In the United States, the healthcare market for reusable textiles is 20% compared to the 80% market share held by single-use disposables. And, there are 50 salespeople representing disposables for each salesperson selling reusable textile products. The American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) is working with its members to change this situation. With a mission to create greater awareness and appreciation for reusable textiles, ARTA strives to provide its members with data and marketing resources that help make the case for reusable textiles.
In the past few years, this effort has included conducting several life cycle assessments (LCA) that have each confirmed reusables are the environmentally friendly choice over disposables.
Read more at: https://americanlaundrynews.com/articles/importance-lcas-now-future-part-1 (for part 1)