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Reassessing Paper Recycling

It has become increasingly clear that, when it comes to paper, recycling may not be as good for the environment as previously thought.


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Putting the Cart Before the Horse - Sustainability – Part 1

Part of sustainability is limiting or controlling the consumption of finite resources, notably petroleum.
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July 2013 Feature 5

A Guide To Environmental Cleaning

Purchasing environmentally-friendly cleaning products does not necessarily equate to a green policy, your staff needs to be properly trained as well.

Some cleaning agents are better for the environment than others, reducing the impact on local ecosystems and the health concerns of your staff. A green cleaning policy can help your business reduce its environmental impact and allow your team to develop safer, more effective ways of working.


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June 2013 Feature 5

How To Evaluate Today’s Green Carpet Cleaning Processes

Understand the differences between the environmentally-friendly carpet cleaning options available to you.

Understanding the key distinctions between today’s carpet cleaning options — including hot water extraction, encapsulation, spin bonnet and dry extraction — will help you select an option that best meets your maintenance goals.


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May 2013 Feature 3

The Rainbow Of Sustainability

Establishing a color-coding system through symbolization is a simple way to practice resource reduction and promote sustainable operation.

We are now seeing a new use for color-coding systems, this time as an efficient way to help facilities become more sustainable, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, curb energy and water use and cut operating costs


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April 2013 Raising Standards

Sustainability Beyond Green Cleaning

A comprehensive program should address the three pillars of sustainability.

Regardless of the type or size of the organization, having a comprehensive cleaning program that stems from its overall sustainability goals is essential to helping the organization meet them.


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March 2013 Facility Focus

The Standard For Commercial And Institutional Cleaning Services

Digging deep to find what GS-42 certification from Green Seal means for the professional cleaning industry.

GS-42 compiles industry best practices and standards regarding green cleaning, of which all commercial and institutional cleaning services — but especially BSCs — should be aware.


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March 2013 Feature 4

Profit As A Function Of Sustainable Operation

Using sound environmental principals and business strategies to bridge the gap between sustainability and profitability.

The truly successful business model is one which views sustainability as the bridge to profit, functioning to safeguard people and the planet in order to maximize earnings.


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January 2013 Fact-based Management

Fully Toxic-free, Chemical-free Technologies

The conclusion of a three-part series exploring the idea of a least harmful cleaning model.

We must seriously consider the use of transitional, enabled and fully chemical-free technologies to meet our need for professional appearance, occupant safety and ecosystem health.


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February 2013 A Clean Sweep

The Positives Of Electrolyzed Water

An alternative to chemical cleaners and sanitizers, hypochlorous acid and sodium hydroxide help you be greener by saving money and increasing sustainability.

Since 1847, when chlorine was first used as a sanitizer, there have been few, if any, alternatives to the useful, moderately effective but often dangerous substances known as chemical cleaners and sanitizers.


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