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There’s a drycleaner in my neighborhood that brags that, “The only greener way to care for your clothes is to use a rock and a stream.”

That drycleaner has no solar panels, uses florescent lighting (which remains fully lit 24 hours a day, though they are closed for ten of those hours), has no reusable or even biodegradable packaging, and is in fact a perc cleaner. Why do they advertise themselves as green? “Because consumers like green.”

Oh.

And why don’t they don’t incorporate any green initiatives into their plant operations? “We’ve run our business the same way for fifty years, we see no reason to change.”

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At The CLEAN Show 2009, we introduced ourselves and The Green Garmento bags, created to lower drycleaners’ polybag and garment cover costs while giving you a "green" marketing initiative with a product that your customers love.

At CLEAN 2011, we introduced our premium product, the KangerHanger bag, which includes a zippered pouch that fits up to 20 wire hangers; allowing you to recycle hangers and lower all of your packaging costs. We also introduced our Shirt Box Bag, which was created to replace your cardboard boxes and paper totes when used for folded shirts. The Box Bag is also sends a great "green" message to your community when used at the local grocery store, gym or school.

 So what’s new for CLEAN 2013? Something big. Huge. Gargantuan even...

Introducing

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T-shirt Grocery Bag

Cleaning out closets and getting rid of unwearable clothing are popular New Year’s resolutions. There are many ways to recycle the items you no longer want. Charity donation centers and thrift stores are always options, but why not try some simple DIY projects? 

5 New Purposes For An Old T-shirt

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November, the month when leaves change colors, cold weather arrives, families come together and men grow facial hair.

Yep, you read that correctly. It is time for No Shave November.  

No Shave November is the month during which men, and sometimes women, opt not to shave. Movember, No Shave Novembers ‘cousin’ encourages men to grow mustaches to benefit men’s health charities. 

 

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We use our cellphones for everything here at Green Garmento – we check emails, listen to music and look up the nearest coffee shops. All the time we spend on our phones can easily run down the battery and until now, plugging into electrical outlets provided the only way to recharge. 

 

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Drive Cleaning Offers 100% Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaning with FREE Pick-up and Delivery!

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Imagine this. You are driving on your way home or perhaps on vacation on a desert highway. The sunset colors soak the wildlife with contrast and beauty. Your favorite music is playing on your ipod, providing the soundtrack to compliment this stunning scenery. A cool breeze brushes through your hair and your fingertips tap the steering wheel to the beat of the song . This is the  perfect drive...or is it? You take a closer look. Wait a minute...are all these bushes sponsored by supermarkets???

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Back To School Green Guide

8/31/11 5:50 PM

With schools going back into session soon (if it hasn’t already happened), you’re probably wondering how to stay as green as possible while still buying the supplies that you’ll need to get you, or your kids through the school year. Here’s a compilation of helpful tips to staying green while buying school supplies!

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Hand-Crank UV Water Purifier

Yesterday’s earthquake on the East Coast has many people wondering how they can prepare for the next one that comes out of nowhere.

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Written By Rick Siegel.

LOS ANGELES — There’s a drycleaner in my neighborhood that brags that, “The only greener way to care for your clothes is to use a rock and a stream.”

That drycleaner has no solar panels, uses fluorescent lighting (which remains lit 24 hours a day, though the business is closed for 10 of those hours), has no reusable or even bio-degradable packaging, and is in fact a perc cleaner. Why does the business advertise itself as green? “Because consumers like green.”

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We at The Green Garmento love it when we get word that another state, county or city has made an effort to ban plastic bags. Usually when we read news about it we share it with you on Facebook and Twitter, but understanding the magnitude of each baby step may get lost. So in celebration of progressive legislation, we decided to post a list of every place in the USA that has or is cureently trying to get rid of that troublesome plastic! Without further ado, we bring you FANTASTIC PLACES!

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An Earth Day Epiphany

4/7/11 1:04 PM

Written By Rick Siegel
Originally Published in American Drycleaner

CHICAGO — I confess: I was once about as eco-unfriendly as you could get. I drove a gas-guzzling car, believed a light off was a light wasted, and even though the City of Los Angeles provided me with the appropriate bins, I couldn’t be bothered to separate my recyclables. What impact could one person have, anyway?


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Staying Green On Halloween!

10/31/10 1:12 PM

Written By Spencer Kent

Halloween is finally here! The joyous fall holiday that allows us to escape reality for just a night by dressing up in fun outfits and feeding the child in all of us with mountains of candy (especially the parents!) On carefree nights like this, it's easy to overlook some of the really simple steps we can take to make this orange and black hued holiday just a little greener.

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Hollywood Goes Green!

7/7/09 6:52 AM

At least two major Hollywood studios have hit on a cost-efficient way to cultivate good will among their environmentally conscious employees and the vocal and dedicated green actors who work on their lots. Both 20th Century Fox and Universal have turned over their tons of annual dry-cleaning to a local company committed to eliminating single use plastic dry-cleaning bags, 300 million pounds of which overflow land fills and clog waterways in the United States every year. Read More

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