Greener Choices: Dry-Cleaning Alternatives


Subject:
Consumer Research & Advocacy , Home & Housing , Cleaning and Organization , Product Ratings & Reviews

Description:
This report discusses the environmental effects of dry cleaning. Reviews three alternatives to standard solvent, perchloroethylene-based dry cleaning methods: GreenEarth, a silicone-based solvent used in modified dry-cleaning machines; liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) used in high-pressure cleaning machines; and 'wet cleaning' with plain water in computer-controlled washing machines. Also includes federal and state legislation regarding dry-cleaning. From Greener Choices, a Consumer Reports site.

Publisher:
Consumers Union of the U.S., Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.greenerchoices.org/products.cfm?product=drycleaning&pcat=homegarden


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