ST. PAUL, Minn. — The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) has recognized the conservation efforts of East Metro Clean’n’Press of St. Paul, Minn., with the Most Valuable Pollution Prevention (MVP2) award.
“We are thrilled to be included in the prestigious group of national MVP2 award recipients,” says Dan Klasen, owner of Clean’n’Press. “This motivates us to discover the next breakthrough in environmentally friendly drycleaning technology.”
Klasen’s conservation efforts at East Metro Clean’n’Press include reducing the company’s carbon footprint and overall waste with the help of the University of Minnesota’s Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), Riddler Plumbing and Focus Electric. The drycleaner modified and upgraded equipment, launched recycling programs and implemented heat-exchange processes.
East Metro Clean’n’Press was able to lower its environmental impact while saving $18,814 per year, equal to about 30% of its energy costs, the company says.