TV News Touts Canada’s Progress in Reducing Medical Waste


The Global Television Network, Canada’s leading English-language TV network, recently aired a prime-time news segment on its nightly Global National news program on the need to reduce hospital waste, including personal protective equipment (PPE) such as disposable isolation gowns.

Milliken & Co. Releases 2023 Sustainability Report


Milliken & Co., Spartanburg, SC, recently released its sixth annual sustainability report that discloses performance against its 2025 Sustainability Goals and 2030 net-zero targets. The report details the company’s key impacts across its people, product, planet and net-zero measures.

Shasta Linen’s ‘Hiccup’-Free EV Fleet Transition


As noted in Textile Services Weekly on March 11, Shasta Linen Supply Inc., Sacramento, CA, recently acquired five electric step vans worth roughly $1 million. This change moved Shasta Linen into compliance with California’s pending commercial-vehicle regulations. It also put the company in the vanguard of independents that have embraced alt-fuel route vehicles.

K-Bro Releases Inaugural Sustainability Report


K-Bro Linen Inc., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, recently released its inaugural Sustainability Report outlining the company’s strategy related to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) processes, and providing a foundational framework to move forward on future objectives and initiatives.

Balfurd Taps $237,000-Plus in Grants, Utility Savings


Laundry operators typically scoff when they hear “We’re from the government and we’re here to help.” But in the case of Balfurd Linen and Uniform Co., Tipton, PA, access to state and federal grant money for improving energy efficiency is generating a big payback, including a $182,976 grant for new dryers that are expected to net the company $54,630 in yearly utility-cost savings. A similar grant request is in the works for a new tunnel washer, according to a news release from the Penn State Technical Assistance Program (PennTAP).

Industry Associations Share Expertise and Insights


The Coin Laundry Association (CLA), the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) and TRSA recently gathered industry organizations via Zoom to discuss current regulatory issues impacting their various members such as microfiber/microplastics filtration, single-use plastics, PFAS and extended provider responsibility legislation.

‘Do the Right Thing’: Recycling ‘Down Under’


Amid regulatory pressures in states such as Massachusetts to divert ragged-out textiles – particularly cotton-polyester garments – from landfills, Alsco Uniforms – Australia is partnering with an Aussie firm that’s pioneered a process that breaks out polyester for reuse in plastic products. What’s more, cellulose from the cotton serves as a component for a hydromulch that’s sprayed on areas cleared of plant life for building projects in order to grow new vegetation.