We Do More Than You Think
Our range of revolutionary, patented, water-efficient products, ECOSHIELD™ 3 and FLOWSAVER® URINAL water management system are helping organisations to save water and reduce bills – saving up to 70% off water bills.
Abandoned fishing nets are one of the most harmful forms of plastic pollution, with an estimated 640,000 tonnes of this ‘ghost gear’ entering our oceans each year. That’s a staggering 46% of ocean plastic pollution.
As well as posing a serious hazard to sea life that gets trapped and drowned in these nets, they can take an incredible 600 years to break down, a process involving the gradual shedding of micro plastics that end up in the food chain.
At phs, we are contributing towards our efforts to clean up the planet’s oceans by producing floor mats from ECONYL®, a durable nylon yarn made from discarded nets recovered by volunteer divers.
After fulfilling their purpose, our mats are recycled for equestrian wear or converted into a refuse derived fuel for energy, helping to save sea life and extending the life of products.
Turning the tide on plastic pollution
It’s never been more important for our planet’s future that we collectively tackle plastic waste. And, whilst awareness has certainly grown in recent years about the importance of reducing the ecological risk posed by plastic, there’s still a lot of work needed to encourage behavioural shifts from businesses as much as consumers.
Unlike other waste items, plastics are non-biodegradable. So, whilst larger items may break down over time into smaller microplastics over time, they will never decompose. Not only does this explain why our oceans are drowning in plastic, but items that aren’t correctly treated or disposed of end up in landfills, which goes on to pollute our soil.
The focus of single-use plastic stories is often around objects such as straws or cotton buds. Which means many people are still surprised to learn that items such as disposable nappies and menstrual products contain a high percentage of plastic. And there’s even less awareness on how incorrect disposal contributes directly to plastic pollution.
At phs, we feel strongly that there’s still enormous scope to help stop everyday sanitary items, from wet wipes to period products, passing directly into our waterways, harming wildlife and polluting our oceans.
Ending pollution. PERIOD.
In the UK alone, there are 2.5m tampons and 1.4m pads flushed down the toilet each day, it is a big issue for our oceans, rivers and beaches.
With our exclusive partnership with FabLittleBag, a discreet, bio-degradable purpose-designed bag for users to dispose of their sanitary waste into a phs sanitary disposal bin – we are encouraging binning and not flushing. Furthermore, when FabLittleBags are used in conjunction with a phs sanitary disposal bin, our customers can be sure they are protecting the environment by diverting hygiene waste away from landfill, through our LifeCycle Strategy.
Help us protect our rivers and oceans - Download our cubical poster here and place it in your washrooms.
To find out more about our LifeCycle Strategy, creating hygiene waste into energy, click here.
We don’t just stop here – Click here to find out what our Specialist Division phs Besafe are doing to save water or download our CSR brochure here, to find out more on what we are doing to save Water.