Barco hits sustainability milestone

September 1st, 2021

Barco uniform fabric incorporates five to seven plastic bottles into each garment. Lined up end to end, the 40 million plastic bottles the company has recycled would stretch approximately 4,875 miles. Photo: Barco. With record sales of its scrubs during the pandemic, health-care apparel brand Barco® has reached a sustainability milestone of 40 million plastic […]

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Initiatives in textile recycling

November 1st, 2020

Circular systems could monetize textile waste while helping to save the planet. by Debra Cobb The textile sustainability landscape is changing. While textile manufacturers, brands and retailers tout their use of recycled or sustainable fibers, mountains of textile waste continue to pile up in the world’s landfills. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that in […]

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