MACRON 4 THE PLANET

Macron 4 The Planet comprises a series of initiatives that the company is undertaking to promote greater environmental sustainability. All the areas of the company are affected by this “green” attitude, from the production of the goods all the way through to their distribution.

A conscious choice that starts from the creation of high quality garments, designed to last a long time while maintaining their technical characteristics unchanged. Offering high quality products that last over time means producing better and less: reducing energy consumption, harmful emissions and not wasting resources.

One of the core initiatives is the production of an increasing number of garments in Eco-Fabric, 100% of which comes from recycled plastic and has been certified by Global Recycled Standard. For example, for the production of a shirt 13 half litre plastic bottles are recycled. Efforts have also been made in optimising and modifying the materials used in packaging by making significant reduction in paper usage and utilising 100% certified recycled plastic for polybags.

NEW HEADQUARTERS

A NEW BUILDING

  • Ground 55.000 mq
  • Offices 6.000 mq
  • Warehouse 16.000 mq
  • Solar power 345 kw

A GREEN ATTITUDE

  • 150 planted trees
  • 2000 bushes
  • Wide green spaces

ECO PACKAGING

  • Optimising/reducing the use per packaging item
  • Use of new polybags made from 100% recycled material
  • Use of FSC-labelled cartons for shipments

ECO FABRICS

 

Macron Eco Fabrics are made with a thread which is 100% PET recycled polyester and is certified by Global Recycle Standard.

PET is a material made of oil or natural gas and can be 100% recycled, thus returning in the market in the form of new eco-sustainable products. In particular, the PET gathered after its first use is reduced in 2 mm chips and subsequently treated in order to obtain a thread that guarantees the same performance of a virgin thread. The thread does not lose its original characteristics during its treatment and for this reason may be repeatedly recycled. Last but not least, compared to virgin polyester, the PET recycled polyester has the advantage of requiring less energy during the production chain. For each produced shirt, 13 0.5 l bottles are recycled.

 

 

From the 2022-23 season, Macron top professional clubs will use socks  made with Renycle®, a yarn produced from the recycling of nylon 6, a high-value material with excellent characteristics of resistance, dyeing, softness and versatility. Through recovery and recycling, textile waste are converted into polymers and subsequently into yarns that maintain technical characteristics comparable to those from fossil sources, but with significantly better environmental performance. This new range of yarns, which is Global Recycled Standard certified, reduces CO2 emissions by almost 90% and saves over 87% of energy and 90% of water.

ECO PACKAGING

FSC-LABELLED CARTONS

  • The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) label indicates that the material belongs to the 'forest management and chain of custody' chain.
  • Macron will use FSC Mixed, which contains FSC-certified materials (at least 70%), 'controlled wood' and/or post-consumer recycled materials

RECYCLED POLYBAGS

  • 3 new polybags in different sizes made from recycled material.
  • Use of GRS - Global Recycled Standard certified recycled materials
  • 100% recycled low density polyethylene.
  • One hole for breathability and airtight closure.
  • New monochrome graphics.

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