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Chapter 1: Introduction

Table of Contents for Chapter 1
  • SUMMARY
  • 1.1  PROJECT BACKGROUND
  • 1.2  CTSA APPROACH
    • 1.2.1 Coverage of Fabricare Alternatives
    • 1.2.2 Description of Health and Environmental Risks
    • 1.2.3 Performance Data
    • 1.2.4 Analysis of the Costs of the Alternative Clothes Cleaning Technologies
    • 1.2.5 Selected Federal Regulations
    • 1.2.6 Environmental Improvements
    • 1.2.7 Evaluation of Trade-Off Issues
    • 1.2.8 Emerging Technologies
    • 1.2.9 Additional Information
  • 1.3  HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT
    • 1.3.1 Clothes Cleaners
    • 1.3.2 Other Readers
  • REFERENCES

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SUMMARY

This chapter introduces the Design for the Environment (DfE) Cleaner Technologies Substitutes Assessment (CTSA) for Professional Fabricare Processes. Section 1.1 describes the background for the CTSA and its relationship to the broader Garment and Textile Care Partnership. Section 1.2 discusses the CTSA's approach, including scope of coverage, focus on certain technologies, and why particular information may be relevant. A brief description of the intended use of this document concludes this chapter.

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