Toxic Use Reduction Institute awards grant to dry cleaner
The Toxic Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of Massachusetts/Lowell recently awarded Best Neighborhood Cleaners of Medford, Mass., an $18,000 grant to help discontinue the use of perchloroethylene (PERC). The grant helped fund the purchase and installation of wetcleaning equipment at the store.
“I am very happy to be using this equipment in my shop instead of sending clothes out to be cleaned in perc,” says Nguyen. “This technology is much safer for me and my staff, my customers, and the community.”
“We’re excited that the diffusion of this technology is starting to take hold in Massachusetts,” says Joy Onasch, TURI’s community program manager. “California has converted more than 100 facilities to dedicated wetcleaning, and we’d like to catch up-even if it is once cleaner at a time.”
To read the entire article refer to “TURI awards $18,000 grant to drycleaner” in the American Drycleaner Magazine November 2009 (americandrycleaner.com).
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