Developing sustainable partnerships
phs has always been committed to offering the best available solutions at a cost-effective price and our 100% recycled mats are just one example of how we deliver innovative products as standard. Since 2017, all fitted or loose lay mats we sell will be made from ECONYL. ECONYL® yarn is a 100% regenerated and regenerable Nylon 6, made from waste, such as fluff from carpets, textiles and recovered fishing nets disposed in the sea. So, our mats are not only helping keep your floors clean, they are helping to clean up the oceans.
Key fact - Each year an estimated 640,000 tonnes of nets are abandoned in our oceans; killing wildlife, damaging reefs and eventually degrading to create micro-plastics that enter our food chain.
Our carefully chosen partners are working with communities across the world to find a valuable and environmentally-beneficial use for this damaging waste stream. Once collected the nets are processed into a recycled polyamide, which is virtually indistinguishable from ‘virgin’ yarn. This yarn is then used to create our unique range of mats that offer not just high quality materials and robust performance but also deliver genuine environmental benefits. One way in which phs is levering the potential of ethical supply chains and enabling our customer to make better, more sustainable purchasing decisions.
Further efforts in reducing carbon emissions lies with our partnership with The National Forest. As we sell paper, it is important for us to inspire communities to do something positive for their local treescape. Our partnership allows us to help the environment even further by supporting them in recent years to plant over 20,000 trees in the Midlands and aim to continue our efforts in providing a greener future.