Well Being

National Geographic’s eco-friendly luggage

  • October 26, 2018

National Geographic has teamed up with Australian brand Courier Luggage to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly luggage collection from a world changing product iPET developed in Australia.

By developing a product like iPET, National Geographic x Courier Luggage offers a sustainable luggage collection which will help reduce the number of products in landfill, save our ocean environments and marine life, reduce the choking of inland waterways and prevent the ongoing need for virgin materials.

Made with recycled materials which are created from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, 90% of the luggage composition is made from the iPET technology. “Consumers can now purchase iPET luggage from National Geographic that removes bottles from the single use cycle and turns them into a lasting and quality product”, says Vanessa Hushen, Environmentalist and Managing Director of Courier Luggage.

Each year, 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the ocean. Some estimates suggest this plastic could remain in marine environments for 450 years or longer, and the problem is only getting worse. As a global brand with a rich history of scientific discovery and exploration, National Geographic is dedicated to establishing partnerships with like-minded corporations such as Courier Luggage who share a vision to make the world a better place.

“Australians are passionate travellers. In partnering with Courier Luggage on this unique and eco-friendly product, we can help Australian consumers minimise their impact on the environment”, comments Tim Jones, General Manager, National Geographic Partners Australia and New Zealand.

The National Geographic iPET Recycled Luggage Collection is lightweight, super strong, features anti-scratch properties, a built in USB portal and offers a stylish range of colours and styles which are particularly suitable for the rigours of travel.

Recycling plastics to produce the National Geographic iPET Recycled Luggage Collection saves energy, resources and reduces waste. A carryon bag is made with 84 PET plastic bottles, a medium bag with 118 bottles and a large bag 144 bottles.

From the intrepid traveller to the fashionista there is something to suit everyone’s taste and travel needs.  Available in NZ at Briscoes. (October 25, 2018)

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