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Paper Hangers vs Plastic Hangers: Why You Should Choose the Eco-Friendly Option



Your brand probably uses a lot of hangers to display or store garments. But have you ever thought about the environmental impact of your choice of hangers? Most hangers are made from plastic, which is one of the most polluting materials on the planet. Plastic hangers are:


  • Non-renewable: They are made from fossil fuels, which are finite and contribute to climate change

  • Non-biodegradable: They take hundreds of years to break down, and often end up in landfills or oceans, where they harm wildlife and ecosystems

  • Non-recyclable: They are difficult to recycle due to their mixed composition of different plastics and metals

  • Non-durable: They tend to break easily, especially under heavy weight or pressure, requiring frequent replacement and generating more waste


Fortunately, there is a better alternative: paper hangers. Paper hangers are:

  • Renewable: They are made from cellulose, which is a natural polymer derived from plants, such as wood or cotton

  • Biodegradable: They can decompose naturally in soil or water within a few months

  • Recyclable: They can be recycled into new paper products or composted into organic fertilizer

  • Durable: They can withstand high loads and stress without breaking or bending


Paper hangers also have other advantages over plastic hangers:

  • They save space and weight: Paper hangers are thinner and lighter than plastic hangers, which means you can fit more garments in every carton or closet

  • They enhance presentation: Paper hangers can be molded into various shapes and colors to suit different types of clothes and styles

  • They convey brand image: Paper hangers show that you care about sustainability and social responsibility, which can attract more customers who share your values


Ekoligens’ paper hangers are designed to meet the high demands of retail, such as functionality, aesthetics, compatibility with existing logistics systems and recycling facilities.




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