Go green with Restonic
Restonic SA is a proudly South African company interested not just in creating quality beds that will support our customers and their dreams, but also in the future of our country, its people and our environment.
Our business is built on a zero-waste principle, where nothing that can be salvaged is discarded. From the smallest fabric and foam offcuts, we recycle materials at each step in our manufacturing process. We are driven by innovation, blended with a sense of environmental and social responsibility. For example:
- Restonic manufactures 90% of the components required in the assembly of our products. This includes the bases, legs, insulation pads and springs.
- We are part of the KAP Industrial Holdings group, which recently acquired Connacher, a textile recycling company that collects the waste from the clothing and textile industry and processes it into reusable fibre. The reusable fibre is used in the manufacture of mattresses and also supplies KAP’s automotive operations and various other industries. Over 9 600 tonnes of textiles were recycled during the past year.
- 30% of raw material used in Restonic’s mattress production comes from from recycled materials.
- All Restonic manufacturing facilities are factories designed with an eco-friendly mindset, making use of grey water systems, natural lighting, borehole water and energy-saving systems.
We also use recycled materials like polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a 100% recycled material, to create some of the elements we use within our products. In fact, 70% of all the materials we use across our whole range and our manufacturing facilities are environmentally sustainable, and we’re constantly working to improve that percentage.
Beyond that, we are always looking at new ways to minimise our environmental footprint – balancing industry with responsibility, for instance through introducing third-party plastics recycling.
As one example, the sewing fibres we use to weave our mattress textiles come wound on plastic cotton cones. Every empty cone is collected, and the plastic is granulated into tiny pellets, which are then melted down and used to make components like bed feet.
We constantly work to reduce consumption of raw materials, as well as decreasing the energy we use and our impact on every aspect of the environment, from air pollution to lower greenhouse gas emissions. For example, our five manufacturing locations (Johannesburg, KwaZulu-Natal, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Namibia) have been chosen strategically to ensure our logistics are as green as possible, with fewer long-haul truck trips to transport beds vast distances. This means lower carbon emissions and less pollution in the air
Whatever colour Restonic bed or mattress you buy, it’s green at heart.