Our Environmental Commitment...
We all know that that sustainability is at the forefront of all current environmental concerns now. Changes are needed in practices across the board if we are to stop irreversable damage to the enviroment.
Did you know that laundering is perhaps one of the most envornmentally unfriendly things we can do? It's not really something we can avoid though. We need clean beds, we need clean clothes. Arguably the fact that we have increased our hygenic practices over the last century has led to increased life-span and the erradication of alot of diseases.
So with that in mind we, as a commercial operator, can take measures to drop our carbon footprint which you couldn't do at home or in a small on-premises-laundry.
Firstly chemical's, if you've already been reading through the website you'll have noted that we talk in depth about the chemical's we use and how they are dosed into the machines. There are a few points to cover about their use and sustainability. They are non-biological and fully biodigrable, which means by the time they have entered the drain they have been broken down and have no harmful properties to aquatic life. Their use and dosing method also means that that we can reduce our rinse cycles by one full rinse while ensuring no residual chemical remains in the linen. This loss of a single rinse cycle means that we have a reduction in water use of over 25%!
The water for our main wash cycles is pre-heated with the most effecient gas fired condensing boilers on the market and delivered direct to the machines on demand.
We also invested in the latest technology in laundry specific water reycling. This large scale investment means that we recover around a third of our rinse water to be used back into the main wash cycle. The recycling plant captures the water as it leaves the machines, seperates the lint and solids before going on to different tanks carrying various types of media, to firstly remove oil's and suspended solids and then to remove any remaining chemical's. The water is then treated with UV light and Ozone to leave a highly sterile, crystal clear water ready for re-use.
All these measures combined mean that we have been able to reduce our carbon footprint by approxiamately 40% since 2017! Although we won't stop there, we continually invest in the latest and energy effecient machinery and we quickly look to adopt new technologies once they have been proven to work.