A sustainable alternative to plastic cable ties

Highways England (HE) was forced to issue an apology last month after dozens of plastic cable ties were found in Chalk, near Gravesend. 

Residents were left furious over the discarded plastic cable ties, which were left by HE employees, who were carrying out archaeological surveys for the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. 

Footpaths had been fenced off for the £8.2 billion project, and these cable ties had been used to hold the fences together.  When the fences were taken down, HE employees cut hundreds of plastic cable ties free, and left them littering the area.


Sustainable cable ties

The obvious issue of the irresponsible fly-tipping aside, the world really needs to move on from using single-use plastic cable ties.  Millions of them find their way to landfill every year, and the ones that don’t can cause serious issues for wildlife. 

If you found this article, then the chances are that you’re in the market for sustainable cable ties.

Whilst our fasteners are made of plastic, they can be reused again and again, and are therefore far kinder to the planet. 


Adjustable cable ties

On top of this, they’re completely adjustable.  Did you ever tighten a cable tie to tidy some unruly wires, only to need to loosen it so that you could add an extra cable to the bundle? If you have, then you’ll know that this isn’t possible.  You need to cut the cable tie, throw it away (more waste for landfill!) and start again with a new one.  Our adjustable plastic fasteners, on the other hand, can be slackened and tightened as many times as you need. 

Also known as beaded ties, they’re completely secure, and are perfect for use as bag ties, assembly work, tidying wires, gardening and much more.


Recyclable plastic fasteners

Better still, our innovative fasteners should never find their way to landfill as they’re made from Low Density Polythene (LDPE) which is completely recyclable!

The handy plastic fasteners also come with a small hook, which can be used to hold up lightweight items to save space.

Measom Freer manufacture these fasteners for a variety of purposes, from general household, right through to the automotive and agricultural industries.  As they are available in two sizes, they are a great solution to many problems where single-use cable ties would have previously been the answer.


If you’d like to talk to a member of the Measom Freer team before purchasing, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 0116 228 1588, or fill in our enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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