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Our Mission

We don't want a repeat of before and you shouldn't either. 

The healthcare industry generates a staggering 250 million tons of single-use plastic waste annually, and contributes to 5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. This excessive use of virgin plastics not only harms the environment but also contributes to hospitals' carbon footprint, including the NHS’s, with 62% of its 2019 emissions, or 16.5 megatons of CO2-eq, originating from its supply chain, including foreign goods imports.

Through developing our products at EcoTextura, we want to reduce this drastically.

The future of PPE is here 

... and it's circular.

Founded in 2015, EcoTextura has been a visionary in the realm of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Long before the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the urgent need for change, we foresaw the impending challenges posed by the healthcare industry's growing demands and the environmental repercussions of plastic-based products. We have proved that virgin plastics don't need to be used for some PPE, and that it's cost-effective too.  

PPE that is kind to you kind & to your environment.

Our mission is clear: redefine the future of PPE by prioritizing sustainability without compromising medical standards. Through extensive materials research and robust supply chains, we produce PPE using renewable, plastic-free materials or recycled plastics, aiming to reduce our dependence on virgin plastic and limit landfill waste and incineration where possible. 

Health and the environment are inseparable, and our products reflect this understanding. We invite you to demand cleaner PPE, championing a greener healthcare landscape for a healthier future.

You have every right to demand greener healthcare.

Here's how:

Ask your hospitals to consider green procurement and source sustainable alternatives to virgin-plastic disposable items, reuse where possible to do so safely, and feel free to mention EcoTextura! We've offered free consulting to hospital procurement teams and regularly educate them on the sustainable materials and products available. 

Join us in reshaping the narrative around PPE and medical waste. Team with EcoTextura and start the conversation today, we'd love to hear your thoughts info@ecotextura.com

We found that always comes back to health.

Environmental pollution affects us all, so let's make sure we're not creating it.

Run the Stats

  • The global demand for PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a surge in plastic waste. A study by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation found that the global production of PPE increased by 1,200% between 2019 and 2020. This surge in production resulted in an estimated 2 billion tonnes of additional plastic waste.

  • Much of this plastic waste is ending up in landfills and oceans. A study by Greenpeace found that an estimated 1.73 million tonnes of PPE waste was generated in Europe in 2020. Of this waste, only 0.47 million tonnes was recycled. The remaining 1.26 million tonnes was either incinerated or landfilled.

  • The incineration of PPE releases harmful pollutants into the air. A study by the Stockholm Environment Institute found that incineration of PPE releases dioxins, furans, and heavy metals into the air. These pollutants can cause respiratory problems, cancer, and other health problems.

  • The disposal of PPE in landfills can contaminate soil and water. A study by the World Health Organization found that PPE can leach chemicals into soil and water, which can harm plants and animals.

  • The use of PPE can also contribute to deforestation. A study by the WWF found that the production of latex gloves, a common type of PPE, requires the harvesting of large amounts of natural rubber. This harvesting can lead to deforestation and habitat loss.

Existing PPE as a worse impact on the environment than we thought:

  • In the United States, an estimated 25 billion single-use masks were used in 2020.

  • The production of one surgical mask requires approximately 4 grams of plastic.

  • Disposable gloves account for up to 10% of hospital waste.

  • The recycling rate for PPE is typically very low.

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