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From cutting losses to laptop sleeve

The festival season finally kicked off again in the beginning of summer 2022. For festival grounds, Eurostretch produces light brown festival tents. They supply these tents to a growing number of customers throughout Europe, e.g. tent rental companies, event organisers, and catering establishments.

When making the Eurostretch tents, the fabrics are cut, welded and sewn together. During the production process, part of the fabrics are lost due to cutting. These cutting losses are unusable for Eurostretch and discarded, resulting in these fabrics to end up as waste.

The largest part of environmental impact in the tent production process lies in the fabrics used. This is mainly caused by PES & PVC and the additives that are added to prevent discolouration.

New life cycle

To give the cutting losses a new lease of life, Eurostretch entered into a partnership with UNBEGUN. They make laptop sleeves, fanny packs and shoulder bags from recycled material. By not throwing this cutting loss away, they are given a new life. Hedgehog Company performed a life cycle assessment (LCA) and calculated that Eurostretch and UNBEGUN save an average of 9.750 kg of CO2 annually.

 

9.750 kg of CO2 equals:

 

- 48.000 km driving with an average petrol car

- 20 return flights by plane to Munich

- The average annual CO2 emissions of a Dutch person

- The production of 4.5 thousand steaks

Thanks for the nice and clear collaboration
Joris Nieuwenhuis

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