David Warburton MP Joins Launch of Somerset’s First Eco-Friendly Dry Cleaners

Somerton and Street Dry Cleaners introduce the first chemical-free, biodegradable, non-toxic dry cleaning system in Somerset

David Warburton MP attended the launch of Somerset’s first environmentally-friendly dry cleaning system, at Somerton and Street Dry Cleaners in Somerton. 

The revolutionary new system was installed by Renzacci UK, the UK’s leading supplier and distributor of commercial laundry equipment.  At the launch, Somerton Dry Cleaners owner Kate Underhill, together with Jason Alexander, managing director of Renzacci UK, introduced the new system to David Warburton MP and Somerton Councillors Dean Ruddle and Sue Pither.

An entirely eco-friendly system, Renzacci’s ‘Lagoon’ is not only chemical-free but offers significantly higher energy-efficiency than traditional machines. The system reduces energy by weighing the garments and auto-dosing accordingly, while the drier measures moisture and sets a precise drying time.  An innovative dry cleaning process, ‘Lagooon’ is 100% non-toxic, biodegradable, safe for allergy and eczema sufferers and also babies and children.

Kate Underhill, owner of Somerton and Street Dry Cleaners, made the decision to switch to the ground-breaking new eco-friendly system when she was forced to replace her existing machines following a catastrophic fire in 2019.

David Warburton, Member of Parliament for Somerton and former businessman, said, “I was delighted to help launch this pioneering new system at Somerton Dry Cleaners, right here in my constituency. What Kate’s achieved following her decision to invest in and embrace an environmentally-friendly alternative to her traditional dry cleaning business demonstrates the incredible courage and vision of small enterprise here in Somerset. Other businesses should be inspired to explore ways of taking a more eco-friendly approach, and feel similarly proud to play their part in preserving our environment and adopting cleaner, greener alternatives.”

Kate Underhill said, “I could not have made a better move than to invest in the environmentally-friendly “Lagoon” system from Renzacci UK, and I’m immensely proud to be the Somerset’s first dry cleaning business to do so. The results are fabulous and I’m absolutely delighted with my decision!  I’m equally delighted to be caring for the environment and achieving far better results than before, plus we no longer have to endure the daily chemical smell, I no longer need a permit to operate, there are no chemicals to dispose of and I no longer have to deal with the carcinogenic waste from the dry cleaning machine.”

“Our next step is to introduce bio-degradable plastic bags, clothes covers and stock a range of eco-friendly products for sale in the shop.”

Jason Alexander, managing director of Renzacci UK, added, “I am excited for Kate and her team at Somerton Dry Cleaners after the recent installation of their new Lagoon Wet Cleaning system, which is a more environmentally-friendly and effective way of cleaning garments. With more and more consumers becoming environmentally conscious when they consider where to spend their hard-earned money, Somerton Dry Cleaners has taken a big step ahead of their competition by allowing their customers to have an environmentally-clear conscience as well as beautifully clean clothing.”