Bring a garment bag to the Dry Cleaner to reduce plastic waste

Every time you bring your clothing to the dry cleaner you get a plastic bag.The typical dry-cleaner plastic is usually made of low-density polyethylene or plastic, the kind you might find in shopping bags, bread bags or shrink wrap, often referred to as a “film” rather than a bag. If you go to the dry cleaning every month or even week, the plastic waste can build up pretty quickly.

But if you’re trying to curb your plastic waste, there’s a simple solution: bring a garment bag with any clothing that needs to be cleaned and ask that it be returned in its original bag. A dry cleaner will often accept this in place of the plastic film.