Climate Change’s Personal Impact on the Professional Cleaning Industry

On January 29, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Expect our industry to change considerably in the years ahead, all due to climate change Bloomington, IN – Climate change is getting personal. Some scientists now suggest that as many as 21 cities in Florida will be underwater by the end of this century, impacting the lives of millions of people. This is likely the […]

A Thank You to Building Owners and Managers

On January 22, 2019, in Items of Interest, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

A Thank You to Building Owners and Managers Many building owners and facility managers are unaware of it, but they are changing the professional cleaning industry… again. Let me explain. Fifteen or more years ago, when advocates started promoting the many reasons to adopt environmentally preferable cleaning solutions, tools, and equipment, one of the big […]

Environmental High Points in 2018 And What to Expect in 2019

On January 9, 2019, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Channel Islands Harbor, CA – In 2018 we were reminded that  the road to sustainability would not always be smooth. In October, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that we have only 12 years left to avoid some of the most devastating impacts of climate change, unless we cut carbon emissions in half. […]

Are Bioplastics the Answer?

On January 2, 2019, in News, by Ashkin Group

Many of us are aware there is considerable controversy about the growing use of bioplastics in this country and around the world. Bioplastics, just so we are all on the same page, are made by extracting sugar from plants such as corn and sugarcane and converting it into one of two different types of plastic. […]

New Tool Allows Managers to Engage, Educate, and Empower

On December 13, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Data brings a facility’s sustainability story to life Bloomington, IN – Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC, a web-based dashboard that helps facility managers monitor and measure such key performance indicators (KPIs) such as water consumption, energy use, waste disposal, and other metrics, announces the introduction of a totally new technology and service. The Engagement Display is […]

Making This Holiday Season More Environmentally Friendly

On November 26, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – According to Stephen Ashkin, president of The Ashkin Group and a leading advocate for sustainability in the professional cleaning industry, the most wonderful time of the year isn’t that wonderful for the environment. He suggests we consider the following: We use about 8,000 tons of wrapping paper during the holiday season, equating […]

Happy Thanksgiving from The Ashkin Group

On November 20, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Thanksgiving is a very special time for me, my family and friends; as I am sure it is for you as well.  It is a uniquely American holiday to celebrate community and the fact that our current and future successes are genuinely dependent on working together as a community of committed and caring people. I […]

From Sanitary Maintenance: Selling Sustainability

On November 5, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, Some of Our Resources for You, by Ashkin Group

Selling green cleaning products didn’t always come easy for Iowa-Des Moines Supply, and its push toward sustainability is more of a recent priority. Despite the late jumpstart, the 81-year-old distributor of jan/san supplies based in Des Moines, Iowa, is now shining in both of these arenas. The distributor started offering green products to its customers […]

From Our Monthly Newsletter: It’s Time to Git-R-Done and Come on Down to Dallas

On October 23, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

We’re just a few days away from ISSA Dallas, the biggest trade show in North America for the professional cleaning industry.  ISSA has been pulling out all the stops to make this show the best ever, hosting newcomers to free breakfasts and offering them tours of the trade floor. It’s all designed to make the […]

Ashkin Answers the Question: Are We Cooked?

On October 16, 2018, in News, Slideshow-Homepage, by Ashkin Group

Bloomington, IN – On Monday, October 8, 2018, the world’s leading climate scientists released a report that painted a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought. It says that avoiding damage requires “quickly transforming the world economy,” according to the New York Times. The report was from the […]

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