Through Northfield’s business model, we aim to contribute to the sustainable development of society and that of the environment with which we interact.
We are committed to the 3R’s principle – Reduce Reuse Recycle.
We REDUCE the amount of energy we use by utilising energy efficient machinery for example by using inverter driven motors on our laundry equipment.
We have installed voltage optimisation equipment to reduce the amount of electricity we consume, and our steam pipes are lagged so that we retain the heat we have produced.
The vast majority of our textiles are polyester which uses less water in the wash cycle and, as a result, needs less heat in the drying and ironing cycle.
We have made a significant investment in a water recovery system which saves water from the rinse stage of a wash load, to REUSE in the prewash of the next load.
When tablelinen is damaged or has stains that can’t be removed, we cut them down to the nearest usable size and reinstate them to our rental stock.
The vast majority of our waste is sent to a RECYCLE facility, including paper polythene and cardboard.
Once our tablelinen has come to the end of its life, we send it to developing countries where the textiles are re-used again.