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Professional laundry and cleaning services of items

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This document provides Product Category Rules (PCR) for the assessment of the environmental performance of professional laundry and cleaning services of items. It aims to be the main way to develop and register EPDs in the International EPD System.

The services included in the product category definition are the laundry and cleaning services provided both private and public sector for sanitary use (hospitals, home care and health residences etc.), industrial and civil activities (factories, schools, jails, etc.) and accommodation (hotels, restaurants, etc.). Main aspects defining a laundry services are:

  • type of cleaning system used in terms of machinery and equipment used (e.g. washing and ironing machines)
  • type of client (hospital, accommodation, hotels, factories, restaurants, etc.)
  • type of item. This PCR include the following items:
    • textile, such as clothes, linen, workwear (except surgical drapes and gowns)
    • mattress (standard and antidecubitus) and pillows
    • non-textile items, such as cutlery, dishes, Personal protective equipment (PPE), surgical tools, etc.

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Detailed information

Name: Professional laundry and cleaning services of items
CPC Codes:971 Washing, cleaning and dyeing services
853 Cleaning services
Registration number: 2020:02
Date of expiration: 2024-02-27
Version: Version 1.0
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 3 (2017-)
Related PCR: Service of providing washed and sterilized reusable surgical drapes and gowns used for patients and clinical staff
Professional cleaning services of buildings
Professional cleaning services for passenger trains
Other contributors:

Ambiente Italia S.r.l.

Geographical scope: Global
PCR committee: CE.Si.S.P. (Centre for the Development of Product Sustainability), TETIS Institute, Servizi Italia
Appointed PCR moderator: Michela Gallo  CESiSP, University of Genoa

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