ALEXANDRIA, VA.—TRSA, the association for linen, uniform and facility services providers, announces the launch of a new website, LaundryServices.org. It connects all types of businesses, especially restaurants, hotels, healthcare institutions and consumer and industrial services, with these commercial laundry providers. The website generates awareness of these and educates end-users and consumers on why commercial laundries are beneficial, including their standards and practices that support environmental and supply chain sustainability. Commercial laundries use one-third of the water used in home laundering, saving over 30 billion gallons of water per year in the United States.
LaundryServices.org videos and interactive tools teach consumers and business influencers and decision makers the benefits of professional laundry. A searchable directory enables businesses to locate nearby providers. Animated videos explain how commercial laundry works and highlight the requirements of Clean Green and Hygienically Clean certifications.
TRSA’s Clean Green and Hygienically Clean certification programs demonstrate commercial laundries’ commitment to environmental sustainability and hygiene. To be Clean Green certified, they engage in earth-friendly techniques including efficient water and energy use and best management practices that maximize textile reuse, repair, repurposing, and recycling. The Hygienically Clean certification requires application of the highest standards for cleanliness, qualifying and quantifying hygiene through third-party inspection and quarterly linen testing.
“Commercial laundering is the most cost effective, efficient, hygienic, environmentally sustainable option for restaurants, hotels, healthcare and industrial uniforms,” said TRSA President and CEO Joseph Ricci. “The launch of LaundryServices.org serves to increase consumer awareness of the commercial laundry industry and the environmentally conscious options that our members provide.”
Millions of Americans enjoy clean, high-quality, professionally laundered linens, uniforms and other products provided by commercial laundries across the country. Now, businesses across the healthcare, hospitality, food and beverage, and industrial and service industries can learn more about the benefits of the industry and access commercial laundry options near them through the use of the directory on LaundryServices.org. The website enables customers to make informed choices by providing operator-specific information on processes and standards related to hygiene, efficiency, and sustainability.
Visit LaundryServices.org to learn more about the industry’s best practices and capability to provide laundered linens, garments and other reusable textiles, cost-effectively and hygienically clean.