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DLI Hanger Recycling

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Drycleaning Institute Launches
Hanger Recycling Program

 Reduce Waste by 30 Million Hangers


Drycleaning customers worldwide are helping reduce the number of hangers that go into the nation's already-stressed landfills. It's as simple as bundling used hangers and taking them to a participating DLI Cleaners Care facility. The cleaner will recycle unusable hangers with a local scrap agent.


The goal is to see 30 million fewer hangers go to landfills in 2013. Cleaners participating in the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute's DLI Cleaners Care Hanger Recycling Program can make it happen but only with help from their communities. The new program spans the globe and asks consumers to reduce waste by bringing hangers to their local DLI Cleaners Care drycleaner.


 "We know that many drycleaners already recycle hangers. It just makes good sense to do so," said Jon Meijer, DLI Membership Director. "Now we're asking cleaners to track the number of hangers they reuse or recycle and report it as part of this program. By working together and tracking our results we can monitor the program's contribution to a greener planet."

 Participating drycleaners offer an estimated pledge of the number of hangers they will keep from the landfills.  They track the actual number of hangers by estimated count and the scrap by weight. Cleaners will report recycling numbers to the Institute for inclusion in the DLI Cleaners Care Hanger Recycling Program's grand total.


 DLI Cleaners Care is actively seeking community groups such as scouts, schools, or religious institutions to participate. To find your local DLI Cleaners Care participant, enter your zip code under "Find a Cleaner" and look for the DLI Cleaners Care logo or click here for a list of participating cleaners in your area.

 For more information on the program consumers and drycleaners may contact the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute at 800-638-2627.