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Toys created with heart and environmental care: Tigres company has started producing toys from recycled fabric.


Is life possible without plastic?

Today, it's hard to imagine our lives without plastic bottles, bags, disposable dishes, and plastic packaging. We've grown accustomed to using plastic in our daily lives because it's convenient. But such "convenience" can destroy our planet.

Plastic reality Since the beginning of mass plastic production in the 1950s, over 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide, which later turned into almost 6 billion tons of plastic waste, of which only about 9% was recycled. The scale of the problem is striking.

More than 1 million plastic bottles are thrown away every minute on Earth.

Over 480 billion plastic bottles were sold worldwide in 2020. According to the World Bank, the amount of plastic waste in the world is increasing every year, and by 2050 it could reach 12 billion tons per year. Statistics show that only 9% of plastic waste in the world is recycled, and most of it ends up in landfills or oceans. The production of plastic bottles requires significantly more energy than the production of glass bottles, and the release of plastic bottles into the atmosphere contributes to climate change.

What is "recycled"?

The term "recycled" in English means "reprocessed" or "renewed". This term is used to describe materials that have been manufactured from secondary or recycled resources, instead of using new materials.

The recycling of plastic bottles into fabric is a new trend in the textile industry and was initiated in the 1990s. However, mass production of fabrics from recycled bottles only began in recent years when technologies became more efficient and accessible. Recycled fabrics made from recycled plastic have several advantages:

  • Environmentally friendly: using recycled plastic to produce fabric helps to reduce the amount of plastic waste and reduce the negative impact of plastic waste on the environment.
  • Waterproof: fabric made from recycled plastic has waterproof properties, making it an ideal material for making sportswear, raincoats, and other items that require protection from moisture.
  • Lightweight: fabric made from recycled plastic has a lightweight, making it easy to create lightweight and comfortable clothing and accessories.
  • Durability: fabric made from recycled plastic is durable, making it an ideal material for making products that need to be strong and durable.
  • Versatility: recycled plastic can be used to produce various types of fabrics, such as polyester, nylon, and more. This allows for the creation of a variety of textile products using recycled plastic.

So, fabric made from recycled plastic has numerous advantages, including environmental friendliness, water resistance, lightness, durability, and versatility. It can be a great choice for those who want to buy eco-friendly products and support environmental conservation.

100% eco-friendly toys from the Ukrainian brand TM Tigres Tigres company is the first in Ukraine to start making toys from recycled fabric. To fill the toys, the company uses silicone fiber, which is also made from recycled bottles. TM Tigres toys have been tested and comply with Ukrainian and European quality standards. Toys made from recycled fabric are not different in their characteristics and appearance from ordinary toys. They can be hand washed and dry cleaned. Soft TM Tigres toys give children a sense of safety and comfort, they become the best friends of children, help to calm down and develop emotional intelligence. By choosing a Ukrainian toy, you care about the development and future of our children!