Lavatur Canarias (Lavandería El Romeral) is an industrial laundry specialising in the cleaning of textiles in accommodation establishments and restaurants on the island of Gran Canaria. The company has been committed to the ecological transition, the reduction of CO2 emissions and the fight against climate change for more than a decade.
Setting a new ‘green’ standard
The company is committed to decarbonisation of the tourism sector: they separate waste, reduce water and energy consumption, and manage hazardous waste through authorised waste management companies. Lavatur Canarias promotes sustainability through local suppliers and prioritises products, including transport and packaging, that are less aggressive towards the environment.
They use renewable energy with approximately 400 photovoltaic panels which produce 99kw every hour, saving the emission of more than 60 tons of CO2 into the environment since 2019. 100% of the electrical energy consumed from the grid is green.
Lavatur Canarias uses biodegradable and environmentally friendly detergents and chemicals, all their systems and machines are state-of-the-art, enabling them to carry out very efficient washes in terms of energy and water consumption.
Turning ambition into action
Since 2020, weekly consumption measurements have been carried out and, at the same time, monthly targets have been set according to the estimated production of the plant. This system has enabled an average saving of 15% electricity and 10% water compared to 2020, with the same production as before.
In 2020, the company calculated its carbon footprint using information obtained from the Ministry of Ecological Transition. As a result, Lavatur Canarias generated around 1,600 tonnes of emissions annually. From 2020 to 2021, this figure has been reduced by 10% and is 30% lower than their direct competitors.
One of Lavatur Canarias’ projects involves the recycling of fabrics from discarded lingerie in hotels. The laundry service transports and washes the garments, part of which is recycled, and the rest is exported to the Maghreb area for distribution. For every kg of recycled or reused clothing, 25 kg of CO2 emissions is avoided.
For more information about the company, visit: https://www.lavaenromeral.com.