Precision Textiles to shut down plant at HQ for eight hours to honor Zero Emissions Day
TOTOWA, NJ, September 16, 2021-
In support of Zero Emissions Day (#zeroemissionsday) Precision Textiles, a leading supplier of coated fabrics, non-wovens and laminations for the bedding, automotive, healthcare and home furnishings industries, will shut down its manufacturing plant at its headquarters here for eight hours on Sept. 21. The initiative aims to help reduce carbon emissions from the atmosphere and “give the planet a break.”
Zero Emissions Day, also known as “ZeDay,” is annually observed on Sept. 21, as a worldwide movement that aims to put a global 24-hour moratorium on the combustion of fossil fuels and what they release into the air. The idea originated from a concerned father from Nova Scotia, Canada during the early 1980s while he was strolling his newborn daughter past a parked idling truck. The gas emission from the truck in combination with the surrounding traffic emissions was overwhelming and he wanted to put a stop to it. An early internet message did not draw much attention, however with the emergence of social networks, the message took hold and now exists in 12 languages.
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