We understand that our operations have an impact on the environment and are committed to minimising this. We will continually explore and implement ways to operate sustainably.
RECYCLING & RE-USE
PVC is an incredibly durable material which makes it great for long lasting products but difficult to recycle. The mix of materials and different densities of plastic (i.e solid handles and valves) mean that there is no widespread accessible industrial route to recycle used Swim Secure products either.
We sell spare leashes, waist belts, valves and chest straps for our products to prolong their lifespan for as long as possible.
The packaging for our Tow Floats and Dry Bags is currently made from PVC. Please check with your local authority to see if this is a type of plastic that can be recycled in your local kerbside collection. We encourage customers to keep their packaging to store their products in, or to use their packaging to keep wet swim kit in. For events we are working with our suppliers to ship products unpacked to eliminate single use plastic waste.
We are introducing cardboard packaging – which can be recycled – throughout the range. We have already switched to cardboard for our Phone Bags and Waist Belt & Leash sets. As we get through stock we will be introducing cardboard packaging for our Bum Bags too. Our goal is to introduce cardboard packaging throughout the range.
Products dispatched from our warehouse direct to customers are sent in compostable or paper bags, with minimal packaging. Larger orders are sent to our retailers and distributors in re-used cardboard boxes.
We aim to transport all our products from our manufacturers in Asia to our warehouse in the UK by sea. Where possible we deliver products from our manufacturers to our international distributors by sea using the most direct route. We have expanded our warehousing capacity and increased our stock holding levels to reduce the likelihood that we have to fly in products due to low stock. We encourage our wholesale customers to order seasonally in bulk to reduce the number of orders being shipped.