Training presentation for laundry staff

Sustainability is Good for Business
– Our customers are looking for accommodation that is
working to improve its sustainability and reduce negative
environmental impact
– The hotel is making efforts to reduce its water and energy
consumption and to minimise the production of waste
– All departments are able to contribute to this effort
Laundry – Energy Reduction
– Line dry towels and linen whenever possible
– Consider low temperature wash formulas
– Sort towels and linens into different loads as
they require different wash types and drying
– If dryers must be used
– Clean lint trap on dryers at least once a day
– Select drying time based on type of load
– Operate flat irons at full capacity
Laundry – Water Reduction
– Separate and pre-treat soiled or stained
items to reduce need for re-washing
– Sort towels and linens into different loads
as they require different wash types and
drying times
– Ensure machines are fully loaded at rated
Laundry – Waste Minimisation
– Bulk purchase detergents in
concentrated form to be diluted on site
to avoid excessive size of packaging
and transportation of heavier than
necessary materials
– Line drying reduces the wear on
fabrics and therefore reduces the
frequency that they have to be
Case Study:
Jetwing Vil Uyana, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka
– Water from air conditioners is being
re-used in the laundry for steam irons
– This has reduced the need to purchase
distilled water by 960 litres therefore
reducing water wastage by the same
amount and saving the hotel Rs.38,500
(approx €250) per annum
– Linen is line dried on sunny days
– From January 2010 to September 2010 (9
months) air drying of 12,465 kg of linen
saved electricity worth Rs.107,500 (€700)
and Gas worth Rs.121,500 (€800)
Action Planning
– Discuss what options there are for reducing
energy, water and waste in your operations
– create a list of potential actions
– who needs to be involved to ensure that
these actions can take place?
– how quickly do you anticipate these
actions being put into place?
– will any further training be required?