Proposed Int. No. 84-A
By Council Members Lappin, Chin, Ferreras, Lander and Mark-Viverito
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to licensing eco-friendly dry cleaners.
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1: Findings and Intent. Environmentally conscious consumers are increasingly seeking out businesses and products they believe to be “organic,” “green,” or “environmentally friendly.” While seeking to reduce potentially harmful impact on the environment is a laudable and important goal, in many industries there are no standards to define environmentally friendly products. Numerous dry cleaners throughout New York City have “greenwashed” their businesses, claiming in advertising that they are “organic” or “green,” yet there currently exists no definition of what these terms mean for dry cleaning.
Traditionally, most dry cleaners used a cleaning solvent called perchloroethylene (known as “perc”) to clean...Click here for full text