BRADFORD based Texfelt is now using its unique material made from recycled PET plastic bottles and other ‘single use’ plastics in sofas and recliners, following a partnership with a leading British furniture manufacturer.

SpringBond, made from 85% recycled PET plastic bottles, is fully recyclable at the end of its useable life. It is hoped it will help homeowners reduce plastic waste and leave no harmful 'volatile organic compounds' in the air since it contains no PU foam.

Lincolnshire-based Lebus is using SpringBond in the production of around 29,000 seats every month across more than 25 sofa designs.

James Taylor, managing director at Texfelt which manufactures SpringBond, said: “With the world currently producing more than 300 million tonnes of plastic each year, and half of that being used just once, sometimes for a few seconds, before it’s thrown away, people are looking for green alternatives to everyday items.

“While the world works out how to reduce its plastic consumption, we have found new ways of upcycling some of the waste – first as a luxury carpet underlay and now as a material to give comfort and support in sofas.

“We are delighted to be working with Lebus – another British manufacturer like ourselves – in helping to create greener homes now and for the future.”

SpringBond is designed and manufactured in Yorkshire - part of the company's aim to have minimal environmental impact.

Texfelt is a partner of non-profit organisation Plastic Oceans, which addresses plastic pollution.

Karl Walker, managing director at Lebus, said: “As one of the UK’s largest independent upholstery manufacturers we are delighted to be associated with Texfelt in the development and promotion of this exceptional product.”