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Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Nov 1, 2018 1:12:00 PM

The Future of Recycling in America

By Keith Schneringer

Recycling is an activity which has been a part of human societies practically since history has been recorded, and there is evidence of recycling going back to Byzantine times, and even much earlier according to some studies.

Archaeologists have deduced over time that recycling activities increase during times of distress or scarcity, and this observation can be still be seen and validated today as recycling activities have been less than consistent in the post-World War II era of disposable consumerism which continues to thrive to this day. As this article is being written, recycling and waste diversion rates stand at just shy of 35%, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Despite the best efforts to increase waste diversion rates in America by the U.S. EPA, along with various States and Municipalities, and millions of citizen volunteers, the recycling industry faces enormous challenges in 2018 and moving forward.

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Topics: recycling, sustainability, waste management

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Oct 18, 2018 1:10:00 PM

Guide to Selecting the Right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Guest Post By: Impact Products

For industrial employers and workers selecting respiratory protection, there is good news. The National Personal Protective Technologies Laboratory, a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tests all respirators used for a variety of situations and if they meet specific performance standards and criteria, certifies them. Once certified, workers wearing using these respirators can rest assured the respirator selected should meet their needs under specific conditions.

However, when it comes to selecting protective clothing, making a product selection is not as easy. For one reason, protective clothing has different meanings for different workers in different professions and situations. 

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Topics: safety, personal protective equipment, workplace wellness

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Oct 11, 2018 4:38:51 PM

Fighting the Flu: Kersey and Local Partners Announce the Rollout of Hand Sanitizer Stations at All City Libraries and Rec Centers


WAXIE Sanitary Supply & GOJO partnered with the City of San Diego to install Purell Hand Sanitizer Stations in all local libraries and recreation centers; left to right – WAXIE Vice President of Marketing, Rick Hazard; City of San Diego Councilmember Mark Kersey; WAXIE San Diego General Manager, Lee Jackson; and WAXIE Director of Channel Marketing & Sustainability, Keith Schneringer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWS PROVIDED BY: The City of San Diego – Councilmember Mark Kersey, Fifth District

October 10, 2018 

San Diego – Recognizing the importance of preventative measures this flu season, Councilman Mark Kersey has partnered with WAXIE Sanitary Supply and GOJO, the makers of Purell, to equip all San Diego City libraries and recreation centers with a hand sanitizer station. 

Last season, 342 people died from complications from the flu, 255 more than the previous season and the highest total since the County of San Diego began tracking flu deaths nearly 20 years ago. According to the San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, people should get vaccinated by the end of October and supplement vaccination with hand washing and hand sanitizer.

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Topics: community involvement, hand hygiene, hand sanitizer

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Oct 4, 2018 10:53:00 AM

WAXIE & Kärcher Join Forces to Assist in School Cleaning Efforts in Denver


WAXIE Denver & Kärcher deep cleaning crew volunteers at Mount Saint Vincent in Denver, CO

By Deven Eastridge

At WAXIE, we believe that giving to others in our community creates a lasting impact. That’s why in August 2018 WAXIE Denver partnered with Kärcher to lend an extra hand to the cleaning & maintenance staff at Mount Saint Vincent. MSV is a pre-K through 8th grade school that also provides advanced mental health & trauma care services in the Denver region.

Before the start of school year our combined team pitched in to deep clean and spruce up a few restrooms, classrooms, hallways, windows and multi-use areas so that students & staff would be starting out the school year fresh.

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Topics: community involvement, flooring, education

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Sep 21, 2018 11:12:00 AM

Ten Things to Know When Selecting Chemical Resistant Gloves

Guest Post By: Impact Products

Often cleaning workers and their employers think work gloves are about the same. Nothing could be further from the truth. Cleaning pros work with chemicals, so knowing how to select the right chemical resistant glove for the task at hand is crucially important.

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Topics: personal protective equipment, gloves, safety

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Sep 20, 2018 1:15:00 PM

WAXIE Sanitary Supply Acquires Sac-Val Janitorial Supply


Christopher Saylor, General Manager, Jeff Roberts, President & COO and Mike Midas, Executive Vice President of WAXIE with the Sac-Val team. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply, written by Rick Hazard 

September 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – WAXIE Sanitary Supply is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Sac-Val Janitorial Sales and Service, Inc., a leading distributor of janitorial supplies in Sacramento, CA and the San Francisco Bay Area.

“We are excited about our three new locations in the State of California as this purchase will strengthen our position in the region,” said Jeff Roberts, President and COO of WAXIE Sanitary Supply.

Under the leadership of President and Owner, Tom Mekeel, Sac-Val has enjoyed a 43-year record of success in the Northern California region. Combined with WAXIE’s 73-years as an industry leader, the two companies are joining forces to establish a stronger presence and service posture.

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Topics: press release, company news

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Sep 6, 2018 11:05:00 AM

Updates to California's Proposition 65 – What You Need to Know

By Keith Schneringer

Proposition 65 – What Is It?

Proposition 65, otherwise known as the “Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986” and frequently referred to as “Prop 65,” is legislation which was passed in 1986 to address the growing concerns of California voters to potential exposures to toxic chemicals in their drinking water and day-to-day life.

This legislation requires the State of California to publish and update annually a list of chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm – and since first being published in 1987 with 30 chemicals, this list has grown to include over 900 chemicals with its most recent update.

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Topics: industry news, prop 65

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Aug 16, 2018 11:15:00 AM

The New WAXIE Web@Work: Updated eCommerce Shopping Platform

By WAXIE Editorial Staff

By now we hope that you've had the chance to check out our newly updated WAXIE Web@Work eCommerce site. As with any change there are learning curves, but our goal is always to develop new and innovative products and programs, while adapting to technological advancements, so that you have the best possible experience when shopping with us.

Previously our desktop & mobile eCommerce platforms had different navigation, features and graphics, whereas this updated version of Web@Work creates a seamless experience whether you are on a desktop, tablet or mobile device.

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Topics: company news, Web@Work

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