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Sustainable Products and Packaging.

Updated 17th May 2023

Sustainable Products and Packaging

In the Spring of 2022 we fully audited our packaging to remove plastic wherever possible, replacing it with paper-based alternatives. We considered every aspect of product storage, transport, and retail; it was a big challenge and at the same time, very rewarding. We continue to strive for “Zero Plastic” always making eco-friendly choices when we introduce new product into our range.

However, if for valid reason, plastic cannot be removed, it must be made from recycled material and/or be recyclable when disposed of.

The biggest challenge with any recyclable material is ensuring that it is disposed of correctly and not allowing it to go directly into landfill. Outlining the correct disposal methods for our products and packaging is a project we are currently working on. We aim to help our customers by guiding them on correct procedure, hence aiding them to improve their own carbon footprint.

Glove Packaging

Historically, our glove offering was heavily packaged with plastic. Even though it was made of materials which can be recycled we have now opted to remove as much as possible.

Our primary action has been to switch bulk wrapped gloves to our eco-friendly branded paper wrap which is durable and 100% recyclable. By switching to the paper band packaging, we prevent on average 250g of single use plastic per case entering the market.

No glove in our range, reordered in since 2022 is packaged in retail ready individual poly bags.

Eco wrap MCR Safety
Eco wrap Tornado Gloves
Sustainable Future

Eye Protectors

All our eye protectors are individual packaged and will be in LDPE poly bags which contain 30% recycled material and are 100% recyclable.

The difficulty we face with removing the poly bag is how the lens coating will be affected if we move to a paper-based bag. The poly bag ultimately protects the lens from scratching and break down due to changes in temperature and moisture levels when in transit. This is a big consideration for us when moving our eye protection across different continents and climates.

Our new eco-friendly Anti-Mist Coating

All our standard anti-mist coating is transitioning to our new UV cured anti-mist coating. This method change enhances our product with 3x greater performance in both anti-mist and durability and has less impact on the environment.

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Our anti-mist range was retested and certified for this exciting new coating in 2021 so we began to upgrade our lenses in 2022 and will eventually transition to this coating across our entire offering.
UV Cured Anti-Mist
Look for the anti-mist eco-friendly leaf symbol
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