Representatives of both the Uniform and Textile Service Association (UTSA) and the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) presented the latest results from the textile service industry’s voluntary environmental program, LaundryESP® (Laundry Environmental Stewardship Program), to members of the Environmental Protection Agency on July 20, 2004. The LaundryESP results, representing six years of industry improvements, were more than UTSA, TRSA or the EPA could have envisioned.
40 % REDUCTION – POLLUTANTS DISCHARGED 12.6 % REDUCTION – WATER USAGE 11 % REDUCTION – ENERGY USAGE SIGNIFICANT SUBSTITUTIONS OF ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY WASH CHEMICALS LaundryESP, a joint initiative between UTSA and TRSA, was highly praised for its exceptional results. Conceptualized in 1999, LaundryESP encompasses 170 textile service companies and 750 laundry plants which account for 70 percent of the industry’s production. The EPA guided the textile service industry during the program’s initial development.