California Air Resources Board
The California Air Resources Board issued a Fact Sheet in March, 2008 analyzing alternative dry cleaning sovents.
Dry Cleaning Alternatives
See Consumer Report's article Dry Cleaning Alternatives on GreenerChoices.org .
Garment and Textile Care Partnership
United States Environmental Protection Agency Design for the Environment (DfE) Program has established the voluntary Garment and Textile Care Partnership. This website includes information on environmentally friendly manufacture and care of textiles. Some partners maintain lists of local dry cleaners.
Greener Cleaner Project
The Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) presents the Greener Cleaner Project, where you can read about the experiences and findings of dry cleaners that have stopped using perchloroethylene.
Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
The Minnesota Technical Assistance Program published a Fact Sheet in 2008 comparing various alternative dry cleaning methods to the widely-used perc process.
Model Cleaners Project
The National Waste Prevention Coalition (NWPC) Model Cleaners Project (1999) recognized 15 dry cleaners around the country (including three in New York City) for their outstanding waste prevention or alternative cleaning efforts.
Tetrachloroethene (PERC) in Indoor and Outdoor Air
New York's Department of Health has a comprehensive fact sheet on Tetrachloroethene (PERC) in Indoor and Outdoor Air, which is widely used to dry-clean clothes.
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