Are medical scrubs made from recycled fabric better for the environment?

Are medical scrubs made from recycled fabric better for the environment?

When compared to virgin polyester, recycled polyester offers the same properties whilst being better for the environment.

Polyester has been widely used in clothing since the 1940s. It's durable, lightweight, quick-drying and stain resistant, which is why it is popular for everyday fashion, uniforms and workwear.

Technology has taken polyester to a whole new level. Innovations like creating new fibres from plastic bottles means there are new products that can be made from waste. This reduces landfill, contamination of our earth and pollution in our waterways. It also means a reduction in the use of petroleum which is used to create virgin polyester.

But what about emissions? Recycled polyester has huge energy savings during the production process when compared to creating virgin polyester. Compared to virgin polyester, recycled polyester can reduce energy consumption by 30-50% and Co2 emissions by up to 60%.1

Fabrics including GreenThreads™ are comfortable, durable and better for the environment, meaning your scrubs will last longer so you’ll need to buy less.

With around the world, 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute,recycled fabrics are solving a problem that impacts everyone.



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