KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For the past 20 years, GreenEarth Cleaning says, it has provided what it describes as, “An environmentally non-toxic technology to thousands of dry cleaners around the world who in turn have cleaned some 500 million pounds of clothes during that time.”
The firm says: “This sustainable technology has allowed GreenEarth cleaners to use less energy, less chemicals, a process that is proven to be environmentally non-toxic, and is gentler for clothes and our planet.
“As a result, the technology has been embraced by the real estate, financial services, insurance, and garment manufacturing and retailing industries as well,” it adds.
Twenty years later, GreenEarth relates, it is finding new ways to help “Mother Earth.”
“Our planet’s oceans are filled with plastics large and small,” the firm points out. “Efforts to remove macro-plastic waste have begun and are highly visible.
“However, millions of micro plastic fibers are released into the world’s wastewater treatment systems when garments containing polyester are laundered,” the company states. “This plastic poses an equal danger to our oceans’ ecosystems as it enters the food chain at the micro level.”
Importantly, the company’s relates, environmental focus has now caused it to address the micro plastic challenge posed by the laundering of polyester clothing.
“We are a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition,” GreenEarth notes, “and we want to be a part of the solution to this problem.
“We are currently testing ways to filter the micro plastic fibers out of the discharge from washing machines used to launder (rather than dry clean) clothing so that the micro plastic fibers are never released in the first place,” says Ron Benjamin, co-founder and managing director of GreenEarth Cleaning.
The company says its goal is to to, “Make all garment care safe for our planet, whether using closed loop drycleaning machines or filtered washing machines, so that GreenEarth Cleaning becomes BlueSea Laundry as well!”