THE PILLOW COVER

How It Works, Reasons To Change, How To Use It

How It Works

Made from a soft, antimicrobial vinyl, the EcoPro pillow cover is the revolutionary new product that replaces wasteful paper and cloth pillow cases with an easy to clean, eco-friendly alternative.

The EcoPro pillow cover does not require laundering and is easily cleaned with the products you already use.

Simply spray with disinfectant and wipe off the surface of the EcoPro pillow cover while cleaning your table and your are ready for your next client!

Now you have more time to spend on things that actually help grow your business, while also saving money and conserving natural resources.

Oh, and by the way, your clients and staff will love them!

Drew Spraying EcoPro Pillow

Reasons To Change To EcoPro

There are even more great reasons to switch to EcoPro than comfort, convenience, and appearance.  Some additional factors to consider are:

Cloth Pillowcases

Laundering cloth pillowcases is more than just a pain. It wastes time, money, water and electricity. Here are some factors to consider if you currently use cloth pillowcases:

SAVE MONEY:
The healthcare industry wastes millions of dollars cleaning cloth pillowcases annually.   As an example, a single physical therapist's laundry can cost over $1000 year.  Similar costs are seen in related healthcare fields where cloth pillow cases are changed out between every client.

SAVE WATER:
The healthcare industry wastes millions of gallons of water laundering cloth pillow cases annually.   As an example, a single, full time physical therapist wastes over 5200 gallons of water annually on laundering pillow cases.

 

SAVE TIME:
Support staff, or even worse owners and managers, can spend 100 hours each year on just pillowcase laundry.  As an example, a single physical therapist requires 65 hours of pillow case laundry time annually.

SAVE ELECTRICITY:
Healthcare wastes millions of KwH of electricity annually doing pillow case laundry.  As an example, it can take over 700 KwH of electricity to launder a single physical therapist's pillowcases each year.

Paper Pillow Covers

Use of paper pillow covers generates thousands of tons of paper waste annually while also destroying trees and wasting money. Here are 2 factors to consider if you currently use paper pillow covers in your business:

 SAVE MONEY:
Paper pillow covers are expensive!  As an example, a single physical therapist's paper pillow covers can cost over $3000 per year.

SAVE TREES:
Paper pillow covers = Trees destroyed.   As an example, a full time physical therapist will use the equivalent of 2 trees per year.

ECOPRO PILLOW COVER ANNUAL COST FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY = $47.96

2 Full-Time PT's using 4 EcoPro Pillow Covers = $239.80/5 years (expected lifespan)

All calculations based on seeing 15 patients per day using 2 pillows per patient.  Numbers may vary by clinic, business model and practitioner so actual savings will vary!

Using The EcoPro Pillow Cover:

Insert a standard (16-20oz) pillow into the pillow cover and zip it closed.

  1. Leave the optional hanging loop out for hanging when not in use, or tuck it inside for table only storage.
  2. Place the pillow on your treatment table
  3. Spray and wipe off the pillow cover with disinfectant between clients and while cleaning your table.
  4. Allow surface to dry per your cleaning products directions.
Helpful hints:
  • To improve airflow if necessary, leave the zipper closure open approximately 2".
  • For clients with extreme kyphosis, options include folding pillow covers in half, tilting up the head piece of the table, stacking multiple "thinner" pillows or try our MINI pillows.
  • To indicate whether a pillow cover has been cleaned, turn "dirty" pillows perpendicular to the table.
  • Use 16-20 oz pillows for improved stacking and foldability.

“At OPPT, we love our new pillow covers! Not only do we have less laundry, we do not have to spend time changing pillowcases either. The EcoPro pillow covers make our clinic look so much neater.”

- Beth Patterson
PT, DPT, SCS, CHC/Optimal Performance and Physical Therapies

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