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World Environment Day:The Role Hotel Laundry Plays in Supporting a Circular Economy

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June 5 is World Environment Day; a chance for all industries, including hotels, to reflect on the impact humans are having on the environment.   Read More

Topics: Environment

Earth Day 2017 - Water Conservation in Laundry and Textile Processing

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This year, the theme for Earth Day 2017’s Campaign is Environmental & Climate Literacy. Education is the foundation for progress. We need to build a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet. We need to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection.  Read More

Topics: Environment

How Commercial Laundry Will Change in 2017

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As global efforts toward energy efficiency and conservation advance, the hospitality and commercial laundry industries will have to make important decisions about limiting water and energy usage in order to maintain the growth they have experienced in recent years.   Read More

Topics: Environment

California Incentives to Help Dry Cleaners Move from Perc

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The state of California has always been a leader in protecting the environment. And they continued that proud heritage recently with the creation of an incentive program to assist dry cleaners in phasing out the use of perchloroethylene (also known as “perc”). The solvent and likely human carcinogen, is widely used for dry-cleaning fabrics but is being barred for use for all dry cleaners by the year 2023. To aid dry cleaners in the transition, the Air Resources Board of California will provide a $10,000 grant incentive to dry cleaners who remove their perc machine and replace it with alternative non-toxic and non-smog forming technologies such as water-based and CO2 cleaning systems.  Read More

Topics: Environment, Polymer Beads, Sustainability, Drycleaners

Can this be true? Water Shortages in the Caribbean?

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Given the press coverage, everyone should be familiar with the epic drought currently affecting California. But how many are aware of the one facing the Caribbean? While drought is not an unexpected thing in arid California, it is surprising that a range of tropical islands famed for rainforests, hurricanes, and over 100 inches of rainfall would suffer from a lack of drinking water - but it’s true. Despite being surrounded on all sides by water, it’s all saltwater and most islands in the Caribbean are largely dependent on rainfall for their drinking water. This amount of rainfall varies widely among the islands but many of them rely on “feast or famine” patterns between the wet and dry season.  Read More

Topics: Environment, Sustainability, Water Shortage

3 Amazing Sustainable Water Technologies

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Water is one of the most precious resources on this Earth. Without it, humanity could not survive. Yet, we all too often treat it like some unlimited resource that will never run out.  Read More

Topics: Environment, Sustainability, Water Shortage, Water Conservation

Top 3 Reasons to Go for Green Rankings in the Hospitality Industry

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As consumers become more and more sensitive to environmental issues, the demand for green products and services continues to grow. In many industries, there is a lot of pressure for companies to go green and be more environment-friendly.  Read More

Topics: Environment, Green Technology, Hotels

Water and Energy for All – Increase Use Efficiency

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When it comes to remarkable growth curves, the world population graph is hard to beat. Humanity has flourished as technological advances and improvements in health care have reduced child mortality and extended lifespans. The number of humans on Earth has grown from an estimated one billion to seven billion in the past 200 years. Most remarkable in all this is all signs indicate the rate of growth is getting faster. While it took approximately 123 years for the world population to grow from one billion in 1804 to two billion, it took only 33 years to reach the three billion mark in 1960 and only 15 years to hit four billion from there. While estimates vary, experts predict the world population in 2050 will be anywhere from 7.4 billion to more than 10.6 billion.  Read More

Topics: Environment, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Green Technology

June 5 is World Environment Day!

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What is World Environment Day? World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.  Read More

Topics: Environment, Sustainability, Water Conservation

The Environmental Impact of Using Beads vs Water in Commercial Laundry

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Commercial laundries are under intense scrutiny when it comes to the environmental impact of their operations. There is constant pressure to be ever more efficient with natural resources such as water, particularly in areas such as California where drought conditions have resulted in a state of emergency. Another concern is reducing the amount of effluent, or chemical waste, which is put into the environment by laundry processes. With this in mind, how does the use of polymer beads instead of water in commercial laundry impact the environment?  Read More

Topics: Commercial Laundry, Environment, Sustainability, Water Shortage, Energy Efficiency