CHICAGO — Cintas Corporation
has introduced the Full Circle Eco Polo, a "green" polo made from a recycled polyester/eco-charcoal blend, according to a press release.
At the end of its lifecycle, the garment can be recycled into new material, creating a closed-loop system and helping organizations to further enhance their green apparel programs, the release noted.
"Our new polo is one of the most sustainable garments available," said Todd McKeown, vice president of hospitality at Cintas.
"It keeps water bottles out of landfills and helps reduce resource exhaustion and global warming. This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to show they’re serious about combating the environmental impact of their operations," McKeown added.
To create the recycled polyester material, plastic bottles designated for landfills are diverted from the waste stream and broken down into polyester pellets, which are then woven into wearable fabrics: The other 50 percent of the polo is made from eco-charcoal, which is derived from coconut shells and nano-bamboo particles, the article stated.