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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Recycling Poly Bags

At A Cleaner World, we take our commitment to the environment seriously. We have committed to plant trees in the community in exchange for our customer’s efforts to recycle hangers. We have donated over $60,000 to buy new trees throughout the community since the program started. Local government partners and community organizations have supplied the labor to plant these trees.


But did you know that we also recycle our poly bags? It’s something we’ve insisted on doing for many years. Recently one of our suppliers, David Farrington of N. S. Farrington & Company, was quoted saying this in the North Carolina Association of Launderers & Cleaners trade publication:



‘Every ton of poly film that is collected will save the equivalent of 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 7000 gallons of clean water, 4100 kilowatt hours of electricity, and 89 cubic feet of landfill.’


 

Here is a bin of recycled drycleaning poly before it is made into bales for recycling.





Here is a bin of recycled drycleaning poly after it is baled and ready for recycling.







There are so many things we can all do to help reduce rubbish. These are just two examples of how we are trying to do our part. If you don’t return your used poly to us, will you please start? All you have to do is stuff the bags into your express bag. We’ll take it from there.


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