Our Chiba Plants use this waste water recycling system.
Washing requires a lot of water.
Recycling 80% of waste water allows us to help protect the environment and to effectively use our limited water supply.
This of course reduces not only the amount of water used, but also the amount of waste water.
The linen is washed with water that is purified by using membrane bioreactors and the reverse osmosis process.
The purified water itself has high dissolving power, thus enabling washing without using abrasive detergents. It also offers the bleach effect making the whites whiter, but leaves the fabric soft and comfortable.
The water does not contain any impurities such as organic and inorganic constituents and bacteria.
It of course is not only free of any pathogens such as viruses, but also free of environmental hormones such as Dioxins.
Since NASA started using this system to reuse waste water for drinking water, its safety and functionality has been adopted by a wide variety of businesses.
*Please refer to Daiki Axis Co., Ltd.'s homepage for details.
They have been working with us for a long time, and they are a crucial part of our strategic strength.
At our Yokohama Plant, we invite students from the Special Education High School in Yokohama City every year so that they can have work place experience once a year.
The students worked very hard engaging in processes such as pressing freshly washed cotton kimonos, etc.
On their last day, we heard comments like, "It was very tough on the first day, but we were able to gradually work faster!"
I hope they had a really good experience with guidance from our employees.
With the exception of our Sano Plant, Tokyu Linen Supply Co., Ltd. invites elementary school students to come for a factory tour.
Tokyu-kai consists of our affiliated companies in each region getting together for activities such as community cleaning, sports, events, and concerts in order to encourage interaction and communication within the community.
Our company also sponsors children's Futsal games and cross country meets.