Good for you, better for the world!
You probably already know that recycled products are the more sustainable choice. The sustainable products at Vadobag are made with extra care for the planet. For example, we use the Waste2Wear and Eco-friendly label for these products. These articles are made of recycled PET material, also known as rPET.
What is recycled polyester (rPET)?
rPET is recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic, a material that is often used to replace virgin PET. For example, most bottles are made of PET. The process is as follows: pieces of polyester are made into 'balls', from which small pellets are made. The pellets are broken down into polymers, which are made into 'polyester chips'. These can then be melted and woven into fibres and thread to make new polyester fabric. In this way, we use plastic bottles as a circular product and there are up to 15 PET bottles in one bag.
So the big advantage of using recycled polyester is in the production process. Compared to virgin PET, rPET is much more sustainable and resource-saving in its production. This is mainly because much less oil has to be processed into polymers. Moreover, rPET can be recycled without loss of raw materials and also causes fewer emissions in the recycling process. A win-win situation!
Waste 2Wear: our sustainable partner
Waste2Wear started to research the use of polyester from recycled plastic in 2000 and has been producing high-quality rPET products since 2008. The experience and knowledge of working with a source material that is very different from unused polyester enables the team to supply different textile qualities.
Waste2Wear has been a pioneer in implementing blockchain verification in the production chain. This guarantees the authenticity of rPET material in our products, for example, and reduces the risk of subcontracting. The QR code on the labels gives every user insight into where the material comes from and further information about Waste2Wear.
Explore products made from rPET from Waste2Wear
Waste2Wear believes in a circular future: “We believe that the future is circular, and many industries will continue shifting towards circular production and materials. But trust is essential to reach this. Our goal is to create trust between the recycling stakeholders, purchasers and end consumers by creating innovative tools that generate reliable and verifiable data to support these efforts creating transparency and traceability. We do this with both our RA-3 test and our blockchain technology.”
VIDEO: Find out why Vadobag rPET products are better for the earth and why we make them
Buy sustainable backpacks and bags?
Good idea! Contribute to a cleaner environment with your product range. Our webshop has a separate sustainability page where you can find all Eco-friendly and Waste2Wear products. You can recognize the items in our shop by the Waste2Wear or Eco-friendly label. Be inspired by the sustainable backpacks of Kidzroom, Disney's Mickey and Minne Mouse, Discovery and Miffy!
If you have any questions about the products or services of Vadobag, please contact us via the contact form. Our account managers will be happy to help you via e-mail [email protected] or telephone 013 594 2336.