Visitors at Butlin’s are being offered new fold-away pouch bags made entirely from recycled plastic bottles, thanks to a partnership with Jutexpo, the world’s leading eco-friendly reusable bag company.
The eye-catching bags have been made using Jutexpo’s HALT™ process, which turns post-consumer plastic into a soft, durable fabric called rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate), which is practical and can be wiped clean.
The bags, which come in red or sea green, bear the Butlin’s logo and are available to buy at its three UK resorts – Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness. Each bag is made using four plastic bottles.
Jutexpo has also produced a range of larger reusable shopping bags made from juco, a blend of jute and cotton, which are also available across all Butlin’s sites.
HALT™ bags are the first to have the integrity of certification to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS).
They are ethically-produced to the Jutexpo Standard, a set of the 10 key elements Jutexpo considers to be the minimum when it comes to ethical and technical standards, awards and credentials.
Butlin’s Managing Director Jon Hendry-Pickup said: “We are very proud to be stocking these new bags: it is essential that brands like Butlin’s do all they can to be as environmentally friendly and ethical as possible.”
Robbie McGregor, Director of Jutexpo, said: “Butlin’s is a UK holiday institution which has been enjoyed by generations and everyone knows how invaluable a handy, reusable bag can be when you are away enjoying yourselves.
“We are delighted to be supplying these new bags, which offer people the chance to enhance the enjoyment of their holiday in an environmentally friendly and ethically sound way.”
Jutexpo, based at Lauriston Business and Technology Park, Salford Priors, has more than 80 per cent of the UK eco-friendly reusable bag market.
It is operated by father and son Barrie and Sam Turner together with Robbie McGregor, and was founded in 2002 after they spotted a gap in the market for reusable bags to minimise plastic bag usage.