Reusable Textiles Greener Than Disposables

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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Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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