Guide to Clothing Care Symbols GEC
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V13 2 Rev. 1/5/15 1.10 Affiliation Fee. The term "Affiliation Fee" shall mean the annual total of Per-Machine Fees and Per- Transfer Recovery Dryer Fees or other fees payable in accordance with Section 5 of the Letter of Understanding. 1.11 Licensed Equipment. The term “Licensed Equipment” shall mean dry cleaning equipment approved by Licensor that is used to perform Licensed Processes with Licensed Products and includes, without limitation, equipment covered by Intellectual Property. 1.12 Licensed Products. The term “Licensed Products” shall mean the chemicals, substances, and other material approved from time to time by Licensor for use with Licensed Equipment in Licensed Processes, including, without limitation, products covered by Intellectual Property, products listed on Exhibit C, and improvements, revisions, and enhancements thereof. 1.13 Licensed Processes. The term “Licensed Processes” shall mean dry cleaning processes and procedures disclosed in or covered by Intellectual Property that are used in Licensed Stores. 1.14 Licensed Store. The term “Licensed Store” shall mean dry cleaning store or plant owned or operated by Licensee that use Licensed Products, Licensed Equipment, Licensed Processes and/or any of Licensor’s Intellectual Property. 1.15 Licensee. The term “Licensee” shall mean any establishment offering Drycleaning services and which has entered into a Letter of Understanding with Licensor. A licensee is also called an "Affiliate". 1.16 Licensor. The term “Licensor” shall mean Green Earth Cleaning, L.L.C., a Delaware limited liability company. 1.17 Marks. The term "Marks" shall mean Licensor’s registered and unregistered trademarks, service marks, collective marks, certification marks, and applications for registration thereof, together with all unregistered marks and trade dress currently used by Licensor. 1.18 Patent. The term “Patent” shall mean Licensor’s U.S. and foreign issued patents, pending patent applications, and the technology disclosed therein, and includes without limitation all continuations, divisions, continuations in part, reexaminations, inter partes reviews, and reissues thereof. 1.19 Per-Machine Fee. The term "Per-Machine Fee" shall be the applicable fee for each specific Drycleaning Machine, as set forth on Exhibit B enclosed with the Letter of Understanding (as amended from time to time). A Per-Machine Fee shall apply to all machines on any premises owned by or under the control of each specific Licensee, whether or not such machine or machines are, in fact, used with the Licensed Products or in the Licensed Processes, so long as Licensor qualifies the particular type of machine as being eligible for use with the Licensed Products in the Licensed Processes. 1.20 Per-Transfer Recovery Dryer Fee. The term "Per-Transfer Recovery Dryer Fee" shall be the applicable fee for each transfer recovery dryer as set forth in Exhibit B enclosed with the Letter of Understanding (as amended from time to time). 2. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. 2.1 Quality Standards. Each Licensee acknowledges the importance of utilizing the Intellectual Property in accordance with high standards of quality and service. 2.2 Understanding of Agreement. Each Licensee acknowledges that (a) Licensee has read these Network Rules, and (b) Licensee has been given an opportunity to confer with counsel and clarify any provision that Licensee did not understand. Each Licensee understands and accepts the terms, conditions, and covenants contained in these Network Rules as being reasonable and necessary to maintain Licensor's goodwill in the Intellectual Property.
