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Velo™ – Reducing Single Use Plastic in Retail

Helping your brand be more sustainable

The Velo™ Range that helps you use sustainable plastics instore

Velo™ is a curated collection of sustainable products that supports reducing single use plastic in retail. By adopting more sustainable practices and materials, retailers can provide a more environmentally responsible shopping experience.

Single use plastic in retail contributes to the global issue of plastic pollution. Plastic has been used in the industry for decades due to its versatility and cost effectiveness, so the Velo™ range is designed to meet this challenge head on.

The Velo product range

Velo Recycled Plastic Tagging Attachment

Velo tagging attachments are made using 100% post-consumer plastic waste and are 100% recyclable too. Being black makes it easy…

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Velo Recycled Plastic Clothes Hanger

Our Velo hanger range is designed to reduce waste, promotes recycling and helps to lower the environmental impact of fashion.…

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Velo Transfer and Storage Sack

An alternative to using plastic sacks for managing, storing and distributing donations around your retail estate.

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Velo Waste Sacks

The black plastic sacks are made from 100% recycled plastic from post-consumer waste and the coloured sacks contain 98% recycled…

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Look to the future of retail

By adopting more sustainable practices and materials, retailers can provide a more environmentally responsible shopping experience. Reducing single use plastic in retail with Velo™ is an easy product swap away.

The Velo™ Recycled Plastic Tagging Attachment

Take a very visible example of plastic in retail – the thousands of tagging attachments used on clothing every day. Manufacture of these tags results in unnecessary virgin plastic production and plastic waste. We felt all that was needed was a different approach to this problem, so we developed the very first plastic tagging attachment made from recycled plastic.

Velo™ tagging attachments are made using 100% post-consumer plastic waste and are 100% recyclable too. Being black makes it easy to identify when you have ‘made the switch’ on the shop floor and easily communicated to your customers.

The Velo™ Tagging attachments are compatible with our own Velo™ MK2 Standard Tagging Gun which is equivalent to other premium products on the market. The tags work with all other tagging guns and have been carefully developed to ensure that they run smoothly and stay jam-free.

This translates into saving time on the shop floor as well as eradicating annoying and wasteful gun-jamming.

Here’s what our customers think of Velo Tagging Attachments

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Volunteers and staff impressed that they are recyclable and environmentally friendly
Much nicer to hold and so far, no jamming!
The new tagging guns and attachments are so much better.
They don’t seem to get stuck like the original ones so that’s great!
We all love them, they tag so much better and we’re not wasting any attachments as it works first time so thumbs up here.
Volunteers and staff impressed that they are recyclable and environmentally friendly
Much nicer to hold and so far, no jamming!
The new tagging guns and attachments are so much better.
They don’t seem to get stuck like the original ones so that’s great!
We all love them, they tag so much better and we’re not wasting any attachments as it works first time so thumbs up here.

The Velo Recycled Plastic Clothes Hanger

Another extensive and very visible use of plastic instore are clothes hangers. Again, this plastic product has had a refresh and the Velo range carries a number of styles as well as bespoke designs for the retailers we work with.

Our Velo hanger range is designed to reduce waste and promote recycling, and helps to lower the environmental impact of fashion.

Made from recycled plastic, our Velo hangers are made from 100% recycled and compressed polystyrene. Recycled plastic hangers are an example of a circular economy approach, aligning to your own customer expectations and values.

Velo Transfer and Storage Sack for Charity Retail

Our latest retail innovation is the Velo Transfer and Storage Sack which is an alternative to using plastic sacks for managing, storing and distributing donations around your retail estate.

The Velo Transfer Storage Sack is a “Bag For Life” which is rented for as little as 4p a month. So why would a Charity consider using this over the plastic bags currently used for clothes stock management?

The charities we work with used over 2.2 million disposable sacks last year for sorting and storing textiles and clothing.

  • No more single-use plastic sacks
  • Made from recycled content
  • Holds 6-8 kg with strong zip closing
  • Colour coded sacks with display pocket for easy stock identification
  • Complete end-of-life management and recycling by Acopia
  • On-going replacements forever*
  • Developed for the Charity Retail sector
  • Robust and durable
  • Closed loop system
  • Registered design

*Based on acceptable wear and tear.

How it works – 3 simple steps

  1. Hire your reusable Velo Transfer and Storage sacks from Acopia
  2. Use them until they reach the end of their lifecycle
  3. Acopia replenish your sacks at no additional cost

What else do I need to know about Velo?

The Velo range is constantly evolving as we continue to innovate, bringing you exciting new products that help to reduce single use plastics, use more products with recycled content as well as new materials that help to minimise environmental impact.

 

Our Velo range supports carbon footprint reduction by helping businesses to be less reliant on natural resources and introducing more GNFR products with recycled plastic content.

There are no hidden costs or T&C’s when it comes to getting your replacement Bag For Life Velo Storage and Transfer Sack replacements. We replace all on acceptable wear and tear. Included in the cost of the rental / outright purchase of the sack, it includes the cost to recycle in a responsible manner as well

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