Water is a precious commodity. And its scarcity,
especially in hot countries, is a great cause for concern.
By reducing water consumption,
accommodations can help the environment. As well as make savings on
their own water bills. It's a win, win situation!
Towel reuse programmes are fairly common and can save not
only water, but energy and detergent too. Most accommodations have a towel
reuse scheme that is explained to guests by using a simple card or
note in the bathroom. Guests can decide themselves when they like
their towels changed, rather than automatically changing them every day. If you
already have a towel reuse scheme, it's always good to see if it's working
properly. Are you curious to find out more about the effect of towel reuse?
Please watch the video by clicking on the first photo. Or have a look
at the Top
that we have received from Travel Foundation.
Similarly to towel reuse, a linen reuse scheme also not only
saves water, but energy and detergent too. In order for a linen reuse scheme to
work, it needs the full understanding and co-operation of the housekeeping
team. The most common types of scheme are:
2 or 3 day linen change schedule
the 'top to bottom' change method
What is your policy regarding linen reuse? To find out more
about implementing a linen reuse programme and the effects of it on water
savings, we advise you to watch the video after the second photo. Or
have a look at the tips
If your property runs its own laundry operation, you can
further reduce the water, energy and detergent consumption by following some
simple rules, including:
washing and drying full loads only
seperating and pre-treating soiled items to avoid
seperate towels and linen as different weights
required different washing and drying times
operate flat irons at full capacity
To find out how to make your laundry operations as sustainable
as possible, you can watch the video by following the link from the third
picture. Or aslo have a look at the tips and posters.