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ICAN/ATEX: Is there a formula for paper supply consumption?

September 26, 2013

Many cleaning professionals visit the International Custodial Advisers Network (ICAN) Ask the Experts page for insight and, every business day, we deliver advice to better help you perform your job.

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I would like to know if there is a formula for paper supply consumption.

Thursday’s Answer:

None that I know of.

Paper usage depends on many variables, such as building occupancy, toilet tissue roll size, number of visitors, type dispensers and toweling installed, and user habits.

We have all watched someone reel off six feet of roll toweling to dry two hands.

Some locations experience theft. A lot of women wrapping sanitary products for disposal uses toilet tissue quickly.

And then there are the occasional jokers who think filling the toilet bowl with tissue is funnier than watching “Naked Gun” reruns.

Your best approach is to track the usage in your facility month to month, and watch for waste and theft. Your numbers will be more  ... Lynn E. Krafft, ICAN/ATEX editor

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