FedEx upcycles old uniforms and shipping materials in green push

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva


Global delivery service FedEx has teamed up with Dress Green to repurpose old uniforms and shipping materials into new products.

Dress Green is a Hong Kong-based social enterprise focusing on sustainable fashion and environmental conservation. The organisation specialises in repurposing and recycling textiles to create new products, thereby reducing waste and promoting a circular economy.

As part of the initiative, FedEx has repurposed more than 260 old uniforms into practical items such as tote bags, laptop sleeves, umbrella cases, and waist bags.

Additionally, the project has upcycled 179,000 kg of wood skids into cat litter and reusable materials for other shipping companies.

Anthony Leung, MD of FedEx Hong Kong and Macau, highlighted the company’s dedication to sustainability: “The Hong Kong team has been exploring different solutions to minimise our operational footprint.

“FedEx is committed to forging our path towards a smarter and more sustainable future. Recycling old uniforms and unused materials exemplifies one of the green practices we integrate into our work.”

FedEx said it has adopted a “practical sustainability” philosophy, including vehicle electrification and sustainable facility upgrades. These efforts are part of the company’s goal to achieve carbon-neutral global operations by 2040.

The partnership between FedEx and Dress Green showcases how large corporations and social enterprises can collaborate to create meaningful environmental change. By repurposing materials that would otherwise go to waste, they are making a significant contribution to sustainability and setting an example for others in the industry.

Kaycee Enerva

Kaycee Enerva

A digital content manager based in the Philippines, Kaycee Enerva has written for multiple publications over several years. A graduate of Computer Science, she exchanged a career in IT to pursue her passion for writing. She's slowly practicing sustainability through period cups, and eating more plant-based food.


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