The year was 1970, the show was Sesame Street, the crooner was Kermit the Frog and the song was “Bein’ Green” a lament about how ‘it’s not easy being green’. Interestingly enough, it was also the year President Nixon formed the heretofore non-existent federal Environmental Protection Agency. Fast forward 40 years, and while being green still isn’t easy, it is a desirable goal for anyone who cares about leaving our children a healthy eco-system to live in. Today, being green is no longer an expression of melancholy because it makes you less than others around you; it’s a call to action to make the world a better (greener) place.
At Persnickity Cleaners, we’re yellow (like the sun), we’re blue (like the sky) and yes, we’re green, like the world we want to live in. We practice what we preach and live every working day reducing, reusing and recycling everything imaginable. We use multiple cleaning processes and all of them in an uber-environmentally responsible way- reducing, recycling, purifying and reusing to the point where with one little ounce of cleaning fluid we can clean 15 garments and with one gallon we can clean 2,000! Amazing, isn’t it! And you should take comfort in knowing that our laundry uses only biodegradable detergents, conditioners and sizings, with bacteriostat additives. But that’s only the start.
We’ve reduced our carbon footprint through an in depth vehicle maintenance regimen, and our complex/sophisticated route delivery structure. We’re investing in water recirculation systems and installing into our new store, a low water usage equipment throughout our production facility. We’re implementing lighting and office equipment to be energy star rated and mercury free. We even have a motion detector in our storage area, restroom and our store so the lights go out whenever anyone leaves the room. We use recycled paper, glass and metal in our break room, and have gone so far as to make large investments into high quality eco-friendly materials throughout our store. The little plastic covers that we use, are biodegradable. We car pool, walk or ride our bicycles to get to work, and the list goes on and on and on.
We didn’t do it all overnight. It has taken time and lots of effort. It has taken thought, and lots of planning. We’re making extraordinary investments in new technologies and supplies. For us, being green is a work in progress. We are eager to rise to our ever evolving and intensifying challenges to do more, to be greener! For Persnickity Cleaners, green isn’t a fashionable fad that businesses are wearing this year, green is who we are – whether it is in or out of fashion.
Come join us, and lower YOUR carbon footprint along the way.
We look forward to serving you soon!