In today’s world, more and more businesses are being designed with an eco-friendly approach. Light bulbs are now energy-efficient. Grocery stores are reducing the number of plastic bags they use. Even whole homes are being built to be eco-friendly.
For years, the dry cleaning industry has been using toxic chemicals in its processes. That was the way things were done. No one questioned it. Today, many dry cleaners still use the old way of doing things.
Perchloroethylene or “perc” has also been part of the dry cleaning industry. In perc-based dry cleaning, clothes are placed in a large machine resembling a washing machine, soaked in perc and detergent, and then heat dried. While effective at removing oil-based and other stains, perc is a known carcinogen and ground water contaminant. If your dry cleaner is still using perc in its processes, chances are their other cleaning methods are outdated, too.
At Mulberrys, we removed perc from our processes because of its damaging effects. Our award-winning dry cleaning and stain removal experts use biodegradable, non-toxic, non-hazardous cleaning agents that ensure that our environment and your body stay toxin-free.
We even took it a step further by becoming a carbon-neutral company. Mulberrys contributes zero new carbon to the atmosphere. We purchase wind power, invest in LED light and other energy-saving operations, and provide funding for carbon offset renewable energy projects.
Why should you put your clothes, you, and the earth at risk?
If your dry cleaner is not making eco-friendly processes a part of their business, then it may be time to think about trying a new dry cleaner.
Why use an outdated dry cleaner? The only way to dry clean is the environmentally-friendly way.
You’re important. Your clothes are important. The earth is important.