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Master Dry Cleaners is Going Green!

We’re pleased to announce that from this day forward, all of our stores are going environmentally friendly! Master Dry Cleaners aim to be as socially aware as possible, and taking steps to protect our planet is just one of the ways to do so. Our resources on the Earth are limited and too much waste is heading to landfill. Check out some of the fantastic steps we’re doing to reduce our carbon footprint:

Pickup and delivery service to reduce carbon emissions

As well as being convenient for our customers, our pickup and delivery service is also a fantastic way to cut your carbon footprint. Instead of you making a special trip to and from the dry cleaners just to take care of your dry cleaning, we’ll come to you to pick up your dirty clothes and return them in pristine condition. We’re encouraging all of our customers to take advantage of this service, because the more that do, the less traffic congestion there will be on the roads and the fewer toxic emissions that will be released into the environment. It’s simple, instead of multiple cars heading to and from the same store, there’ll be one efficient vehicle taking care of everything.

Using biodegradable poly bags and VIP cloth bags to reduce plastic waste

For a long time, plastic bags have been used freely within the dry cleaner industry, but not anymore. Did you know that plastic bags take between 400 to 1,000 years to disintegrate? And that is just an estimate as we have yet to see a plastic bag biodegrade. Even scarier, a single dry cleaner is likely to throw away up to 100,000 plastic bags a year – industry wide, that’s the equivalent of 486 million dollars worth of plastic bags!

To put an end to this wastefulness and prevent any more plastic bags lining landfills, Master Dry Cleaners have made the switch to biodegradable poly plastic bags. They work just as well but are made from organic materials instead of the traditionally used petroleum and they biodegrade at a much quicker rate.

As well as our upgraded plastic bags, we are also offering a VIP bag service. Instead of any sort of plastic being used at all, your clothes will be returned to you in a cloth bag which can be reused time and time again. This is the perfect option for the truly environmentally conscious.

Recycling clothes hangers to prevent them going to landfill

A lot of dry cleaners treat coat hangers as a one-time-use item and simply throw them away after each customer. In a lot of cases, these hangers are made out of unrecyclable plastic which will head to landfill. In a bid to reduce, reuse and recycle, we are now taking great efforts to make sure all of our hangers and recycled to be put to better use.

We hope you’re excited about our green changes as much as we are. Don’t forget to make use of our VIP cloth bags and dry cleaning pickup and delivery service when you’re next having your clothes dry cleaned for a convenient AND environmentally friendly service!