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Reusable Textiles Greener Than Disposables

20 Mar

Read the full story at Environmental Leader.

Reusable shop towels, food service napkins and healthcare isolation gowns have a lower impact on the environment and performed better than disposal products in lifecycle assessments, according to research presented at TRSA’s Leadership & Legislative Conference.

The “cradle to grave” performance of the reusable items was superior to disposals in head-to-head comparisons involving acidification, eutrophication, ozone depletion, fossil fuel depletion and smog creation, according to the life cycle study conducted by engineering and scientific consulting firm Exponent.

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