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ASTM approves TRSA management practices as green laundry standard

September 5, 2013

ALEXANDRIA, VA — ASTM International has published the TRSA-initiated Standard Practice for Sustainable Laundry Best Management Practices, recognizing key criteria for TRSA’s Clean Green certification as universal indicators of maximum sustainability in commercial laundry work, according to a press release.

The new ASTM standard codifies the best management practices in the TRSA Clean Green standard as the structural, nonstructural and managerial techniques most effective and practical for a laundry to achieve green objectives — such as preventing or minimizing pollution — while making optimum use of natural resources, the release stated.

According to the release, vetted by ASTM for 19 months, the organization’s acceptance of the TRSA proposal reflects "our industry’s commitment to sustainability and dedication to further reducing our carbon footprint and enhancing our environmental stewardship."

"The ASTM standard, implemented through TRSA's Clean Green certification, encourages every laundry facility to adopt sustainable, green best management practices," said TRSA President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Joseph Ricci.

Click here to read the release in its entirety.