Can Medical Plastics be Recycled?

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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 …

Sustainability in the Healthcare Industry: Medical Textiles

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According to a recent study sustainability programs have tremendous potential to decrease the environmental footprint of the healthcare industry and drastically reduce costs. While there are many opportunities within the health care industry to reduce waste and improve sustainability efforts. One area often overlooked that creates a huge impact is hospital linen services which include …

From Rags to Ditches

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From Rags to Ditches Why turning old t-shirts into rags is not sustainable. If you google textile recyclers you will find a list of companies that take your old t-shirts and rip them up into rags. Now while this all sounds well and good, we all know that rags get soiled and used for the …

The Fall Of The American Textile Industry

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The American Textile Industry Before the industrial revolution, the textile industry operated out of homes and was known as the cottage industry. A once-booming industry here in the United States, todays’ textile industry in the U.S. is a fraction of what it once was. It all began in 1785 when Edmund Cartwright patented the very …

The World of Textiles

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Textiles are an important part of our world and of American History. Once a booming industry here in the United States, today’s textile industry in the US is a fraction of what it once was. In 1785 Edmund Cartwright patented the very first power loom in England, this was the very first mechanical approach that …

Eco-Conscious Consumers Seek Sustainable Options

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Today’s consumer trends are shifting and now is the best time to market your sustainable brand. Marketing your brand is an essential part of building brand awareness and establishing a customer base and consistent revenue. Typically most brands spend thousands of dollars a year on marketing. Reaching your target market can be tricky and with …

What you should know about recycling used clothing and participating in textile recycling programs.

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The fabric and clothing industry is evolving, fast fashion is becoming a thing of the past. Today, many well-known brands are partnering with a recycling company, to reduce the amount of textile waste sent to landfills from the industrial side of the fashion industry each year. But what happens to the clothing that we buy, …

Start-Up Initiative

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Zero Panik Textile Recycling startup is dedicated to sustainability and textile waste reduction efforts.  We recognize that to raise awareness and increase clothing recycling efforts there needs to be quality and easily understandable information available for people to get involved.

Community Recycling and Composting Education Programs

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Your donations will support a circular economy and help us implement these important programs. Teach Kids To Recycle We are developing a fun and educational program to help kids learn about the importance of recycling, composting, organic gardening, and reducing waste. The Value of Sustainably In this program, we teach individuals about sustainably, why it’s …

Goal: To Increase the Collection of Post-Consumer Textile Materials in California by 200%

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Our Mission Our mission is to increase the amount of post-consumer textiles collected from various resources, by providing sustainable textile recycling solutions to residential property owners, retailers, government offices, hospitals, and hotels. Our Goal Our goal is to create easy and convenient access to clothing and household textile collection boxes throughout California. This will increase …