Eurostar upcycles staff uniforms into bags for train managers

Eurostar is upcycling old staff uniforms and seat head-rest covers into bags for its train managers as part of its drive to send zero waste to landfill.

The new bags featured at the British Design Museum's Sustainable Futures exhibition last year

The new bags featured at the British Design Museum's Sustainable Futures exhibition last year

Working with upcycling company, Worn Again, Eurostar has taken worn head-rest covers along with old company raincoats and lining material from suit jackets to create the new bags.

From July, passengers will be able to spot the bags when they travel on Eurostar as they are distributed to over 250 train managers in the UK, France and Belgium.

Eurostar's head of environment & energy, Peter Bragg, said: "Eurostar train managers were involved in every stage of the design process and their contribution has helped us create a completely recycled product."

Recycling uniforms in this way will help Eurostar to reach its target of zero waste to landfill and 80% of all waste being recycled.

Recycling and upcycling uniforms and train parts are key elements of Eurostar's Tread Lightly programme and the commitment across the business to reduce its overall impact on the environment.

This includes reducing usage wherever possible, sourcing supplies responsibly and recycling what is used or produced.

Maxine Perella


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