Take a step to reducing your carbon footprint
Each year, Australia produces more than 53.7 million tonnes of rubbish of which 22 million tonnes reach landfills. We produce about 2.1kg of waste every day, which is the second highest in the world.
So thanks to our consumerist habits we are generating more waste than we can get rid of in an environmentally correct way. That is why Bata Australia has made a conscience effort to reduce waste generation through recycling and reusing PVC content in our gumboot production process. So by using recycled content not only do we reduce the amount of waste reaching landfill but we are also helping to reduce our carbon footprint as well.
What is the PVC recycle program?
The PVC Recycle program is an initiative of the Bata Shoe Company of Australia to help reduce worn PVC gumboots being disposed of into landfill. Bata’s aim is to re-process this waste into the raw materials to create brand new Bata PVC gumboots and help save the planet. Our main objective is to have zero used/worn PVC gumboots being disposed into landfill and to help our customers responsibly dispose of there used boots we are working to setup easy to use recycle disposal bins nation wide in collaboration with our current distributors.
At Bata we see the value in offering competitive production whilst still taking into consideration the materials we use.
That’s why we’ve opted for a circular economy. A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.
Why should you recycle your PVC gumboots?
With the PVC Gumboot Recycling program, individuals and companies can also contribute to the health of our environment. Recycling PVC is quite easy, with a number of businesses across Australia and New Zealand already participating. Recycling PVC can also be cheaper than disposing directly to regular waste. Recycling PVC instead of putting it into waste bins can lead to positive environmental outcomes and may reduce the costs of waste management.