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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.
New initiatives for the environment are happening at every level – from group efforts to reduce energy consumption, to aggressively cutting down on the packaging of goods.
With unsurpassed quality inventory and competitive pricing, Pedersens is a easy choice for many local event companies to make.
For 8+years they have been the ONLY choice for EMP|SFM for one simple reason – they make us look good.
With hundreds of events to produce a year, we need our vendors to act as our partners, provide exceptional customer service, good counsel, great products and the best prices they can. Pedersens has never let us down.
We are thrilled that we work exclusively with Pedersens' Rentals and look forward to many more successful events in the future.
Pedersens introduced Vancouver’s 1st square plate in 1999.