The importance of recycling is an issue that’s been steadily gaining prominence year on year, and it shows no sign of slowing down as many of us make conscious efforts to be more environmentally friendly. Whether it’s cutting down on single-use plastic, becoming vegetarian or choosing greener ways to travel, there are many easy, everyday ways to help the planet.
Many companies have also found ingenious and imaginative ways to turn recyclable materials into desirable products, ensuring that consumers can find stylish and useful items that don’t harm the environment. From eco-shoes to toothbrushes, see our list below for just four exciting products made from recycled materials.
Recycled plastic toothbrushes
The American sustainable company Preserve worked closely with dentists to develop a toothbrush that’s both highly effective and environmentally friendly. Their plastic toothbrushes have a handle made from 100% recycled yoghurt pots and the bristles are three-tiered to get to all those hard to reach places.
There are plenty of stylish brands to choose from when it comes to eco-friendly shoes, including Dr. Martens, Veja and Allbirds. Expect shoes made from sustainable materials such as cork, recycled airbags, vegan leather and vegetable dye.
Vinylux takes old, warped or damaged records and turns them into something useful to be enjoyed, including stylish serving bowls made from records. Guaranteed to be a conversation starter at any gathering, these bowls are practical and look great, plus, any leftover record scraps are recycled into new vinyl discs.
US company Suga takes old wetsuits and turns them into 100% recycled yoga mats. The neoprene material used to make wetsuits is not biodegradable, but these stylish mats offer a way to make sure the material is re-used. The company has saved 32 tons of neoprene from being sent to landfill so far and this number is sure to rise as time goes on.
We understand the importance of recycling here at Batesy Skip Hire, so if you’re looking for eco-friendly waste solutions for your business, get in touch with us today. We aim to recycle 95% of all waste we receive and our waste transfer station and recycling centre accepts many different types of waste, including green waste, plastic, masonry, timber and more. For more information about our recycling services, give us a call or visit our website.