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Turtle Boots - Reducing Your Environmental Footprint One Boot At A Time

Turtle Boots - Reducing Your Environmental Footprint One Boot At A Time

Matt Piggin |

Turtle Boots - Reducing Your Environmental Footprint One Boot At A Time

The spiritual meaning of turtle is finding the way to move forward and live through heavy times. … The turtle energy is divine and pure, one that will help you keep grounded and, at the same time, become a spiritually awakened being living in a materialistic world
 
Did you know, used safety boots contribute over 900 tones of waste to landfill every year in New Zealand?
 
 
Founder of Turtle Boots Alex Jenner spent years working in the safety equipment industry and could see positive change with how some manufacturers were rethinking waste. But he wasn’t seeing this with safety footwear.
Turtle Boots are at the forefront of driving change, by shaping the way we manage waste and promising that our responsibilities go way beyond our customers, our suppliers and our ecosystem.
The Boots
The Turtle Boot range, which are all aptly named after turtles like the Arakan, Matamata and Coahuilan, are comfortable, lightweight, and stylish safety footwear. Specifically designed to service the construction, food processing, industrial and primary industries. What sets them apart from all the other safety boots on the market is their commitment to do it with the least impact on the environment. All Turtle Boots are manufactured with sustainable materials, 
 
So Light
One of Turtle Boots’ priorities is to ensure that all its boots are manufactured using the lightest materials possible to help reduce the weight of its boots, while maintaining functionality. The Cumberland slip on safety boot only weighs 700gm while the Leatherback high top boots are only 820gms.
Transparent Supply Chain 
All leather is sourced from tanneries that are approved by the Leather Working Group, to ensure that all aspects of our supply chain are upholding our own organization's values.
Recycling 
The real difference with Turtle Boots is the recycling service, aimed to reduce the waste produced and the impact on landfills. Turtle Boots actively recycle the PU rubber outsole and the steel and reuse these materials throughout our New Zealand partner network, reducing the amount of rubber and steel that goes to landfills.
 
All customers can return their used boots either by dropping off at Millin or there is a free collection service provided by Turtle Boots. 
Reduce Your Foot Print
Turtles are an endangered species - this issue along with many others drives the need for us to make changes to the way we look after our planet. If your workplace is also all in on sustainability, driving positive change and taking an active role in climate change mitigation, TurtleBoots can be part of your solution
You can make a small difference right now get your next pair of work boots HERE or contact Matt for more info
*Originally Posted by Matt Piggin on 13th August 2023