True – “going green” is trendy. It’s a buzz-worthy topic of conversation, and a practice we embraced before it was fashionable. At Prestige Cleaners, we’ve always been ahead of the trend, because we value our community, the environment, and the people we serve.
We’re dedicated and committed to working with regulatory and legislative agencies on issues pertaining to the industry. In fact, we’ve made it our policy to not only meet, but to exceed all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA requirements at each of our locations.
Beginning in 1996, Prestige Cleaners adopted the use of an alternative dry cleaning solution that’s gentle on garments, leaves no chemical odor, and is not considered hazardous by the EPA. We were the first in our market to adopt this solution.
Today, each one of our locations uses DF 2000, which is eco friendly. It’s considered one of the best solutions in the industry today, and we’re constantly on the lookout for the next improvement.
In 1999, the state of Arizona awarded us with the Environmental Technology Award for being the first drycleaner in Arizona to adopt an environmentally friendly drycleaning solution. But we’re not resting on our laurels. We’re always in search of cutting edge solutions and techniques that ensure we live up to our reputation as, “The Greener Cleaner.”
Have you noticed wire hangers seem to breed? Don’t toss out those hangers from Prestige Cleaners. Instead, ask one of our staff members for a free hanger caddie. When full, return it and receive $1 off your next order. Get some green for being green!
This program helps us all to reduce the 3.5 billion wire hangers that end up in landfills every year, totaling 312,000 pounds of steel. Just by recycling hangers, together we can do our part for the environment.
And to keep up the recycling theme, any hangers we can’t use are made available free to any person or organization that can make use of them!
We’re one of the few drycleaners in the state to offer biodegradable poly bags or the option of no poly bags. (Poly bags flexible packaging constructed from polyethylene and polypropylene thermoplastics.) It’s just one more way Prestige Cleaners takes pride in helping serve the community and the earth.
Prestige Values Program includes reusable garment bags as a reward for our customers who want to protect the environment. Just redeem your loyalty reward points for one of these sturdy (and stylish!) nylon bags next time you swing by.