Regenex, the specialist in commercial linen cleaning, has processed 500 tonnes of linen before its third birthday – saving 1,500 tonnes of carbon. Now the Bradford, West Yorkshire-based company has issued its own white paper to prompt discussion about the responsibilities of the hospitality and laundry industries in conserving the world’s resources.
The paper – Love linen longer: A new innovation in cleaning, to maximise the life cycle of commercial linen – calls on the hospitality sector to rethink its attitude to textile waste, and develop more environmentally-friendly habits.
Regenex has pioneered fresh methods in stain removal that are now saving huge quantities of hotel textiles from rag or landfill and is calling on the hospitality sector to rethink its attitude to textile waste, and develop more environmentally-friendly habits.
The company is promoting more careful treatment of linen as a sure-fire way to make progress towards low carbon ideals. Regenex’s processes are proving consistently successful in around 75% of the most heavily-marked linen – including with fake tan and food – through a series of precise trials.
“This is our response to the mounting environmental issue of textile waste and unnecessary manufacture, which is only just starting to reach wider public consciousness,” said Regenex managing director David Midgley.
“We’re delighted to have reached 500 tonnes processed. This feels like a real landmark, and further underlines that our methods work consistently. We are looking forward to the next 5,000 tonnes.”
The landmark amount processed so far represents a total saving of 1,500 tonnes of carbon and 38 million litres of water – equivalent to the drinking water consumed by 3,750 people over 10 years.”
LOVE LINEN LONGER: Paul Hamilton, technical director (left) and David Midgley, managing director (right) of Regenex