In modern day Life it is virtually impossible to avoid plastic, but with the growing epidemic of plastic pollution it is in our best interests to minimise the amount we use.
Plastics harm the environment by seeping into soil and water, degrading our beaches, killing wildlife, choking our oceans and killing millions of marine animals each year.
There is now a huge campaign to reduce the plastic foot print by governments, environmental groups and worldwide supporters.
We are part of the problem and now need to be part of the solution.
Our problem is that we live in a throw away culture and urgency is needed to move away from this lifestyle involving single usage plastic.
Even If we make little changes in our day to day life, that can help to reduce our own plastic footprint.
Even if we each make little changes in our day to day lives, together they will have a huge impact in reducing the plastic footprint.
Below are a few pointers to go plastic free at home.
Purchase reusable bags made from durable, environmentally-friendly materials that will last time and time again.
Refillable, glass water bottles are much better for the environment and yourself.
Skip a straw or buy a reusable metal one.
local Markets or local farmers markets are ideal for plastic free shopping as most items are displayed loose and stall holders more likely to accommodate your needs. Most food hasn’t travelled miles to get to you therefore the carbon footprint is low.
Buy in Bulk
Reduces the amount of plastic packaging.
Reusable Party Cutlery
The amount of single use partyware we through away in our lifetimes if we thought about it would add up to a considerable amount.
Recycle When Possible
This will give your used packaging the best chance of being disposed of correctly to reduce the pollution created from waste.
The ‘Attenborough Effect’ has sparked a rise in beaches around the UK having a big clean up. With a rise in 18 beaches since last year being awarded for their litter free sands. Over the past 12 months, this movement has led to a 53 percent reduction in single-use plastic.
Large fast-food and coffee franchises such as McDonalds, Nandos and Cost Coffee are leading the way in the eradication of their single-use, plastic straws.
Certain Supermarkets are also taking action to reduce plastic packaging on their products by creating plastic-free aisles so consumers can buy products loosely, or bring their own containers.
The UK has also banned products containing microbeads within the last year.
What Effort is Tenura Making?
Here at Tenura we are making the move from plastic to cardboard packaging, starting with our jar and bottle openers. By 2020, the entire Tenura range will be packaged in cardboard retail boxes.
Cardboard is a very durable material, which allows products to withstand long transportation times. It prevents moisture from accessing goods within the packaging and prevents them from becoming damaged.
Cardboard is biodegradable and recyclable, with it also being more easily and widely recycled than any other material. With it being a lighter packaging, this would also reduce the emissions used when transporting.
For more specific information on our new cardboard packaging, or to place an order, you can contact the Tenura sales team via phone or live chat. Alternatively complete our contact us form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Tenuras latest addition to the daily living aids range is self-adhesive non-slip silicone reels. This material is our faithful non-slip silicone with an added bonus of a strong self adhesive backing, allowing it to be applied to an area as an effective semi-permanent non-slip surface that will not only provide excellent non-slip properties, but will not damage any items placed upon it.
The adhesive backing was an additional feature people have enquired about online, at meetings and exhibitions. Now Tenura are happy to make this available and supply an inexpensive, self-adhesive non-slip surface.
This material can be used in many domestic and industrial applications such as in tool boxes, workbenches, breakfast bars or side tables at home or desks in the office. It can also be applied to handheld objects to increase grip and comfort. Self-adhesive silicone reels decrease the risk of spills and prevent stains from objects resting on its surface. Thanks to the easy peel away backing, this material can be applied quickly and neatly, creating an aesthetically pleasing non-slip surface.
They are highly versatile, due to you being able to cut pieces to size using scissors, making them ideal for when a non-slip surface is required.
The aforementioned cut to size versatility makes it perfect for areas where multiple or specific shape applications may be needed.
