Menzies Distribution to upcycle trailer curtains into bags

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As part of its drive to be more sustainable, Menzies Distribution has decided to use its old trailer curtains for the creation of bespoke, robust and water-repellent tote bags, rucksacks and toiletry bags.

Menzies Distribution to upcycle trailer curtains into bags
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The group is working with partners, including Aura Brand Solutions, to convert disused [PVC] side curtains from its largest vehicles into colourful, durable bags.

Menzies Distribution says the waste is tested for upcyclability and processed in the UK before being shipped for manufacture.

No Menzies-related branding remains visible on any bags and the first trial of this initiative will alone divert 17 tonnes of waste from landfill, potentially saving over 30 tonnes of CO2 from manufacturing and landfill.

Material such as car seat belts and bicycle inner tubes have also been used in the construction of the bags.

Commenting on the initiative, Adam Purshall, Fleet & Procurement Director at Menzies, said:

“We’re delighted to continue finding new and exciting ways to achieve CO2 savings. Curtains-to-bags and the recyclable livery programme show that almost anything is possible when pursuing innovative routes to greater sustainability.”

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