Benefits of Reusing Water for Laundry


In the UK, we’re lucky to benefit from safe, clean drinking water. But did you know that three billion litres of drinking water is wasted every day? For context, that’s 15 billion cups of tea!

While there are wider issues contributing to water waste, it’s important to find ways to tackle it. Recycling water is one of the ways we can all do more cut down on our water use to help our future generations. From homes to businesses, there are ways to save water that can have a significant impact on waste.

Could reusing water for laundry help your business or organisation tackle water waste? Learn more about the benefits of using a water recycling system so you can do more to stop wasting water.

Can water be recycled?

Water can be recycled when done in the right way. Greywater is the term for water that’s been used in bathtubs and showers, sinks and in washing machines. Greywater can be effectively recycled for different uses, with many organisations using it for irrigation, as toilet water and for laundry purposes. Greywater recycling systems can have a big impact, ensuring perfectly usable water expands its lifecycle, cutting waste and reducing new water use.

A laundry company that uses recycled greywater can still clean laundry effectively, while cutting down on waste. It’s a sustainable way of running your operations, and you can continue to reuse the water used for laundry too.

Reduce your running costs

One of the major benefits of a laundry greywater system is that it can help reduce running costs for your business. With water rates increasing, as well as other increased running costs, recycling water can be one way to cut your bills without having to make changes to your services.

Do more with your greywater

Without a greywater system in place, the water your business uses flows to the sewer system. This water undergoes its own recycling and treating processes to make it suitable for use again. With a wastewater recycling system of your own in place, however, you can be one step ahead of this process, saving the energy generated through advanced treatment systems.

Greywater recycling initiatives can help you do more with the water used across your operations, helping to reduce your overall waste and turn it into something positive.

A positive initiative to share with your customers

Sustainability is an important topic for consumers. Consumers are making smarter choices about the brands they buy from, with 1 in 3 choosing not to buy from a brand because of concerns about sustainability. By building water recycling policies into your organisation, you’ll have a positive message to share with your customers and can highlight your efforts to be a greener, more sustainable company.

How to implement a commercial laundry water recycling system

The first step towards recycling water is ensuring you have the correct systems in place to help. A commercial laundry water recycling system will ensure the process is simple and straightforward, with no additional effort from you required. Water recycling can happen seamlessly, allowing your business to produce the same great results.

You can also take advantage of using a commercial managed laundry service to take care of all of your laundry needs, ensuring that laundry is cleaned, managed and disposed of using waste reduction measures.

At PHS, we’re committed to helping our clients improve their sustainability measures. You can find out more about our sustainability work or talk to our team about our laundry services. With the right systems in place, your company can do more to prevent water waste and help the environment.  

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