Green Statement

Being Green at ND

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St. Michael’s Laundry embraces environmental health. Here are just a few examples of how we are doing our part in the green effort:

Reducing

  • the use of brown craft paper by 1,800 lbs./year.
  • water usage by more than 30,000 gallons/week or 1,560,000 gallons/year.
  • the need for additional energy by offsetting wash water temperatures by 45° using a heat loss recovery system.

Reusing

  • approximately 67,000 metal hangers returned by customers annually.
  • worn bath and table linens to make aprons and hot pads for departments.

Recycling

  • 6,000 lbs. of hamper linens and poly garment bags annually.
  • 4,500 lbs. of office and production paper annually.

and

  • purchasing only biodegradable nonphosphate detergent.
  • using a golf cart instead of an 18’ truck for smaller, on-demand deliveries and pickups.