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Restaurant Patrons Taking Huge Helping of TP

Food service facilities seeking sustainable restroom solutions

June 3, 2019

If you’re cleaning and maintaining restrooms in restaurants, you may have noticed you’re going through a lot of paper products. A majority of restaurant industry professionals (78%) recently surveyed at the National Restaurant Association Show agreed that restaurant guests use more toilet paper than necessary, according to a survey conducted by Sofidel. Even more (84%) believe guests waste paper towels.

More than half of the survey respondents (67%) believe it’s important for restaurants to use sustainable restroom features, such as water-saving faucets and dispensers that reduce paper consumption. More than three-fourths (78%) said they would be willing to purchase restroom paper products that come from sustainable sources.

Facility managers have new choices in restroom dispensers that use smart technology to prevent product waste. Sensors inside the dispensers connect wirelessly to a dashboard that facility managers and cleaning staff can access via a mobile device or computer to keep track of product levels. The smart technology not only has the benefit of reducing product waste, it also reduces labor costs due to inefficient restroom cleaning schedules.

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