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.
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 . Injury risk associated with physical demands and school environment characteristics among a cohort of custodial workers. 54(8):767‒775.
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.