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Posted on October 10, 2019 by Steven Toltz

Is Dry Cleaning Bad for the Environment?

Caring for our environment is more important than ever, so naturally, you may wonder: is dry cleaning bad for the environment? It doesn’t have to be. It all comes down to the solvent your dry cleaner uses and the efforts they make to recycle dry cleaning materials. When you choose Dependable Cleaners for your dry cleaning needs, you can rest assured you’re making a great choice for the environment. 

Recycling Programs

Dependable Cleaners was an early adopter of recycling in Colorado. Since 1976, Dependable Cleaners has been recycling just about everything they can, from safety pins, to hangers, plastic bags, and more. Now, they’re continuing their tradition of being green by using thinner, recycled plastics to make plastic garment bags, and they even offer free cloth garment bags to minimize their environmental footprint even more.  

Solvents and Soaps

Almost 80% of all dry cleaners use perchloroethylene, which is associated with environmental and human health risks. As a healthier alternative to perchloroethylene, Dependable Cleaners uses environmentally-friendly solvents and soaps for dry and wet cleaning. Every location uses DF200, which is a mild and odorless cleaner.  And as an added bonus, this solvent actually makes clothes softer and brighter!

To ensure that all locations could use the environmentally-friendly solution, Dependable Cleaners invested in state-of-the-art technology and machinery. As a result of their efforts, Dependable Cleaners became the first dry cleaner in Colorado to go completely green.

Environmentally-Friendly Dry Cleaner in Colorado

Dependable Cleaners is committed to making a positive impact on the environment and protecting their customers’ health. When you entrust your garments to Dependable Cleaners, you can trust your clothes will come back clean, safe, and looking better than ever. Find a dry cleaner near you today and find out more about our approach to environmentally friendly dry cleaning!

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