We strive to be a socially responsible brand and strive to reduce our impact on the environment. We know that the fashion industry is currently considered one of the largest pollutants in the world. Therefore, we deliberately manufacture knee pads with the longest possible service life in order to avoid an increase in the volume of textile waste in the world.
But we also know that sooner or later the day will come when you decide to part with your “faithful defenders” from QUEEN. Therefore, we ask you not to rush to throw your knee pads into the trash can when that day comes.
WE ARE SINCERELY CALLING YOU TO DO ONE OF THE PROPOSED BELOW (or choose your own convenient solution with thoughts of the Earth).
1. First, assess the condition of the QUEEN knee pads. If they have retained their functional abilities and remained in good condition (we really count on this, since we are confident in the quality of our product) – turn them over to a consignment or consignment store.
2. If the knee pads can no longer perform their functions, they still have to be handed over for disposal or recycling. To do this, be sure to remove the replaceable pads from the knee pads, as they are disposed of in different ways.
Knee pads are made of textile neoprene (80% polyamide, 20% elastane), a synthetic material that is recyclable.
In order to hand over things for recycling in many countries you can find special boxes for collecting clothes. Or, unnecessary items can be dropped off at recycling points, clothing and textile cans in supermarkets and local car parks.
Some retailers, such as H&M and American Eagle Outfitters, offer dumpsters in stores to collect textiles and accessories of all brands – you can use this opportunity.
Replacement cushions are high-density polyethylene foam. Dispose of the pads together with other non-recyclable plastic waste. Such materials are sent for high-temperature incineration.
The knee pads of the Grip model range are also not recyclable. Therefore, in the absence of the possibility of further use are subject to high-temperature combustion.
We are undoubtedly pleased that global digitalization helps in caring for the environment. For your convenience, you can use the Recycling Locator to find the nearest recycling centers.
Here are some examples of Recycling Locator services:
We are grateful to you for reading these recommendations to the end. And we would be grateful if you would help us to prevent the QUEEN knee pads from badly affecting the environment.