TDS Goes Greennewtdswp2019
Bespoke laundry stays cool to go green
A West London commercial outfit has introduced new sustainable working methods to deliver laundry with a clear conscience.
Tucked away in the heart of Isleworth, West London, is a gem of a laundry that really cares. Not only about the quality of service it delivers but about ensuring that its service is as sustainable as it can be.
Owned and managed by Rona Tait, TDS Laundry has been in business since 2006 when Rona took over a self-service launderette in Twickenham and began offering a laundry service to domestic customers. Not content to stop there, Rona looked to a laundry consultant for advice with plans to set up a small, commercial laundry service for boutique and owner-managed hotels.
Having heard about the use of ozone in washing machines, Rona researched the available options. She was looking for a solution that provided ozone and chemicals from the same supplier, a complete package that had already been tried and tested.
“Ozone is an easy fix when looking for a more sustainable wash option. The Speed O system was installed quickly and benefits were apparent from the word go,” explains Rona. “We now wash in cold water for most items, our wash times have reduced from 45 to 30 mins and we can process 80 loads per day instead of 70. In addition, our water and energy bills have reduced significantly. My staff like the system and the linens and garments are just as pristine as before.”
The laundry currently processes around 25,000 kilos of laundry per week and runs a fleet of four vans that pick up and deliver across the area. Other sustainable practices in place include reducing single use plastic by placing clean linen directly into hamper bags.
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