Selfridges launches garment cover made from recycled plastic

Written by: Jo Gallacher | Published:
Selfridges says the covers will reuse 222,000 plastic bottles in the first six months

Selfridges has launched a garment cover made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.

Covers have been made by eco-friendly reusable bag company Jutexpo and are given as a complimentary gift with high-end suits, dresses and coats.

Dependent on size, covers are made from seven, eight or 12 plastic bottles and are available at all Selfridges stores.

Bottles are turned into polyethylene terephthalate (rPet) which is a strong, durable and can be wiped clean.

Selfridges says the covers will reuse 222,000 plastic bottles in the first six months.

Robbie McGregor, director of Jutexpo, said: “As far as we are aware, this is the first time in the world that post-consumer plastic bottles have been used to create garment covers, reducing plastic waste and giving plastic bottles another useful purpose rather than ending up in landfill, incineration and uncontrollable waste streams.”


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