ProGARM RECYCLE is our new service giving you an easy, safe and importantly secure disposal route for all of your end of life PPE work wear.
Originally developed as a way to prevent ProGARM garments becoming part of the 350,000 tonnes of textiles that go into landfill in the UK every year, ProGARM RECYCLE has progressed to ensure UK customers have a zero landfill route for all end of life PPE, not just those items bought from ProGARM.
We understand that our customers are subject to the same pressures that we are to meet sustainability goals. With a drive to find new routes and processes that leave a more positive impact on communities and the environment.
While the pressures are immense, time and resource are not infinite for businesses. Our new RECYCLE programme ensures a proven, reliable, and positive disposal route is easily accessible for all our UK customers.
To make life even easier, it is not just ProGARM own garments that customers are able to return using our service. Any end-of-life PPE can be disposed of, regardless of supplier. This includes, boots, gloves, safety glasses and helmets. All items are then recycled and re-used for other purposes, be it into fibre for future garments, or as an energy source, avoiding landfill, and helping feed into a circular economy.
Customers using our new RECYCLE service can legitimately claim zero landfill for items disposed of through the scheme and, disposal can be certified to allow them to provide evidence of sustainable actions taken for their own sustainability measures and certifications.
As the majority of our customers have branded PPE recognisable to, and trusted by the public, we have worked hard to establish a route that guarantees that there is no danger of identifiable PPE getting into the wrong hands. This not only protects vulnerable members of the public, but also our customers themselves. ProGARM RECYCLE works in accordance with BS EN: 15713-2009 Secure Destruction of Confidential Material Code of Practice ensuring all branded or identifiable items are shredded and de-badged the moment they hit site, safeguarding any vulnerabilities.
To allow us to offer this sustainability enhancing service, we have partnered with an industry-leading recycling company who are committed to sending zero waste to landfill. Our partner is certificated to ISO9001 (Quality), ISO14001 (Environmental) and ISO45001 (H&S), this compliments our own ISO9001, 14001 & 27001 certificate.
To ensure that the service fits our wide variety of customers we have ensured that ProGARM RECYCLE has a return and collection options that scale per individual requirement, allowing choices from ad hoc single boxes every 6 months to multiple 1100L bins collected every week, whatever suits them best.
The risk of ground contamination from PFAS, which is increasingly high on the environmental agenda, is eliminated for those items returned and recycled through our service. As no items are sent to landfill there is no opportunity for the returned contaminated garments to pollute the ground or drinking water or the dangerous effects that this can cause to human health and the wider environment to occur.Back