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Posted by Briana Smith on Jun 11, 2021 2:27:39 PM

Planning an Efficient Waste Diversion & Recycling Program

By: Briana Smith | June 11, 2021

Part three of an ongoing series guiding you on the path to creating a cleaner, healthier, greener and safer building for re-entry and beyond.


Much like basketball, devising a strategy and building upon your momentum is essential for a successful sustainability program. It’s good to look at the overall process, make goals, and then take a look at the individual steps needed to get there.

In this blog series, we’re breaking down the process of developing a sustainable building program into eight steps, as reflected in our WAXIE GPS® (Green Partner Support™) Program, which progresses from easier to adopt green cleaning procedures and techniques to higher level strategies and stewardship.

As mentioned in the previous two steps, Green Chemistry and Mechanization, waste reduction is one of the cornerstones in a holistic approach to sustainable facility management and it goes hand-in-hand with an efficient waste diversion and recycling program.

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Topics: recycling, sustainability, facility maintenance, waste diversion

Posted by Briana Smith on May 27, 2021 9:15:56 AM

Green Cleaning Tools, Equipment & Technology for Healthier Indoor Environments

By: Briana Smith | May 27, 2021

Part two of an ongoing series guiding you on the path to creating a cleaner, healthier, greener and safer building for re-entry and beyond.


In this blog series, we’re breaking down this overall process into eight steps, as reflected in our WAXIE GPS® (Green Partner Support™) Program, which progresses from easier to adopt green cleaning procedures and techniques to higher level strategies and stewardship.

Part one discussed Green Chemistry.

The next step builds onto and works in combination with your green cleaners and dispensing systems. Green cleaning involves more than just the cleaning chemicals themselves. The tools, equipment and actual cleaning processes play an integral role in increasing efficiency and reducing your overall environmental impact to keep your building and those that use it clean and healthy.

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Topics: cleaning equipment, microfiber, green cleaning, sustainability, machines & equipment, facility maintenance

Posted by Briana Smith on May 14, 2021 2:42:39 PM

How to Develop a Sustainable Building Program

By: Briana Smith | May 14, 2021

Part one of an ongoing series guiding you on the path to creating a cleaner, healthier, greener and safer building for re-entry and beyond.


If there’s one thing that this past year has underscored, it’s the impact and need for healthy buildings so that children have a safe learning environment, employees are more productive at work, and guests feel comfortable frequenting your business.

This becomes even more essential as government regulations loosen and businesses, schools and buildings begin the re-entry process.

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Topics: dilution control, green cleaning, sustainability, facility maintenance

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 Briana Smith on Nov 13, 2019 1:48:59 PM

America Recycles Day: Keep Calm & Recycle On

By: Briana Smith  |  November 13, 2019

America Recycles Day is coming up this Friday, November 15th and it’s a day to educate, to motivate & to make recycling bigger & better!

We are at a crossroads when it comes to the state of the recycling industry. As was mentioned in our The Future of Recycling article, China started banning “foreign garbage” in 2018 which encompassed recyclables from the United States that are often contaminated due to improper collection & disposal practices. This contamination in the recycling stream has caused processing problems at recycling centers here as well, as consumers are unaware of their local waste management rules & regulations resulting in “hopeful recycling.”

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Topics: zero waste, recycling, sustainability, waste diversion

Posted by Keith Schneringer on Apr 22, 2019 9:13:00 AM

Earth Day – How Would You Like To Celebrate?

By: Keith Schneringer  |  April 22, 2019

As has been written in previous articles about Earth Day on this blog, the first Earth Day celebration took place on April 22, 1970.

Since that first event, Earth Day celebrations in 2019 have now grown to include an estimated one billion people in 192 countries, according to the Earth Day Network.

Will this estimated total of one billion people include you?

If this estimated total of people won’t include you, and you would like it to, what should you do?

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Topics: Earth Day, recycling, sustainability

Posted by WAXIE Buzz on Apr 19, 2019 1:16:10 PM

WAXIE Sanitary Supply’s Utah Facility Earns Local & Regional 2019 TOBY Award

The Award Recognizes Quality in Commercial Buildings and Rewards Excellence 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEWS PROVIDED BY: WAXIE Sanitary Supply, written by Chris Meyer
April 18, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – WAXIE Sanitary Supply’s Inventory Center in Salt Lake City earned The 2019 Outstanding Building of the Year (TOBY) award in the Industrial Office Building category in March.

The award, which recognizes quality in commercial buildings and rewards excellence in building management, was presented to WAXIE by the Utah Chapter of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA).

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Topics: sustainability, press release, company news

Posted by Chris Meyer on Mar 22, 2019 9:18:00 AM

Water for All: Ways Businesses Can Reduce Their Water Usage

By Chris Meyer  |  March 22 , 2019

The fact that clean water will readily flow from the faucet is a given in the developed world. In developing countries, though, finding potable water is often a daily struggle.

That’s why today, World Water Day, is dedicated to “tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.” And one of those reasons is the rate at which businesses and individuals in the developed world use water.

According to the African Wildlife Foundation, “If the entire global population had the water habits of the average European or North American, we would need about three and a half Earths to sustain us.”

As gloomy as that may sound, the good news is, there’s no shortage of products, education, and new technology that our businesses can leverage to conserve the water supply.

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Topics: water conservation, sustainability, facility maintenance