1 “When we were looking at taking Tide’s history and heritage in cleaning into the dry cleaning space, there was only one partner we considered to help pave the way: GreenEarth. Their industry technology and expertise made GreenEarth a perfect fit for Tide Dry Cleaners, and has helped our business get off to a great start in Kansas City. The consumer response to the Tide Dry Cleaners test stores has been overwhelmingly positive, and GreenEarth’s role in providing the consumer experience we were looking for can’t be overlooked. We couldn’t be happier.” Gary Coombe, Vice President Procter & Gamble “Current Kimco tenants can continue to use perc until their lease expires. When their lease expires, if tenants desire to remain in the center, they have the option to either convert their business to one of the approved green technologies or convert to a drop-off/pick-up store. As far as green technologies go, the options that are approved for Kimco centers are: 1. The GreenEarth Cleaning method... 2. Wet cleaning... 3. Liquid carbon dioxide process... It is important to note that the hydrocarbon cleaning processes using solvents such as Exxon Mobil’s DF-2000 or Chevron Phillip’ EcoSov, which are sometimes perceived as green alternatives, are not truly green. These petroleum-based solvents contain volatile organic compounds, like perc, and are thus treated as hazardous chemicals. If they leaked into the soil or groundwater, a cleanup might be required... Kimco does not consider hydrocarbon an acceptable alternative to perc.” Scott Gerber, Kimco Realty blog post 4/24/2012
G REENEARTH CLEANING ACTIVATED CLAY FILTRATION ADVANTAGES OF ACF SLIM-BODY GREENEARTH OPTIMIZED MACHINE WIDE-BODY GREENEARTH OPTIMIZED MACHINE STANDARD CLASS IIIA MACHINE GreenEarth is unique in so many ways. You already know about the gentle cleaning power, the favorable health and environmental profile, and the various ways GreenEarth can help you market the difference to your prospective customers. You can also take advantage of unique filtration methods, such as Activated Clay Filtration (ACF). Petroleum-based solvents (chlorinated and non-chlorinated) work by solubilizing oils, greases, stains, and other soils, directly into solution. These solvents must be distilled in order to fully remove the contaminants to achieve clean solvent for the next load. In contrast, GreenEarth works by penetrating the fibers rapidly, flushing and whisking away the soils, carrying soils without dissolving them to the filters or distillation unit. Because the soils are suspended freely, GreenEarth is able to use unique clays to adsorb the soils and contaminants without the need for continuous energy-intense distillation. The used clay can be removed via a simple decanting system, or a short distillation cycle (only 2-4 hours per week). The clay is simple to use. Add the clay to the machine drum, run the specially-made ACF Filter Maintenance program, and in just a few minutes your spin discs are pre-coated with the clay and ready for cleaning. When using ACF, GreenEarth Affiliates experience utility savings, less additive use, the best solvent mileage, shorter cycle times, and a cooler plant environment. For these reasons, it is simply the most sustainable (and lowest cost) dry cleaning system in existence. You, too, will be glad to make the change!
1 “I read all the promotional material you sent us and I thought it sounded too good to be true. I thought that if half of your claims were true I would be happy, that it was a lot of hype to sell the product. Well I am delighted to say that every last word about the benefits of GreenEarth Cleaning is true and more.. We are producing the best garment I have ever seen in dry cleaning and I am a third generation dry cleaner, have been in business all my life. I especially love how soft, bright and beautiful the silk garments are! My press- ers love the fact that the clothes are less wrinkled and easier to finish. Most of all, I am so happy that I don’t have to breathe perc anymore.” Debbie Schuster, Blossom Hill Cleaners Los Gatos, CA “Converting to GreenEarth was one of the best business decisions we have made in our 58-year history.” Shawn McCann, Best Cleaners Connecticut “Siloxane D 5 does not pose a danger to the environment... it is virtually impossible for Siloxane D 5 to occur in any environmental matrix at concentrations sufficient to cause damage. Consequently, the Board has determined that current uses of Siloxane D 5 do not pose a risk of danger to the environment. The Board has further concluded that there is no potential for future uses of Siloxane D 5 to result in danger to the environment.” Siloxane D 5 Board of Review Environment Canada, 2012 “No risks are identified to the air, water, and the terrestrial compartments, nor to humans exposed via the environment from the production and all uses of D 5 .” Environment Risk Assessment Report UK Environment Agency, 2009
