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Maui Begins Wire-Hanger Reuse Pilot Project

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Bruce Beggs |

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawaii – The County of Maui Recycling Section has begun The Wire Hanger Reuse Pilot Project. Drycleaners are provided with hanger recycling boxes, called the Hanger Valet, to provide to their customers at no charge.

Participating drycleaners are Ali’i Dry Cleaners, Green Earth Cleaners Maui, Lili Laundry Inc., Lipoa Laundry Center, Majestic Laundry and Dry Cleaning, Maui’s Quality Dry Cleaning, One Hour Martinizing, and Valley Isle Dry Cleaning.

According to the Hanger Network, 3.5 billion wire hangers get dumped into U.S. landfills every year. At the same time, U.S. drycleaners import the same amount of hangers from China. By returning wire hangers to drycleaners for reuse, Hawaiians can help increase the health of our environment and our economy, the County of Maui says.

For more information about the Wire Hanger Reuse Pilot Project, visit www.recyclemauicounty.gov/recycle, or call the Recycle Maui County Hotline at 270-7880; from Lanai, call 800-272-0125 ext. 7880; from Molokai, call 800-272-0117, ext. 7880.

About the author

Bruce Beggs

American Trade Magazines LLC

Editorial Director, American Trade Magazines LLC

Bruce Beggs is editorial director of American Trade Magazines LLC, including American Coin-Op, American Drycleaner and American Laundry News. He was the editor of American Laundry News from November 1999 to May 2011. Beggs has worked as a newspaper reporter/editor and magazine editor since graduating from Kansas State University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. He and his wife, Sandy, have two children.

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