OSK Property recently announced its collaboration with GreenTech Malaysia Alliances and KLOTH Lifestyle to produce new company uniforms using recycled plastic bottles. This exercise is also a continuation of the OSK Property branding exercise following the brand launch earlier this year.
Turning Waste to Wear – OSK Property recycles more than 10,000 water bottles into newly launched uniforms in partnership with Green Tech Malaysia Alliances and KLOTH Lifestyle
Every year, a massive number of plastic bottles are consumed in Malaysia and most of these end up in landfills and waterways causing devastating effects on sea life and the environment.
“As a developer, we often ask ourselves what we could do to be more innovative and to play our part as a socially responsible company. We are fortunate to have met GreenTech and KLOTH Lifestyle and we are proud to be a part of the initiative to develop corporate uniforms using recycled plastic bottles. We hope that this will mark the beginning of OSK Property’s sustainability journey and we hope to be able to adopt more green technologies in our operations and developments moving forward,” said Ong Ghee Bin, OSK Property Chief Executive Officer.
Through this partnership, OSK Property is also the first Malaysian property development company to receive a partnership programme certificate from GreenTech Malaysia Alliances for its effort to support sustainable corporate transformation under the waste management initiative.
Plastic bottles are a viable, eco-friendly and sustainable resource and with proper waste management, every effort can help protect the environment.
VIP guests fascinated with the products that were all made with recycled plastic bottles at an exhibition by KLOTH Lifestyle during the launch
OSK Property’s new uniform is made out of 40% recycled polyester and 60% organic cotton, saving 8.5 plastic bottles per shirt. The regenerated polyester fibre that is made from recycled plastic bottles is environmentally friendly, cost-effective and safe to use. It also performs equally well as 100% virgin polyester.
KLOTH Lifestyle collects clear plastic bottles from waste processors around the country and shreds them into plastic flakes. The plastic flakes are then cleaned and converted into pellets and spun into polyester yarn.
With a gamut of special treatments, this fabric is the perfect choice for OSK Property’s use due to its sustainability and durability. The custom-made uniforms are internationally certified by Scientific Certification System and Global Recycling Standard.
A sustainable movement – OSK Property’s new uniform is uniquely custom-made with a mandarin collar using of 8.5 plastic bottles per piece
This is a significant step for OSK Property in its effort to cultivate eco-friendly and sustainable technology not only internally but also implementing high Green Building Index standards into its developments.