About The Eco Laundry Room

Background

2741 Danforth Avenue is the second location for the Eco Laundry Room.  The first location opened in Peterborough, Ontario in September of 2007.
The Eco Laundry Room in Peterborough won several awards including The Peterborough Examiner’s 2009 & 2010 Reader’s Choice Poll for Favourite Laundry, The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce 2008 Business Excellence Award Winner for Commercial Restoration and Runner-up in Environmental Practices. They also placed 3rd in online voting for the 3rd Season of CBC’s Dragons’ Den.  The Eco Laundry Room recently auditioned for Dragons’ Den, Season Six.

Eco-Technology

The Eco Laundry Room uses Spanish-made Energy Star rated front-load washers and American-made intermittent dryers. The washing machines use 43 percent less water than equivalent models, and the dryers use half the gas than conventional models. Clients can wash and dry their clothes in under an hour. The facility is Bullfrog-powered and uses roof top solar tube panels to heat the hot water, using less energy.  The Eco Laundry Room makes its own eco-friendly soap, Eco Sudz, which is sold in the vending machines.  The owners used eco-conscious materials to build the laundromat including a flooring product made of recycled materials and tables made of concrete and steel.

Eco-Experience

The on-site coffee house, Guru Coffee, serves fair trade and organic coffee and is located beside the kids’ play area. Free Wi-Fi is also available.  The space is designed for families to enjoy downtime and for business people to have the option of working on-site.  The Eco Laundry Room is the first of its kind in the GTA. The Eco Laundry Room is open 365 days a year from 6am to 10 pm.

A Recipe for Eco Sudz

Eco Sudz is made from sodium chloride (a sodium salt), sodium carbonate (washing soda), fatty polyglycoside (from corn starch and palm kernal oil), silicates (from salt and limestone), zeolite (non-toxic mineral), sodium citrate (salt of citric acid) and cellulose collides (from cotton and wood).  It is all natural, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, septic and grey water safe and phosphate free.
The Eco Laundry Room, “Doing laundry never felt so good.”
Written by Kim McLaughlin, Principal Writer, Lyra Communications