Cintas eco-apparel uses 15 million plastic bottles

05/30/2012

Cintas Corp., the nation's largest uniform supplier, stated it has helped eliminate more than 15 million plastic bottles from the waste stream by repurposing plastic waste in its eco-apparel product line.

The company, which manufactures corporate uniforms and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, and more, said it has also reduced water use, packaging, and chemical waste, which is all part of the company's green initiatives.

A Cintas company spokesperson told PlasticsToday the eco-apparel line stemmed from a focus to improve the company's processes and provide environmentally responsible products.

"In addition, many of our hospitality partners were looking for ways to improve the sustainability of their operations, so we wanted to be able to provide them with a suiting option that would not only improve their environmental commitment, but also made their employees look and feel good," the spokesperson said. ...
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