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Bradford-based Regenex bounces back from lockdown with International Green Apple Environment Award

Commercial linen stain removal specialist, Regenex, is back in action following lockdown – winning a prestigious award that puts the company among the UK’s greenest businesses and organisations.

Regenex, based in Buttershaw, Bradford, is the proud recipient of an International Green Apple Environment Award for Environmental Best Practice, after impressing judges with its innovative processes that prolong the life of commercial linen.

In recent years household names such Tesco, National Trust, Canon, Guinness, Royal Mail and Toshiba have all won Green Apple awards, and the directors of Regenex have been to a reception at the House of Commons to celebrate the achievement.

The good news comes as Regenex is on track to rescue 100 tonnes of condemned bedding, towels and tableware by the end of 2020, and experiencing a slew of new orders and enquiries.
A glittering ceremony in London on November 23 will reveal whether Regenex has won a bronze, silver, gold or even green – the highest accolade – award.


Increasing numbers of laundries are sending discoloured but otherwise serviceable bedding, towels and tableware to Regenex for processing – when in the past they would have simply binned stained items.

A total of 25 tonnes of linen received since lockdown – the equivalent of 25,000 bedsheets – is currently moving through the company’s gentle, multi-bath cleaning system.

Directors expect to meet their target of 100 tonnes, to be cleaned and returned to laundries by the end of 2020, with further growth forecast for 2021.

In its first three years up to lockdown, Regenex processed more than 500 tonnes of linen, saving 1,500 tonnes of carbon and 38 million litres of water – equivalent to the drinking water consumed by 3,750 people over 10 years.

Following a pausing of operations, Regenex is delighted to taking orders again from established customers – and fielding new enquiries from laundries in England, Scotland, Wales as well as further afield.

Technical director, Paul Hamilton, said: “Lockdown halted our operations temporarily, but it did not derail our growth ambitions, which are still on track.

“Winning a Green Apple award, at this point, is the icing on the cake for us. We are absolutely delighted!”

Regenex is consistently successful in treating 75% to 80% of even the most heavily soiled items and does not charge for anything that team members cannot rescue. Costs involved are typically a third of replacement top-up stock.

A free 400kg trial is available to any new customer.

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