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Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Reviewed Dry Cleaning - Process Modifications Options

Options below have reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and implemented for facilities.

Size Garment Loads
Size garment loads correctly. Your machine will operate at top efficiency with the correct size load. Too large a load reduces the effectiveness of solvent recovery equipment; too small a load is inefficient.
Transferring Wastes
Use pumps and hoses when dispensing new materials and funnels when transferring wastes to storage containers. Use of these tools will reduce the possibility of spills.
Recover solvent
Consider installing additional carbon adsorption or refrigeration units to recover valuable solvent.
Extract solvent from filters
Extract solvent from filters as thoroughly as possible. Gravity drainage and "cooking" are common techniques that can save you money.
Reusable items
Replace disposable items with reusable ones. For example, environmentally conscious customers can buy reusable nylon bags to hold and transport their dirty clothes. After being cleaned, the clothes are hung on hangers and covered with the nylon bag (cleaned for free) rather than plastic.

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