Nikwax Commits to Using 100% Recycled Plastic in Product Bottles

Nikwax Commits to Using 100% Recycled Plastic in Product Bottles

Nikwax, makers of technical cleaners and waterproofing products for outdoor performance gear and apparel, has announced its product bottles will be made from 100% recycled plastic by 2020

We are all horrified by the images that we see on our news feeds of plastic pollution. It is abhorrent to visit a wild space and find it polluted with unnatural waste. Plastic pollution is one of the problems we CAN solve through raising awareness, recycling, using new technology, and improving regulation. We hope to contribute to ultimately eliminating the problem without contributing further to climate change.
— Nick Brown, founder of Nikwax

Nikwax’s Commitment to Minimizing its Plastic Impact 

  1. Reduce the amount of plastic required for packaging 

  2. Make it easier to recycle plastics by avoiding mixing different kinds of plastic in one item 

  3. Use recyclable plastic 

  4. Use recycled plastic 

Nikwax bottles have always been made of recyclable plastic, but by committing to making bottles from recycled plastic, Nikwax is helping promote a market for recycled material. The brand commits that by mid-2019, 85% of its bottle plastic will be recycled, and by the end of 2020, 100%.