While the rental business is inherently "green"—products are used multiple times rather than being purchased and discarded after each event—here at Party Rental Ltd., we are committed to sustainability through innovation with respect to natural resource conservation, management, and utilization. We’re dedicated to finding new, creative ways to reduce waste, increase our operational efficiency, and partner with our clients to reduce the impact our orders have on the environment. The classic "three R's" (reduce, reuse, recycle) should really have a fourth "R"—rentals!
Here’s some of our sustainability solutions and initiatives.
While offering biodegradable and compostable products is instrumental in reducing our footprint, we’re always striving to find new, innovative ways.
Each of our warehouses are monitored, and every effort is made to control the use of electrical power and water usage. Through the use of energy saving devices, recycled water, and the latest technology, we’re consciously finding ways to is do our part to conserve.
In 2017, we replaced half of our glass washers with new state-of-the machines that use active filtration to help use up to 66% less water. Over time, we’ll continue to replace older machines with the new model to help further conserve water during the washing process. Our tunnel washer in our Laundry facility uses a similar mechanism to allow it conserve water during the wash cycle, helping to greatly reduce the amount of water we use every day.
In 2015, we installed a 200-kilowatt (kW) solar energy system above our laundry facility. By partnering with Enter Solar, we are able to generate almost a third (31.1%) of our laundry facilities annual electricity requirements through solar power. The energy we save by generating clean electricity on-site is equivalent to saving nearly 18,500 gallons of gas every year—a big savings that helps offset the impact of our truck fleet. Our clients have been great partners in our hanger-recycling program, further helping to cut down on waste.
Our Administrative and Customer Service staff diligently strive to conserve the use of paper and ink consumed with unnecessary printing. Most work is performed through the use of internet and most transactions are settled electronically, saving both time and paper.
"Going green" is a big part of what it means to "think pink" here at Party Rental Ltd., and we’re proud to continue to find ways to be better neighbors and partners in our sustainability journey.