The Benefits of the Clean Green Movement

Clean green TRSA Certified

Joining the elite ranks of clean green-certified companies doesn’t have to cost your business an arm and a leg. Over the many years that we’ve spent innovating and shaping the clean green movement among uniform and supply companies, one of the most common complaints we’ve heard is that going green just costs too much.

Purchasing reusable equipment, opting for sustainably made uniforms, finding environmentally friendly cleaning supplies—according to most businesses, this process isn’t just costly; it’s tedious too. We’ve come to change that.

At Prudential Overall Supply, we’re committed to making the sustainability movement accessible and affordable to everyone. That’s why we’ve made a range of cost-effective green products and services available to businesses across various industries, including:

Although our services are varied, the most sought-after is undoubtedly our reusable uniform program. By reusing textiles instead of using disposable materials, Prudential reduces the amount of waste in landfills. At the same time, our other uniform-related products, including green laundry services and uniform rental programs, ensure that all the uniforms your employees use are produced, cleaned, and maintained using less water, and fewer resources that cost you money in the long run.

Now you can keep your employees in suitable work clothes while still adhering to the principles behind the sustainability movement, and enjoying immense savings on otherwise unavoidable expenses.

As a TRSA certified clean green company, we at Prudential Overall Supply take great pride in being leaders in the clean green movement and helping others follow suit. To achieve our coveted green rating, each and every one of our company’s clean gree certified practices were reviewed by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), as well as the TRSA. Particular attention was given to our laundry services, as this is often where most energy can be consumed. However, our programs passed with flying colors, making Prudential one of the first companies to receive clean green certification from these governing bodies.

The Modern Green Movement in America

What Is the Clean Green Movement?

The Clean Green movement’s origins reach back over 50 years when the effects of chemical pesticides and harmful cleaning practices spurred the government to take action and for the first-ever presidential speech regarding the environment to be delivered by President John F. Kennedy.

Since then, many commonly practiced cleaning methods and products have been identified as toxic or damaging to the environment and humans. The Clean Green movement aims to eliminate these harmful products and practices by pioneering new methods and mediums of cleaning that have zero, or a much smaller, effect on the planet.

Since the creation of Prudential Overall Supply, adhering to the guidelines for safe, environmentally friendly cleaning and manufacturing processes has been our ultimate goal. We’ve refined our product offerings, studied every step of our laundry and cleaning services, and accomplished much  to help ensure that we aren’t just a good choice for businesses looking to save money; we’re also a good choice for the planet.

Today we’re proud to say that we’ve not only achieved that goal, but gone above and beyond in pioneering and innovating the Clean Green industry practices applied across the country.

Before we were granted our Clean Green certification through  TRSA, each of our business practices was rigorously examined by the ASTM, which is known for its detailed reviews and approval process. By the end of this review, both the ASTM and TRSA concluded that the business practices employed by Prudential Overall Supply are completely in accordance with clean green best management practices.

This sets us apart as one of only 37 companies (with a total of 78 laundry facilities) in the United States and Canada that have received this clean green certification to date. Across the industry, laundry facilities can be incredibly wasteful if they are not managed properly. Certifying a facility means that they do not waste water or energy when it comes to washing the work clothes that they clean and supply.

The Benefits of Becoming Clean and Green

Going Green

When it comes to going green, there are numerous reasons why it should be as important to you as it is to us. The planet’s natural resources are in constant demand. However, those resources, such as water, are constantly being depleted and/or contaminated. By choosing to operate your business in a greener manner, you can help reduce your impact on the water supply and the planet as a whole.

 However, this isn’t the only reason why going green should be a priority. Some of the the most significant benefits of becoming an active part of the Clean Green movement include:

  • Environmental impact: By requiring fewer new products, and altogether focusing on renewable and reusable resources, your company can lower its carbon footprint and enjoy the positive public image and clear conscience that comes with it. Solid waste reduction lowers your company’s impact on the environment. By opting for green-approved supplies, you can rest easy knowing you are helping reduce pollution all over the world.
  • Cost savings: Contrary to popular belief, going green doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it can save you money in the long run. Practices like reducing energy use, using reusable equipment and PPE instead of disposables, and reducing the amount of waste your business produces can significantly reduce your operating expenses.
  • Attract new customers: Another reason to go green is to entice customers. You see, living a green life is important to millions of people. These people tend to seek out green businesses. If a customer lives a green life, and they have to choose between your green company and another company that provides the same services but no environmental benefits, which one do you think they will pick? The answer is clear—they will choose the company that values the same things they value.
  • Further financial incentives: Many states offer financial incentives to businesses that prioritize sustainability. By going green, you can access these benefits and grow your business with a clear conscience and a stellar brand reputation.

Economic Benefits of Using Green Products

Reusable products are more energy efficient. If you compare reusable towels to disposable paper towels, you’ll use 90% fewer BTUs. This is because it takes a lot of power to manufacture disposable products.

You might spend more upfront, but, over time, you spend a lot less by using reusable supplies. If you switch from paper towels to cloth towels, it will cost 15% less each time you use the cloth towel.

