Autoparts UK curbing plastic waste
Car parts distributor Autoparts UK has announced a significant increase in popularity of its bottle-free tablet form of screenwash under the P1 Autocare brand. Since the brand joined the global campaign against the use of plastic bottles early in 2019, Autoparts has sold over 5000 screenwash pods, eliminating unnecessary plastic bottles going into landfill or the ocean.
With UK motorists annually consuming around 100 million plastic bottles of screenwash – almost two million plastic bottles per week and an astonishing 285,000 per day – the effects are plunging the world into an environmental catastrophe.
The automotive aftermarket’s response is proving overwhelmingly positive, but more garages are being urged to switch from the traditional bottles to the P1 Autocare Screenwash Pods, to help curb plastic waste and avert an even bigger environmental crisis.
Instead of typically buying a 5-litre bottle of screenwash or 500ml of concentrate, the P1 Autocare Screenwash Pod makes up to 5 litres in the washer fluid reservoir.
Teal blue in colour with a pleasant blue raspberry smell, the smear-free product is available from Autoparts UK under the P1 Autocare brand in blister packs of one, three and six tablets, to optimise speed to market and product visibility.
Craig McCracken, Autoparts group factor manager, said: “With the success of the screenwash pods, we’ve taken 42 pallets of plastic waste out of circulation. This increase in popularity is very encouraging and I’m delighted that Autoparts UK is leading the campaign against waste in the automotive aftermarket.”