SBA Update No Cause For Concern By: Zarah Eads The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced an update to its Standard Operating Procedure regarding Lender and Development Company Loan Programs. And once again, being a GreenEarth Affiliate pays off. *Cue hair flip* It will go into effect Jan. 1, 2018. However, loans that were approved prior still fall under the previous SOP edition. The new policy concerns dry cleaners' use of solvents. Any on-site cleaning facilities that have use
Sustainable Customers By: Ron Benjamin How can we build a world that is sustainable now?   How can we insure that our children's children can continue to enjoy today's world tomorrow? Recently on October 20th, Professor Lorynn Divita of Baylor University, an author, fashion merchandising expert, textile specialist, and futurist, made the following comment to the National Cleaners Association: "Today millennials see fast fashion as the #2 polluter behind oil!" That's a big statement. And a big
Get Clean Here! By: Joe Blaha GreenEarth Cleaning since 1999 has championed the introduction of the only truly sustainable, environmentally non-toxic, non-hazardous, affordable, and effective alternative to all those solvents available that are built upon a carbon based petrochemical foundation. The GreenEarth solution is pure liquid silicone and not an organic petrochemical solvent…it is uniquely different! Being a completely different chemistry has led many in this industry to question the
Bringing The GreenEarth Family Together By: Garry Knox The last weekend in September, saw GreenEarth® Affiliates come together once again in our home town of Kansas City, Missouri. It's so nice to see lots of familiar faces and new ones too, where social gatherings and sharing knowledge and information take place. We had guests from far and wide within America as well as visitors from Canada and the U.K. The event started with an informal gathering at Martin City Brewery, where guests got to s
When Salomon Mishaan was a boy growing up in Colombia, he used to go to work with his father on Saturdays. There, in the family business, he learned the art of crafting yarn, weaving it into textiles and creating garments. Over the years, Mishaan worked his way up in the business, eventually become a managing director. Then his career took a different path, with a move into the plastics industry in Venezuela. Mishaan eventually became president and CEO of Polifilm, which manufactured automotive
Don't Be Green Washed By: Aaron Newport Most people by now are aware of the dangers of traditional dry cleaning methods. A chemical known as "PERC", still widely used in dry cleaning today, has been classified as a likely carcinogen and is also a ground and air contaminant. This is why we are so passionate about what we do. In response to this classification, many "alternative solvents" have surfaced throughout the last twenty years. Most have not had much success due to high operational cost o
Achieving Sustainability By: Ron Benjamin The overall goal of achieving sustainability for our planet requires that all systems on the planet are also becoming more sustainable over time. And while there are large-scale world-wide endeavors, such as manufacturing, agriculture and aquaculture, energy generation, technology, and the entire service sector that fall under that global sustainability umbrella, so too must small business do its fair share as well. Optimizing sustainability in the dry
Our Culture Matters By: Joe Blaha It is with pride that GreenEarth Affiliates, their employees and yes, their customers benefit from a culture that thrives on being the best in the industry. GreenEarth is consistently recognized as the leader in healthy environmental stewardship, the developer of the industry’s most sustainable proprietary operating system and the home of the world’s largest branded network of operators who can offer better, yet gentle cleaning outcomes. The pride o
Sustainable Pyjamas Make the Mark By: Garry Knox Clothing Giant Primark has recently announced its first sustainable cotton clothing range, which includes sustainable Pyjamas – it's good to see that this is not an issue that they are sleeping on.…The post Sustainable Pyjamas Make the Mark appeared first on GreenEarth Cleaning.
Green is the New Black By: Tara Clark The goal of the GreenEarth dry cleaner is to provide customers will an exceptional and sustainable service at a fair price. To this end, the GreenEarth system allows operators to deliver an impeccable clean while minimising operating costs, reducing landfill waste and carbon emissions. GreenEarth cleaners recognise that not all their customer’s garments are the same. Some garments are investments which, if cared for properly will stand the test of tim

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