PRESS RELEASE: Royal Majestic Embraces National Hanger Recycling Effort




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1355 Wilhelm Road
Mundelein, IL 60060

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Royal Majestic Embraces National Hanger Recycling Effort

Ten million fewer hangers will make their way to landfills this year, thanks to the help of Royal Majestic Dry Cleaners & Laundry and other participants of the Dry Cleaning & Laundry Institute’s “DLI Cleaners Care-Hanger Recycling” program. The program began as a U.S. project but has grown internationally. “This program is designed to help the environment, customers, and our members,” said DLI CEO Mary Scalco. “2012 is our first year with this program and we’re shooting for 10 million fewer hangers in landfills. We want to see that number grow as awareness spreads.”

Royal Majestic formerly recycled 160,000 hangers each year on its own; but by joining with associated cleaning businesses across the nation, the company was able to contribute to a greater goal. 

Royal Majestic is working with the Dry Cleaning & Laundry Institute’s “DLI Cleaners Care Hanger Recycling” program. “We’re proud to be part of a program that keeps hangers out of landfills and helps reduce our industry’s carbon footprint,” said Tim Wolf-Lewis, General Manager of Royal Majestic Dry Cleaners & Laundry. “We want our customers to know that we are committed to improving the environment and securing our family’s future from an environmental perspective, as much as we care about cleaning their garments.”

Mr. Wolf-Lewis explains, “Royal Majestic pledges to reuse hangers whenever possible; and recycle unusable hangers with local steel scrap yards. We track the hangers by estimated count and the scrap by weight. We report recycling numbers to the Institute for inclusion in their grand total. Our route representatives carry cardboard hanger caddies on their trucks to swap out (full for empty) at every customer, on each service day (Monday-Saturday)! In reality, this increased awareness effort reduced the actual hanger waste by 25 million from our member contributors in 2013. This year’s projected amount has risen to 30 million due to the positive reception and tremendous support of individuals and companies who have joined the effort.”

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Tim Wolf-Lewis

General Manager 

Edwin Viramontes

Route Sales & Service Manager

Gerardo Galeana

Dry & Wet Cleaning Supervisor/Head Spotter

Blair Lemus

Production Supervisor/Customer Service Specialist 

Angelica Jaramillo

Quality Control Supervisor  and Detailing Lead

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  • Dry Cleaning & Laundry Institute’s 2012 and 2013 Friend of the Planet Awards-for contributing to landfill waste reduction by collecting, re-circulating, and recycling over 160K hangers annually.
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