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Environment and Sustainability

ISSA’s Sustainability Committee Wants You!
October 19, 2022 Stephen P. Ashkin

ISSA’s Sustainability Committee Wants You!

Health and Safety

Sustainability is an idea whose time has come. ISSA is calling for volunteers, particularly those who have technical expertise and a passion for sustainability, to join its Sustainability Committee. Don’t miss your chance to make a difference within the industry and contribute to a better world.

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Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Organization’s Waste
October 12, 2022 Bryan Christiansen

Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Organization’s Waste

Facility Management

Facility managers looking for ways to reduce the waste their buildings produce should conduct regular waste audits and analyze their facility’s existing approach to waste management.

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Maintain Your Facility With a Green Cleaning Program
October 5, 2022 Carlos Albir Jr.

Maintain Your Facility With a Green Cleaning Program

Facility Management

As the importance of green cleaning rises within the industry, so does the emergence of best practices for implementing a green cleaning program in facilities.

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Making the Connection Between Smart Restrooms and Sustainability
October 3, 2022 Juliet Hollyhurst

Making the Connection Between Smart Restrooms and Sustainability

Restrooms

Smart restroom technology adds intelligence to restroom cleaning operations. By adjusting restroom cleaning procedures based on real-time conditions, facilities can stay on top of restroom cleanliness while contributing to corporate sustainability goals. 

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theater, theatre, drama, comedy
September 21, 2022 Stephen P. Ashkin

Sustainability Theater

Facility Management

You might have already heard of “hygiene theater”—when actions that appear to reduce health risks are actually just for show. Similarly, “sustainability theater” claims to be effective, but in reality does little to reduce the risk of harm to the environment.

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Air vent in ceiling
September 12, 2022 Rachel Reboulet

How Service Providers Can Ensure Accurate Indoor Air Quality Testing for Their Customers

Health and Safety

If you’re still using traditional methods to test your facility’s indoor air quality, you could be missing critical data. Learn how using the latest air quality testing technology can make your building’s air safer and give you more peace of mind.

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Defining Sustainability
August 17, 2022 Stephen P. Ashkin

Defining Sustainability

Business and Management

For the cleaning industry, it may be important to define sustainability using business-oriented terms—terms that connect the operational strategy and tactics directly to the long-term guiding framework of a business.

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Chicago, green, sustainability
August 5, 2022 Stephen P. Ashkin

Go Green at the ISSA Show in Chicago

Business and Management

Don't leave a large environmental footprint when you attend ISSA Show North America 2022. Learn some easy and fun tips to help you tread more lightly when traveling.

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This pH level, however, is strong enough to kill or eliminate many forms of bacteria and viruses.  Further, it is safe enough that it won't harm the user, building inhabitants, or the environment.
June 26, 2022 Robert Kravitz

Should We Use a Flavor Enhancer to Clean?

Health and Safety

It is believed the use of citric acid as an antifungal or antibacterial began thousands of years ago, long before the use of bleach was used for the same purposes.

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Video: Defining Sustainability
June 8, 2022

Video: Defining Sustainability—A Business Framework for Generational Companies

Business and Management

Stephen P. Ashkin defines sustainability for companies in a new light in this Straight Talk! episode with ISSA Media Director Jeff Cross.

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Green Cleaning
May 11, 2022 Stephen P. Ashkin

The Cleaning Industry’s Path from Green Cleaning to Sustainability

Business and Management

As green cleaning began to change the landscape of the cleaning industry 30 years ago, today sustainability is poised to be the “disruptor” of our industry.

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The Green Product Pathway
April 22, 2022

Video: The Green Product Pathway

Health and Safety

Steve Ashkin, founder of the Ashkin Group, asks, "Can you find 'good' green cleaning products manufactured by 'bad' companies?

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