The Cleanery
Member Since: April 2019
5200 Eubank Blvd NE # E4, Albuquerque, NM 87111, United States
Prerequisites5/5
Business Practices106/309
Bathroom/Breakroom44/83
Office Space103/214
Copy/Print20/53
Outdoor/Transport44/146
Community Involvement1/3
Dry Cleaning115/448

Completed Initiatives

Initiative Description
Points
Examine entire supply chain, including overseas suppliers, to assess the sustainability reporting and track record of all suppliers.
60
Use fuel-efficient company cars, and schedule regular maintenance
36
Regular maintenance schedule for all boilers, return systems, steam traps, heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems.
36
Use a Virtual Office
32
Proactive Waste Handling – unregulated waste to be hauled away by licensed hazardous waste hauler.
20
Ensure Appropriate disposal of drycleaning waste water.
20
Expand your recycling program to also include: glass, plastic, and aluminum
18
Establish a paper recycling program. Paper includes newspaper, office paper, direct mail, white and colored paper, cardboard, envelopes, magazines, and catalogs
18
Insulate your steam pipes.
18
Purchase copy paper, folders, and other office paper products made from 30-100% post-consumer recycled materials
12
Upgrade from older T12 tube lights with magnetic ballasts to more efficient T8 or T5 fluorescent lamp tubes with solid-state electronic ballasts
12
Replace regular light bulbs with LED bulbs that last longer and save energy
12
Establish a paperless billing program for your customers and encourage use by creating incentives
12
Use of recycled hangers (plastic and wire).
12
Install a filtered water tap at your sink or a water cooler for drinking water instead of purchasing bottled water to save money and reduce waste
8
Purchase trash bins and liners made from 35-100% post-consumer recycled materials
8
Use floormat/dirt-collection systems at doorways facing the outside space
8
Use environmentally-friendly cleaning chemicals for daily use such as a non-toxic multipurpose cleaner or glass cleaner
8
Choose re-usable cleaning products like sponges instead of paper towels
8
Purchase paper towels and toilet paper made from 35-100% post-consumer recycled materials
6
Eliminate paper, styrofoam, or plastic cups, plates and utensils in the kitchen area. Use mugs, dishes, and silverware instead
6
Sign up to pay your bills online and receive invoices and receipts electronically
6
Print and copy double-sided when possible, to significantly reduce paper use and waste
6
Create a garment recycling program.
6
Recycle or sell your used toner cartridges
4
Purchase recycled or remanufactured toner cartridges to realize significant cost savings
4
Properly dispose of batteries, paint and chemicals, lightbulbs, and electronics
4
Update the contact information on your company’s mailing lists regularly, to reduce wasted correspondence
4
Reduce junk mail by removing your business’ name from national direct marketing databases
4
Inform your customers about your business’ efforts to become environmentally friendly and follow green practices
4
Use telepresence or other long-distance communication to replace travel when possible
4
Minimize air conditioning needs with natural ventilation
3
Recycle unwanted cell phones and PDAs
3
Use of Biodegradable poly bags.
3
Set computers to enter system standby or hibernate after 30 minutes of inactivity. Set monitors to enter sleep mode after 5 to 20 minutes of inactivity
2
Use water-conserving cleaning methods and strategies while cleaning.
2
Sell or donate unneeded furniture and equipment
2
Organize sustainability committee or green team to serve as your company’s leading advocates for greening efforts
1
Complete GBB’s Getting Started steps, including filling out your company’s Member Profile and the GBB Assessment
1
Develop a sustainability mission statement for your business and define your company’s core commitments
1
Publish your company’s green accomplishments
1
Announce your GBB Membership publicly and display your profile information both on and offline for your stakeholders to see
1
Become an active member of an organization that continually works to improve the environment nationally or in your area
1
Use natural odor elimination
1