One of the ways we measure our success as a company is not just in the number of sleeves we sell, but conversely how much plastic we prevent from being used. After all, this is how and why Flexi-Hex was born, when our founders, Will and Sam, received new surfboards in copious amounts of single-use bubble wrap and responsively sought to find an eco-friendly alternative. Reducing plastic waste formed our reason and our why, and tracking this is how we measure it…
We found that on average:
- Bottle sleeves = 0.5m of a standard roll of bubble wrap
- Surfboards = 5m of a standard roll of bubble wrap
Of course, when packing items with bubble wrap, the amount used significantly varies as ultimately it is up to the sender’s discretion to issue as much protection as they deem necessary, often more generous than not! So, what does that mean? It means an overuse of harmful waste ending up in our environment which we strongly feel needs to be prevented.
Since day one, we have been doing our bit to reduce plastic production, and to date we have made some real positive change within the packaging industry. This month, we surpassed our first 1000km of plastic saved – a huge milestone for us! This is partly thanks to the 1 million+ bottle sleeves we've sold (equivalent to 500km of plastic) and we’re showing no signs of slowing down...
If you would like to make the change to a guilt-free award-winning solution, we would love to hear from you!