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May CMM: Green beyond labels

June 05, 2009
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The May issue of CM/Cleaning & Maintenance Management® magazine is now available online, featuring Kevin Findlay''s Maintenance Matters article on going green beyond the labels.
Findlay stated that aside from being the right thing to do, it makes perfect sense to reduce waste and use equipment and materials that are sustainable whenever practical.
He noted that although the newer machines may do a better job preserving indoor air quality, it is his opinion that they may negate that benefit in that they are less sustainable, which means they are not necessarily environmentally friendly in the long term.
Findlay added that maybe we should all step back, take a breath of fresh (filtered) air and consider that vacuums are just a small piece of the indoor air quality puzzle.
According to Findlay, he would be curious to know if the particle reduction has a greater benefit to humanity than the bag reduction.
Kevin Ray Findlay is president/CEO of Space Management Inc. Professional Building Maintenance & Supply Co. For more information, please visit
Click here to view the digital version of the May issue.
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