Have you ever wondered how big your own carbon footprint is? Our guess is, that many of us haven’t really come to think of it even though CO2 emissions are recognized as the biggest driver behind climate change. Often, when looking for a sustainable partner, it is even more difficult to grasp how much CO2 emissions are released into air by companies.
To the infographic below, we have gathered some interesting facts on how industrial laundering relates to daily activities such as taking a shower, driving a car or watching TV. We hope that this will inspire you to make better choices and deepen your understanding on our environmental footprint.
However, before taking a closer look at the infographic*, here are some tips in a nutshell that you might want to keep in mind:
- To deliver workwear for one worker for one year, industrial laundering has a total carbon footprint of 46 kg of CO2. By comparison operating a 90 cm plasma TV for 6.5 hours per day for 1 year has a total carbon footprint of 269kg of CO2.
- On average, workwear will go through 47 laundering cycles before it needs to be replaced. By comparison, the environmental impact of supplying new workwear textiles is 22 times higher than the impact of laundering these garments once.
The calculation of our CO2 footprint is based on the Greenhouse Gas Protocol methodology. This protocol sets the global standard for how to measure, manage, and report greenhouse gas emissions.
*Featured data is from European Textile Services Association
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