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WAVE(ing) Goodbye to Wasted Water

If you filled 32 Olympic-size swimming pools, it would take 900 million gallons of water. That’s the same amount of water that was conserved in 1999 by Lodging Partners of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Water Alliances for Voluntary Efficiency (WAVE) program. Since the program was launched in 1993, almost 50 hotels and inns have joined WAVE to initiate water conservation efforts.

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Laundering for the Environment

Attention Laundry Managers: Do you realize that the laundry detergent you use may be harming the environment and putting your workers at unnecessary risk?
Each year, laundry facilities use and release to the environment billions of pounds of wash room chemicals. Many of these chemicals–the ingredients in commonly used laundry products–pose a serious hazard to the planet and living things. At stake is the health of rivers, lakes, and streams and the animal life that inhabit them--but also the health and well being of the individuals who spend their days inside the wash room.

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Laundry Ozone In North Carolina Could Save 448 Million Gallons Of Water Annually – How Much Would Your State Save?

AUBURN, NH -- “If North Carolina implemented 85 percent cold-water washing using ozone at laundry facilities in colleges, universities, hotels and nursing homes statewide, the savings in water and natural gas could provide enough energy to run a city of 45,000 people for one year,” said Ralph Daniels, founder of the Aqua Wing Ozone Injection Systems (AWOIS) LLC.

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Water Reuse: Getting Into the Spirit of Things

When passengers "set sail" on a three to 17-day seagoing voyage surrounded by oceans of water, the last thing on their minds is the ship's water supply. But down in the working quarters of Carnival Cruise Lines' latest class of ship, the Spirit, the laundry room takes the issue of water use, disposal and reuse very seriously.

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Global Green Hospitality Consortium Provides Tools To Implement Green Initiatives

SINGER ISLAND, Fla. -- The Global Green Hospitality Consortium (GGHC) was founded to provide the hospitality industry with the resources needed to implement sustainable standards and practices offered by various green associations, State, and federal programs such as EPA Green Partnership, Energy Star and US Green Building Council’s LEED certification.

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Commercial Laundry Cited by OSHA

ELM GROVE, W. Va. — Uwanta Linen Supply, a commercial laundry, was recently cited for 21 health and safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The laundry faces $62,400 in penalties for the violations. Eighteen of the the 21 violations are considered serious by OSHA. The serious violations include failing to properly guard floor holes and failing to provide hepatitis B vaccines to workers who are potentially exposed to blood borne pathogens.