Portsmouth family business Citrus Facilities Management is saving 7,000 plastic bottles a year from landfill by kitting out staff in uniforms made from recycled plastic. first to kit staff out in uniforms made from 7,000 plastic bottles.
The uniforms have been rolled out following a full trial in 2021 and are made from a blend of plastic bottles and organic cotton, making them 100 per cent sustainable.
Citrus is an award winning facilities management company based in Portsmouth. The company had been inspired by Portsmouth International Port, which is currently rolling out a green strategy.
Each shirt is made from around seven bottles, which will save thousands of bottles from landfill and reduce the need for energy and resources to manufacture new clothing whilst making Citrus a greener company.
Operations director Liam Hibberd said
‘We are very proud to be rolling out recycled uniforms across our cleaning division and hope that the small changes in our business will help the local community across Portsmouth and our environment.’