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

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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 CEO on CapeTalk Radio to publicise South Africa launch of Near-Waterless Laundry

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It was time to talk water on CapeTalk Radio this morning, with Xeros' CEO Mark Nichols a guest on Kieno Kammies' popular Cape Town Breakfast Show   Read More

Topics: South Africa, Interview, Radio, Water Scarcity, Water Conservation, Partner

The Million Gallon Club - Water Conservation Takes Center Stage

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Xeros is pleased to announce The Million Gallon Club- an exclusive club where businesses are saving over a million gallons of water by using the Xeros near-waterless laundry system.  Read More

Topics: Water Conservation

New Promising Desalination Technologies

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Seawater desalination is one of the most expensive sources of fresh water. It is not a silver bullet for the current water shortages. The total costs of desalination combined with environmental costs are high, both in absolute terms and in comparison with the costs of other alternatives.    Read More

Topics: Water Conservation

How Polymer Beads Make Commercial Laundry Sustainable

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Water is one of the most precious resources on planet Earth. Without water, humanity cannot exist. Water is so integral to our bodies that, according to the USGS water science school, “In adult men, about 60% of their bodies are water.” That’s right, most of your body weight is water. Just to survive and be healthy, you need to drink about 2 – 3 liters of water every day. This makes clean drinking water a critical resource for human survival. Yet, as reported by water.org, roughly “750 million people lack access to clean water” and “more than 840,000 people die each year from a water related disease.”  Read More

Topics: Commercial Laundry, Polymer Beads, Sustainability, Water Conservation

4 Outdated Hotel Laundry Processes to Forget with Xeros

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Getting hotel linens clean is an expensive, time-consuming process for many hotels. Between the water, chemical, energy, and labor used on each load of laundry, the expenses can really pile up. Because of this simple fact, many hotels are constantly trying to find ways to cut costs in their hotel laundry operations. This, in turn, has led to the creation of many different processes for handling hotel laundry. However, recent developments in green commercial laundry technology, such as the use of stain-eating polymer beads to remove soils from fabrics instead of water, have rendered some old laundry processes obsolete.  Read More

Topics: Water Conservation, Laundry Costs, Hotels

Who Said People Can’t Change? Californians Rise to Water Conservation

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They say bad habits are hard to break but Californians are doing so in rising to the water conservation challenge. Residential water usage dropped a whopping 29% in the month of May after Governor Jerry Brown called for sweeping water consumption reductions in the face of a historic drought.  Read More

Topics: Water Shortage, Water Conservation

How Hotels Can Save Money on Commercial Laundry Operations with Xeros

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Every business wants to save money. Finding ways to reduce costs while continuing to provide top-quality service is a key concern for hotels. At times, the need to provide excellent guest service and the need to reduce costs can feel like mutually exclusive goals.  Read More

Topics: Water Conservation, Laundry Costs, Hotels, Textile Care

How Polymer Beads Save Water in Laundry Operations

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In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” there’s a fairly well-known line that goes “Water, water, every where,/ Nor any drop to drink.” This highlights one of the great ironies of life on planet Earth; although roughly 70 percent of our planet is covered in water, only a small fraction of a percent of that water is readily available for human consumption.  Read More

Topics: Polymer Beads, Water Conservation, Laundry Costs, Laundry Operations

Opting for Water Conservation instead of Conflict

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We are all-too-familiar with wars for oil but wars over water? Oil cost multiple dollars per gallon and is a trillion dollar industry while water is free and covers 70% of the Earth’s surface. Why fight? It’s all an illusion. While water is seemingly plentiful only 1% of it is usable by humans. Consider a human can live, at most, three days without it and it’s actually one of our most precious resources.  In America we take water for granted but the fact is water is in short supply in many parts of the world. An American taking a five minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for the entire day. Worldwide, 780 million people lack access to clean clean water, and 3.4 million die each year from from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes.  Read More

Topics: Water Shortage, Water Conservation, Green Technology

Impactful, Green Travel Habits to Pick up on

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Every day, thousands of people get in their car, hop a bus, board a train, or get on a flight to travel, both for business and for pleasure. The travel industry has a huge impact on the American economy. How huge? According to the U.S. Travel Answer Sheet from the U.S. Travel Association, the travel industry generates $927.9 billion in direct revenue, and another $1.2 trillion in indirect and induced revenue. This industry supports roughly 15 million American jobs, such as hotel staff positions. As huge as the travel industry is, it naturally has a significant impact on the environment as well.  Read More

Topics: Water Conservation, Green Technology, Hotels

Water Use Habits are Hard to Break

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When it comes to human survival in the wild, it helps to think of the "Rule of Threes": a person can live three minutes without air, three days without water, and three weeks without food. It's clear water is very important to human life.  Now consider water, our second most precious resource after the air itself, covers about 70% of the Earth’s surface, but less than 1% is available for human use. Water, seemingly abundant, is actually a finite resource and precious commodity. Worldwide, 780 million people lack access to clean water, and 3.4 million die each year from a water-related disease.  Read More

Topics: Water Shortage, Water Conservation, Green Technology