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  • Most plastic hangers are made from Polystyrene [6] and Polycarbonate [7], but they can also come from 5 other types of plastic. Polystyrene leaches benzene into the soil and Polycarbonate leaches bisphenol A, both of which have been reported upon for their toxic effects on human and other living populations.
  • Waste management plants use, among other things, conveyer belts to separate waste and recyclables. The hook of wire, plastic and other hangers get caught in the machinery causing plants to shut down. Most municipalities ban them.
  • One of the worst recycling contaminants is a plastic and paper mix.
  • Even if plastic hangers are made from recycled content they can not be identified at the Waste Management site. They end up in landfill
  • Most wire hangers are coated with petroleum polymer and are not recyclable.
  • Wire hangers that are made from recyclable content can not be sorted through the Waste Management stream and end up in landfill
  • It takes over 100 years for wire hangers to break down in landfill.
  • Reusing hangers is the most environmentally conscious thing to do. Unfortunately only 10% of the population re-use wire hangers
  • Many overseas manufacturers ship clothing pre-hung, thus ending any need or desire for reusing by retailers.
  • Metal, plastic and other paperboard hangers do not meet recycling standards and about 300 million a year end up in landfill.
  • Approximately 1 tonne of recycled paper keeps about 27 kilograms of pollutants out of the environment.
  • Recycling 1 tonne of paper would save enough energy to power the average home for 6 months.
  • Ontarians generate 12 million tonnes of waste per year. 80% is disposed of, the vast majority in landfills.
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Key Benefits

The smart hanger is made from 100% recycled material, 90% post consumer waste content and is 100% recyclable

The City of Toronto accepts the smart hanger in their blue bin recycling program

"At last, an environmental solution to those disgusting wire hangers. I don't know anyone that likes them." Emma Carpenter, Toronto, Ontario.

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