Photo by Kossie / Luke Weller
Form is the carbon-negative fitness company, our aim is to take more carbon out of the atmosphere than we put into it. To do this, we used the following methodology:
Firstly we calculated how much carbon is emitted per mat: this is based on a number of factors including:
Embodied energy from production;
Distance travelled from our factory to our warehouse in England;
Average distance travelled from our warehouse to our customers. We also took into account different modes of transport used for customers in different countries.
Next we calculated the average carbon emitted by the Form team from our day-to-day work, including electricity used and mileage travelling to and from events;
Finally, we offset this through a fantastic charity which is working to reduce the carbon in the atmosphere through a global portfolio of different projects from hydroelectric generation to wind turbine installations.
Many mats on the market today are made from PVC or other toxic materials, meaning you may be harming your health rather than improving it when you workout!
Our mats are made from 100% human-friendly, recycled materials. The base is made from recycled natural tree rubber, and the grippy top is made from recycled plastic bottles (Pro & Travel mats) or biodegradable PU (Onyx mats). This means all our mats are free from silicone, toxic glue and phthalates so you can get your sweat on in peace!
RECYCLABLE / BIODEGRADABLE
We also design our mats to be extremely durable so you should get many happy years of use out of it.
When it is time to dispose of your Pro or Travel mats, the natural rubber base is fully biodegradable and recyclable, while the top surface is recyclable. Our Onyx mats are fully biodegradable!
Say no to landfill!
Our packaging is fully recyclable. Our rectangular mats come in cardboard boxes sealed with biodegradable tape. Our round mats come in recycled cardboard tubes with plastic ends, again sealed with biodegradable tape.
We are always looking to improve our packaging: over the coming months we aim to remove the plastic wraps that currently protect the mats during transit and transition to boxes for all mats which are lighter and plastic-free.