Isle of Wight company turns punctured beach toys and other used plastics into backpacks, purses and other totes
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Spotted: Plastic reuse company Wyatt and Jack recently opened a new factory to cope with the increase in demand for their products. The husband and wife team turn old inflatables into colourful bags and purses. Based on the Isle of Wight, the business started with a set of old deck chair covers.
Made from bouncy castle PVC, punctured beach inflatables and traditional deckchair canvas, Wyatt and Jack bags are hard-wearing and colourful. The company says that it has so far kept more than 100 tonnes of plastic out of the UK’s landfills.
Recent partnerships include travel agency Thomas Cook and the UK’s National Trust. Thomas Cook set up a collection point in Greece to collect holidaymakers’ left behind plastics. The National Trust resells the new bags and other accessories in the location the plastic was found. Wyatt and Jack’s development plans include repairing products and supporting rental schemes. Renting an item would help reduce plastic consumption earlier in the supply chain.