The EU-funded Leonardo project to establish a sustainability training programme for laundries and their employees, which will be available via the web, is due to be completed by September this year.

Nine partners, led by German research institute Wfk and including chemicals specialist Christeyns, equipment manufacturer Kannegiesser, and Cinet, as well as the University of Marabor, TZU textile testing institute, and the Polytechnika of Lodz have put together six modules providing a detailed look at the various aspects of the laundry operation.

Public workshops have been held in Brussels, Vlotho and Bradford. At this last meeting, the partners also agreed the programme for converting the presentations to a Powerpoint format for the internet.