Innovative Sustainable Personal Safety Products Reduce Plastic Pollution
The simple act of throwing something away like a plastic bottle into a large box marked with a recycling sign is enough to make some feel good, like they’ve done their part to help reduce landfill. Unfortunately, many people don't realize there’s a very dirty side to recycling, particularly with water bottles.
Americans buy 50 billion water bottles a year or 100 million plastic water bottles per day.
The entire life cycle of bottled water uses fossil fuels, contributes to global warming, and causes pollution such as micro-plastic. 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.
Drastically reduce your ecological footprint while simultaneously working towards a more sustainable future.
Innovative companies such as PIP® (Protective Industrial Products), Portwest® Planet, Wells Lamont Industrial and Traffi® are using recycled P.E.T. water bottles (rPET) – shredded and extruded as a fiber – and recycled polyester yarns to create comfortable and cool P.P.E. that performs, feels and protects like their conventional counterparts.
The new G-Tek® ECOSeries™ line of coated general-duty and cut-resistant work gloves by PIP®, Portwest® Planet, Traffi® and Wells Lamont’s made in USA All Day® knitted cut-resistant sleeve protectors feature new sustainable technologies that are reducing stockpiles of P.E.T. plastic water bottles and environmental impact.
Now you can provide your team with sustainable hand and arm protection while protecting the environment with recycled material destined for the landfill.
Comfortable, cool and lightweight to wear, this will lead to increased employee acceptance further reducing the potential for injury.
We are proud to bring you products that maximize recyclability and reduce our carbon footprint that matters to our future and planet. MDS also provides a vast line of GreenCircle® certified biodegradable single-use nitrile gloves and reusable biodegradable chemical protection gloves. Get green today without sacrificing safety or comfort!