Our business is green at its core concept. Our business is based on recycling reusable textiles. We compete directly against one-time use disposable towels, gowns and garments. The products we rent to our customers are re-used many times over, greatly reducing the amount of refuse that goes into landfills and reducing the volume of materials that must be manufactured and shipped.
Service Linen Green Initiative Saves up to 20 Million Gallons of Water Per Year
Our new Milnor CBW® washer with Pulse Flow - the first machine of its kind in the Northwest - is designed to save 17 to 20 million gallons of water a year! Learn more about our new addition in our In the News section, and watch the KING TV News coverage of it here.
Seattle Business Magazine’s Green 50 Award Winner
We are very proud to be one of the 2012 Washington Green 50 Award Winners chosen by Seattle Business Magazine for green actions resulting in a reduction of energy use by 27% and saving 20 million gallons of water yearly.
Clean Green Certified
A TRSA Clean Green Certification recognizes industrial laundry companies that demonstrate responsible leadership in sustainability and conservation to protect the environment. The certification acknowledges our company's continuing commitment to best environmental practices by improving efficiencies in water and energy conservation, and its adoption of best management practices for reusing, reclaiming and recycling resources.
Environmental Excellence Award Winner
ServiceLinen received statewide recognition for its environmental leadership by winning the Association of Washington Businesses 2012 Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Excellence in Resource Conservation. AWB serves as both the state’s chamber of commerce and the manufacturing and technology association. The AWB’s Environmental Excellence Awards Program is a showcase for companies who successfully implement programs that demonstrate initiative in the area of environmental protection. ServiceLinen is honored to be one of the businesses leading in this area.
AWB Environmental Excellence Awards
Founding Members of LaundryESP
(Laundry Environmental Stewardship Program). LaundryESP’s goals include quantifiable goals for reductions in water, energy, and washroom chemical usage. To implement LaundryESP member companies will work with EPA, local water treatment authorities, customers, trade groups, environmental groups, and other stakeholders to ensure its success.
Some other specific measures we take to reduce our burden on the environment include:
- Recycling of cardboard and paper
- Use of recycled paper when possible
- Software is used to optimize our route deliveries, minimizing the distances traveled and conserving fuel used
- Upgrading of delivery fleet to more fuel-efficient diesel vehicles
- Recovery of boiler steam condensate to pre-heat water
- Recycling of hangers (also provides jobs for people with disabilities and disadvantages)
- We use high efficiency lighting to reduce unnecessary energy consumption
- Monthly analysis of chemical usage to prevent waste
- Use of high-efficiency boiler and dryers(s)