A couple of years ago, Ed Longanecker, the owner of Iris City Cleaners and Laundering Co. since 1989, told Sally Conant, executive director of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, that their Zero-Carbon Footprint Offset program was one of the most ridiculous ideas he had ever heard of.
“I didn’t think that anyone would want to spend any more money on an already expensive process,” recalls Ed, “but the more I looked into it, the more I began to think, ‘Wait a minute, this is bigger than I thought.’” It was at this point that Ed began to take note of things that Iris City Cleaners and Laundering Co. was already doing to reduce waste and conserve energy. Since then, Iris City Cleaners and Laundering Co., located in historic downtown Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, has become a leader in the nation for green cleaning services, and has the credentials to prove it.
Already holding certification as a Professional Dry Cleaner,