Reusing products is cost-effective due to the products being more productive, requiring less storage space, and generating less waste of the products by employees. The one-size-fits-all approach taken with reusable products saves businesses from ordering multiple sizes.

Much of the reusable products last from 30 to more than 100 washes. This means up to three times fewer products end up in a landfill. In addition, using reusable cloth products in place of paper products saves millions of trees each year.

High-capacity washing ensures that Prudential uses less water and energy than its competitors. In addition, each part of the laundering service uses environmentally safe products.

Safety and Usability of Green Products

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Safe, environmentally friendly products do not make workers sick or pollute the soil. The green products are not hazardous, and they can be discarded just like regular trash. The reusable products are not flammable; therefore, they do not require special handling or precautions.

The reusable products come with specific safety guidelines that keep workers safe. This health and planning strategy extends guidelines to all workers who work with Prudential Overall Supply products.

In the end, even though going green has many financial and corporate benefits, the driving factor behind your choice to adopt Clean Green practices should still be preserving the life and beauty of our planet. With drought conditions running rampant nationwide, water conservation is essential for everyone, while chemical contamination has become a very serious problem for thousands of households in America.

Prudential Overall Supply is the company of choice for anyone wanting clean  green services. Not only do we provide a green cleaning process, but do our best to reduce our carbon footprint, too, by making these processes repeatable without the risk of contamination. We take environmental protection seriously because we understand that we only have one planet—so, let’s protect it together.

How Prudential Overall Supply Has Championed the Sustainability Movement

Since it was established in 1932, Prudential Overall Supply has been dedicated to providing high-quality service when it comes to uniform cleaning, rental, and manufacturing. We’ve achieved this through a number of changes aimed at making our company and products more sustainable.

First, Prudential uses reusable textiles for various reasons. Clean, green reusable textiles help sustain the environment, as they limit the need for constantly producing new uniforms, throwing away used ones, and creating unnecessary waste while using more energy.

Protecting the environment and providing top-of-the-line uniforms for all sorts of industries are two of our goals. Prudential Overall Supply company is certified through TRSA—Textile Rental Service  Association—which helps rate uniform supply companies. Unlike some of our competitors, Prudential Overall Supply is committed to the clean, green movement in every way and every business practice.

In addition to reusable materials, we opt for responsible, sustainable forms of washing and laundering clothing, making our carbon footprint considerably smaller than most other companies in the industry. Taking care of our customers and the environment sets Prudential far above the rest when it comes to responsible cleaning and laundry programs.

Some of our most sought-after sustainable products and programs are described below.

Sustainable Uniforms and Supplies

From the get-go, Prudential focuses on sustainability. Even during manufacturing, we’ve explored all our options to ensure the production of our uniforms, equipment, and cleaning supplies adhere to Clean Green best practices.

Some examples of how we help other companies become more sustainable are our products for the healthcare industry. By providing you with cloth towels and patient gowns instead of their paper counterparts, Prudential Uniforms gives you a longer-lasting alternative that cuts down on waste.

Our cleaning processes have undergone rigorous investigation to ensure every reusable product is just as clean and sanitized as a disposable one, making our services safe for a number of high-risk environments and uses. As a top uniforms company, Prudential knows that reusable textiles use 12 times less land space and 40% less water to create and maintain. Get in touch with our team if you want to learn more about our uniform and supply manufacturing processes.

Clean Green Laundry Services

The Modern Green Movement in America

We understand that it isn’t always easy to be green. However, we don’t expect you to do all of the work on your own. Rather than giving you uniforms and expecting you to clean them in a green manner, we take the guesswork out of it.

When choosing between different uniform companies to service your business with much-needed uniforms, you compare the prices, quality, customer service, and other similar factors. You look at what each company offers, and then you determine if it fits your needs and your budget. One key area in which Prudential Overall Supply differs from others is the area of green cleaning. The protection of the environment and its conservation are Prudential’s priorities, which is where our clean green laundry process comes into the picture.

We provide you with a green cleaning process that leaves you free to focus on other aspects of your business. So, while it may not always be easy to be green, we can help make it a little bit easier.

Our Clean Green laundry process is different from the cleaning processes you might find at other uniform supply companies. We take great strides to provide the highest level of hygiene and sterilization (if needed for cleanroom related services) while using a minimal amount of resources. That means we take advantage of reusable textiles, instead of disposable options. Reusing textiles results in less waste filling up the landfills. It also means that the cleaning process necessary for sanitizing our reusable textiles utilizes less water and less energy, resulting in an efficient, “green” cleaning process.

From minimizing the use of water in the washing and rinsing cycle to repurposing water for different uses, Prudential Overall Supply helps reduce our impact on the environment. In doing so, we reduce your impact too. This effect is so profound that, while using Prudential’s clean green laundry services, you can proudly display Clean Green stickers around your business to let your customers know that you, too, value the environment.

