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Marin County Gets its First Professional Wet Cleaner

Peter Sinsheimer, director of UEPI’s Pollution Prevention Center, applauds the opening the first Professional Wet Cleaner in Marin County (a PPC demonstration site!), and reminds consumers to look into claims by new “environmentally-friendly” dry cleaners in the Albany TimesUnion. “Any

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Oxy Goes Green with Professional Wet Clean

For Immediate Release Contact: Amanda Shaffer 323-259-2759; Elyse Leon-Reyes 323-259-2734; Oxy Goes Green with Professional Wet Clean Occidental makes sustainable chic as the first college in the nation to offer professional wet cleaning service to the campus community.

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California to Phase Out PERC

The California Air Resources Board announced today that the chemical perchloroethylene, a solvent used in drycleaning, will be phased out in the State of California by 2008.  Says UEPI’s Peter Sinsheimer of the ban, “It’s an historic day. Perc has

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Last week I had a suit cleaned at OK cleaners, one of the growing number of garment care businesses that use environmentally friendly commercial wet cleaning technologies rather than dry cleaning machines, which depend on a toxic solvent.

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