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Standard Textile’s “Planet vs. Plastics”

Standard Textile Co., Inc., a global company in the healthcare and hospitality textile markets, announced its latest initiative in environmental sustainability on Earth Day 2024. In alignment with this year’s theme of “Planet vs. Plastics,” the company is eliminating poly bags from its US-made products, marking a significant stride towards reducing plastic waste and preserving our planet.

“At Standard Textile, we recognize the urgent need to address the global challenge of plastic pollution,” said Melanie Boyle, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Standard Textile. “Our decision to eliminate poly bags from our US-made products reflects our dedication to environmental stewardship and aligns with the spirit of Earth Day 2024’s theme, ‘Planet vs. Plastics.’”

The newly introduced packaging solution features cartons with an environmentally friendly coated interior, ensuring product protection while reducing the reliance on plastic. By implementing this innovative approach, Standard Textile anticipates a reduction of up to 110,000 pounds of plastic annually.

“We are proud to announce this change, because it’s important for our customers to know that they are working with a company that shares a similar mindset of reducing plastic use,” said Greg Eubanks, Group Vice President at Standard Textile. “Eliminating plastic in our packaging is just one example of the sustainable solutions we’re focused on to minimize our environmental footprint and enhance the guest experience.”

This initiative complements Standard Textile’s broader sustainability efforts, including the recently launched Take-Back Recycling Program. Through this program, Standard Textile facilitates the recycling of retired linens, further reducing waste and promoting a circular economy. The Take-Back Recycling Program is currently available to the company’s hospitality customers with plans to explore the viability for customers in other markets.