Sustainability

Sustainability

Environmentally Smart Choice

  • UHS provides a reusable product. Textiles and uniforms are laundered, delivered to clients and then picked up after use before the cleaning process begins again.  This keeps hundreds of thousands of pounds of waste from disposable alternatives out of Indiana landfills.
  • Our operations are run in an environmentally sustainable manner. We re-use water, minimize utility costs and recycle as much as possible, including the plastic bags used for transporting soiled laundry. We even offer a reusable bag for collecting soiled linen for the most environmentally conscious
  • Research studies on the environmental sustainability of reusable textiles versus disposable, single-use items have all given the advantage to reusables. Clients interested in reducing their carbon footprint choose reusable textiles in the emergency department, operating theater and whenever possible.
  • We have invested in cost saving and environmentaly friendly distribution techniques such as the use of a double decker trailer distributing linen from our Indianapolis plant to our outlying distribution centers within the state.

    UHS Double Decker Truck and Trailer