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Teaming Up To Fight Pool Toy Waste

January 20, 2023
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Teaming Up To Fight Pool Toy Waste

In New Zealand, Matta™ is proud to have teamed up with the innovative company, I Used To Be. They specialize in repurposing deflated and popped pool toys that would otherwise end up in landfills. Instead, these discarded items are transformed into unique, handmade bags that are perfect for carrying wet clothing, beach essentials, or for weekend getaways.

The process of creating these bags begins with hand-cutting the pool toys. Any scraps that cannot be used to make bags are sent to our factory in Ōtaki. There, they are chipped, blended and turned into our Play Matta™ and Work Matta™ ranges of safety surfaces. This is a true example of a no-waste venture, as we work together to tackle PVC waste and turn it into something useful and valuable.

The bags produced by I Used To Be are not only eco-friendly but also stylish, making them a great choice for anyone looking to reduce their environmental footprint. By supporting I Used To Be, you can do your part in helping to conserve resources and protect the planet.

We are thrilled to be working with I Used To Be to make a positive impact on the environment and are excited to see the results of our collaboration. So next time you're looking for a new bag, consider one from I Used To Be and know that you're helping to make a difference.