Motorized Shades Made of Recovered Shore Plastic A Plastic Ocean We are surrounded by plastic. In just a single day we mindlessly touch numerous pieces of plastic: grocery bags, food containers, coffee cups, lids, drink bottles – the list goes on. Plastics are convenient, but their convenience carries a steep price. Each year it’s estimated that 9 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into our world’s oceans. Studies suggest that there are more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the world‘s oceans that span from the equator to the poles, and from the Arctic ice sheets to the seafloor. Emerging research suggests that not one square mile of surface ocean anywhere on earth is free of plastic pollution. Taking Action on Plastic Pollution To help combat shoreline plastic waste, Hunter Douglas is giving washed ashore plastic a new life with their U-Turn initiative. This initiative conducts beach cleanups throughout the world each year with the overall objective of preventing washed ashore and land-based debris from entering the marine ecosystem. As of July 2020, Hunter Douglas has turned 40 tons of plastic that washed ashore into their latest innovation of GreenScreen Sea-Tex fabrics. Window Coverings That Are Making Waves of Impact GreenScreen Sea-Tex is a product program developed by Hunter Douglas, in collaboration with the material innovator Bionic yarn, aiming to create high-quality window fabrics from recovered shoreline plastics. The new Sea-Tex fabrics are exclusive to the Designer Screen Shades product line and are available in five neutral coastal tones each with a 3% openness. Designer Screen Shades are expertly crafted to provide privacy, UV protection, glare control, and view-through, all while filtering sunlight. Each square of GreenScreen Sea-Tex fabric contains 125 grams of recycled plastic! Contact our experts today to learn more about GreenScreen Sea-Tex shades or our extensive line of Hunter Douglas Custom Window Blinds, Shades, Shutters, and Drapery!