Sustainability in Professional Textile Care

During the workshop on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of NETEX, Dr. Henk Gooijer presented the results on TKT’s sustainability research. In this study, Henk Gooijer and Joris Kragten compared professional textile care against home washing. A number of statements have emerged from this research.

Sustainable washing by outsourcing laundry:

> 17% energy saving each time;
> 24% less CO2 emissions;
> 15 L water saving (more than 35%) per washing;
Potentially saving more than 80% water: 3.477 L of water per year per person;
Contributions to the Plastic Soup: Home washing >33%, professional washing: 0.1%.

Further information is available at the CINET secretariat.