CHICAGO — In honor of last week''s Earth Day, Cintas Corporation announced it has diverted nearly 3 million plastic bottles from landfills and recycled approximately 260,000 tons of paper — equivalent to planting 4.4 million trees — for its 2011 fiscal year, according to a press release.
The savings, achieved through Cintas'' sustainable apparel lines and comprehensive document management services, are a part of Cintas'' corporate-wide commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, the release stated.
"We are thrilled with our environmental progress in 2011," said Pamela Coleman, director of supplier diversity and corporate sustainability at Cintas.
"Green is always in style at Cintas, and our partners are continually brainstorming new and exciting ways to incorporate sustainability into the products and services we offer," Coleman added.
Cintas'' plastic-to-fiber process enabled Cintas to divert nearly 3 million plastic bottles from landfills and led to significant achievements in the apparel industry, the release noted.
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