Environmental Responsibility Trumps Convenience When It Comes To Hospital Textiles
Disposable textiles became popular in the 1960s when short-term convenience took priority over the long-term impact on the environment. But with landfill sites getting continuously maxed out of capacity, and medical waste incineration being the single largest source of dioxin air pollution, reusable textiles are the smart solution.
The following two ARTA videos do a great job of explaining the impact of disposables in hospitals and long-term care facilities, and why reusable textiles are the sound alternative.
ARTA: Acute Care
ARTA: Longterm Care