Like most of Tenura silicone non-slip and grip aids, Tenura self adhesive non-slip reels can be cleaned with a simple combination of hot water and soap, but will lose all non-slip properties whilst wet. Once dry the materials non-slip properties will return, so we recommend allowing the surface to dry properly before using it.
Tenura self-adhesive non-slip reels are 1m x 20cm giving you a large amount of material to work with for your money. They are 0.3mm thick and available in blue.
Tenura self adhesive non-slip reels can be purchased directly through our website, along with the rest of Tenuras range of daily living aids. You can get free shipping on all Tenura products by spending over £50 or more!
Should you have any questions or queries about our self-adhesive non-slip reels or any other products Tenura produces, please contact the sales team via email or contact form. If you would like to speak to us directly, you can do so via the live chat feature or calling us by phone.
Good Afternoon folks and a happy new year to you all!
With the coming of the new year, we thought about how our products are used and the possibilities of where we could expand them too. One area in particular in working or personal life is full of areas where a strong anti slip surface or grip is needed is something we have never discussed in detail before, so we thought this was a good opportunity to do so.
Grips Aids for Tools for General maintenance and Repair Work
There are tonnes of tasks in the workplace and home which require the use of spanners, wrenches, screwdrivers and many other tools, to effectively tighten or loosen parts and a strong grip can often be required. These tasks can become pretty difficult for those with physical impairments, or when a particularly stiff bolt, nut or screw doesn’t want to budge. We think Tenura anti slip grip strips and rolls would work perfectly for as grip aids for tools. By using grip strips, or cutting strips from a roll and wrapping these around the handles of tools such as spanners, screwdrivers and pliers, you can dramatically increase the grip and comfort you have on them. This makes them much easier to twist, turn or lever to get tight or rusted nuts, bolts or screws loose and allow you to continue the maintenance of any machinery or appliance.
Stiff oil caps can also be a nightmare when trying to do routine maintenance on the car at home or in a garage. Without the use of a tool or protective layer, these can be hard to get off by hand. However, we thought about how this cap would fit nicely in our jar openers! By using Tenura jar openers on stiff caps and tops, you can effectively screw them open or closed without any pain or discomfort. Tenura jar openers are also very resistant to heat, allowing them to withstand temperatures of up to 250°C, making them ideal for use on warm or hot car parts.
Tenura Non Slip Fabric for Kneeling
Kneeling on hard surfaces, while not only extremely uncomfortable to the point of painful, could potentially cause long term damage on your knees. Tenura non slip fabric is an ideal way to prevent this. By doubling over this Tenura non slip fabric, it will provide a comfortable cushion for you to work on without the worry of potential long term damage to your knees. This material is not only comfortable but non slip, so it will not move when you do in most cases and will keep your tools in position until you need them. It also raises them from the floor and keeps them away from all but deep puddles of water, oil or any other liquids. This material is also perfect when lying on the floor during maintenance to increase comfort and help extend the time you can spend working in a horizontal position. Tenura non slip fabric in most cases is also easily washed, meaning it can be used again and again without the danger of contamination.
By using Tenuras range of daily living aids, you can make tasks in all areas of life much easier, and prevent potential damage and injury at the same time.
You can view and purchase Tenuras range of daily living aids directly through the website. Spend £50 on our website and we will ship your order free of charge to anywhere within the mainland UK.
It's been a busy year here at Tenura, and we would like to thank you for your custom and support over this past 12 months.
We're excited for the Christmas break and looking forward to recharging our batteries so we can start 2017 refreshed and ready to hit the ground running with new products and innovations for professionals and end users all around UK, Europe and the world!
Today is our last regular day in office until the 3rd of January. Any orders made over the Christmas period will be subject to a delay, so we appreciate your patience in this matter.
Below are our operating times over the Christmas and new year period:
26th-27th December - Closed
28th December - 8.30-12
29th December - 8.30-12
30th December - 2nd January - Closed
3rd January - Business resumes as normal
Everyone here at Tenura would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year and we look forward to working with you in 2017.
