Drycleaning and Laundry Institute
The World’s Leading Trade Association for Garment Care. With its education, research, testing and professional training, DLI offers solutions that help member businesses provide expert garment care
Green Business Association
Green Business Association is a team of business professionals dedicated to promoting the preservation of the environment and supporting green companies. The Green Business Association gives businesses the information and opportunity to be green.
In everything from fruit to furniture, consumers have a choice between conventional or organic goods. And increasingly, the option is available in dry cleaning, an industry known for its use of hazardous chemicals, namely the volatile solvent perchloroethylene, known as perc.
The definition of “organic” is somewhat unclear when it comes to dry cleaning. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certifies agricultural businesses as organic based on a list of requirements. Dry cleaning is not FDA-regulated, and in the world of chemistry, “organic” means anything with carbon in its molecular makeup. This definition includes all petroleum-based products — even perc.