Business With Integrity
We believe, that protecting the environment, conserving our limited resources and reducing our carbon footprint is fundamental to doing business with integrity. We are proud to incorporate award winning environmentally responsible best practices in our operations. We’re fortunate to live and work in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Respect for nature and sound business practices are integrated to benefit the environment and the customers we serve.
Our business is green at its core concept!
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. These fundamental practices—relatively new to the popular notion of responsible corporate citizenship—have been at the core of MediCleanse operations for more than 70 years. Our business is based on recycling reusable textiles. We compete directly against one-time use disposable towels, gowns, sheets and garments. The products we rent are re-used many times over, greatly reducing the amount of refuse that goes into landfills and reducing the volume of materials that must be manufactured and shipped.
Award-Winning Environmental Stewardship Efforts
We focus environmental stewardship in 4 areas:
- Resource Conservation
- Waste Minimization
- Purchasing products made from recycled goods
- Minimizing fleet impacts
We recently took our commitment to the environment a big step further with the installation of the revolutionary new Milnor CBW washer with the Pulse Flow- the first machine of its kind in the Northwest. The new washer reduced our fresh water consumption by 60% to .8 gallon per point saving over 20 million gallons of water per year.
Because there is significantly less water to heat, we use 20% less natural gas. Additionally, we use one-third less electricity because this machine produces the same output in fewer hours/ By using the heat exchanger to remove heat from out wastewater and recovering boiler steam, condensate we are able to reclaim 90% of the heat to warm incoming fresh water from 55 degrees to 87 degrees. We have made substantial annual investments in upgrading to more energy efficient washer, dryer, ironers, and tunnel finishers, reducing our overall energy consumption by 20% in the last 5 years significantly reducing our carbon footprint.