Personal protective equipment, or PPE, has been widely used in the workplace for many years in order to protect employees from health or safety risks. But since the outbreak of Covid-19, the use of PPE has skyrocketed.
At Hardstaff Barriers, we rely heavily on PPE to keep our workforce safe. But while this protective clothing ensures your safety, what about the effect that the increased production and subsequent disposal of this PPE is having on the environment?
In the UK, approximately one million tonnes of clothing is disposed of every year and 10,000 items of clothing are sent to landfill every five minutes. This is approximately 30% of all clothing.
The ISO 14001 certified company has launched its very own textile destruction and recycling service for workwear and PPE when it reaches the end of its life.
“We are delighted that we can not only protect our workforce and customers through the use of quality PPE, but we can rest assured that we are not damaging the environment when the workwear is no longer fit for use.”
“We’re really pleased to be teaming up with Granite Workwear to ensure that the whole process is safe, considered and environmentally friendly from start to finish.”
“We started the service as we take sustainability and the environment very seriously.”
“As far as we know, we are also the first company to offer complete recycling and re-tasking of all workwear and PPE products that have been purchased from us, ensuring a full circular economy and not just a recycling economy.”