1 “Siloxane D 5 does not pose a danger to the environment... it is virtually impossible for Siloxane D 5 to occur in any environmental matrix at concentrations sufficient to cause damage. Consequently, the Board has determined that current uses of Siloxane D 5 do not pose a risk of danger to the environment. The Board has further concluded that there is no potential for future uses of Siloxane D 5 to result in danger to the environment.” Siloxane D 5 Board of Review Environment Canada, 2012 “No risks are identified to the air, water, and the terrestrial compartments, nor to humans exposed via the environment from the production and all uses of D 5 .” Environment Risk Assessment Report UK Environment Agency, 2009 “While I have been in the garment care business for 27 years, I only became a GreenEarth Affiliate last year. I must say the change over to GreenEarth has revitalized me in my business. I finally feel that I sell something that I 100% believe in. It has truly given me and my business a new green identity that I believe will help grow my business in a big way. Congratulations (to the early adopters) for having the foresight to see the light at the end of the tunnel and realize it wasn’t a freight train.” Ken Kinzer, Bridgestone Cleaners Brooklyn, NY
Mother Nature will be tickled pink. Your guests will be happy too. Because GreenEarth is more than an environmentally safe cleaning method, it is a better way to dry clean. GreenEarth Cleaning offers your guests a difference they can actually see, touch and smell. Colors are brighter, whites are whiter, fabrics feel softer, and best of all, there is absolutely no odor. Sustainable practices are solid marketing initiatives today, but they promise to be the future’s “cost of entry” practice in hospitality. Like many quality hotels, you are looking for ways to meet the new “green” imperative with environmentally conscious amenities that enhance the guest experience. The problem is, environmentally friendly products and services often have a higher cost structure. Dry cleaning is a case in point. CO2 cleaning and professional wet cleaning are both environment-safe alternatives to petrochemical processing, but equipment and production costs for these cleaning methods are signicantly higher. With hotel pricing for dry cleaning services already at a premium, any increase in costs would likely cut into your bottom line. Fortunately, now there’s GreenEarth Cleaning. And, for the rst time, you and your guests have a real choice. Whether you contract out your dry cleaning, or clean on site, GreenEarth makes it easy to go green. Because GreenEarth is the affordable green dry cleaning method that offers your guests benets they can actually see, touch and smell. Once your guests have experienced the GreenEarth difference, they won’t want want to go back to “regular” dry cleaning.
CUSTOMER SERVICE TRAINING 2 Have questions or need coaching? Call us Toll-Free at 877-926-0895. Good for the Earth GreenEarth is good for the earth because it is not a ground contaminant and has been exempted by the EPA from VOC regulation. The solvent we use to clean with is essentially pure liqueed sand (silicone). It’s so gentle, it is the base ingredient in hundreds of personal care products such as skin lotions, hair conditioners and deodorant that have been used for decades. The GreenEarth lip balm in this kit contains the same liquid silicone solution used in the GreenEarth process-- put it on and demonstrate how safe it is! Another effective way to demonstrate the safety of silicone is to have a bottle of hand cream on your counter for your customers to sample. Like the lip balm, it has a base ingredient of silicone. This will show your customer the connection between GreenEarth and skin lotion; gentle enough for your clothes; gentle for your skin. Good for Customers One of the biggest benets of cleaning with GreenEarth is that clothes come back 100% odor free. This is welcome news to customers, whose number one complaint is the “dry cleaning smell” left by the residue of petrochemicals. But unlike traditional dry cleaning solvents, GreenEarth is completely odorless. It is a fresh difference everyone can appreciate. GreenEarth is unique because it is both effective as a cleaning process and very gentle on fabrics. It won’t wear bers or fade colors like most cleaning processes. Your customer will notice that their clothes stay brighter, feel softer and last longer. And they will appreciate the investment you have made in their wardrobe! Good for Business Your store can now offer an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional dry cleaning. With the ever tightening environmental regulation on perc and hydrocarbon, your store has taken a step to secure its future. Because GreenEarth is not an aggressive solvent there is nothing you can’t clean in GreenEarth that you could clean in traditional solvents. In fact, you will now be able to easily clean more of the items that would have been an issue in traditional solvents; items such as sequins, vinyl or leather trims and multi- colored items come out beautifully. Your store will also be able to market your environmental benets and attract more customers to your store, giving your store a sales advantage, and a way to differentiate you from the competition. You’ve never worn anything like it. GreenEarth ® is more than just an environmentally safe alternative cleaning solvent, it is a better way to dry clean.