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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Aug 2, 2018 1:16:00 PM

Solving Problematic Odor Issues in the Restroom

Identifying the Source to Determine the Best Solution

By Briana Smith

Restrooms are notoriously difficult to keep clean -- especially when it comes to odor issues. 

Bad odors can negatively impact the customer experience, particularly in places which receive high foot traffic such as sports arenas, movie theaters, airports, train stations, amusement parks, etc. Perceptions of cleanliness can either increase or deter business, and noxious smells have a way of sticking with you longer, which leaves a bad impression. 

Determining the type and source of the odor problems is key to any solution, as bad scents in restrooms can be caused by numerous things. Thankfully there are many more sustainable options available that are highly effective at solving will these issues.

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Topics: Restroom Care, odor control, Sustainable Solutions

Posted by Blake Vanderwiel on May 7, 2015 10:15:00 AM

Cultivating for Future Generations

Interview with: Peter Leahy, Channel Leader – Cleaning & Hygiene at Kimberly-Clark Professional


Kimberly-Clark, the first major towel and tissue manufacturer in North America to introduce products made with 20 percent plant fiber, resulting in the use of up to 20 percent fewer tree fibers or recycled fibers than conventional products.

Introducing GreenHarvest* products – a truly innovative offering that incorporates plant-based rapidly renewable fiber, such as bamboo and wheat straw, into trusted Kleenex® and Scott® Brand towel and tissue products. It’s a pioneering approach to fiber sourcing that will transform the paper products industry. As a world leader in sustainability, Kimberly-Clark is paving the way – delivering innovative products along with the quality and performance that you’ve come to expect from our trusted brands. Today, in a resource-constrained, digital world, with fewer sources of recycled fiber, and the need to put less pressure on natural forests, it’s important to continue exploring new fibers. Partner with us and cultivate the future with the brands you know and trust.
Green Cleaning Solutions - Products, Tools, Education & Training

What is GreenHarvest* plant-based fiber?

It’s fiber, but it doesn’t come from trees:
It comes from plants, such as wheat and bamboo.

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Topics: Restroom Care, innovation, recycling

Posted by Blake Vanderwiel on Feb 24, 2015 1:00:00 PM

Debunking Some of the Most Common Hand Sanitizer Myths

Guest Post By: Jim Arbogast, Ph.D., Vice President of Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements, GOJO

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers play a key role in keeping us healthy – especially as the winter-germ season approaches. In fact, practicing good hand hygiene – handwashing with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when hands are not visibly soiled – is one of the easiest and most effective ways to stay healthy.

Yet, there are many misconceptions about alcohol-based hand sanitizers, and we wanted to take this opportunity to set the record straight. The following takes a closer look and tells the truth about hand sanitizers.

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Topics: hand hygiene, Restroom Care, workplace wellness

Posted by Briana Smith on Jun 5, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Do Women Care More About Restroom Appearance Than Men?

By: Briana Smith, Social Media & Product Branding Specialist, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

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Topics: Restroom Care, first impressions, standards of cleanliness

Posted by Briana Smith on May 15, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Public Toilet Seat Sanitizers – Do They Work or Is It Peace of Mind?

By: Briana Smith, Social Media & Product Branding Specialist, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

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Topics: sanitizing, hand hygiene, Restroom Care

Posted by Briana Smith on Sep 23, 2013 12:30:00 PM

WAXIE Tucson’s Healthy Workplace and Restroom Care Seminar

By: Barbara Shapiro, WAXIE Sanitary Supply

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Topics: Tucson, seminar, Restroom Care, Healthy Workplace

Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 28, 2013 1:19:00 PM

Total Restroom Care Seminar at WAXIE Tucson - January 24, 2013

Our Total Restroom Care Seminars in both WAXIE Mesa & Tucson were an absolute success thanks to the hard work of the presenters, including Rob Abeln from Rubbermaid, and to all who showed up. Let us know what you liked best about the seminar or what you'd like to learn about in a future restroom care seminar in the comments below. We'd love to hear from you!

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Topics: Tucson, seminar, HYGEN, Rubbermaid, Restroom Care, Mesa, tile & grout maintenance, machines

Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 24, 2013 12:30:00 PM

Paper Towels vs. Hand Dryers

A predicament of personal preference for removing moisture from hands.

Originally published in Cleaning & Maintenance Management Online

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Topics: sustainability, recycled content, hand hygiene, maintenance, paper towels, hand dryers, Restroom Care, hand towels, dispensers, HEPA filters, handwashing, Kimberly-Clark, Excel