Every minute, a million plastic bottles are bought around the world, and this figure is bound to jump by 20% in 2021, according to a report from online news site The Guardian.
To help reduce the negative impact of plastic water bottles on the environment, Parkland, the Vancouver-based design-driven bag, and accessory company commits to using polyester made from 100% recycled plastic bottles for the exterior fabric of all its products beginning Spring 2018.
By using recycled polyester, Parkland will consume less production energy and circulate less waste on the planet as it creates products that are more sustainable but still of best quality.
While using recycled polyester fabric is not a solution to the problem of plastic water bottles in and of itself, the company believes it is a step in the right direction and is an important first step as Parkland strives to lead the way in sustainability.
From design to production of their products, the bag and accessory company constantly refines their business and explores ways to innovate, including implementing more sustainable fabrics.
For example, recycled materials comprise the cardboard boxes they use for shipping and the bags for packaging. They have also begun printing all seasonal catalogs on recycled paper.
Parkland has also implemented a comprehensive recycling program within their office and since 2015 has maintained a product donation partnership with Imagine 1 Day – an organization dedicated to building schools and education infrastructure in Ethiopia.
Parkland’s sustainable backpacks and accessories are available at selected Bratpack, GRIND, The Travel Club, and The SM Stores nationwide.
For more information, visit their website www.parklandmfg.com and follow their social media accounts www.facebook.com/ParklandPhilippines and www.instagram.com/parklandmfg.