Work Uniform Blog

Nonylphenol Ethoxylates to be Phased Out in Wash Chemistry

Since June is National Safety Month, the Chicago uniform company wanted to draw attention to an initiative the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA) are currently closing in on. Back in 2010, TRSA told the EPA that the association would lead an industrywide phase-out of Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) from all liquid detergent formulations by December 31, 2013, and all powders a year later. Since then, the EPA has placed NP and NPEs on the toxic list, has provided a list of alternatives and is working with TRSA on an expedited phase-out in industrial laundry detergents. …

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Chicago Work Uniform Company Supports Industry Collaboration

We here at the Roscoe Uniform Rental Company are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and are always looking for new ways to accomplish that for our customers.

One way we do that is internally, through our Strategic Leadership Team who develop white papers and action plans that are executed throughout the year. While great ideas are produced, the uniform rental company is a supporter of collaborating with companies in our industry because they are working toward achieving many of the same goals. An added benefit: Roscoe is able to form relationships with people across the industry and keep the …

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Clean Green Certified & Ongoing Sustainability Efforts

Clean Green Certified & Ongoing Sustainability Efforts

In honor of Earth Day this month, the Chicago uniform company wants to acknowledge the ongoing efforts to enhance efficiencies in our plant, delivery fleets and across operations. Roscoe has always been committed to conserving and recycling natural resources and we PRIDE ourselves in our history of environmentally friendly laundering.

The uniform rental company pioneered waste water pre-treatment (first in the nation) in 1974 in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). With that under our wing, we received the Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award for reductions in water usage and solid waste in 1999. To further our efforts in water …

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Reusable vs. Disposable Shop Towels

The debate is over whether reusable or disposable shop towels are more beneficial. The Industrial Wiper Rule is in its final stages, awaiting the final seal of approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). A battle Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA), and other reusable advocates, have been fighting since 2003 for this law to be enacted.

Disposable users have long claimed that reusable towels and wipers pose health risks, while studies showcase that reusable towels are safe, and the more efficient, cost-effective, sustainable option.

Reusables are sorted, handled, processed, finished and monitored by commercial launderers that have earned certifications …

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