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Environment and Sustainability

Little boy lying in mess of toilet paper on restroom floor
February 15, 2019 Kathleen Misovic

Dispenser Innovations Drive Sustainable Solutions

Products

Advances in restroom dispensers are helping to cut down on toilet paper waste and drive sustainability initiatives for facilities.

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blue bins with hazardous chemicals
February 8, 2019 Maricha Ellis

How to Properly Contain Chemicals

Health and Safety

Proper storage is key to avoiding leaks and penalties while remaining compliant with the law.

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carpet in an office setting
December 31, 2018 Brad Hoare

Vacuuming: A Key to Clean Indoor Air Quality

Carpets

The right vacuuming tools and a solid floor care strategy can improve overall health for building occupants.

Article
Flow chart with sustainability icons
October 10, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Go From Green to Sustainable at ISSA Show 2018

Technology and Trends

ISSA Show North America 2018 offers the opportunity to meet with exhibitors focusing on green and sustainable practices and to learn about a variety of sustainability initiatives.

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ISSA Show 2018 seminar presenter Mark Warner
September 24, 2018 Kathleen Misovic

True or False: Green Cleaning Efforts Can't Use Disinfectants

Infection Control

There are many misconceptions about green cleaning products and practices. ISSA Show presenters reveal the truth behind the myths here.

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A building with green plants growing on it
September 17, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Technology Initiatives Deliver Sustainability to Older Buildings

Technology and Trends

Many of the new buildings under construction in this country are being built with sustainable systems that use less fuel, energy, water, etc. However, thousands of older commercial buildings are still in use. A pilot program in Chicago, IL, may provide solutions to the challenges of updating old buildings.

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A dilution system diluting several cleaning products
August 22, 2018 Mike Watt

Save Money and the Environment With Auto Dilution Systems

Products

Auto dilution systems not only help eliminate waste, they ensure the correct amount of chemical is used for the task at hand, improving cleaning effectiveness and safety.

Article
Watering a plant representing how nurturing a cleaning industry business creates sustainability and savings
July 20, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

7 Steps to Sustainability and Savings in the Cleaning Industry

Business and Management

Creating a culture of sustainability can be difficult. Here are 7 steps to increasing your cleaning industry business' sustainability and savings.

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Rolls of Toilet Paper
July 17, 2018 Fabio Vitali

On a Roll: The History of Toilet Paper and Restroom Paper Products

Restrooms

Quality, quantity, and choice of toilet paper used in your facility may be affecting user satisfaction and your bottom line. To pick the right product, examining the history of toilet paper will help.

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a sustainable building
May 29, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

West Coast Takes the Lead on Sustainable Buildings

Technology and Trends

Since the 1960s, California has been the trendsetter in the environmental arena. Today, it's taking steps to become the world's first major economy to abandon the use of fossil fuels as a primary source of energy for buildings.

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boxes made of recycled cardboard
May 8, 2018 Stephen Ashkin

Choose a Distributor That Values Sustainability

Facility Management

Asking your distributors leading questions about their environmental practices will give you a clue as to their sustainability policies.

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April 16, 2018

Protecting a Valuable Asset: Carpet

Carpets

Keeping carpet looking fresh is challenging, but sometimes we make it more complicated than it needs to be. These tips from the pros can help out both you and your facility.

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