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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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A Simple Guide to Air Quality Rules For Perc Dry Cleaners
Abstract: Designed to clarify dry cleaner air quality rules.
Source: EPA

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

Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment: Professional Fabricare Process [PDF]
Abstract: Explains Design for the Environment Garment and Textile Care Industry
Source: EPA

Come Clean With Us [PDF]
Abstract: A NESHAP sets a limit on the amount of a particular solvent or material that may be admitted into the atmosphere by any one source. This document describes methods and devices business can use to meet this limit.
Source: Lincoln-Lancaster Health Dept

Dry Cleaner Reference Manual: Complying with Washington State and Federal Environmental Regulations [PDF]
Abstract: Helping dry cleaners comply with state and national environmental regulations.
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology

Evaluation and Demonstration of Wet Cleaning Alternatives to Perchroroethylene-based Garment Care (Final Report)
Abstract: Describes benefit of new wet-cleaning technology.
Source: EPA

Garment Care Fact Sheet [PDF]
Abstract: Green Cleaning fact sheet for dry cleaning.
Source: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

P2 for Dry Cleaners [PDF]
Abstract: MI DEQ & RETAP Pollution Prevention Training Manual
Source: MI DEQ

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

RCRA in Focus: Dry Cleaning [PDF]
Abstract: An overview of basic federal regulations covering wastes that are likely to be hazardous in the dry cleaning business.
Source: EPA

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


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