Understanding TRSA Clean Green Certification

October 24, 2019 | Hospitality

A primary mission of the Textile Rental Services Association, or TRSA, is to promote a stronger, safer and more environmentally conscious community. One of the ways they do this is through their Clean Green Certification, which recognizes large-scale laundry and textile companies for sustainable practices. Customers who work with Clean Green companies are assured that these companies are working hard to conserve resources and minimize environmental impact.

Companies who have obtained the Clean Green Certification, like Morgan Services, focus on making their operations as efficient as possible by utilizing high-capacity washing, drying and wrinkle-removal equipment. These facilities are required to document water and energy reduction as well as follow a set of guidelines referred to as Best Management Practices.

BMPs required for Clean Green Certification include (but are not limited to):

  • Recapturing drained water from rinses for reuse

  • Using environmentally friendly detergents

  • Removing solids and liquids from wastewater

  • Installing solar energy and energy-efficient lighting

  • Recycling programs

  • Re-routing trucks to save vehicle fuel

Certification is granted when TRSA inspects laundry facilities and approves documentation of a company’s BMP deployment through production reports they submit to auditors during inspections. Clean Green certified companies are accredited for three years at a time.

To learn more about TRSA and the Clean Green Certification, visit https://www.trsa.org/certification/clean-green/.