Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s agreement to eliminate the UK’s plastic waste by the year 2042, British shirt label Double Two has revealed that in the last year it has reduced its use of plastic packaging by 75 per cent.
It comes as the Government steps up its plans for a cleaner environment amid increasing concern around the amount of plastic waste produced in this country.
Double Two and its corporate arm, Sugdens, has long recognised that it’s products and services have an impact on the environment and, to keep this to a minimum, the company adheres to a strict environmental management system.
This involves a commitment to pollution prevention and reduction of carbon emissions, minimisation of waste and avoidance of landfill, efficient use of energy, transport, water and other natural resources and a commitment to reducing upstream environmental impacts through its supply chain.
“We are delighted to have been able to achieve a 75 per cent reduction in the amount of packaging we used on our garments and as such, reduce the amount of waste produced,” says Richard Donner, chairman, Double Two. “We’ve always been committed to doing our bit for the environment and will continue to do so.
“We recycle every surplus item, from plastic cups to used garments. These are mainly made into new plastics for industrial use or made into mattress fillings. Many garments are also recycled to charities for the homeless and for refugees,” he adds.