No Compromise and No PVC
Our No PVC Policy is one of our commitments to protecting the environment.
This is because PVC is known to create toxic fumes and waste. For camera bags, PVC is normally used for rubber labels (ours are made from Silicone), clear laminated mesh (ours is made from PU), and fabric (we don’t use any fabric coated with PVC). Even though it costs us more to build the product, we know we’re doing the right thing by not using PVC products.
“From July 9-12, 1997, at least 400 tons of PVC were consumed in a fire at Plastimet, Inc., Hamilton, Ontario. The facility was storing bales of "jet trimmings" from a manufacturer of automobile interiors. Analysis of soot and ash samples after the PVC fire at the plant revealed levels of dioxin 66 times higher than permitted even for industrial land. This one fire increased the annual dioxin emssions for the whole of Canada by 4 % in 1997.”(quoted from Greenpeace, PVC-The Poison Plastic)