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Xeros Blog

Escalating Water Rates Require a New Approach to Laundry

The water crisis is having profound effects across the globe including significant rises in the cost of water.  For example, starting on January 1, 2018, water and electricity bills in the UAE were subject to five percent VAT according to Gulf News.  In England and Wales, it is reported that the average water bill is set to rise by 2%, or £9, for the 2018/2019 year.  The city of Cape Town, South Africa has recently announced "the more you use, the more you pay" water prices in an effort to reduce water consumption during their historic drought.  Water rates in the United States have climbed more than 50 percent on average over the last several years, according to a survey of water rates in 30 large US cities.  Read More

Topics: Laundry Operations, Water Scarcity

World Water Day 2018: Nature for Water

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges, we face in the 21st century.  Damaged ecosystems affect the quantity and quality of water available for human consumption. Today, 1.9 billion people live without safe drinking water at home; affecting their health, education and livelihoods.   Read More

Topics: World Water Day, Water Scarcity

Hotels Step Up Their Sustainability Initiatives

The hospitality industry leads the way in sustainability initiatives. Hoteliers have long recognized the importance of sustainability, including the environmental, economic and social impact as well as integrating sustainable development into every facet of the business.  Let’s take a look at some of the newest initiatives in this market.  Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry, Sustainability

Hard Water – Textile’s Gray Problem

Hard water which is found in countries around the globe damages laundry machines and turns bright linens dingy and gray.  Let’s take a look at this laundry challenge.  Read More

Topics: Textile Care, Hard Water

New Customer Care Helpline in the UK!

For all of our customers, Xeros Polymer Cleaning represents a critical piece of their laundry operations. So obviously, when operational issues arise, a quick resolution is very important. We are pleased to announce that we have launched a new, dedicated customer support line in the UK.  The new number is:  + 44 (0)333 210 3000 You can call this line to: Create new support cases Check on the status of existing cases, and update those with additional information For all other inquires in the UK: + 44 (0)114 2699 656 The customer support line for North America is +1-877-393-8447. For all other inquiries in the US, please call +1-844-207-1099.  Read More

Topics: Customer Service

‘Day Zero’: What More Can Hotels Do to Combat the Drought Crisis in Cape Town?

The global water crisis has been well publicised for many years now. Never before has it been reported that a major international city was on the brink of running out of water.   Read More

Topics: South Africa, Water Scarcity

Ensure Your Rental Linens Are Ready for the Spring Wedding and Event Season

The spring wedding, graduation and gala season is almost upon us. Each of these special events requires turning venues, sometimes very dull rooms, into the bride, graduate or event planner’s fantasy.  Linens play a pivotal role as they can quickly transform a venue from barren to a truly magical space.  Read More

Topics: Rental Linens

Four Sustainable Laundry Operations You Should Know About

It's an old, but oft-repeated myth in the world of business that you can't be both financially successful and environmentally conscious. Particularly in traditionally wasteful industries like hospitality.  But it simply isn't true. Today there are numerous companies with sustainable, environmentally-friendly laundry operations that can be a model to the rest of the industry.   Read More

Topics: Sustainability, Laundry Operations

4 Reasons You Should Resolve to Conserve Water at Your Hotel This Year

It’s no secret that water is one of the most precious resources we have on our earth, yet we continue to use it like there’s no tomorrow. In the midst of a global water crisis, hotels use an estimated 25 gallons of water to do laundry for each hotel room every day in the United States. On average, that’s around 2.4 billion gallons of water used per month just for laundry. Along with landscaping, pools, bathrooms, housekeeping, and the kitchen? That’s a lot of water.  Read More

Topics: Water Conservation

Xeros Secures Second Symphony Project Agreement

Xeros is thrilled to confirm it has signed its second Symphony Project agreement. The project was first launched in April 2017 to provide manufacturers of conventional commercial washing machines with ‘open source’ access to Xeros’ revolutionary polymer technology.   Read More

Topics: Symphony Project