How to Know When Reusable Textiles Should Be Replaced
Our society as a whole is finally becoming more environmentally conscious. Individuals and businesses are looking for ways to implement ecologically sustainable practices. One such practice is reusing textiles.
Reusing textiles through an outsourced program has been shown to have several benefits, such as better managed inventory, easier health and safety compliance, and reduced laundry costs. Reusing textiles reduces waste, saving about 1.25 million pounds of unused fabrics from rotting in a landfill, but they also give companies a smaller ecological footprint. The environmental impact of clothing can be reduced significantly if it is kept for nine months longer than normal.
When should reusable textiles be replaced, though? The answer is, it depends on the textile’s lifespan. You might get fewer uses from cleanroom coveralls than you would get from average clothing since cleanroom coveralls take a lot more abuse than average clothes.
Reusing textiles can save you a lot of money. It can also help businesses take a small step toward saving the environment. To find out more information, read the infographic below.