Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Kinicki, Robert

Abstract

This project identified opportunities to reduce risk from the dry cleaning industry in Tirana, Albania. The team accomplished this by surveying dry cleaners and interviewing regulators. Additionally, to understand the public's knowledge of dry cleaners, we created an online survey. Research findings include that the dry cleaning industry in Tirana is largely unaware of safer practices available to them. In addition, dry cleaners are unwilling to switch to chemical alternatives due to financial limitations and low customer support. Our results show that the Albanian public is unaware of the dangers posed by chlorinated solvents used in dry cleaning. Recommendations include an activism campaign for our sponsor EDEN Center and offer strategies to dry cleaners to make their operations safer.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2019-12-11

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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