Weatherbeeta Green-Tec Rug Range
Plastic waste is one of the most pressing problems our planet faces.
As of 2015, more than 6.3 billion tonnes of plastic waste had been generated. And only 9% of that was recycled.
That's mad, isn't it?!
Which is why it's so awesome that some companies are now trying to do their bit for the environment.
And the horse world is no exception...
Weatherbeeta has only gone and created a new range of horse turnout rugs, made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.
OK, firstly can I say...
Surely this is the way equestrian manufacturers should be going?!
I'm not going to lie and pretend I am some sort of saint when it comes to being environmentally friendly..
I can definitely do better as I'm sure we all can.
At the end of the day,
us horsey girls are all animal lovers ultimately, so isn't it fantastic to see such a big equestrian brand doing something so positive for the environment?
Here's what Weatherbeeta said about their new Green-Tec rug range-
"Plastics are incredibly useful materials, but they don’t belong in our soil, lakes, rivers or oceans. Plastic waste is one of the most pressing problems our planet faces. We need to find uses for this waste to prevent it from being dumped in the environment.
That’s why we have created this New WeatherBeeta Green-Tec 900D Collection using recycled plastics for the outer fabric and lining. Each rug saves over 340 plastic bottles (based on 500ml bottles for a 6’3 per rug, number of bottles will vary depending on the size of the rug) from going into landfill or the ocean. But that’s not the only reason why this rug is a better choice for the environment. The way we have made it uses far less (over 50% less) energy to produce the fabric than a traditional rug. Plus, it is packaged in recyclable packaging that is also made from PCR (post-consumer recyclable plastic) further reducing the environmental impact of our Green-Tec range."
A rug made from plastic bottles I ask you?!
Honestly, I am so here for this, Isla has already added one to her Xmas list!
But wouldn't it be amazing to see other big companies following in their green footsteps? Can you imagine the impact that could make?
This surely means you don't have to ever feel bad for treating your horse to another rug ever again?!
Husband - 'Why, is there a new delivery on the doorstep?'
Me - 'Just doing my bit for planet earth hun!'
Some more information on the Weatherbeeta Green-Tec Range
Featuring a waterproof and breathable 900 denier PCR outer from recycled bottles, a strong 150 denier diamond weave lining PCR fabric, a detach-a-neck style for versatility, and a traditional side gusset for natural movement; quick clip front closure also offers maximum adjustability, twin low cross surcingles, a large tail flap for extra protection and removable, adjustable leg straps.
Heavy weight - £180
Medium weight - £170
Lite Plus - £155
OK so look,
can you buy much cheaper rugs elsewhere?
Will your cheaper rug be the same Weatherbeeta quality? Will you get a 3-year warranty with your cheap rug? And will your cheaper rug be made from plastic bottles?!
PLASTIC BOTTLES!! Come on guys!
This isn't an impulse buy, it's an investment!
One more thing..
In case you weren't already buzzing about the horse range (BTW if you're not, what's wrong with you?! #toughcrowd),
Weatherbeeta has also launched a dog range!
The Green-Tec Dog Coat is made in the same environmentally friendly way as the horse rug! Made from approximately 19 plastic bottles (based on 500ml bottles for a 55cm dog coat).
So to conclude
Look, I'm not forcing anyone to go out immediately and buy a green-tec horse rug...
I just think, as and when your horse decides to trash his / her turnout rug beyond all salvageable recognition...
Maybe have a think about getting one of these?!