Read all about our commitment to shaping a better world. Sustainability protects our ecosystems, preserves natural resources for future generations and improves the quality of our lives. There are a lot of benefits to sustainability, both long-term and short-term.
Our commitment to sustainability
Water purification: 100% of water used in our facility is treated in our water purification plants and 90% is reused.
Solar panels: To reduce our impact on the world, we are commited to get 100% of our energy demand from a renewable source.
Plastic recycling: All plastics used in our Umbrellas are made from recycled plastic and GRS certified.
The use of water
Water is quite an issue in the production of our goods. A lot of water is required when producing steel, while steel must be rinsed and degreased. As a result, all chemicals get into the water. Nowadays, we ensure that this polluted water is purified in our own factory. The water is regenerated here to drinking water quality.
What we do with PE-waste
We regenerate polyethylene (PE) drinking water bottles for the production of fabrics, especially polyester, and all plastic parts of our products. We collect and grind PE to make raw material (pellets), which we then use for producing all plastic parts for our parasols, WPC and PE tiles and grass deposits. No trees are felled for this, but waste is used that would otherwise be burned.
How we handle our packaging
Our cardboard is made of such quality that the boxes are suitable as a storage box for the consumer. Our cardboard does not necessarily have to end up in the waste paper, but it could also be used for years to properly store our products again in the winter. We also use a minimum number of staples in our cardboard. We glue as much of our packaging cardboard with a water-based adhesive.
Reducing the carbon footprint
We try to get all our packaging below 1.50m, or at least below 1.70m. If we can bring it to customers more efficiently with parcel services, our CO2 footprint will decrease. All parasols and party tents in our assortment are 100% recyclable. We have a program not to have our returns destroyed, but we give them a second life. You will find second-chance products in our outlet store!