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The purpose of the “Wet Cleaning Technology Virtual Tradeshow” was to enable garment cleaners and government and other technical assistance providers to conduct effective comparisons of available wet cleaning systems. It included information on laundry capacity and the height, weight, and depth of the machines, as well as water, waste, and energy impacts.

NEWMOA staff populated the Tradeshow with information gathered from the University of California Los Angeles’ (UCLA) Sustainable Technology and Policy Program (STPP) environmental garment care demonstration project report, “Equipment Report: Professional Wet Cleaning,” dated June 2011, as well as other sources. In some cases, vendors of wet cleaning equipment supplied information about machine attributes, including environmental considerations. NEWMOA confirmed that the technologies covered in the Tradeshow met the general accepted definition of “wet garment cleaning.”

This Project was supported by the EPA Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx). NEWMOA thanks the members of its Garment Cleaning Workgroup for their oversight and assistance with developing the Tradeshow.


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