use plastic from our supply chains and as a way of “protecting our planet”, Portwest®, a 120 year old global manufacturer of workwear, safety gear and PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) is dedicated to increasing the use of sustainable and recycled materials in product manufacturing.
Protect Your Team with Hi-Viz Vests Made From Recycled P.E.T. Water Bottles
Portwest® understands that a healthy workforce is integral to achieving business goals and they’re fully committed to ensuring that all worker's safety, human rights and well-being are respected. Pairing these goals with a focus on creating a sustainable and healthy environment, Portwest® has developed a new initiative with clearly defined short and long-term sustainability goals called Portwest® Planet - a new range of Eco-conscious ANSI/ISEA 107 compliant high-visibility apparel that converts discarded P.E.T. plastic water bottles into fibers used to construct their safety vests.
REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION & MICROPLASTIC
The entire life cycle of bottled water uses fossil fuels, contributes to global warming, and causes pollution and litter. Americans buy 50 billion water bottles a year or 100 million plastic water bottles per day.
Unfortunately 86% of these water bottles end up in landfill where it takes at least 1000 years to decompose, leaching pollutants such as microplastics into our soil and waterways. As a result, U.S. landfills are overflowing with 2 million tons of discarded water bottles.
The use of recycled polyester produced from P.E.T. bottles (rPET), requires fewer resources than that of new fibers and generates fewer CO2 emissions for a small carbon footprint. And it can be recycled again closing the loop. In addition, diverting P.E.T. bottles from landfill reduces soil contamination and pollution from toxic microplastics.
Perfect for emergency responders, utility personnel, railway and highway workers, construction workers, landscapers, towing services, environmental cleanups, cyclists, joggers, airport workers, or other places where workers are near moving vehicles or in dark areas or low light conditions.
FIRST OF ITS KIND
Portwest® is delighted to introduce a collection of Eco-conscious safety products that include hi-visibility traffic safety vests.
These Eco-conscious products are made from certified recycled fabrics with sustainably sourced packaging and labels. Portwest® Eco Vests deliver all the function and design that Portwest® is known for allowing the wearer to be a champion for sustainability without sacrificing on performance, comfort, fit or visibility!
Roadwork, railyard, construction and emergency response tasks are not limited to just the daytime, and it's critical to be easily seen in all light conditions and backgrounds. From work shirts to warm winter jackets that keep workers safe and seen no matter what the job, Portwest® offers hi-viz garments for all conditions, climates and applications where workers are at risk.