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Alternative technologies / Best management practices / Detergents / Dry cleaning / Dry cleaning industry / Garment care / Hazardous substances / Hazardous waste / Perchloroethylene / Petroleum chemicals / Process modification / Wastewater


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Alternative Aqueous Cleaning Systems for Dry Cleaners
Abstract: This fact sheet offers information regarding wet cleaning techniques and benefits.
Source: MN Tap
URL: http://mntap.umn.edu/source/11-3/aque-d1.htm

Case Study: Wetcleaning Systems for Garment Care [PDF]
Abstract: The EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Program recognizes the wetcleaning process (i.e., waterbased cleaning systems) as one example of an environmentally-preferable technology that can effectively clean garments.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/dfe/pubs/garment/wsgc/wetclean.pdf

Garment Care Fact Sheet [PDF]
Abstract: Green Cleaning fact sheet for dry cleaning.
Source: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.ct.gov/deep/lib/deep/p2/garment_care/dry_cleaning
_full_version_%28updates_march_2010%29.pdf

Green Earth Cleaning
Abstract: Information about dry cleaning with an environmentally responsible approach.
Source: Green Earth Cleaning
URL: http://www.greenearthcleaning.com/

Green Zia Environmental Excellence Program: Dry Cleaning [PDF]
Abstract: Guidance materials for improved environmental performance and pollution prevention in your dry cleaning business.
Source: New Mexico Environment Departemnt
URL: http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/P2_Web/Dry_Cleaning_Packet.pdf

Have You Considered "Wet" Dry Cleaning? [PDF]
Abstract: A dry cleaner's story of switching from dry cleaning to "wet" cleaning.
Source: Kansas SBEAP
URL: http://www.sbeap.org/publications/Wet_DryClean_CaseStudy.pdf

P2 for Dry Cleaners [PDF]
Abstract: MI DEQ & RETAP Pollution Prevention Training Manual
Source: MI DEQ
URL: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ess-retap-ppt_P2-Dr
yCleaning.pdf

Plain English Guide for Perc Cleaners
Abstract: : The Plain English Guide for Perc Dry Cleaners was developed to assist owners and operators of perchloroethylene (perc) dry cleaning facilities in understanding and complying with federal air, hazardous waste, and wastewater regulations. Your state or local government may have additional requirements. EPA regional office air/small business coordinators are listed in Appendix A to help identify your state and local contacts.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/garment/perc/index.htm

Real World Wetcleaning [PDF]
Abstract: A published study for three well established wetcleaning shops.
Source: Center for Neighborhood Technology
URL: http://www.cnt.org/repository/Real-World-Wetcleaning.pdf

Training Curriculum for Alternative Clothes Cleaning [PDF]
Abstract: This training course teaches garment care professionals and staff about a new way to clean garments. This course explains how wet cleaning works and how to operate a wet cleaning facility.
Source: The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/dfe/pubs/garment/tech_rep/clothes.pd
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