ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION & SUSTAINABILITY IS OUR MISSION
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. That's What We Do.
We believe companies have a responsibility to the environment. That is why we strive to make business decisions that have a positive impact on people and the planet.
Mission Linen Supply’s commitment to the environment goes back decades. In 1970, we formed the Mission Water Reclamation Service to design and build water reclamation projects for the industrial laundry sector. In recent years, the outcomes of this program have led to the retrofitting of our existing plants with wastewater pretreatment systems, water reclamation, and advanced energy-efficient equipment.
Mission is Making a Difference
Our environmental stewardship program focuses on the planet, people and profits. We look to conserve resources, reduce waste, and increase safety. We educate our customers and prospects so they become more environmentally conscious when they engage the services of Mission Linen Supply. Besides being good for the environment, reusable textiles are a cost-effective and earth conscious approach to doing business, while renting linens and uniforms simply makes great economic sense.
Our facilities recycle 23% of water with the use of reclamation systems.
Our heat reclamation and water re-usage programs save an estimated 141,000,000 million gallons of water per year.
Variable speed drives on air compressors and pumps result in energy savings of approximately 660,000 kWh per year.
Energy efficient lighting systems and upgrades have produced an estimated savings of 370,000 kWh per year.
Our heaviest work is scheduled outside periods when public demand for electricity is highest, helping to prevent brownouts
Our laundries use about half as much water per pound of laundry compared to home washers
Harmful waste products are removed from our wash water before it goes down the drain, preserving the efficiency of the sanitary wastewater treatment facilities
State-of-the-Art Facilities Utilize Innovative Technologies
Chino Hills, California
In 1994, Mission developed and built a state-of-the-art, 200,000 square foot facility in Chino Hills, California. The plant processes around 1,000,000 pounds of laundry weekly. In this premier facility, we implemented new, innovative technologies and then expanded them into other Mission locations to help further conserve environmental resources from a water, natural gas, electricity and greenhouse gas perspective. These implementations have yielded significant savings and earned us industry recognition.
We take best practices from our environmental, engineering, production and product selection processes and apply them to all locations whenever possible.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. That's What We Do.
Water Saving Programs
Our water saving programs, which have yielded impressive results, include installing constant batch washers as well as water re-use and recycle programs.
Constant Batch Washers
Reduce gallon usage and contribute to our water recycle program
- Installation of CBWs reduced gallon usage from 1.9 gallons to just 1.25 gallons per pound of laundry.
- Through a combination of bath exchanges, counter flow, and water recycling, the CBW can wash light soil items using as little as 0.4 gallons of water per pound processed.
- We are presently working on installing a second CBW in Chino, which will result in a reduction of the plant’s overall water usage to just 1.0 gallon per pound. While 1.0 gallon per pound is not all that unusual for a light soil plant, one gallon per pound is a very respectable number for a combination plant such as Chino.
Water Reuse System
Reduce water and gas usage
Chino also utilizes a water reuse system where clean rinses are captured from the washers, screened, and pumped to a reuse tank. Reuse water is then utilized at the beginning of certain wash formulas in lieu of fresh hot water, resulting in significant savings on water and gas. As a result of these equipment upgrades and process implementations, the Mission Chino facility is saving over 92,000,000 gallons of water annually.
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CHEMICALS
No Phosphates or NPE’s
While our water savings are substantial, another factor that plays into our process is the type of chemicals we use. The washroom chemicals used in Chino and all of Mission Linen facilities are environmentally friendly. The detergent we use is Ecolab’s E-Max Detergent which has the EPA’s Design for the Environment (DfE) label. None of our products contain phosphates or NPE’s. Mission made the commitment to use environmentally friendly detergents in January 2010.
Leading the Way from the Very Beginning
Since the very beginning, our commitment to sustainability has been an important part of the Mission business plan. Our company was built on our ability to give organizations the opportunity to rent and “re-use” textiles, providing them with a cost-effective and earth-conscious approach to doing business. Today, our passion for preserving our environment goes beyond just the products we offer --- it is present in everything that we do.
Our engineering staff consists of 11 employees who design, build and maintain machines, buildings and systems that process garments, linens and other products delivered to nearly 40,000 customers annually. “Our dedicated team never stops looking for new and better ways to conserve our natural resources and make a positive impact on the communities where we live and work.”
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
“Mission Linen Supply has received several awards and is recognized as a leader in its environmental initiatives.”