In The Bag: A Guide For Dry Cleaners To Move Beyond Plastic
AUGUST 2022 | BEYOND PLASTICS
Beyond Plastics has created a detailed and practical guide to help dry cleaners reduce their use of plastic to decrease their plastic waste and carbon footprint while increasing customer satisfaction and reaching new sustainably-minded customers.
You can download the guide as a PDF in either web or print resolution:
Download the web resolution guide (1.64 MB PDF)
Download the print-resolution guide (3.82 MB PDF)
The guide is also available in Spanish. Haga clic aquí para descargar en Español. (1.57 MB PDF)
Download a one-page handout on the guide (2.74 MB PDF)
IMPORTANT: If you find the guide useful, we hope you’ll share it widely.
Click here for a toolkit that makes it easy to share the guide via email, social media, and printed handout.📧📲
For immediate release: August 1, 2022
New Beyond Plastics Guide Helps Dry Cleaners Reduce the Use of Plastic
As some workers are returning to the office, many are once again facing an overflow of single-use film plastic, hangers, clips, and ties from their dry cleaned clothes. As none of these items are recyclable, they end up in the trash, leaving customers feeling frustrated and landfills and incinerators packed with needless plastic waste that pollutes our air, water, soil, and bodies while speeding climate change.
Fortunately, a new guide called “In The Bag: A Guide For Dry Cleaners To Move Beyond Plastic” from Beyond Plastics offers dry cleaners the information they need to ditch plastic in their operations.
The free guide offers practical guidance for reducing plastic usage, including recommendations for reusable garment bags, guidance for calculating potential savings, suggestions for shop front signage, printed items, website and social media messaging, green business listing websites, and more.
The guide is available at https://www.beyondplastics.org/dry-cleaner-guide.
SHARE THE GUIDE
We’ve put together a simple toolkit to make it easy to spread the word about this handy new guide to help dry cleaners ditch the plastic. The toolkit includes graphics, sample text for sharing it on social media, a sample outreach email, and an easy to print black and white one-page handout you can leave with restaurants in your area.
PRINT OUT THE ONE-PAGE HAND OUT
Click here to download the one page hand-out below about the guide to leave behind with any dry cleaning businesses you may visit in your town, neighborhood, or city.
QUESTIONS OR IDEAS?
We welcome your feedback, questions, and ideas. You can contact the guide’s author, Megan Wolff directly at: meganwolff2 at bennington dot edu.