Harvey Bruce Interiors Showcasing The Use Environmental Friendly Products
Greenscreen Sea-Tex from Harvey Bruce is a sustainable roller blinds fabric made from recycled plastic ocean waste.
Discover more about this unique eco-thread blind fabric and how it is helping tackle the waste pollution problem in our oceans. Plastic Pollution There is a conservative estimate that there are currently 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic ﬂoating in the world’s oceans with even more continually washing up on shorelines. This incredible amount of plastic waste is having a serious detrimental effect on the environment and marine ecosystems around the world. Types of plastic waste found include cups, bottles, milk cartons and abandoned ﬁshing nets that can all poison or trap marine life including ﬁsh, Dolphins, Seals, Turtles and Whales. Plastic does not biodegrade quickly, often taking hundreds of years, so any plastic waste remains in the ocean for a very long time.
The 5 Gyres
The build up of plastic waste has also begun to accumulate in the ﬁve ocean gyres. A gyre is a large circulating system of wind-driven surface currents located across the world and include:
• North Atlantic Gyre
• South Atlantic Gyre
• North Paciﬁc Gyre
•South Paciﬁc Gyre
• Indian Ocean Gyre
Floating plastic has become trapped within these gyres and is estimated to take at least 10 years to cycle back out again.
Clean Up Efforts
Volunteers around the world, including the UTurn project, are tackling this growing issue through organised cleanups of shorelines and coastal communities. Plastic and other debris is removed and recycled to prevent it from reentering the ocean. A greater emphasis on the plastic problem and improved recycling facilities have also helped but there is still a long way to go.
Sustainable Roller Blinds Fabric
The Greenscreen Sea-Tex fabric uses an innovative high performance eco-thread called FLX Yarn. FLX yarn was created by the engineering company Bionic, and is formed by heating and spinning dozens of strands of recycled plastic together, which is then combined to make up the blind fabric. FLX yarn is strong and versatile, and also comes with a 2-3% openness factor which means the fabric weave is tight; great for privacy, light control and retaining heat and energy in your home.
There are ﬁve standard Sea-Tex colours including:
There are also custom options available. To find out more please contact email@example.com