Made Blue

Blycolin is an international partner in linen service for the hospitality industry. The water used in its own laundries is mirrored via Made Blue.

This is the impact of

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since 2015:

140957250 litres

Impact mensen


people got access to water

impact co2


Tons of CO2-emissions saved

Impact plastic


tons of plastic waste prevented

impact bomen


trees saved from logging

Want to know more? Read here how we’ve calculated this impact…

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About Blycolin

Blycolin is the leading international specialist and partner in linen service for the hospitality industry. With over 150 (partner) laundries, they help the customer with everything that has to do with linen. A large amount of water is used in these laundries on an annual basis.

In collaboration with Made Blue, Blycolin mirrors the water it uses directly in its own laundries. This compensates for the exact amount of water required for washing.

In this way we can immediately return the water that we use in our own laundries to clean drinking water projects in, for example, Bangladesh or Ethiopia.

Marc van Boekholt, CEO

In the picture

In this video from Horeca Nederland TV, Mövenpick Hotels shows how they collaborate on sustainability with Blycolin.

One litre for one litre

In our program One litre for one litre you can convert the water saving or water consumption of your product, service or organization into an equal amount of litres of clean drinking water in developing countries. Choosing a selection of customers or donating more litres is also an option. Transparency is paramount and we are happy to help you communicate about it!

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