In late 2020 we took one more step towards our strategic target of being the most sustainable company in our industry by 2025. By taking into use our new world-class laundry in Bradford, equipped with state-of-the-art technology, we can guarantee the most sustainable and ecological friendly wiper service on the market.
World-class sustainable technology is unique on the market
The effluent plant technology attached to the laundry is unique on the U.K. market and enables us to operate without discharging any wastewater. The plant recovers and removes solvents and inks from the effluent, and these will be used as fuel elsewhere, for example, in a cement works. Our process also includes energy recovery and measures to decrease solvent emissions. “Our employees have been delighted with the increased automatization and improved air-conditioning that have significantly improved their working conditions”, states Peter Jones, the Managing Director of Lindström U.K.
Improved laundry capacity decreases carbon footprint of transportation
Our industrial wipers are made from recycled cotton and can be recycled twelve times prior to them becoming waste. This achievement allows us to reduce waste by 90% compared to single-use disposable products and it plays a crucial role in attaining a modest carbon footprint compared to disposable wiper solutions.
However, until last year, more than half of all industrial wipers have been exported outside the U.K. for laundering. Furthermore, prior to ramping up our new laundry nearly one third of our wipers were recycled outside the country. The new facility allows us to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of our operations, “We have calculated that the CO2 savings only from transportation are as much as 100 tons yearly” says Jones.
Theo Slegt, + 358 40 751 2295, theo.slegt(a)lindstromgroup.com
Peter Jones, +44 774 164 6395, peter.jones(a)lindstromgroup.com