AS the industry joins the global war on plastic, vGroup International has launched of a new tablet form of screen wash.
When mixed with water the tablet makes up to five litres of the liquid. It is launched as part of vGroup’s vehicle winter pack for fleets, which also contains an ice scraper and Chlorofluorocarbon-free (CFC) de-icer.
However, the tablets are also available in single pod, three-pod or six-pod blister packs.
Individually costing no more than the price of either screen wash or the concentrate, vGroup International chairman Martyn Nash said the tablet is one of the company’s answers to reducing the consumption of plastic bottle screen wash and concentrate.
It is already advocated by BMW and Nissan in Germany and their franchise dealer networks, Nash said: “We are in talks with all the major motor manufacturers and vehicle importers in the UK market and we anticipate they will take delivery of the tablets.
“Similarly, we anticipate all our fleet and contract hire and leasing company customers will migrate to the tablet screen wash. We are also in conversation with leading retailers that we supply to stock the tablets.”
Some 100 million plastic bottles of screen wash are consumed annually by UK motorists – two million plastic bottles per week or 285,000 a day – potentially ending up in landfill, being incinerated, or making their way into seas and oceans.
Plastic bottles of screen wash are delivered to UK retailers and garage forecourts on 625,000 pallets, using eight million litres of fuel and two million tonnes of associated additional packaging.