By 2025, Scimitar are committed to developing all customized sportswear for US clients with recycled polyester.
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We've got a responsibility, and are addressing it head on.
From the bottles we drink to the clothes we wear, the use of virgin polyester and plastic has been increasing consistently for the past 65 years. The rates of recycling do not currently match this substantial growth.
We are acting on our responsibility as a sportswear brand.
We aim to be producing all polyester-based sportswear with recycled fabric by 2025, and with the use of paper-based packaging, we will cut down significantly on our consumption of one-use plastic waste.
SCIMITAR PLANT TREES IN RAINFORESTS.
Hitting Our Targets.
We will produce all polyester-based sportswear with recycled fabric by 2025, developing new products, patterns and options to ensure we’re able to hit our target.
The USA’s Finest.
We offer the USA’s largest selection of custom recycled sportswear, and will be working hard over the next few years to increase this in line with our 2025 target.
The Packaging Revolution.
Scimitar are planning on removing all plastic packaging from products, including kimbles and accessories. All marketing literature will be printed on recycled paper.
No waste, no problem.
Working in conjunction with our partners, we will repurpose used sportswear items to prevent wastage and provide those in need with clothing. Find out more here.
The Plastic problem.
STATS THAT MATTER
Why are we doing this?
In 2018, landfills received 27 million tons of plastic.
It is estimated that the U.S. is the world’s largest generator of plastic waste, with the average American generating roughly 130 kilograms of plastic waste per year.
According to the EPA, 8.7% of plastic material generated in the U.S. Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) stream was recycled in 2018. Another 15.8% was combusted for energy, while 75.6% was sent to landfills.
3.13 million tons of PET plastic were discarded in the U.S. in 2018.
Each year, about $25 million is spent in the state of California to dispose of plastic waste in landfills.
The plastic waste that is thrown into seas every year can kill as many as 1 million sea creatures.
Source: United Nations: ‘Play It Out’ Against Plastic Polution