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Environmental Issues

Saving the environment is important to customers as much as it is to carwash owners and operators.

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IBISWorld makes Canadian carwash and auto detailing research report available

NEW YORK — Canadians’ rising income and consumer spending has fueled the growing carwash market.


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C-store chain makes company-wide efficiency retrofits

VALPARAISO, Ind. — Business makes improvements to be more energy-efficient and to create a stronger brand.


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Family plagued by noisy, unlicensed carwash, hazardous garbage heap

SCOTLAND — The family says it is ready to move if something is not done.


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Residents reminded that carwash/detailing businesses use less water than home carwashes

TOLEDO, Ohio — After water ban, the city still urges residents to cut back on water use in a multitude of ways.


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Detergents in creek cause fish kill

FRONT ROYAL, Va. — The chemicals posed a risk for a creek’s wildlife.


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Laundromat/carwash uses solar energy

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Owners say solar panels will save them 60 percent on electricity use.


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Water recycling required in new city ordinance due to emergency drought conditions

GILROY, Calif. — Restrictions have been placed on residents and businesses like carwashes.


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Sunflower field brings public to carwash

ELVERSON, Pa. — The carwash’s owner says his flowers are for the people, not profit.


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Waterless washes are fighting misconceptions one car at a time

Joe J. Napoli
While the automatic carwash and the waterless wash industry don’t always agree on everything, they do have some things in common; namely, providing an environmentally friendly car cleaning service. There’s also a lot the automatic carwashing industry can learn from innovation in the waterless market, and how these companies present their services.


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Rain garden planted at carwash

ELLWOOD CITY, Pa. — Carwash becomes more sustainable with deep-rooted plants.


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