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Harfield: A Sustainable Future

Posted by Francis Whitehead on January 17, 2024

Harfield: A Sustainable Future with images of polycarbonate cutlery, dishes and bowls

Ability Superstore are delighted to announce that we have partnered with Harfield Tableware, based in Stockport, Cheshire. Since 1961, they have been a leading manufacturer of high-quality, virtually unbreakable, and 100% recyclable tableware and dining aids.

They have been innovators in the way they design the wide range of their products with polycarbonate, which will never chip, shatter, or splinter at mealtimes. Polycarbonate is one of the best you could possibly use, and here’s why.

Why Polycarbonate?

The many advantages polycarbonate has over melamine

The environmental impact of plastic is at the forefront of many customers’ decision making. Harfield has always focused on creating reusable and recyclable products as tried and tested replacement options for disposable products. This is where they turn to polycarbonate.

Not only is polycarbonate a highly durable and resistant material, being able to withstand many uses, it’s also incredibly hygienic by being a non-porous material, as no bacteria from food can leach into it. It’s also incredibly lightweight, suitable for use by children, the elderly, or anyone with strength and dexterity issues. But without a doubt, the most important feature is its 100% recyclability.

In this current age where we are feeling the effects of climate change, environmental concerns and resources running dry from excess consumption and waste, recyclable products are imperative to helping the environment.

It is said a plastic fork can take 200 years to decompose, that’s two centuries in landfill or polluting our oceans. Imagine all the tours Madonna will go on by then! And if landfills are filling up at this current rate, it is said that most only have up to 16 years left before they reach full capacity, which means more natural areas will have to be torn apart and repurposed.

Plastics can also leach chemicals into the soil and air as they decompose, adding to our current microplastic crisis. Even now, there might be a dozen tiny plastic fibres in our bodies as we speak!

This is why it’s important when purchasing cutlery and kitchen aids, that they are 100% recyclable, sustainable for our environment, and durable for many years to come. Harfield’s range tick all of these boxes, and they are quality-assured.

Sustainability and Innovation

Harfield's Sustainability Pledge

Harfield are so passionate about their cause that they have made a sustainability pledge to help not only the environment but also YOU (yes, you!). After you have no further use for their products, you can send it straight to them and they will recycle them free of charge, eliminating the need to dispose them!

They are constantly designing and innovating new products that help people of all ages.

For example, their range of cutlery is available in a massive range of colours, including silver hues, pastels, and transparent colours too!

Their Standard Reusable Teaspoon is available in a stunning 22 colour options, so you can be assured that you can match the mise-en-scene of your kitchen! They are also dishwasher safe and incredibly stain resistant, so you can be sure they won’t fade after many uses.

We also have full sets of cutlery in matching colours! The set includes a knife, fork, dessert spoon, teaspoon, small knife, small fork, and small dessert spoon!

Another important feature on many of their products is the option of a perfectly fitting lid. For example, on their Thermal Insulated Mug, you’re spoilt for choice with colour options for both the mug and the lid. The lid helps keep the contents warm, and makes it easily portable and spill-free, perfect for picnics and taking with you when you’re out and about.

Even more so with the Isothermic Insulated Soup Bowl, it has naturally insulative properties, able to keep your food hot for up to an hour, perfect for meal prepping and care. On our website, you can buy these as the bowl on its own, the bowl with the lid, or just the lid only!

For All Ages and Abilities

Their wide range of tableware and dining aids in so many colours assures that they are appropriate for both children and the elderly.  Vibrant colours are said to be widely beneficial for those living with dementia, helping a brain associate a certain colour with food to boost appetite. They’re also widely appealing to young children, making mealtimes a fun experience for all.

Their Two Handled Polycarbonate Nose Cup is perfect for those with neck, wrist, and hand pains and those with limited dexterity, as its cutout at the front allows the user to sip without tilting the neck uncomfortably.

All the Harfield sets of cutlery and dining aids are made from polycarbonate, ensuring durability from rough-and-tumble mealtimes with your children. You can believe these will survive a few falls from the highchair!

For a subtle and stylish design welcome in any kitchen, the 300ml Mug with Handle makes the perfect addition to any home, hospital, or care home too. The way the optional lid is moulded allows for stacking, perfect for efficient storage in your cupboard.

It doesn't just stop there, as Harfield have even designed the innovative SliderStraws! The patented design allows you to separate the straw into two after drinking, for an easy clean without leaving residue.

Make Harfield Your Choice Today

For all the reasons we’ve listed above, why wouldn’t you want to choose Harfield products for your dining aids? Ultimately, you’ll reduce your carbon footprint, save money, and be assured that you’ll have high-quality kitchen and dining aids for years to come.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions or enquiries about Harfield’s amazing range, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be more than happy to help!