Saving our planet one load at a time
With drought becoming a harsh reality in South Africa, water is an extremely valuable and scarce resource. South Africans have implemented various water-saving techniques, from using grey water to flush toilets, to taking two-minute showers and installing rain water harvesting tanks. One area of water usage that is particularly difficult to cut back on, is laundry. Regular washing machines can use up to 50 litres of valuable municipal drinking water per cycle. That said, refraining from washing our clothes is not an option! We at Green Planet Laundry have developed an innovative solution to the problem.
Unlike other Commercial Laundries, we at Green Planet Laundry do not tap into the city’s precious municipal water supply. Instead, we make use of purified borehole water. That means that absolutely no drinkable water is used!
How your clothing benefits from this process:
- O₃ oxidises soils and eliminates microbes in the linen, leaving your clothing clean, sanitised and soft.
- It acts as a biocide, controlling odours and killing viruses and bacteria. It has disinfectant capabilities up to 150% more powerful than chlorine.
- Linen life is increased by up to 50%. Fabrics feel softer, and are noticeable whiter.
How the environment benefits from this process:
- Green Planet Laundry uses absolutely no municipal drinking water in the washing process. Only undrinkable borehole water is used, alleviating pressure on our water supply.
- The grey water is recycled through the filtration plant, approximately 50% is reused.
- Due to the Ozone infusion process, less detergent is required to clean and disinfect clothing and less water is required for the wash and rinse cycles.
- The entire water purification system including the borehole will be powered by solar energy making our complete water purification system environmentally neutral.
Cape Town residents can now experience the convenience of sending their laundry to be cleaned without the guilt of wasting natural resources. With water restrictions in the Western Cape becoming a permanent fixture, this is a perfect opportunity through which residents can decrease the number of litres consumed by their household.