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What Are Corporate “Green” Programs?

It is more important than ever for companies to have green programs that ensure organizational sustainability for the benefit of the environment. 

Many fail to understand that company-wide green programs should be more than tree-planting activities that only happen once a year. While it is an efficient and affordable endeavor that everyone can participate in, sustainability is a mindset, not a one-time event. 

One of the best ways to instill environmentalism in the workplace is to employ sustainable practices across all departments. Companies that handle hazardous or toxic materials—including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)—should have a box program as their green practice. 

What Is a Box Program?

A box program is the process of boxing company materials and resources and then sending them to a laundering service. The service will handle the boxed items with care, launder them, then box and return them. 

Bates Enterprises has been at the forefront of selling, laundering, and recycling safety wear for various industries. Our team will safely clean your industrial PPE and other materials you use at work. 

How Is It a Corporate Green Program?

When you sign up for a box program, you recycle or reuse PPE. Instead of throwing these items away after they become dirty, you can have them safely and responsibly cleaned by professionals. 

Bates Enterprises Inc. has a highly experienced team and the best equipment to ensure PPE is thoroughly cleaned so companies can use each item again. 

Throwing away perfectly good PPE will just add to the growing waste in landfills. Every year, more than two billion tons of waste are dumped. Used PPE items are laced with toxic chemicals that can be mixed with other waste and mingle with the air. 

Benefits of Joining a Box PPE Laundering Service in Alabama & Beyond

Many PPE materials are made of cloth, which would take more than a hundred years to decompose. When you opt for PPE cleaning services, you significantly reduce waste and protect the earth from more non-biodegradable garbage. 

Plus, being an industrial recycler means you also reduce the need to produce more PPEs. Manufacturing PPEs use a lot of energy and emit greenhouse gases, which adds to pollution worldwide. 

PPE recycling saves companies a lot of money in the long run and protects Mother Earth. 

The Box Program Process

How does the Bates Enterprises box program work?

1. Collection

First, you send or ship your dirty items to Bates Enterprises for our professional laundering service.  With locations throughout the Southeast, it’s easy to find a nearby branch that can pick up your soiled PPE.  

We serve the following areas and more:

  • Montgomery, AL
  • Auburn, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Nashville, TN
  • Jackson, MS
  • Charleston, SC
  • Atlanta, GA
  • More locations in Louisiana, Texas, Florida, and North Carolina

2. Sorting

Bates receives various shipments from all over the country, and all clients are assured that there will be no mixing of items. There is a robust sorting process that keeps items separate. 

3. Laundering

With high-tech Bates equipment, items are washed and cleaned so they will be as good as new. We use a specialized formula to ensure all toxic chemicals and contaminants are removed from the items. 

4. Quality Control

Our team of experts will check your laundered items individually for any imperfections. If any items are damaged during the process, we will repair them for you. 

5. Return to Sender

After the professional laundering service, we will carefully pack and ship the clean items back to you. It is as easy as that!

Stop Buying New PPE and Have It Laundered Instead

You don’t need to keep buying new PPE for your company. Bates Enterprises has the most capable experts, efficient equipment, and specific solutions to clean and sanitize your items. It doesn’t matter what type of product they are: Kevlar, Twaron, Dyneema, PVC, Urethane—we can handle them all. 

Contact Bates Enterprises for Superior PPE Laundering Services Near You

With over 8,000 satisfied clients and counting, Bates Enterprises is here to solve your company’s biggest PPE laundering challenges. Let us create a plan to suit your budgetary and sustainability goals. Contact us to request a quote or a free trial for customized PPE cleaning services today!

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