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The Green Life: Can You Do Without Those Plastic Dry-Cleaning Bags?

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June 28, 2010

Can You Do Without Those Plastic Dry-Cleaning Bags?

Dry cleaning Imagine you've just visited your favorite eco-friendly dry cleaner. Your clothes are pressed and clean, just waiting to be worn. You take your clothes home, remove them from the dry-cleaning bag, and hang them in your closet. What do you do next? Many people simply throw away the garment bag.

This wasteful use of plastic bothered Rick Siegel, who created the Green Garmento, an 3-in-1 reusable dry-cleaning bag that organizes your hamper, converting it into a carrying and duffel bag. It can help dry-cleaning customers green their routine by reducing almost 300 million pounds of single-use plastic dry-cleaning bags per year.

Recently featured on the Today Show, the garment bags are popular with some Hollywood outlets, including La Cienega Studio Cleaners.

--Kate Cleland

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