Cutlery grips are a handy addition to day to day life, by providing an enhanced surface area around cutlery, pens, pencils, toothbrushes and many other items making them easier to use during daily tasks and much easier to hold. These daily living aids are perfect for those who suffer from impairments to strength of grip as increasing the surface area reduces the amount of grip required, helping to decrease pain and strain on joints and muscles. However these products are made for adults and due to their size maybe cumbersome for children to use and hold.
This presented a big problem for us as how good is a daily living aid if it can’t cater to everybody’s needs? This brought us to the new product we are announcing today.... Tenura childrens' cutlery grips.
Tenura childrens' cutlery grips are the exact same product as cutlery grips, only made smaller for smaller hands. Childrens' Cutlery grips, like their larger counterpart, also provide an enhanced surface area allowing children with impairments to strength of grip to be able to use utensils easier and have an object which fits nicely into the hand instead of an oversize item which could also cause a hindrance. Tenura childrens' cutlery grips are 98mm in size and weigh only 45g per unit, this is a lot lighter than our adult ones to make them easier for smaller hands to handle and use. Cutlery grips are made from a strong antimicrobial silicone, designed to be durable, easily washed and prevent the harbouring and spread of bacteria on utensils we come into contact with everyday, helping to protect parents and children.
Childrens' cutlery grips can be applied with ease, slide the handle onto your knife, fork, pen or other small utensil and it’s ready to go. Tenura cutlery grips can be washed by hand or via dishwasher. This makes washing cutlery grips easy for big industries like charities or organisations who may have a large turnaround of children and adults and don’t have time to clean them all by hand allowing Tenura kids cutlery grips to be used again and again whilst keeping a good standard of hygiene.
Tenura childrens' cutlery grips come in three vibrant colours! Red, blue and grey and come in packs of 2, cutlery grips can be purchased directly through our website, along with the rest of Tenuras' range of daily living aids. All orders to the value of £50 or more will be sent free of charge within the mainland UK. Should you have any questions or queries about our products, please use the contact us form on the site, or give us a call and we would be more than happy to help.
Disabilities and impairments can affect people in many different ways, but one of the hardest to cope with is full to near full body paralysis, cerebral Palsy or other disabilities and impairments which can affect anyone at any time from developmental problems or a bad accident. At this point, communication to the outside world can become very difficult and most tasks are impossible. However, innovative science and technology advances have shown how tablets and specialist software can be created and used to help these people share their voice. A good example of this would be Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking as we all know was diagnosed and suffers from Motor Neurone or Lou Gehrig’s disease. This disease affects your nerves in the brain and spinal cord making messages which would usually be sent to muscles unable to get through, leaving them to waste and weaken. Without Stephen Hawking’s Intel programmed voice system, his brilliant mind would have been lost to everyone but himself, leaving him without communication.
Obviously, this is a very extreme situation where technology can be used to create an effective communication system but it really paints the picture of how vital it can be. Now a simple app can turn Tablets, iPads and smartphones into a learning and communication method. However, in all situations, Pessimists (like me) can see the ways this could be ruined or compromised causing damage and despair to those involved. Yes, that’s right, we are talking about the dreaded and inevitable drop of an iPad or tablet!
Unfortunately, no one is safe from this event and it is one of terror and shock when you see your beloved smart device heading for the floor. Unfortunately, this, for those who are physically disabled, may mean they are without a working communication or entertainment method for some time, leaving them very much isolated and with no way of trying to stop or catch the device. Through some brainstorming in our offices and working in the disability aids market, we thought we had come up with a brilliant idea to help prevent this from happening.
Tenura extreme mats are a strong tacky material renowned for its strong grip of materials, preventing all movement from objects resting on its surface. We have seen this material used in motor homes, caravans, in cars and even in clinical trials to prevent beakers and glasses from moving around or spilling. We believe that Tenura extreme if applied to tablets, smartphones or brackets will create an effective hold helping to stop potential falls by providing a very strong grip. Extreme mats have been tried and tested to stop bowls and plates from moving at very steep angles and leave no residue from where they were placed. This material can also be washed with ease and will regain its strong tacky surface once dry, allowing it to be used again and again.
