Order print   subscribe new

Silentnight Announces Partnership With the UK's Marine Conservation Society

mcs silentnight 1000

Leading mattress manufacturer Silentnight has launched a new range which uses recycled plastic bottles and is to support the Marine Conservation Society.

Each Silentnight's Eco Comfort mattress uses fibres  manufactured from 150 recycled plastic bottles which are crushed and spun to form a 'breathable and sustainable comfort layer.' 

Silentnight has already prevented a staggering 105 million plastic bottles from going into oceans and landfill – enough plastic bottles that if laid end to end, they would stretch from London to the South Pole and back again

Silentnight staff will also be getting involved in  MCSUK's programme of beach cleans and wider initiatives to protect of our seas, shores and wildlife. Last year alone, the Marine Conservation Society removed 568,000 pieces of litter from our coasts.

Silentnight is also on track to become a carbon-neutral business this year, already offsetting its fleet and factory emissions with tree-planting initiatives across the Northwest of England. The firm already recycles 100 per cent of its manufacturing waste, 90 per cent of general waste, has reduced plastic packaging by 50 per cent and has designed delivery routes to improve fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.

mcs silentnight2 1000

Silentnight’s ‘trade in’ scheme means any customer who purchases a new mattress via its website or dedicated showrooms can have their old mattress removed and responsibly disposed of - 35,000 mattresses are now recycled every year.

Steve Freeman, managing director of Silentnight, said: 'Programmes such as Blue Planet are showing us the true cost plastic waste has on the environment. Footage of marine life living among plastic waste is extremely hard-hitting and difficult to watch.

'The world needs to change the way it deals with waste,' he added. 'At Silentnight we are committed to doing our bit to lead the way, particularly with sustainability and recyclability. Our eco range has proven to be a huge hit since its release. Both sustainable and extremely comfortable, the mattresses give customers two reasons to sleep soundly at night.'

Sandy Luk, Marine Conservation Society chief executive, said: 'Here at MCS, we want to see a reduction in the number of single-use plastic bottles in circulation. That means ensuring that we avoid using them as much as possible. Recycling existing material into mattresses is another solution to the growing waste problem, and we're delighted to partner with Silentnight. Funds received will contribute to our work to protect the marine environment.'

 

 

mulipack

THREE AMAZING DIVE eBOOKS - FREE

Love diving? You'll love these. Sign up today to immediately download our unique FREE gifts -

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 WRECKS - DIVE's 70-page, beautifully illustrated, colour guide to the world’s best wrecks

SCUBA STORIES - DIVE's collection of real life stories where divers, who have got themselves into perilous situations, describe how they reacted and what actions they took to ensure they lived to tell the tale

PACIFICHighlights of the Pacific - Dancing mantas in Hawaii • The Best Diving in the World, Galápagos, Cocos, Malpelo & Socorro • Mass Spawning Events in Palau

Signupad

BuyDive2

Destinations Spotlight

Need inspiration for your next dive trip? Try one of our featured destinations from DIVE's travel partners.

sidebar bahamas sidebar philippines sidebar mexico sidebar fiji

DIVE Partners

1550 ETA UK Magazines 300 100 pxWAKATOBI DIVE-online-300x100-BSiladen 300x100Aggressor 300x100Fisheye banner 300 x 100Oblu 100px X 300pxparalenz

 

Read DIVE magazine

DIVE magazine is available to read on many devices. Simply click one one of the options below


PCMac final
Apple finalAndroid final