Whether you do it yourself or have it done for you, laundry is a necessary evil that everyone grapples with. Believe it or not, doing laundry can also be incredibly wasteful–the average wash machine uses up to 45 gallons of water in a single load. Multiply that by all the laundromats in New York City and it adds up to quite a bit of energy waste.
Fortunately for New Yorkers, The Eco Laundry Company aims to reduce their impact on the environment as much as possible. Founded in Buenos Aires, the company is spearheading a movement to reduce waste produced by laundry. Eco Laundry’s commitment to the environment is so serious that they hired a LEED certified architect to help construct their NYC store. Wherever possible, recycled materials were used to build the space. Even the floors are sourced from organic materials!
The washing machines at Eco Laundry Company are the latest on the market and conserve the highest amount of water possible. They are also suitable for washing clothes using cold water, which uses far less energy than hot water. Eco Laundry’s soaps and softeners are housed in recycled bottles and are biodegradable, non-toxic and phosphate free. The dry cleaning process is also organic and clothing is dried on low heat settings. Any promotional fliers are printed on recycled material. In short, the Eco Laundry Company cuts no corners when it comes to cutting back on waste.
The team at Eco Laundry is currently working on a way to effectively reuse water used to wash clothing. Until their vision is realized, they are giving away “Water Hippos” to their clients to offset water being used to wash clothing. The “Water Hippo” device goes into a toilet cistern and saves thousands of gallons of water a year. Also worth mentioning, The Eco Laundry Company environmental initiative has planted upwards of 300 trees with plans to plant many more. This is one company that is committed to helping you perform your day to day tasks as efficiently and effectively as possible!
The Eco Laundry Company
249 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10001
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.