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Welcome to the Dry Cleaning Topic Hub™, a guide to basic information with links to additional on-line resources.

Background and Overview
This section contains information about dry cleaning demographic distribution, the functions of dry cleaning businesses, and their role in the U.S. economy.

Operations
This section describes the basic steps of the garment cleaning process and a description of material inputs, processes, and wastes.

Regulatory Review
This section provides an overview of the applicable environmental regulations.

Reasons to Change
This section identifies incentives and benefits for implementing alternatives to typical solvent dry cleaning technologies that produce less waste and prevent pollution.

P2 Opportunities
This identifies opportunities for minimizing regulated waste, as well as information on waste reduction opportunities available during the input and process portions of operations.

Where To Go for P2 Help
This section contains a listing of organizations and experts who can provide more specific information and assistance.

Acknowledgements
This section acknowledges the contributions of industry experts to this Topic Hub.

Complete List of Links
Lists all resources cataloged in this hub. If you know of resources relating to this topic, please let us know. We will review all suggestions and include them in the hub if they provide non-biased information not currently covered.

 


The Topic Hub™ is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx)

The Dry Cleaning Topic Hub™ was developed by:

Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center
Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center
Contact email: ryoder@unomaha.edu

Hub Last Updated: 2/26/2013

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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