Environment Council of Rhode Island

...building an ecologically healthy future in a sustainable economy

Applied Technology to Reduce Consumption and Increase Solid Waste Recycling

Tytex is a Woonsocket based manufacturer that produces medical textiles from natural and synthetic yarns. Tytex is both ISO9002 and ISO14001 certified, the first company in the country to have achieved both certifications as a combined system. Since 1998, Tytex has reduced water consumption by 20%, electricity consumption by 10%, natural gas consumption by 8%, and has increased solid waste materials recycling 35%. These achievements have been accomplished through progressive technical innovation policies and genuine participation by all company employees.

Award Type: 
John H. Chafee Outstanding Conservation Project/Program
Award Year: