Dry cleaning is a service that has existed in some form for thousands of years. The Romans introduced us to the first dry-cleaning methods. They cleaned clothes with lye, ammonia, and fuller’s earth clay, but as fashion evolved, so did the need for more complex cleaning methods and eco-friendly dry-cleaning services.
To thrive in today’s rapidly changing marketplace, dry cleaning companies must be environmentally friendly and sustainable.
If you own or operate a dry cleaning business, going green will not only attract new customers but will also provide a safe environment for you, your employees, your customers, and the local environment. It is also critical that you do your part to combat climate change.
This article discusses the sustainability challenges and solutions for dry cleaners, as well as a guide to becoming more sustainable.
We thought it would be interesting to show how we keep things clean, green, and sustainable!
Elimination of Harmful Chemicals is the First Step Toward Sustainability
You may not realize it, but being an environmentally friendly dry-cleaning service has been a priority for Premier Cleaners since our inception. In fact, we are green cleaning pioneers. We provide what many other cleaners only claim to provide: a commitment to green dry-cleaning practices.
Perc is used by 85 percent of America’s 35,000 dry cleaners, according to the Occidental College Pollution Prevention Education and Research Center. It is classified as a volatile organic compound (VOC) and can harm humans, homes, water sources, and the environment as a whole. This fact motivates us to offer our customers sustainable, eco-friendly dry-cleaning and wet-cleaning services.
Environmentally Safe Detergents
Dry cleaners have a history of using harsh chemicals such as perc and siloxane (a pseudo green clean chemical) and combining them with high temperatures to dry clean your clothes. Not only is this bad for your health and the longevity of your clothes, but it is also bad for the environment.
Your clothes will be returned smelling fresh and chemical-free thanks to our wet and dry cleaning services. Furthermore, you can rest assured that you are not contributing to the worsening environmental crisis.
Here are a few advantages of our toxin-free services:
Eco-Friendly Organic Dry Cleaning
- Our proprietary dry-cleaning methods produce the cleanest clothes, exceeding the Delta Whiteness Index.
- Our non-toxic solvent is primarily composed of locally sourced corn.
- Our cleaning methods are both energy-efficient and environmentally friendly.
- Cleans without the use of any toxic chemicals.
Eco-Friendly Organic Wet Cleaning
- Uses computer-controlled machines to precisely measure and wash clothes according to need.
- Cheaper than other cleaning methods.
- It cleans without using any non-toxic chemicals.
- There is little wastewater produced.
Dry Cleaning & Waste Management
Dry cleaners generate waste that is harmful to the environment. Dry cleaners’ plastic and hangers end up in local landfills. However, there are ways to reduce the use of plastic in the industry while also recycling metal hangers effectively or replacing them entirely.
Biodegradable and Recyclable Packaging
When it comes to going green with your business, don’t just look at the products you use; look for other small ways you can help preserve our environment. One additional way we contribute is through our packaging.
We store and keep your clothes looking as good as the day you bought them by using recycled wood hangers. Our garment bags are also made of recycled plastic. Both details may appear insignificant, but they reduce the amount of natural resources used as well as the carbon emissions used to produce them.
We are a Carbon-Neutral Business
To begin, energy consumption in buildings due to lighting and HVAC systems is most easily resolved. Simply encouraging employees to turn off lights, heating and cooling systems when leaving the building can save energy.
According to one study, turning off lights on their way out can save 8% to 20% of the energy used for lighting. Installing lighting controls or sensors, as well as thermostats or water insulation, can have similar effects, lowering energy consumption and operating costs.
Reduce Carbon Emissions from Dry Cleaning Equipment
In addition to lighting and HVAC systems, common dry cleaning facilities consume the majority of energy: boilers can account for 20% to 60% of total energy costs, 25% to 35% of air can be wasted for air compressors due to leaks, air compressors also waste huge air filters, and using steam traps with valves stuck half-open for six months can result in a surprisingly high annual fuel expense.
Meanwhile, different cleaning methods use different amounts of electricity, natural gas, and water and sometimes finding ways to go green can be challenging, but dry-cleaning is an excellent option.
Premier Cleaners works hard to make green changes in order to support the health of the community and the environment, as well as to become a business that customers can trust, like, and respect.
We hope you will choose Premier Cleaners to help you maintain your clothes in a sustainable manner. We are a full-service, eco-friendly dry cleaner. Among our laundry services are dry cleaning, clothing alterations, wedding gown preservation, laundry service, and more.