REVIEWED P2 OPTIONS
Reviewed Dry Cleaning - Recycling Options
Following are a list of options that have been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. These options have worked at other facilities and may work at yours.
|Buy materials from vendors that recycle or reuse containers.
|Keep each waste in a separate container for recycling.
Segregate hazardous waste
|Do not allow nonhazardous waste to become contaminated with hazardous waste. If it does, the nonhazardous waste must be disposed of as hazardous waste, which is very costly.
|Use on-site recovery techniques like closed loop evaporation and distillation units to make solvents reusable.
|If the solvents cannot be made reusable, try to find a way to recycle them. Or, purchase solvents from a company that will pick up and recycle the spent solvent.
|Use water from the seperator or condensing unit as spotting solution.
|Encourage customers to bring back hangers that they don't need.
Plastic bag reuse
|Do not staple receipts to plastic bags. It makes them harder to recycle. Instead, attach the receipt to the hanger.
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