Healthcare laundry challenges include disposables, sustainability

August 3, 2017

Disposables and sustainability are two of the challenges facing the healthcare laundry industry, according to an article on the American Laundry News website.

Healthcare laundry industry needs to combat false claims by disposable product providers regarding the effectiveness, cleanliness and value of reusable products, said Joseph Ricci, president and CEO of TRSA.

John Scherberger, president of the Healthcare Laundry Accreditation Council (HLAC), recommends that healthcare laundry owners read “A Comparison of Reusable and Disposable Perioperative Textiles: Sustainability State-of-the-Art 2012” by Michael Overcash.

The industry also needs of continue to focus on sustainability and develop appropriate value propositions around reducing waste, controlling costs and increasing sustainability while improving patient experience and combating continued price pressures, according to Ricci.

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