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Crown Uniform & Linen Service Receives 2012 Boston Green Award


Crown Receives 2012 Boston Green Award

BOSTON, MA. (April 20, 2012) - Crown Uniform & Linen Service, a 4th generation family business, was honored with a Boston Green Award on April 19, 2012 at the 6th Annual Mayor's Green Awards, which recognizes Boston businesses and residents for making significant contributions towards making Boston a more sustainable city. The award recognizes Crown's exemplary performance in sustainable environmental practices with water conservation, energy efficiency, and waste reduction.

"We are very proud to have been officially recognized by our community for achieving our sustainability improvement goals," says Plato A. Spilios, Vice President of Crown, "Over the past year, our efforts have ranged from issuing individualized coffee mugs to all of our employees, installing LED lighting, replacing our delivery fleet with "clean" diesel vehicles, and investing in a ceramic water filtration system that is saving our Boston Plant five million gallons of water a year. Although we have made great strides, we recognize there are other opportunities to continuously improve our focus and dedication to sustainability."

As a winner of Mayor Menino's 2012 Green Award, Crown Uniform & Linen Service is pleased to support Greenovate Boston; "a collective movement working to ensure a greener, healthier, and more prosperous future for the city". Crown is also partnering with The Sustainable Business Leader Program as part of their ongoing commitment to being a Green Business.

In an effort to lower the necessary water and energy usage necessary to provide service to the highest OSHA and HLAC standards, Crown Uniform & Linen Service invested in the Norchem Ceramic Filtration System. This wastewater treatment and water recycling system is a fully automated system and specifically engineered for laundry wastewater treatment and energy recovery. With the implementation of the Norchem System, Crown estimates a savings of more than 5 million gallons of water in 2012.

Crown has also implemented a new accounting system as a first step towards a paperless billing system. The new accounting system enables Crown to provide invoices and statements, as well as important communications, via email rather than paper.

As a locally owned and operated family business since 1914, Crown Uniform & Linen Service knows that doing what's best for the environment today will have an enormous impact on the environment tomorrow.

About Crown:
Crown Uniform & Linen Service - Crown Healthcare Apparel Service has been a locally owned and operated family business since 1914. Crown provides work uniform programs, healthcare apparel services, corporate identity apparel, entrance mats, and linen services to businesses throughout New England. Crown is a member of the Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA), is Clean Green Certified, and is accredited by the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC).

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