Earthkind is a unique platform that encapsulates numerous environmentally friendly products
In conjunction with our resin supplier, NCS, Advance Pools has introduced a range of resin products that uses recycled PET plastics to REDUCE virgin raw materials derived from the conventional crude oil beneficiation process. We have taken our first step towards utilising products and services that have a reduced impact on our environment.
How much plastic is recycled through using Earthkind Resins?
If one consider that an average Fibreglass Swimming Pool utilises around 200 to 250 Kg of resin in the manufacturing process.
It could then be calculated that Advance Pools and their customers, in partnership with NCS, will recycle 3875 500 ml plastic bottles for every pool made
THE IMPACT OF PLASTIC
In 2010 global primary production of plastic was 270 million tonnes and global plastic waste was 275 million tonnes. By 2015, the world had produced 7.8 billion tonnes of plastic — more than one tonne of plastic for every person alive today! (ourworldindata.org)
Apart from the process of making plastics, plastics itself does not contribute to a Carbon Footprint. Rather, plastic is a pollutant that remains in our environment forever and takes thousands of years to disintegrate. Plastics largely accumulate in our oceans after making their way via storm water systems. They are responsible for killing innocent wildlife and breakdown into micro plastics which are being consumed by fish which ultimately is being consumed by humans.
503 600 tonnes of plastics was collected for recycling in South Africa in 2019. This equates to an input recycling rate of 45.7%. The input method calculates how much plastic have been collected for recycling whilst the output rate gives a percentage of how much plastic was processed and sold as new raw materials. South Africa converted 337 745 tonnes of recycled material in new products in 2019. (plasticsinfo.co.za)
By using Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), we are recycling product that was destined to landfill which will contribute directly to the country’s output rate of recycling.
What is a
“A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases (including carbon dioxide and methane) that are generated by our actions.” (nature.org)
“Your carbon footprint — or your impact on the environment — measures the greenhouse gases that you are responsible for creating. Common activities like using electricity and driving a car emit those gases.” (gaiam.com)
The Carbon footprint is a standard measure of all Greenhouse Gasses (“GHG”) depicted as a single unit standard of the most abundant emission being Carbon Dioxide (CO2). There are far more damaging GHG’s such as Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) used in electrical switchgear where 1-ton has an impact on our environment – equivalent to 22 800-tonnes of CO2 (i.e. 1-ton of SF6 = 22 800 tonnes of CO2)
What is the result of
“One green step for business, one giant leap for Earthkind”.