Dry Clean Friendly
Dry cleaning hasn't always been easy on garmets, or the environment. That's because traditionally, dry cleaning has used petrochemicals. GreenEarth Cleaning is different. Watch the video above to learn why GreenEarth Cleaning's unique silicone technology helps protect the clothes we wear and the communities where we live.
Dry Cleaning 101- The GreenEarth Diffrence.
If you're like most people, you probably think that dry cleaning is dry cleaning. That there is not much to separate one dry cleaner from the next except their location, and who could blame you? That's pretty much been the case ... until now! Now there's GreenEarth Cleaning and for the first time you and your wardrobe have a real choice. GreenEarth is as different as different can be, different in the way it's made, different in what it does for clothes, different in how it protects the environment.
Tim Maxwell, president of GreenEarth, said only three dry-cleaning processes are truly environmentally friendly: wet cleaning (laundry), carbon-dioxide systems and silocane (siloxane based) fluids. Wet cleaning processes garments completely in water but is difficult because certain delicate garments can be ruined with water. Maxwell said, Carbon-dioxide systems use a liquid form of carbon to clean garments, but these systems are very expensive and only a handful are in the U.S. Siloxane fluids, such as GreenEarth, are made of silicone and oxygen.
The GreenEarth process cleans with pure liquid silicone, in essence, liquefied sand. In contrast, most dry cleaneers use a petroleum-based solvent called Percholoethylene, which can be very hard on fabric. Perc, as it's called, is also classified by the EPA as a possible carcinogen, and is carefully regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency, both in how it's used and how it's disposed of.
GreenEarth Used in the Seacoast
Since GreenEarth doesn't contain carbon, it's by definition inorganic but yet still environmentally friendly, Maxwell said. The liquid silicone is chemically inert. It means it doesn't interact with fabric. It carries the detergent to your clothes, and then carries away the dirt and oil. GreenEarth degrades into the environment, it breaks down into sand, water and carbon dioxide, leaving no toxic chemicals behind. More information is available from the GreenEarth Cleaning website at www.greenearthcleaning.com.