NewLife™ and the riding.
The Tacante-Erisan team - that will partecipate in the Grand National Series
organized by the French Equestrian Federation (FFE) - plan to use their
partecipation as a platform to encourage the equestrian community to recycle
Tacante will be organizing collections at various events throughout the series
and all bottles collected will be delivered to a french binder and then through
him sold to the italian chain producing Newlife yarns.
Cleaning, selection and cutting make the first transformation from bottles to
flakes and chips ready to be further transformed by Sinterama into yarn that
further processed is ready to be sent to a French weaver who produces fabrics
that will be used for the production of saddle pads that the horses '' wear
'' during the races.
And the circle is closed !!
Tacante removed from the earth plastic bottles that - it's known - would
remain in the environment for 380 years and more and Sinterama transforms them
with a completely mechanical process, traced, certified and traceable into
yarns with the technical characteristics necessary for the realization of
fabrics that for their soft and breathable technical feature are well suited
for the use for which are intended.
For the production of one kg of Newlife, are used 37 plastic bottles and
there is provided a savings - with respect to the production of one kg of
virgin polyester - of 60% in terms of energy consumption and 32% of CO2
The fabric produced with Newlife is soft and breathable .... perfectly suited
to be - after the transformation in saddle pads - used in contact with the
Le nouveau tapis de selle TACANTE
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