Decor Blinds Helping To Save The Planet Using Recycled Bottles
Plastic waste and pollution have long been purported as the biggest threat to the Earth’s oceans. Every year the discarded plastic waste that is dumped into the oceans is estimated to killed no less than 1,000,000 sea creatures.
Additionally, it costs the Australian government, and taxpayers, over $4 million annually just to clean up plastic bag litter. Bear in mind, this figure only covers plastic bags – it does not include straws, plastic bottles, bottle caps, plastic swizzle sticks, beer yokes, and all the rest.
According to the Ellen MacArthur foundation, the outlook for the future is not bright if we continue along this path. By 2050 it is estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans. Meanwhile, other research facilities believe that the oceans will decline much more rapidly; they argue that by 2020 there will be a 10:1 ratio of plastic to fish in our oceans.
Whichever institute you choose to believe, neither option is positive and all agree that It is going to take a lot of dedication to preserve the world’s oceans along with some very creative solutions. Luckily, the Decor Blinds team have found a creative, sustainable, and beautiful solution to one part of the problem!
Thanks to a combined effort from Decor Blinds and Vertisol Contemporary Weavers, your stylish interior decor can directly impact how much plastic waste is removed from sea beds across the globe. This glorious solution goes by the name “SeaPlanet FR”
So what is “SeaPlanet FR”?
SeaPlanet FR is a new fabric that is manufactured using 100% recycled PET plastic collected from the ocean beds. This incredible product of technical innovation and modern creativity contains no harmful chemicals or substances and is 100% PVC, Halogen, and Antimony Free. The manufacturers also guarantee the the fabric is made up of materials that do not contain restricted substances or Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) listed in the European Union REACH regulation.
If all this was not enough to convince you, SeaPlanet FR itself is also recyclable!
Production of SeaPlanet FR actively helps to eliminate plastic from sea beds. As demand for SeaPlanet FR increases so too does the demand for the reclaimed plastic from which the material is made. Local fishermen are able to sell quantities of plastic that they have retrieved from the sea beds to manufacturers, sustaining themselves and their families while simultaneously clearing the oceans! A Win-Win-Win scenario.
SeaPlanet FR has already received many certifications for safety and sustainability. The fabric is compliant with the most stringent fire safety standards and holds an M1 Certificate. SeaPlanet also contributes to improving indoor air quality and has been awarded a “Greenguard Gold Certificate” because of this.
SeaPlanet FR is also in the process of being certified as “Cradle to Cradle Bronze”. This certification guarantees the absence of toxic ingredients throughout the entire supply chain.
Decor Blinds, which operates in Queensland, Canberra, Sydney, and Wollongong, is now stocking this high-quality fabric to create stunning home decor designs in place of regular fabrics.
Decor Blinds have been in business since 1984 and have a reputation for quality. Our team are rightly proud of this reputation, therefore no material is stocked or sold unless it passes the highest internal standards. Astoundingly, SeaPlanet FR met and exceeded even Decor Blinds’ stringent requirements! You can now enquire about blinds made from SeaPlanet FR with our team directly.
When you buy from Decor Blinds the service does not end when you leave the showroom. We are also able to provide you with energy saving tips to help keep your home at a comfortable temperature year-round without having to reach for the climate control. Truly a one-stop-shop when it comes to sustainable style!
If you would like to hear more about using SeaPlanet FR in your home or how to use your blinds and shutters to save energy, contact us today.