Well-renowned laundry, Bates of London – which serves some of the top hotels and health clubs in the capital – has totalled 50 tonnes of linen processed by Regenex.
The partnership has saved 250 million litres of water** and 150 tonnes of carbon* so far, as well as rescuing the items from landfill and returning them to stock.
Head of operations at Bates of London, Idriss Malek, said: “We take sustainability very seriously and working with Regenex is one way that we can minimise our impact on the planet.
“Having our blemished linen processed rather than condemned makes great sense all round, especially at a time when global supplies of new linen are disrupted, and prices are rising.
“Our clients require the highest standards of linen. They also have ambitious targets in terms of carbon reduction, and Regenex is able to help us to meet their expectations.”
Regenex’s gentle multi-bath cleaning system opens fibres to release marks and refresh whites, allowing Bates of London, based in the east of the city, to make the most of every item – in line with the company’s stringent environmental standards.
Paul Hamilton, technical director of Regenex, said: “We are delighted to have reached this landmark volume of linen processed with Bates and look forward to receiving the next 50 tonnes over the following weeks and months.”
* Calculation based on 100 tonnes of linen typically halfway through its natural life cycle returned to stock, compared with carbon footprint of 8kg associated with the manufacture and life cycle of 1kg of new linen. Saving is 4kg carbon per 1kg cotton. According to http://www.globalcarbonatlas.org/ the average British person has a carbon footprint of 8.34 tonnes per year.
** Calculation based on the 10,000 litres of water required to manufacture 1kg of new cotton. The saving is 5,000 litres.