The dry cleaning up to date very recent non existia a technology that would wash all delicate garments to water. Traditionally been washed delicate garments (dresses, silk, wool) with perchloroethylene which is a solvent highly polluting and potentially carcinogenic. A few years ago the public authorities, especially the European Union, have imposed severe restrictions on the use of these solvents with the horizon of which medium-term disappear. All this has forced major brands washing machines manufacturers to seek alternatives that have led to the emergence of the Wet Clean. In countries like Sweden, Denmark or Germany with high environmental sensitivity perchloroethylene is now totally prohibited or severisimas restrictions. In some States of the USA also and progressively will be implementing this prohibition in all countries.
An unsustainable technology dry-cleaning, besides not clean as water and generate highly polluting waste, is very inefficient in energy terms and environmental. The waste of water, electricity and soaps makes it an obsolete technology for today’s standards. According to one study of Electrolux and other Greenpeace savings in consumption, contaminaion costs and initial investment is approximately 50% between the Wet Clean and Dry Clean or dry cleaning. Source: Press release sent by dry-cleaners. Greenpeace Australia Pacific Blog Archive Sumatran tigers take over international paper awards Panduit considerably exceeds the industry standards by making a successful transmission of 100 Gigabit Ethernet through 275 meters of fiber multimode the perchloroethylene for dry-cleaners doubles the price and will continue to rise Leetu.com With NC Site, Facebook Rebuffs Greenpeace Data Center Knowledge Canadian Radio publishes journalistic standards to use social networks Journalism classes