How Can We Use Transparency to Track the Second Life of Clothing?

April 27, 2022

Society’s addiction to fashion is causing a devastating strain on the planet.  The First Step Towards Sustainable Fashion? Transparency. Cotton crops consume lots of water and require copious amounts of fertilizers and pesticides.  Whereas synthetic fibers, such as polyester, are made of plastic and therefore are derived from fossil fuels. Each year, billions of garments …

Can Medical Plastics be Recycled?

Medical plastics image of IV bags, gloves, tubing
April 1, 2022

Globally more than 400 million tons of plastic waste is produced each year, of which only 9 percent is recycled. Medical Plastics and Sustainability in the Health Care Industry During a visit to my dentist’s office this past week I asked my dentist why he doesn’t recycle plastic cups. The answer baffled me, he said …