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At Pedersen’s, environmental initiatives are happening at all levels within our organization – from simple efforts to reduce energy on a daily basis, to aggressively seeking ways to minimize packaging of goods. Green is no longer a trend but a way of doing business.
Renting is an effortless way to reduce the unnecessary purchase of disposables and other packaged items that consumers frequently use when entertaining. The phrase Reduce – Reuse – Recycle has become an integral part of how we live on the west coast and forces us to “re-think” how we do things everyday within our operation. We feel it is our responsibility to continue evaluating our day to day operations and efforts to reduce, re use and recycle.
We have established a successful recycling program within our operation for cardboard, paper, cans, bottles, and plastic. We are aware that recycling does utilize a tremendous amount of energy to successfully process an item from start to finish. Ultimately our goal is to attempt to eliminate waste entirely.
In 2008, we installed a high efficiency dishwasher and laundry system. These new machines dramatically reduce the amount of water and detergents needed to meet health and safety standards. All detergents used in the commercial cleaning of our equipment and within our laundry are rated eco friendly by our suppliers.
We use 100% biodegradable plastic bags, as well as reusable plastic boxes and bins for storing and shipping our rental inventory. We will be introducing a new system for packaging our linens to completely eliminate the need for plastic bags. We are in the process of creating a system to dramatically reduce plastic packaging for glassware racks on job sites for large events. We are currently piloting this project within our Seattle operation.
In 2014 we began incorporating a paperless warehouse and office environment. This transition was phased into our Seattle operation gradually and we are pleased to announce that we will begin the process in our Vancouver location in 2015. Through the use of ipads we are able to maintain this reduction in printed material and increased efficiency.
We are pleased with the eco-friendly practices we have introduced but are aware that there is still more that we can do. As individuals and as a company, we feel it is our responsibility to work towards a more environmental future.
We are a pioneer in the event industry, with a long list of “Pedersens firsts”.
We are the undisputed leader for introducing new rental products and new services.
Many premium products, like Reidel wineglasses, are exclusive to Pedersens.
Pedersens is my rental company of choice due to the confidence I have in every aspect of their business:
The sales team are professional, accommodating, knowledgeable, personable and responsive;
The operations team are prompt, accurate and sensitive to the special needs of each client;
And they offer the most innovative, progressive and high quality equipment in the Seattle.
Did you know that Pedersens packaging is all environmentally friendly and we were the 1st rental company to package all rental glassware in reuseable containers complete with biodegradable bags?