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Posted by Keith Schneringer on Aug 19, 2021 9:26:00 AM

Impacts of Supply Chain Issues on Facility Supplies & Foodservice Disposable Products

By: Keith Schneringer  |  August 11, 2021

Part three of a series analyzing the continued impact of COVID-19 on the facility supplies and foodservice disposables industries


We've covered the current state of the worldwide supply chain and the elements that have led to the "perfect storm of ugliness"1 we are encountering when trying to order our "stuff" in the first two articles.

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Topics: industry news, covid-19, supply chain

Posted by Keith Schneringer on Aug 5, 2021 9:33:00 AM

Key Factors Responsible for Supply Shortages in 2021

By: Keith Schneringer  |  August 4, 2021

Part two of a series analyzing the continued impact of COVID-19 on the facility supplies and foodservice disposables industries


So why can’t we all just get the stuff we are ordering right away for the price we are used to paying?

The following factors are key contributors to the overall “perfect storm of ugliness”2 which is the state of the global supply chain in disruption at the moment.

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Topics: industry news, covid-19, supply chain

Posted by Keith Schneringer on Jul 27, 2021 9:27:30 AM

Global Supply Chain Disruptions & Shortages in 2021

By: Keith Schneringer  |  July 23, 2021

Part one of a series analyzing the continued impact of COVID-19 on the facility supplies and foodservice disposables industries


The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the news and collective psyche of the world throughout 2020, and its spread and the resulting cascade of ramifications have led to a global crisis of unprecedented reach and proportion.1 As was written in one of our articles on this topic last year,2 it would be the height of understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic and oversized impact on many of the facets of our everyday lives which we may have previously taken for granted.

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Topics: industry news, covid-19, supply chain

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Apr 29, 2021 9:35:00 AM

Why Regularly Cleaning Around Urinals Is a Must

Guest Post By:Kaivac |  April 15, 2021

A study published in Emerging Infectious Diseases reports that traces of the pathogens that cause coronavirus can be found in an infected person's urine.

Further, another study, published by scientists from China’s Yangzhou University, finds that when urinals are used by people infected with the virus, traces of coronavirus can become airborne when the urinal is flushed. In the process, the pathogens can be inhaled by others in the restroom.

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Topics: restroom cleaning, covid-19

Posted by Caitlin Dimalanta on Mar 18, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Refreshed, Reimagined & Reopening: The 2021 Classroom

By: Caitlin Dimalanta  |  March 18, 2021

“Provide clear, consistent, evidence-based guidance for how communities should navigate the pandemic – and the resources for schools, small businesses, and families to make it through.” –  The White House Coronavirus Task Force 2021

Trailing the anniversary of the nationwide school campus closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, questions regarding when schools will reopen and how they will do so safely are at the forefront of many American minds. There are various ways to ensure the safety of staff and students when going back to school in person. Methods that contribute to the overall health of learning environments include: standardized cleaning procedures and staff schedules; proper training of custodial, faculty and administrative staff; and correct handwashing practices.

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Topics: proper cleaning procedures, education, healthy schools, covid-19

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Feb 4, 2021 10:45:00 AM

Improve ventilation? Improve the air instead.


Guest Blog By: AeraMax Professional from Fellowes Brands  |  February 4, 2021

Understanding Aerosolized Transmission

COVID-19 has changed the way managers think about office facilities; as workers shifted to working from home because of various state mandates, these managers have wrestled with ways of keeping staff safe once employees eventually return to the workplace. Some advocate unrealistic measures, like blocking off huge swaths of an office building, or attempting to create traffic flow patterns by taping off access to areas. Some look to eliminate conference rooms or common areas. But others look to significantly reduce risks by addressing the source of aerosol transmission of pathogens and viruses—indoor air.

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Topics: indoor air quality, workplace wellness, covid-19

Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 22, 2021 10:54:54 AM

More Trends in the Cleaning Industry in 2021: Cleaning for Health

By: Briana Smith & Caitlin Dimalanta  |  January 22, 2021

Part two-of-two series examining what topics will drive the cleaning industry in 2021 and the impact of the pandemic.

Part One: 5 Trends in the Cleaning Industry in 2021
Part Two: More Trends in the Cleaning Industry in 2021: Cleaning for Health

The pandemic has left an indelible mark on the world and the cleaning industry. It has also brought about a renewed focus on the overall value of cleaning. 

In part one of our two part series we reviewed the continued strain on our supply chain and the challenges of reopening businesses while managing outbreak risks

The other trends on the horizon highlight an emphasis on getting back to the basics with cleaning best practices, up and coming technology and furthering the momentum towards developing and sustaining healthy buildings and indoor spaces to improve the health and wellness of people within them.

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Topics: hand hygiene, workplace wellness, sustainability, IoT, industry news, covid-19, supply chain

Posted by Briana Smith on Jan 19, 2021 1:00:47 PM

5 Trends in the Cleaning Industry in 2021

By: Briana Smith & Caitlin Dimalanta  |   January 19, 2021

Part one-of-two series examining what topics will drive the cleaning industry in 2021 and the impact of the pandemic.

Part One: 5 Trends in the Cleaning Industry in 2021
Part Two: More Trends in the Cleaning Industry in 2021: Cleaning for Health

Who would’ve thought this time last year that 2020 was going to change the world the way it has?

Managing outbreaks was on the radar after the 2009 H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic and 2018 the Hepatitis A multi-state outbreak, but no one was quite prepared for the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic when it started spreading across the globe.

Supply chains were immediately strained, toilet paper became scarce, and stay-at-home orders were announced in various states causing businesses and consumers to scramble for essential supplies. The cleaning industry was thrown into the spotlight overnight as custodial and environmental services (EVS) teams were at the forefront in combatting the spread as essential workers.

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Topics: hand hygiene, workplace wellness, sustainability, IoT, industry news, covid-19, supply chain

Posted by Caitlin Dimalanta on Nov 19, 2020 11:10:01 AM

Staying Compliant with the California’s Healthy Schools Act During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Caitlin Dimalanta  |  November 19, 2020

As California schools begin to safely reopen in-person amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of cleaning and the ability to remain compliant with the Healthy Schools Act (HSA) are more important than ever. Enacted in 2000, the HSA put in place right-to-know requirements such as notification, posting, and recordkeeping for pesticides used at California public schools and public child day care facilities. Killing the virus on high touch surfaces while ensuring the protection of students from harmful chemicals is paramount.

Click here to read more on the requirements of the HSA.

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Topics: disinfecting, healthy schools, covid-19