Economy Linen is proud of the affiliations we have with professional trade organizations. Among other advantages, it gives us validation that we’re doing the right things for our clients and our communities.
Recently, we were honored to receive our “Clean Green” certification from the Textile Rental Service Association of America (TRSA). Clean Green certified textile services operations meet quality standards for effectiveness in conserving resources, controlling sewer discharges and otherwise minimizing environmental impact. It means that Economy linen uses uniforms, linens, floor mats and other reusable textiles and that these were washed, dried and finished with techniques selected to maximize sustainability.
Industrial-scale laundries are most likely to meet Clean Green standards because they deploy high-capacity washing, drying and wrinkle-removal equipment, so their processes are far more efficient than those of home washing machines or smaller commercial laundries. To obtain the certification, laundries must document their efficiencies in water and energy use and deploy best management practices (BMPs) such as:
• Recovering heat from drained hot water & heat dispersed from the process of warming water
• Recapturing drained water from rinses for reuse
• Using environmentally friendly detergents
• Removing solids and liquids from wastewater
• Solar energy and energy-efficient lighting
• Recycling programs
• Re-routing trucks to save vehicle fuel
• Spill prevention plans
• Preventive maintenance
We thank TRSA for this honor and promise to do all we can to maintain our “Clean Green” respect within the industry.