What do you get for the environmentally conscious plastics industry professional who has everything? Eastman Chemical Co. has five answers to that question for holiday shoppers.
Kingsport, Tenn.-based Eastman recently posted five gift ideas for the season, each made with the firm's renewable materials.
"That means that every time you give one, you're also playing a part in diverting waste from landfills and preserving our world's natural resources," officials said.
Eastman's fantastic five are:
• Towels made from a mix of sustainably produced cotton and Eastman's Naia-brand quick-drying cellulosic fiber, which is made from sustainably sourced pine and eucalyptus wood pulp.
• Tools from Black & Decker's Reviva product line. Housings for these cordless drills, sanders and jigsaws are built from Eastman's Tritan Renew-brand copolyester, a 50 percent certified recycled material. Tritan Renew uses plastic waste that has been diverted from landfills or recovered from landscapes.
• Bottles, tumblers, barware and other beverage products from BruMate have lids made with Tritan Renew. Brumate officials said that with the lids, the firm in the next year will divert waste equivalent to 15 million single-use plastic water bottles.
• Kenmark Eyewear's Paradigm collection has frames made of Eastman's Acetate Renew, which consists of 40 percent recycled plastic and 60 percent biobased content from renewable sources. Paradigm lenses also are made with Tritan Renew with 50 percent recycled content.
• Dear Dahlia, a luxury vegan beauty brand, and its Timeless Bloom collection palette. That portfolio includes nine shades of eye shadow in a marble-designed compact made from Tritan Renew. Eastman officials said the compact has "the trifecta of style, function and recycled content."
Eastman employs 14,000 worldwide and posted sales of $10.5 billion in 2021.