A closer look at our clean green laundry process reveals the many ways we go above and beyond to ensure our services are as green as possible, including:

  • Using lower water temperatures and shorter washing cycles customized to result in maximum hygiene and cleaning while minimizing our effect on the environment.
  • Recovering heat from different points of the laundering process and reusing it, such as the heat from drained hot water. This lowers the amount of energy our laundering processes use, as well as reduces the effect these services have on the environment.
  • Reusing drained water where suitable so we can lower the overall water consumption of our laundering services. Our utilization of water-saving tactics results in consuming 1/3 less water than you would use washing uniforms yourself. Yet, the results are just as clean and sanitized as any of our competitors. So, you don’t have to sacrifice quality in favor of green cleaning—you just have to choose the right uniform company.
  • Sending out our uniform delivery trucks on carefully planned routes to use the least amount of fuel and therefore produce the smallest possible carbon footprint.
  • Only using detergents that are deemed friendly to the environment while still ensuring the complete  sanitation for your uniforms.
  • Utilizing energy-efficient lighting.
  • Implementing a range of recycling programs across our manufacturing and laundering processes.

If green living is something that is important to your heart, Prudential Overall Supply is the place to go. Contact us today to learn more about our clean green laundering process.

Uniform Rental and Leasing Services

Going Green

Purchasing new uniforms for employees every time you make a new hire is a surefire way to negatively affect the environment and your bottom line. Instead, renting or leasing uniforms is a great alternative, allowing you to acquire the right uniforms in the right sizes without having to create more waste or a bigger carbon footprint.

From using new fabric and producing more fabric waste to wasting energy through the manufacturing process itself, the negative effects of over-production of uniforms can trickle down to things most business owners never even think twice about. That’s why Prudential helped create the  clean green certified uniform rental and leasing services, so you can get the uniforms you need without impacting your green status or credibility.

Automotive, hospitality, and food processing are just some of the industries that can benefit from renting or leasing uniforms. As part of our customizable services, we offer two options to business owners: uniform rental or uniform leasing.

If you choose to lease uniforms, you will be supplied with the exact number and type of uniforms you need for your operations but will be responsible for the laundering and maintenance of these uniforms yourself.

Uniform rental, on the other hand, puts the ball entirely in our court. We will provide you with the same high-quality uniforms, while also taking care of maintenance, laundry, and replacing the uniforms in case of irreversible damage or wear and tear.

Prudential Overall Supply  also works with you to ensure that your company or business has company-specific uniforms. That means, if you have a company logo that would work well on a shirt or apron, you can order uniforms for your business with that very logo on them. Prudential Overall Supply company also has top-of-the-line customer service that can help you fulfill your uniform orders.

For those with costs in mind, we offer a price guarantee on all your rental items for one year, so you know exactly what to expect when it comes to cash flow and operating expenses.

Clean (and Green) Rooms

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Like laundry services, clean rooms tend to be a major source of waste, energy use, and carbon output. This is mainly because the clean room and medical industries both use cleanroom level and sterile level products to maintain the quality of their environments and avoid cross-contamination.

Many companies have come to us asking about our green clean room services, and complaining about the amount of waste produced by the endless supply of sterile, disposable products they seem to require. Most of these companies are under the impression that reusable materials have no place in the clean room industry, yet they couldn’t be more wrong.

At Prudential, we’ve created a line of industry-leading reusable cleanroom garments that check all the boxes disposable PPE and workwear do, while avoiding the damages they cause to the environment.

Clean rooms, by definition, are controlled rooms that are designed to limit the number of contaminants that enter the room. This practice is observed in the clean room industry to maintain a controlled environment. Minimizing the outside variables helps to validate the work that is performed in clean rooms. 

Due to the nature of clean rooms and the vigorous cleaning processes these products must go through, all cleanroom uniforms and equipment must be cleaned at a Prudential facility. This ensures each item you send for cleaning is guaranteed to be cleaned (and sterilized if required) to meet your cleanroom hygiene standards.

Some of the reusable cleanroom products and garments we offer include
reusable textiles like cleanroom gowns and garment bags, and washable sterile and non-sterile mops. Check out Prudential’s line of cleanroom apparel and supplies to see how they can better help make your cleanroom business part of a green initiative

Go Green With Prudential Overall Supply

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The Clean Green movement is undoubtedly the future of many industries, if not all of them. As a business owner, it is important to not only reduce your overhead costs but also lessen your impact on the environment. In addition to staying on the right side of the law and environmental regulations in your industry, it also makes sense to do what you can to reduce waste and energy usage.

By partnering with one of the leading work uniform companies for apparel instead of using disposables, you lessen the amount of waste in landfills. At the same time, Prudential Overall Supply incorporates reusable textiles that need less water and energy to clean and mend than other types of apparel available.

Prudential’s ability to stand out as a leader and innovator in the Clean Green movement mirrors our long-standing ability to be at the forefront of our field. We’ve developed a unique work uniform and uniform service company business model that has set the industry standard for many well-known businesses and organizations.

We’ve even worked with NASA to develop cutting-edge clean room garments that are dust and contaminate-free. These uniforms were used by NASA in 1962 during a mission to orbit the earth and are a testament to the level of innovation that has placed Prudential at the top of its class.

So whether you’re looking to cut down on costs, do good for the environment, or bring in new customers, Prudential Overall Supply has the uniforms and cleaning products you need to keep your company clean, green, and financially sound. Learn more about our many products and services by visiting our website or getting in touch with our team today.