Pürlin's Closed-Loop, Patent Pending Recycling System:
The Pürlin linens are delivered to the hotel, ready to use. After use, they are collected by the housekeeping staff, placed in a designated area within the Housekeeping Department, then picked up and taken to be 100% recycled.
At the Hotel
Once at the hotel, the Pürlin sheets & pillowcases are used in exactly the same manner that traditional cotton linens are used. The difference is that unlike new cotton linens, the housekeeping staff will not be required to wash and fold the new Pürlin sheets prior to use. They are 100% hypoallergenic, neatly folded and ready to use.
The housekeepers remove the sheets and pillowcases from the beds and bring them down to the hotel laundry, just as they would with the cotton linens. However, rather than loading the Pürlin sheets into a commercial washer, they are brought to a designed housekeeping area where they are prepared to be picked up for recycling. The used Pürlin product is brought to the recycling facility, where it is 100% recycled for use in the manufacturing of Pürlin linens and other products.
The percentage of damaged and worn linens has rapidly increased over the last 10 years. The average hotel now replaces between 25-35% of their linen inventory each year.
There are two primary factors responsible for the accelerated loss of cotton based sheets.
- Toxic chemicals added to the wash. In addition to the detergent & bleach that is used, hotels add harsh chemicals designed to destroy bugs and kill germs, residuals of which can remain embedded in the fabric and cause the fibers to deteriorate and fray.
- Permanent stains caused by waterproof make-up. Due to technological advances, the cosmetic industry now offers waterproof lipstick and mascara products that are difficult to gently wash away from skin, and nearly impossible to remove from white hotel linens.
Bypassing these laundering and maintenance issues, Pürlin eliminates the costs associated with replacing damaged and worn linens.