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Be Green While You Get Clean

March 17, 2014

Penn Purchasing Services announced in February the availability of a new discount pricing agreement with Wash Cycle Laundry, Inc., a University-preferred supplier of sustainable laundry services.

Wash Cycle Laundry uses locally-produced, all-natural sun and earth brand detergents, high-extract/high efficiency machines, a self-designed automated washing system and other eco-friendly options in its cleaning processes. And the company makes all its pickups and deliveries via bicycle trailers.

Barbara Lea-Kruger, Director of Communications and External Relations for the Division of Business Services, says the new Wash Cycle Laundry discount pricing agreement “is the result of the University's green initiative that is intended to increase awareness and enable the purchase of products with a reduced or minimal environmental impact as compared to other similar products/services that serve the same purpose” in support of Penn's Green Campus Partnership. Read more on the Penn Purchasing website.

Fact

The operation of buildings contributes to 30-40% of total global energy use.

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