An inventive idea from an Island company to ‘swerve’ plastics from landfill has brought them to the attention of the BBC, after Thomas Cook and the National Trust started to supply them with discarded inflatables to turn into fashionable accessories.
The BBC highlighted the work they do in a video, in which the founders of Bembridge based Wyatt and Jack, Georgia Wyatt-Lovell and her husband Steven Lovell described how their ‘plastics amnesty’ has so far saved over 100 tons of plastic from refill.
That total is set to rocket now that Thomas Cook are supplying them with over 51,000 inflatables, discarded annually at their resorts, and the National Trust have started collecting them to pass on to the innovative couple. They have turned bouncy castles into zipped wash bags and paddling pools into shopping bags. Each piece is truly unique.
They also do special commissions, Georgia describes how one lady got engaged abroad while she was on a plastic flamingo, which she later asked them to turn into a bag as a long-lasting reminder of the romantic moment. The company manufacture their goods in Bembridge and have a retail shop in Union Street, Ryde.
You can see the video at https://bbc.in/2lJECDz