You see a dry-cleaning establishment with a sign outside that says they are “organic,” so you assume that’s a “green” thing, right? Not so fast. The term is actually used to describe organic chemicals -- petroleum, for example, is considered “organic”; it’s not about healthy things like fruits and vegetables grown without pesticides. If you want a truly eco-friendly “dry cleaning” method, look for those who do “wet” cleaning; it’s gentle on most fabrics and it’s free of harsh chemicals. Whenever possible, clean and treat your garments with handwashing at home.
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