- Hotel Operations / laundry
As far as possible, reuse the laundry room’s plastic bags or replace them with wicker baskets or cloth bags.
Choose sustainable products (reusable – less packaging) and use them correctly to increase their life span
Cleaning chemicals shall be stored in their original containers and never mixed, even if they are the same “type” of chemical
Collect chemical containers according to the manufacturer’s instructions and send them back to the suppliers.
Determine the quantities and the composition of wastes
Identify the major sources of waste generation in the hotel
Inspect workplace: Regularly check all equipment and tools to ensure that they are maintained and safe to use. Check storage areas and review safe work procedures
Operate washing machines only with full loads
Purchase industrial dishwashers and laundry machines, and not conventional domestic appliances
Re-use cleaning gloves, safety aprons or reusable plastics, with soap and water, and then remove contaminants with concentrated sodium hydrochloride solution 5.0% every time it is used.
Read the labels and the safety data sheets (SDSs) that accompany chemicals
Reduce the temperature of water used for laundry from 85 deg. C to 60 deg. C and wash in cold water using cold water detergents when possible
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