Zoom gloves, the one-size-fits-all glove brand, has joined a growing number of golf companies that are pledging to reduce their use of plastics going forward. Zoom, along with sister brand Big Max, Europe’s leading push cart and waterproof bag brand, has removed all plastic packaging from its latest products.
Thomas Reiter, owner of Zoom and Big Max, said: “Our oceans are filling up with plastic waste at an alarming rate. Up to 13 million tons of plastic waste finds its way into the sea each year, and with 30% of all European plastic usage originating in Germany and Austria, I feel we have a duty to do all we can to reduce consumption.
“The solution to this plastic flood will require ambitious and binding plans from businesses and governments, but we at Zoom and Big Max have decided that our time to act is now. For all future packaging of Zoom gloves, the brand has replaced traditional foiled packaging with paper and removed the plastic window altogether. This has the added advantage of allowing customers to feel the product and have a tactile experience choosing their glove without having to unpack it, but most importantly, it reduces plastic use to zero.”
Reiter added: “We know that this is a drop in the ocean, but if every company and every household took small steps to reduce their consumption of plastic, we could make a real impact together. With a collective effort we can make reduced plastic consumption the new normal, and for that, I’m sure nature will thank us.”
Last year, Lynx Golf pledged to stop using single-use plastics in its packaging, replacing shrink wrap on clubheads with cotton covers, and using paper wadding instead of bubble wrap in its golf bag pockets.