A great deal of care must be taken when removing phones and tablets from Tenura extreme grip mats. This materials drawback is the same as its benefit, its strong tacky surface. This tacky surface is so strong, without care when taking it off, this material could make your phone bend, break or fall when trying to pull it off. We recommend slow and even pulling pressure away from the material to allow you to remove it from the device. Another solution to this problem would be to attach a phone case to the extreme grip mat then clip your device in. This way your tablet or phone can be removed with ease, preventing breakages and accidents.
Extreme mats can be found in a green and transparent colouring, allowing you to create a strong non slip surface without the need to lose the aesthetics of the surface you have placed it on or as an easily visible marking solution thanks to its vibrant green colour. Tenura extreme mats are an ideal solution to preventing all movement from objects in the home, on the go or in a workplace and can now be found at a price of £10 per mat!
Tenura Extreme grip mats can be purchased directly through our website along with the rest of Tenuras range of daily living aids. Spend £50 on our website and we will ship your order free of charge.
Tenura non slip fabric offers a comfortable and soft anti slip surface which can be used in many areas around the home such as on kitchen worktops, the dinner table and under rugs and carpet to prevent movement. Electricians, mechanics, daring DIY experts and any other professional tradesmen or women who require specialist tools but don’t want them moving around, potentially becoming damaged or lost, can also benefit from the use of non slip fabric.
Recently, a very clever lady who works alongside us at Tenura came up with a brilliant idea. When driving in general, unless your boot is very small or pretty full, things will always slip, slide and bang around which can not only cause damage and spillages and be very distracting and startling when you are trying to concentrate on the road and other drivers. Tenura Non slip fabric will help to prevent this by allowing objects to sink into the material slightly, helping the material to form a non slip grip around the bottom and base of the material, helping to prevent objects from sliding around the boot or bumping into others causing possible damage.
Tenura non slip fabric is a strong and durable material that possesses strong non slip properties and can be cut to size with just a pair of scissors. It can also be washed with ease and is completely waterproof, meaning any spills and stains with food, drink and many other liquids will not damage the material. allowing it to be used again and again. This makes this material very useful for areas exposed to water.
Tenura non slip fabric is available in 50.8cmx182cm rolls and in the following colours.
For any more questions on Tenura non slip fabric and where it can be used, or any other products in the Tenura range, please contact us via the contact us page or visit the Tenura product page to view the complete range.
Rehacare has come around once again!
Tenura is very excited to be attending again and cannot wait to show the new variations we have developed from our product range. Come and see Tenura at Booth 3/ A70/I.
Held in Dusseldorf, Germany, Rehacare brings many companies and professionals together who have many years experience in the mobility and rehabilitation industry, making it a perfect place to exhibit at for all whose businesses and lives are centralised around rehabilitation and assisted living. This year, Tenura will be bringing a whole new variation of daily living aids to showcase and show to friends, colleagues and the general public. We look forward to hear your opinions on these changes to our range, as well as introducing the long standing products to new faces.
Tenura greatly enjoys attending the Rehacare exhibition as it helps us to reach out to many of the companies and people in this community, answering any questions they may have. It’s great for forming strong friendships, business opportunities, and of course meeting up with old friends. We see new innovations constantly being developed in this ever active industry.
The Rehacare exhibition located at Messe Düsseldorf, Germany and will be running from 28th September – 1st October 2016. Please visit us at Tenura - Booth 3/ A70/I.
The AT-AAC conference is upon us!
