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June CMM: Green And The Economy

June 18, 2009
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The June issue of Cleaning & Maintenance Management® magazine is now available online, featuring Stephen Ashkin''s Green And The Economy article.
Ashkin states that with the economy teetering between recession and depression, those in the cleaning industry need to know if green cleaning and sustainability are still viable trends, especially now that their customers seem to be making cost-cutting a primary goal.
He notes that more and more private and public facilities have made the use of environmentally preferable cleaning products and effective cleaning practices a necessary component of winning their business.
Ashkin adds that numerous studies show a strong correlation between the use of green cleaning products and effective cleaning practices with improved human and environmental health.
According to Ashkin, as the economy improves, this movement will likely grow and become even stronger and, just as in the past, those producing, marketing and implementing effective green cleaning programs will reap the benefits.
Stephen P. Ashkin is president of The Ashkin Group, a consulting firm specializing in greening the cleaning process and founder of the Green Cleaning Network, now operated with ISSA. In the book Environmentalism Unbound, Dr. Robert Gottlieb describes Ashkin as the "leading advocate for a stronger environmental profile among cleaning product manufacturers and suppliers" and the "most visible industry figure advancing the cause of environmentally preferable products." The Ashkin Group provides green consulting services for school districts as well as building owners, product manufacturers and cleaning contractors. For more information on The Ashkin Group, visit, call (812) 332-7950 or e-mail:
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