Preserve the Environment: Air Emissions
Controlling air pollution and emissions to protect the environment is enforced under the Clean Air Act. This Act was passed in 1973 and updated in 1990 to reflect changes in business operations and the condition of the environment. The Act has helped reduce the number of pollutants released into the atmosphere and air.
Among some of the more notable accomplishments achieved since the Act was passed, include:
- A reduction in pollutants that cause acid rain.
- Reducing the amount of smog in major cities more than 25% since the early 1980s.
- Reducing and eliminating lead from gasoline, thereby cutting air pollution caused by lead by 92%.
- Stopping the production of chemicals and related products which deteriorate the ozone layer.
- Mercury emissions being cut by 45% since the 1990s.
The Clean Air Act has also been responsible for encouraging innovation and changes in how businesses manufacture and product goods and services. Companies have developed new ways over the years, while at the same time reducing the amount of air pollution and emissions.
It is worth noting that these accomplishments were realized during the same time there was an increase in the number of vehicles on the roads, and that energy usage has almost doubled.
However, there is still much more that businesses can do to help control and continue to reduce air pollution. Here at Prudential Overall Supply we have started the Clean Green reusable textiles movement. This movement allows our clients an eco-friendly way to ensure employees have the uniforms they need and, at the same time, allows them to take advantage of a green solution that benefits their businesses, as well as the environment.
In certain industries, it can be tempting to use disposable uniform-related products, or have your employees wash their uniforms at home. With disposable products, these are often made of plastics and other materials that do not biodegrade and only contribute to an increase in pollutants.
When employees take care of washing their own uniforms, they tend to have to do laundry more. As a result, they are using more water, detergents, and energy than they would if their employer used an eco-friendly uniform rental company. In addition, they are contributing toward an increase in air pollution and emissions. Electricity has to be made, which could involve burning coal. Waste water from each load has to be disposed of or reclaimed through a waste water management firm.
A much better solution for your business and your employees is to rely upon our Clean Green solutions. We offer a diverse range of uniform rentals, leasing, and purchasing options. Our company works continuously to reduce pollutants and conserve resources. To learn more about our Clean Green reusable textiles and uniform solutions, contact Prudential Overall Supply today by calling (800) 767-5536.