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From recycled plastic bottles to casino uniforms

June 10, 2011

CINCINNATI — Cintas Corporation is betting on green for its new line of shirts for casino workers, according to a press release.

The company has introduced shirts for the gaming industry that are partly made from recycled plastic bottles, the release stated.

According to the release, Cintas uses technology that converts plastics into a fiber that can then be woven into fabric.

About five plastic bottles are needed to create one shirt, most of which is still manufactured from traditional polyester, the release noted.

The clothing is part of a sustainable apparel line that includes scrubs for hospital staff and polo shirts made from recycled materials, the release added.

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