The fashion industry accounted for around 4% of 2018’s global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While most of the focus has been on textile waste, retail items like clothing hangers have an overlooked contribution to this carbon footprint. Hangers are reusable, but it is becoming increasingly common to use them only a single time. It is thought that 8-10 billion metal and plastic clothes hangers are produced each year, only 15% of which are recycled.
Solutions include reuse and recycling programs, but it is also important to choose more sustainable materials from the beginning. The world of fashion and apparel meets sustainability with products made with UBQ™. Leading the way is Mainetti, the largest garment hanger company in the world, offering hangers with UBQ™. The possibilities are endless.