vGroup International is the newest company to have joined the global war on plastic, launching a new tablet form of vehicle screen wash. Instead of drivers typically buying five-litre bottles of screen wash or 500ml of concentrate, they can now use a tablet that when mixed with water makes up to five litres of the liquid.

Launched as part of vGroup International’s vehicle winter pack for fleets, which also contains an ice scraper and Chlorofluorocarbon-free (CFC) de-icer, the blue raspberry smelling tablets, teal blue in colour, can be found 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 new screen wash tablet, which is already advocated by BMW and Nissan in Germany and their franchise dealer networks, was one of the company’s environmentally-friendly answer to reducing the consumption of plastic bottle screen wash and concentrate.

UK motorists consume annually around 100 million plastic bottles of screen wash, which is two million plastic bottles per week or an astonishing 285,000 per day that end up in landfill being incinerated, or making their way into seas and oceans.

Therefore, the introduction of tablet screen wash, which doesn’t freeze when temperatures are above -5°C, comes amid a UK government and, indeed, global focus on reducing the environmental impact of plastic.

Earlier this year, the government put forward a 25-year plan that aims to “set the global gold standard” on eliminating plastic. It wants to encourage industries to take greater responsibility for the environmental impact of their products, and for making them easier to recycle.

Additionally, dozens of companies have signed the UK Plastics Pact, which aims to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic packaging by 2025 with targets to make 100% of their plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable and to ensure 70% was effectively recycled or composted.




Autoparts UK leads aftermarket in curbing plastic waste

Surge in popularity of revolutionary P1 Autocare screenwash pod

Car parts distributor Autoparts UK has announced a significant increase in popularity of its bottle-free tablet form of screenwash under the P1 Autocare brand.

Since the brand joined the global campaign against the use of plastic bottles early in 2019, Autoparts has sold over 5000 screenwash pods, eliminating unnecessary plastic bottles going into landfill or the ocean.

With UK motorists annually consuming around 100 million plastic bottles of screenwash – almost two million plastic bottles per week and an astonishing 285,000 per day – the effects are plunging the world into an environmental catastrophe.

The automotive aftermarket’s response is proving overwhelmingly positive, but more garages are being urged to switch from the traditional bottles to the P1 Autocare Screenwash Pods, to help curb plastic waste and avert an even bigger environmental crisis.

Instead of typically buying a 5-litre bottle of screenwash or 500ml of concentrate, the P1 Autocare Screenwash Pod makes up to 5 litres in the washer fluid reservoir.

Teal blue in colour with a pleasant blue raspberry smell, the smear-free product is available from Autoparts UK under the P1 Autocare brand in blister packs of one, three and six tablets, to optimise speed to market and product visibility.

Craig McCracken, Autoparts group factor manager, said: “With the success of the screenwash pods, we’ve taken 42 pallets of plastic waste out of circulation. This increase in popularity is very encouraging and I’m delighted that Autoparts UK is leading the campaign against waste in the automotive aftermarket.”


UK motorists annually consume around 100 million plastic bottles of screen wash, that’s nearly two million plastic bottles per week and an astonishing 285,000 per day. These eventually end up in a landfill and are incinerated or make their way into seas and oceans. Switch from the traditional bottles to the P1 Autocare Screenwash Pods, because it matters.