EPA targets dry cleaning chemical under new safety law The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the first chemical it wants to ban under a new chemical safety law. Regulators on Wednesday said they are proposing a ban on trichloroethylene (TCE), a dry cleaning chemical, under the Toxic Substances Control Act, a law Congress greatly expanded this year. The EPA is seeking a ban on the manufacturing, importation, processing and distribution of TCE, which is used in aerosol degreasing
Double Take at a Care Label Mistake By Garry Knox Here at GreenEarth we like to rely on our credentials and let the results of our form of sustainable aftercare speak for themselves; we’ve always relied on the consumer to make up their own minds rather than ‘Competition Bash’. However, sometimes you see something and you just have to call it out. An affiliate out of New Jersey (USA) recently sent us this label that recommends the following way to clean the Jacket: “Dry C
Water By Bowling By: Aaron Newport An unacceptable reality cripples millions of people all over the world. A reality that the vast majority of us cannot even comprehend, nonetheless relate. Lacking access to a basic life necessity, safe water and sanitation, is a reality millions of people are struggling with everyday. That is why GreenEarth Cleaning is doing everything we can to address this issue and contribute to turning this reality into a thing of the past. Water.Org is a wonderful organiz
There’s only one mess John Mahdessian, the owner of New York’s swankiest specialty dry cleaning concern, Madame Paulette, won’t touch. “That [Real Housewives] reunion is so dirty that even me, the cleaner to the stars, couldn’t clean that mess up.” Mahdessian is the boyfriend of New York housewife Dorinda Medley, who joined the Bravo franchise in 2015 with John in tow. He quickly became a divisive presence among Medley’s co-stars, who criticized him for
What does a Super Moon have to do with sustainability dry cleaning? By: Ron Benjamin What does a Super Moon have to do with sustainability dry cleaning? For recently many of us had the opportunity to witness a rare Super Moon event and were awed with the beauty and impact our natural world offers. As it turns out, in order to have a Super Moon occur, three variables have to be at their maximum value. The moon has to be in its full moon phase. Weather has to be clear with no interfering cloud co
By: Garry Knox Global testing house SGS has recently published a news article on its website about the performance of Silicone-based dry cleaning versus Perc. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company and are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, operating a network of more than 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS, in partnership with GreenEarth Cleaning LLC, has developed
In the GreenEarth Neighborhood By: Joe Blaha Your local GreenEarth dry cleaner is among the few remaining truly sustainable neighborhood businesses, where people are interacting face -to- face and enjoying a positive personalized experience. Most everyone lives or works nearby and stopping by the cleaners is a regular part of life’s routine. While technology also has its place in the dry cleaning business, the majority of the time it is the opportunity to deal directly with one another on
Sartorial Science By: Tara Clark First introduced to the public in 1951, polyester, that magical material that need not be ironed, revolutionised fast fashion. It became the burger and fries of the clothing industry; cheap to produce, cheap to purchase and easy to care for. Production boomed for decades, and the 1970s saw polyester hit its peak. While it has lost some of its popularity since its heyday, polyester is a fabric that we will continue to wear for a long time to come. Along with poly
Dry Cleaning: SGS Compares GreenEarth and Perc. (full article here) Besides environmental considerations, the ability to effectively clean clothes is an important factor to consider when using solvent alternatives. The solvent should not cause the fabric or garment to unnecessarily fade, bleed colour, change in dimensions (shrinkage), weaken or damage trims and still be effective at cleaning and removing stains. To examine silicone-based dry cleaning as an effective alternative for replacing &ld

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