doing professional wet cleaning and recycling!
Family folklore has it that we used the manure from our early horse drawn
delivery carriages in Grandpa Al’s garden! While we’re not sure how true that
is, we are proud to say that we were recycling, conserving and wet cleaning
many items long before it became eco-fashionable.
In today’s eco-conscious world, many cleaners claim to be ‘organic’ or ‘green’ in
the hopes that it will attract business.
The fact is, there is no government sanctioned definition of ‘organic’ or ‘green’ dry cleaning. These cleaners are ‘greenwashing’ themselves. They are misleading consumers into believing they offer chemical free cleaning, and that’s not true. As an educated consumer you should know that while the USDA has standards for organic milk and other agricultural products, there are no such standards for claims regarding organic cleaners. So beware of cleaners who hang signs proclaiming they are ORGANIC. It is just advertising hype.
The US EPA’s Design for the Environment Program favors professional wet cleaning as an environmentally friendly cleaning process – and the process uses water, soaps, surfactants, sizing and other additives. In case you’re wondering, YES, we do offer professional wet cleaning for those items suitable for the process.
We also offer hydrocarbon (aka ‘organic’) cleaning using the most energy efficient and revolutionary process in the industry – IPURA. And again, the needs of the garment dictate the process that we select.
Winzer Cleaners is proud to have been recognized for our overall efforts toward achieving environmental sustainability in the dry cleaning industry by the GREEN CLEANERS COUNCIL, and we are also proud to have been certified by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation as an ‘environmental dry cleaner’.
At Winzer, no matter what process we select to clean your garments or households they will always be returned to you ODOR FREE, with a beautiful feel, looking like new. If we did anything else, we wouldn’t be doing our job or meeting our responsibilities to be good citizens.