As our Hong Kong franchise develops under a second generation family run operation. Our immediate goal is to be the most sustainable dry cleaner in Hong Kong. By taking necessary considerations and implementations listed below into our daily operations, we can better protect our city and our environment and continue to lead others in our industry down a more sustainable path.
As our business relies on ensuring your clothes are cleaned and pressed to the highest standards, we have decided to switch all single use plastics to bio-plastics. We realize that there is a huge amount of wastage from our single use plastic garment bags and have made the switch to these biodegradable plastics since 2018.
Green Packaging Option
At the request of a clients, we are able to use our reusable cloth garment bags instead of the biodegradable plastics and will gladly take them with your garments and have them disinfected and returned without the use of plastic packaging.
Fabric Shopping Bags
We have phased out all single-use Bio-Degradable plastic shopping bags in March 2023, and have switched to producing non-woven fabric bags. This move was following international Jeeves guidelines and adhering to local environmental policies. To minimise plastic waste in Hong Kong, we encourage our clients to use their shopping bags or purchase and reuse our durable Jeeves branded fabric shopping bags.
Jeeves Hong Kong will gladly take back all your plastic hangers and biodegradable packaging and recycle and upcycle the plastics, for in-house use or with recycling companies such as V-Cycle https://www.vcycle.com.hk/
Environmentally Friendly Dry Cleaning
We have switched to a Hydrocarbon cleaning solvent that is less harmful and less toxic to the environment. Hydrocarbons are broken down by bacteria in the soil compared to traditional and older solvents still being used in Hong Kong that do not have such environmental considerations. We also invest heavily in waste disposal of such solvents.
Energy Efficient Operations
Our electrical and gas usage is kept under close observation and efficiency with the use of modern equipment and frequent maintenance in order to achieve the best operating efficiency. We also employ one hour a day energy saving during our lunch break to turn off all lighting and air conditioning.
Garment recycling and charity
All garments will have an end of life at some stage. Rather than filling up Hong Kong’s landfills with even more waste than there already is, Jeeves in Hong Kong is committed to reduce environmental waste of clothes by working closely with Redress (https://www.redress.com.hk/). Redress is an environmental NGO working to reduce waste in the fashion industry.