I’ve just discovered the greatest “green” product that I am eager to share with you! It’s one of those obvious “why didn’t I think of that” products!
I practice eco-conscious dry cleaning. I go to an environmentally friendly dry cleaner, one that uses a safer alternative to perchloroethylene or perc. (Eighty-five percent of dry cleaners use the solvent perc classified by the EPA as a toxic air contaminant and possible to probable human carcinogen.) I reuse some of the bags when I travel and wrap nice pants or a dress in them. Or I return the bags to my cleaners for recycling. But there are so many! I’ve always wondered about a better alternative to all that plastic! Well here it is…
It’s called the Green Garmento, an eco-friendly, recyclable, breathable laundry bag that can be a hamper, duffel to carry your clothes to the cleaner and a garment bag in which your dry cleaner can return your clothes instead of plastic! It holds 10 – 14 garments with a full-length side zipper for easy access. It is machine washable and has a clear window for an ID or a dry cleaning ticket. What’s more, it’s only $17 for two (or $9.99 for one) so that you can rotate them between home and the dry cleaner. You can order it online at thegreengarmento.com.
There are an estimated 300 million pounds of single-use dry cleaning bags that unless recycled end up in landfills, leaching chemicals and threatening marine and wildlife, every year.
It’s time to make a change to safer and more eco-friendly dry cleaning , don’t you think?