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Sir Galloway Cleaners is a proud participant of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI) Hanger Recycling Program. Many consumers have a pile of steel hangers in their homes from the drycleaners. All too often, these hangers can end up in the trash. For Earth Day 2014, 386 professional drycleaners, all members of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute (DLI), pledged to reduce wire hanger waste by 35 million hangers, or 1,050 tons of steel.
As part of our Green Commitment and our broader Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, we are proud to support the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s “DLI Cleaners Care Hanger Recycling Program” initiative to recycle 30 million hangers in 2013, with our own pledge of 100,000 recycled hangers.
As part of our environmental responsibility, it is important to find vendors that share the same concern with the environment.
Since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides no standard definition of an environmentally friendly cleaner, and has no approved cleaning solvent or process, professional cleaners can call themselves “green” regardless of their practices and policies. Some cleaners erroneously claim to be green simply because they use one type of solvent over another. This practice of “green washing” their business is simply a sales gimmick. Being “truly” green actually has very little to do with which solvent they use. Being truly green is a multi-faceted combination of environmentally responsible policies, programs and practices.