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GLRPPR Contacts: Uniform & Textile Service Association (UTSA)

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Uniform & Textile Service Association (UTSA)
1300 N. 17th Street Suite 750
Arlington, Virginia 22209
Telephone: 703-247-2600
www.utsa.com/

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  • The Uniform and Textile Service Association is an international trade organization representing textile supply and service companies. UTSA members provide, clean, and maintain reusable textile products, such as uniforms, sheets, table linen, shop and print towels, floor mats, mops, and other items to thousands of business in all industries. These industries include light, heavy, and hi-tech manufacturing; healthcare; restaurants; service, retail, construction and transportation industries; and institutions.

    The association advocates issues and promotes policies associated with decreasing natural resource consumption, saving energy, and providing effective pollution management and prevention. The industry strongly believes that reusable textiles are the more environmentally friendly alternative to disposable products (e.g., by reducing the waste that goes to landfills and incinerators). Additionally, studies show that the industry uses 64 percent less water, 73 percent less energy, and 90 percent less detergent to do the same quantity of laundry than do small home washers and dryers. UTSA members have recently begun an aggressive, industry-wide pollution prevention and resource conservation program, called the Laundry Environmental Stewardship Program.

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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