Wet Cleaning Introduction

Wet cleaning is an alternative to the traditional dry cleaning of clothes.  Wet cleaning offers a non-toxic, environmentally safe alternative to dry cleaning, using computer-controlled machines, biodegradable soaps, and other conditioners along with various types of pressing equipment that may be specialized for many different fabric and fiber types types.

The replacement of traditional dry cleaning practices in the South Coast Air Basin with alternative technologies is underway. Read about the background for this dramatic change in the way clothing will be cleaned:  Wet Cleaning Background Description

Executive Summary of the October 2002 study by the Pollution Prevention Education and Research Center (PPERC): PPERC Wet Cleaning Exececutive Summary

The following presentation by Peter Sinsheimer of the PPERC, Occidental College, provides some excellent background on the wet cleaning as a replacement for traditional dry cleaning:
Alternative Garment Cleaning Technologies Presentation  

For more information on wet cleaning visit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wet_cleaning

http://www.wetcleaning.com/intro/wetcleaning_intro.html

http://www.thegreenguide.com/doc/ask/wetclean

http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/garment/wsgc/wetclean.htm