The AT-AAC conference is a two day event between the 1st and 2nd of September where the leading experts and users of assistive technologies and communication methods come together to share their knowledge and experiences with you. This conference is held in high regard and can be very useful for those seeking advice or help in daily tasks which may be made harder by physical impairments or diseases, making this a great opportunity for businesses and people alike to reach out and make connections, or learn about the new and innovative technologies constantly being developed to help those who are not able bodied. The conference starts at 9am on the 1st till 10pm, then 9am till 5pm on the 2nd.
Over the two days of this conference, there will be a 16 speakers from around the world, all experts and users of these assistive technologies and AAC will be sharing their knowledge and experience to help provide an insight into their daily lives, the technologies which may work for their conditions and many other topics designed to help and educate those attending. Although this Conference is located in Kršnjavoga 1, Zagreb, Croatia, there will be translations provided, meaning anyone can attend!
Throughout the AT-AAC conference, you will get the chance to try out and sample different aids for people with disabilities or impairments. The variety of products range from assistive technologies for computers , augmentative enhancements and alternative communication methods allowing those who attend to really get an understanding of the technology currently out there and any advancements that are currently being made. Along with the ability to sample technologies, various institutions and organisations from around Europe will be presenting their work with the disabled, and physically impaired. At this conference you will be able to find many of Tenura’s materials and Daily Living Aids to give the general public “hands on” experience with the products and seeing the ways in which they can help during day to day tasks. Please let us know what you think of them, we love to hear some feedback from visitors!
For any further questions or queries about the AT-AAC conference, please speak to Miroslav Vrankic, He is the managing director of E-Glas d.o.o. and will be speaking at the conference.
Spills and stains in day to day life are a constant annoyance and very easy to accidentally cause. They can lead to burns from hot food or liquids or create deep stains in furniture and fabrics which can be very hard to remove. Unfortunately For those with grip impairing diseases and injuries like Arthritis, the chance of injuries and spills and stains from knocking or dropping items is greatly increased. Not only will this be an inconvenience to try and clean but can be a tiring or uncomfortable task. Tenura anti slip circular coasters will help to greatly decrease the risk of slips and spills by providing a stable non slip surface to rest cups, mugs and more on.
Tenura anti slip circular coasters are made from a strong silicone material which is durable, high quality and anti-microbial. This will prevent germs, dirt and bacteria from harbouring on its surface, allowing Tenura anti slip circular mats to be use in areas such as care homes, schools, hospitals, in the home and many other areas to help prevent accidents and injury. Tenura anti slip circular coasters help to prevent spills and stains by forming a strong non slip grip with any surface they are applied to and any objects resting on top of them. This material has its own adhesive properties, helping to stop the material from moving freely. This creates many possibilities for the Circular coasters to be used as a mat, coaster or non slip surface depending on your requirements. Once removed, Tenura coasters will leave behind no residue so will leave no marks
Tenura anti slip circular coasters are part of our kitchen pack combination of daily living aids. These products are designed to help with every aspect of the daily tasks people undergo by providing a strong, large non slip surface accompanied by jar and bottle openers to allow jar and containers to be twisted open and closed quickly without pain or discomfort. With high temperature resistance ( autoclave safe up to 250°C ), Tenura coasters are perfect for resting chopping boards, mixing bowls and hot pans and plates on.
Tenura also offers other types of non slip coasters to help in daily life. Tenura moulded cup holders can be attached to the bottom of cups and mugs to provide a constant non slip surface on the go or around the home which can be detached, washed, and re-applied at your convenience. Tenura anti slip square coasters come in a pack of 4, designed to help prevent spills and stains from glasses, cups, mugs and cans by creating a strong non slip grip with the surface they have been applied to, allowing little to no movement from any object resting on its surface.
Tenura anti slip circular coasters are available in sizes of 14cm and 19cm, with colour options of red, blue or yellow to choose from.
For more information, or to purchase Tenura anti slip circular coasters or any other products in the Tenura range, please visit our anti slip coasters page, or contact us via email or via phone on 01254 832266