The first polymer product with a carbon reduction label is now available to customers in the UK and Europe.
Developed by Axion Polymers, the Axpoly PS13 is made from PS13 post-consumer recycled polystyrene from retail packaging waste.
Axion Polymers gained PAS 2050 certification and the Carbon Trust’s labelling in June following months of evaluation of the product’s carbon footprint. The Axpoly 13 is made from recovered garment hangers and creates just 17% of the emissions associated with the full supply chain for oil-based virgin polymer.
Talking about the product, Axion director Keith Freegard said: “Recycling plastic is about using a rapidly growing waste resource in new and exciting ways viewing it as a fresh, sustainable and renewable source of materials for use back in new goods that consumers want to buy.”
Carbon Trust Footprinting Company general manager Euan Murray added: “Axion Polymers has taken a lead in the UK polymer industry and joined our stable of brands committed to reducing their carbon footprint.”