General Linen Service achieves Clean Green Certification

Clean Green logoGeneral Linen Service Co., Inc. announces achievement of Clean Green certification.

March 8, 2013:  General Linen Service, based in Somersworth NH with additional facilities in Westbrook ME, Manchester NH and Smithfield RI, today announced that it has achieved Clean Green certification from the Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA).  TRSA Clean Green Certification recognizes companies that demonstrate responsible leadership in sustainability and conservation to protect the environment. The program acknowledges a textile service company’s continuing commitment to improving efficiencies in water and energy conservation and adoption of best management practices for reusing, reclaiming and recycling resources.  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 and 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

TRSA inspects laundry facilities seeking the certification and approves documentation of their water and energy use and BMP deployment through production reports they submit to auditors during the inspections.

For more information, contact:

 

Steve Marcq, Director of Business Development

1-800-582-7209  X266
603-834-2629
smarcq@generallinen.com
www.generallinen.com

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