How Green Are Plastic and Wire Coat Hangers?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

By Steven Kotler

Hangers? I mean, seriously, do we really need eco-friendly clothing hangers?

Yes, we do. I take my wire hangers back to the dry cleaners. I use the plastic hangers as long as possible.

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    Gary Barker said,

    Yes, Steven, we really do need eco-friendly clothing hangers. We’ve researched the subject and found that from 8-10 billion plastic hangers are made every year with a whopping 85% of them sent to landfills. They’re made of polystyrene, which leach benzene into the ground water and polycarbonate which leach bisphenol-A. They are horribly wasteful and can last upwards of 1,000 years in a landfill.

    We do need ecological hangers. Now more than ever.

    Gary Barker
    ditto hangers

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