Will “Tabletization” Take Over Our Industry?

On January 25, 2020, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Over the past few years, we have seen how several chemical manufacturers in the professional cleaning industry are working to promote sustainability. For instance, more cleaning supplies are now delivered in five-gallon containers and in very concentrated form. These products last longer, which means that the amount of fuel and greenhouse gasses necessary to transport […]

Eco-Friendly Strategies Start in The Janitorial Closet

On January 23, 2020, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

This article by Stephen Ashkin was published in Industrial Safety Hygiene News   When working with facilities transferring from a conventional to a green-cleaning strategy, there are a number of key steps that must be taken: get the C-suite on board; discuss with building users why the facility is transferring to green cleaning (to help […]

When it Comes to Sustainability: Age Has Nothing to Do with It

On January 17, 2020, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Many park and recreation centers around the country are often used for local sporting events. Like many sports venues around the country, they are also getting much more sustainability-focused if, for no other reason than it helps reduce operating costs. We are talking about not only finding ways to reduce the amount of fuel, water, […]

What Administrators Need to Know as They Begin Their Electric Sustainability Journey

On January 17, 2020, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

According to Energy Star, operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), healthcare organizations in the United States, including long-term and acute care facilities, spend more than $6.5 billion every year on energy. That amount is expected to rise in years to come. There are many reasons for this massive consumption of energy, and at […]

This Past Decade Has Produced a Sustainability Shift

On January 3, 2020, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

More companies now realize that sustainability, cost savings, risk aversion, and business growth, all go hand in hand. Channel Islands Harbor, CA – The past decade is when sustainability came of age, according to Steve Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group. “There has been what I call a ‘sustainability shift.’ More companies now realize that […]

Seasons Greetings to You and Yours!

On December 25, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Everyone here at The Ashkin Group wants to wish all our newsletter subscribers, business partners, and friends best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a New Year filled with peace and happiness. We also want to say thank you – thank you for all you are doing to make this a healthier, safer world […]

The 3 Stages of Sustainability

On December 24, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The following article was published in GreenBiz The results of a 10-year research project, examining the journeys some companies take when implementing sustainability initiatives, and more specifically, why they fail, was released toward the end of 2017. The report, “An Inconvenient Truth: How Organizations Translate Climate Change into Business as Usual,” was prepared by Christopher […]

Becoming the ‘Father of Green Cleaning’ – An interview with Stephen Ashkin

On December 24, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Many people in the building service industry know Stephen Ashkin as the “Father of Green Cleaning.” But what they don’t know is just how many years it took him to earn this title and why he is considered such a leader in the green cleaning movement, not only in North America, but around the world. […]

Google Goes Green With Help from The Ashkin Group

On December 15, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

The following is an excerpt from an article published in CleanLink Magazine mentioning the Ashkin Group’s role in helping Google become greener and more sustainability-focused.   To reduce its waste, Google is looking into placing an engineered water solution on the site of its facilities. He envisions workers will have access to a general cleaning […]

Ashkin Announces 2019 Green Cleaning Champion Awards Recipients

On November 8, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

“These are all great people, true champions. It is an honor to recognize them for their work and dedication to creating a more sustainable cleaning industry, caring for our workers, creating healthier buildings, and reducing impacts on our environment” Channel Island Harbor, CA – The Ashkin Group will recognize five outstanding individuals as Green Cleaning […]

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