Working sustainably with Integral UK Ltd
Circular motion polo shirts for a team of over 1,000 expert mobile engineers
Safpro provided circular polo shirts that are designed and manufactured in a way that allows them to be 100% recyclable. Our solution for Integral now sees 3,000 fewer polo shirts going into landfill.
Workwear recycling & circular polo shirts
Safpro implemented a workwear collection and return-for-recycling system in Integral’s facilities, providing the enabling infrastructure for the closed-loop system which Integral wanted.
Safpro offered circular polo shirts which are designed and manufactured in a way that allows them to be 100% recyclable. When end-of-life garments are returned for recycling, these polo shirts are identified by a QR code on the label, this overcomes the common barrier of separating recyclable garments. The material in the polo shirts is then turned back into raw polyester which is woven into fabrics to be made into new clothes.
Result… 3,000 fewer polo shirts going into landfill
Both options were taken up by Integral. Once their stock of old polo shirts is used up, Integral will be ordering the circular polo shirt for all their mobile engineers. This will result in circa 3,000 circular polo shirts being procured each year which can be recycled into new garments, rather than being downcycled and eventually ending up in landfill or energy-from-waste incineration.