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Waste and Recycling page

88% of consumers actively want brands to help them be more sustainable. Consumers are looking for greater sustainability in the companies, products and services they choose.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/solitairetownsend/2018/11/21/consumers-want-you-to-help-them-make-a-difference/

50% of facilities are facing challenges in managing more waste streams due to an increase in the use of disposable products.* 39% have introduced a multi-stream waste/recycling system.

Source: Changing Workplaces survey of over 300 businesses across Europe, carried out by RCP in 2021 - https://www.rubbermaid.eu/en/changing-workplaces/

27% cost savings seen by DPD, when the logistics business installed RCP recycling systems, thanks to not sending waste to general waste disposal.

Source: Olly Craughan, Head of Sustainability for DPD

Musculoskeletal injuries account for ~50% of injuries reported by school maintenance workers with removing waste the task second most frequently associated with injury.

Source: Koehoorn M, Ostry A, Hossain S, Village J [2011]. Injury risk associated with physical demands and school environment characteristics among a cohort of custodial workers. 54(8):767‒775.

 

HandSafe Page

93% of facilities say visibility of hand hygiene measures influences facility users’ perceptions of their brand or facility.

Source: Changing Workplaces: rubbermaid.eu/en/changing-workplaces/

84% of people say personal control of cleaning is important in making them feel safe

Source: Deloitte, “Safety and cleanliness–make it or break it”

With workers averaging 3 sick days a year, this can have a real impact on productivity, costing businesses with 100 employees around £35,100/year.

Source: BLS.gov and based on average salary taken from Olive Pometsey, GQ Magazine

Touch-free dispensers are traditionally powered by batteries, only 5% of which are successfully recycled.

Source: Constance Kampfner, The Times.

74% of people say that dirty washrooms cause negative perceptions of a facility.

Source: Cintas

 

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