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RECORD NUMBER: 10 OF 166
|Main Title||Apparel care and the environment : alternative technologies and labeling.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution, Prevention, and Toxics.|
|Publisher||Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics,|
|Report Number||EPA 744-R-96-002|
|Subjects||Dry cleaning--Environmental aspects.; Cleaning and dying industry--Environmental aspects.; Textile industry--Environmental aspects.; Clothing trade--Environmental aspects.; Waste minimization.; Source reduction (Waste management)|
|Additional Subjects||Dry cleaning; Clothing industry; Textile industry; Clothing; Apparel facrics; Fabrics; Labeling; Maintenance; Environmenal impact; Cleaning; Wet methods; Perchloroethylene; Apparel industry; Apparel cleaning; Alternative technologies; Care labeling|
|Collation||219 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.|
Representatives of textile and apparel manufacturers, the dry cleaning industry, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), international standards organizations, and others gathered in Washington, DC on September 9-10, 1996, for 'Apparel Care and the Environment: Alternative Technologies and Labeling.' 'Apparel Care and the Environment' brought together key stakeholders to learn about developments in alternative technologies and care labeling, and to discuss the focus of future efforts.Participants shared a common goal: to reduce the impact of apparel care on the environment. Although most dry cleaners currently use the toxic chemical perchloroethylene to clean garments, alternative technologies such as wet cleaning are emerging and becoming commercially viable. Wet cleaning is a professional garment cleaning process that uses the controlled application of soap and water. One barrier to the expansion of alternative technologies is current garment care labeling practices which specify dry clean only for most garments requiring professional cleaning.
"EPA 744-R-96-002"--Cover. "September 1996"--Cover. "U.S. Environmental Protection Agency."