Ten million fewer hangers will make their way to landfills this year, thanks to the help of National Cleaners & Yorgey’s Fine Cleaning and other participants of the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s DLI Cleaners Care – Hanger Recycling program. The program began as a U.S. project but has extended to nations abroad.
“We’re proud to be part of a program that keeps hangers out of landfills and helps reduce our industry’s carbon footprint,” says Richard Roeberg, owner of National Cleaners & Yorgey’s Fine Cleaning. “We want our customers to know that we care about the environment and the future as much as we care about cleaning their garments.“
National Cleaners & Yorgey’s Fine Cleaning is working with many other drycleaners on the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute’s DLI Cleaners Care Hanger Recycling program. The national effort aims to send 10 million fewer hangers to landfills in 2012, and hopes to see that number grow beyond that. “This program is designed to help the environment, customers, and cleaners,” said DLI CEO Mary Scalco. “2012 is our first year with this program and we’re shooting for 10 million fewer hangers in landfills. We want to see that number grow as awareness of the program spreads.“
While we’re busy cleaning your clothes and household fabrics, we’re busy cleaning the earth too. In an effort to save the environment, we’re encouraging customers to bring in used hangers and plastic garment bags for recycling. After all, by working together we can make a world of difference. It may seem like nothing to toss a few hangers in the trash, but when we work together, those few hangers can quickly turn into hundreds, thousands, even tens of thousands of hangers, garment bags and more that we can keep out of the landfills.
Every little bit helps – you must start somewhere!