Spa Business 2 2022

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SUSTAINABILITY

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laundry mountain Spa Business investigates initiatives from linen suppliers that enable operators to embrace sustainability

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ehaving in a more environmentally conscious way is no longer just a nice ‘extra’. Sustainability needs to be part of every spa’s DNA, as consumers are increasingly seeking out businesses that demonstrate they’re taking steps to become more sustainable. The World Meteorological Organisation reports record increases in sea-levels, ocean heat and greenhouse gases, while the State of the Global Climate in 2021 report – described by the UN as ‘a dismal litany of humanity’s failure to tackle climate disruption’ – shows we’re ever closer to catastrophe.

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As a sector dedicated to wellness and longevity, spas should be leading the way in offering a solution and embedding sustainability into every part of their offer. The problem may be huge, but small changes make a difference and the sustainability of towels and linens – in themselves a significant cost centre – are a valid place to start. Consider the mountain of towels, robes and linens that go through the wash each week in your spa – after salaries, laundry costs can be the biggest running expense. We ask linen suppliers to share the eco-innovations that could help you make a genuine sustainability impact while also saving on your costs.

photo: BC Software/Carden Park UK

BC Softwear products require less energy to launder