Sustainable Practices

Our sustainable practices reduce our carbon footprint and are socially responsible.  By conserving our resources, our operating costs remain as low as possible, allowing us to extend the best possible pricing to our customers.  Our daily business practices aim to reduce our carbon footprint.  We are always innovating to enhance our efforts; here are some examples:

Recycle and Reuse

Return Duffel Bags

We reduce our use of plastic bags and cardboard boxes by using our extra durable return duffel bags.

Paper and Cardboard

We conserve office paper by reprinting on both sides and cardboard boxes are used multiple times. We recycle paper and cardboard in all BBJ La Tavola offices.

Plastic Bags

BBJ La Tavola uses biodegradable plastic bags which reduce the landfill load, have an 8-month shelf life, and are 100% recyclable.

Skids and Scrap Metal

All wooden skids are reused and then recycled, and all scrap metal is given to a recycling plant for conversion into another product.

Energy Conservation

Heat Exchangers

Heat exchangers capture energy from hot water as it leaves our washers and warms the incoming cool tap water for the next wash cycle. This changes the temperature by 40 – 50 degrees thereby reducing our use of gas and electricity, as well as reducing the load on the municipal treatment plant.

Press Shut-Down

We completely shut down our presses when not in use, rather than letting them idle, and run our boilers only when necessary.


We adjust our temperature seasonally, as well as throughout the day. Heat and air conditioning are adjusted in zones based on specific occupancy.

Water Conservation

Brine Reuse System

Our brine-reuse system allows us to conserve both water and salt for our laundry.

PH Control System

The strict control of the PH level that is discharged into the sewer system minimizes any potential damage to the municipal system and reduces the energy required at the municipal treatment plant.