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Cintas given a Sustainability All-Star Award

March 25, 2010
CHICAGOCintas Corporation recently announced that its eco-friendly clothing concepts were awarded Apparel magazine’s second annual Sustainability All-Star Award at the Apparel Tech Conference West in Irvine, California, according to a press release.
Cintas'' green apparel collections are made from post-consumer waste, keeping as many as 25 plastic bottles out of landfills per suit, the release stated.
Bill Goetz, Cintas'' president and chief operating officer (COO) of global accounts and strategic markets, said: "Innovation is a key ingredient behind the success of most eco-friendly products and services, and Cintas continues to be the leader of conservation in the apparel service industry. Cintas takes pride in conducting business in a way that minimizes resources and materials. We do our part to leave a better world for our children and future generations."
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), apparel made from recycled materials uses 66 percent less energy, reduces water usage by 90 percent and helps eliminate harmful air emissions when compared to the manufacturing of polyester fiber.
Apparel magazine''s award program was developed in response to the growing awareness throughout the apparel industry for the need to implement practices that will build more sustainable supply chains, the release noted.
To qualify for the Sustainability All-Star Award, applicants must show a commitment to making their businesses more sustainable and provide a plan for evolving that commitment, the release added.
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