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Toilet Paper

How to Choose the Right Commercial Toilet Paper for Your Facility

The right washroom utilities are cost-efficient, environmentally friendly and user friendly. In high traffic commercial bathrooms such as shopping centre facilities, often the first preference for toilet paper is value for money. For smaller facilities, the first preference may be softness and thickness for maximum comfort. No matter what facility size or preference, ensuring that you choose the best toilet paper is crucial to improve your washroom standards. To choose the best toilet paper for your facility, you need to examine the following: The Size and Traffic of your Facility The Style of your Bathroom Environmental Impacts and Septic Safety Cost Efficiency Plies and Sheets Per Toilet Paper Roll Why Does Ply Matter? If your focus is ensuring that your patrons have the most comfortable wipe then the higher the ply is generally going to provide you with greater thickness and overall comfort. Although the greater the ply could also lead to Septic tank clogging and result in costly repairs. Here’s why. The word ‘ply’ refers to the number of layers that the commercial toilet paper has. This means that 1-ply has one layer and 3-ply has 3 layers. While not all toilet paper was created equal as even some...
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Hand Towels

Paper Towel Dispensers vs Industrial Air Dryers: Are Your Hands Really Clean?

Covid-19 has made many people question their hygiene practices and if facility managers could do more to ensure a cleaner environment for patrons. One area that has raised many questions is whether public bathrooms in restaurants, shopping centres, gym facilities are really clean or the breeding ground for bacteria. Proper hand hygiene has always been incredibly important however many Australians are not all washing their hands according to a recent study. In order to increase hygiene standards, we can’t make people wash their hands, but we can provide the proper facilities to promote cleaner and safer practices. So which is better paper towels or air dryers? Environment & Noise: Recycled vs Virgin Paper Towels Paper towels can be made from either recycled or virgin materials. While virgin materials feel incredibly soft and gentle on the skin, recycled materials often are made with environmentally friendly practices that can limit CO2 emissions and preserve forests. Although the wrong paper towels particularly non-biodegradable brands can contribute to landfill waste. To store your paper towels have a look at our range of Puregiene Hand Towel Dispensers. Industrial Hand Air Dyers While paper towel dispenser does not require electricity, air dryers do. The process to...
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Meet the NeXt Level of Washroom Cleaning

E-Washroom X: Powerful Chemical Free Cleaning Disinfectant The e-Washroom X is a commercial cleaning solution part of the Enviroplus X range owned and exclusively distributed by Abco Products the leading supplier in Australia of commercial cleaning supplies. The Enviroplus range is a chemical free natural cleaning solution that delivers powerful lasting results for environmentally conscious cleaners and facilities across Australia. What Should I be Looking for in a Commercial Washroom Disinfectant? With so many commercial cleaning supplies on the market, it can be hard as a contract cleaner or facility manager to source the best products that will deliver a desired result. Whether cleaning a restaurant, office, hospital, school or aged care centre, it is important to have a sparkling bathroom free from bacteria and odour free! But what should you look for when sourcing a washroom disinfectant? The first thing to look for in a washroom cleaner is an all surface disinfectant, particularly one that is concentrated, this is because they are: Cost Effective: concentrates are more commonly used by contract cleaners as they are designed to be diluted with water before use, this means you can get double the amount of product for a cost-effective price.   Reduce Waste:...
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Bioactive toilet paper

Environmentally friendly toilet paper that reduces blockages

At Abco, we take environmental responsibility seriously. That’s why we’ve developed a Bioactive Toilet Tissue that helps reduce pipe blockages and unpleasant odours in sewerage lines that is actually good for the environment. The patented Enviroplus Bioactive Tissue Paper consists of BATP technology where five natural microorganisms, safe for personal use and the environment activate when in contact with water. These active enzymes are produced to help the toilet tissue to become biodegradable in pipes and sewerage systems. Industries that can benefit from using Enviroplus Bioactive Toilet Paper include schools, airports, commercial and retail centres, cruise ships and hotels. In particular, one school that has benefited from the use of the Enviroplus Bioactive Toilet Paper Tissue is The International French School of Sydney. With over 1,000 students attending the institution, Greg Sawyer, the facilities manager of the institution approached Abco to find an alternative paper to help the school reduce its frequent number of pipe blockages due to the overuse of its facilities. Previously, using a top-quality 2ply virgin toilet paper, no matter how much the school paid for the paper, they were still having blockage issues regularly. After one year of the implementation of the Enviroplus Bioactive Toilet Tissue...
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ecofriendly cleaning chemicals

Switch to Environmentally Cleaning Solutions for Clean up Australia Day in March

With Clean up Australia Day in March, commercial cleaning supplier Abco has announced the formal release of their exclusive new environmentally friendly cleaning products, the Enviroplus range. Abco has been the number one driver in the cleaning industry to develop a product that is better for the environment and better for their cleaners. Abco believes businesses could do more to help Australia become greener by using these non-toxic products that actually help better the environment.   “In a world where we are becoming increasingly aware of our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment, we see a growing demand for sustainable, effective and affordable organic cleaning products. This is where the Enviroplus range was born, encouraging the use for chemical-free powerful cleaning products in the general cleaning and commercial cleaning sector,” said Craig Dowell, Abco’s Director of Sales & Marketing.   These products have been classified as environmentally preferable products certified by an independent organisation GECA or the Good Environmental Choice Australia.   “At GECA, we help individuals and organisations to make, buy and do better for people and the planet. We are a purpose-driven not for profit that stands for integrity, independence and impact. As part of this...
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importance of ph in cleaning chemicals

The Importance of pH in Commercial Cleaning (How to Choose the Right Product & Avoid Costly Mistakes)

Understanding the pH of cleaning products is vitally important in the commercial cleaning industry. Choose the wrong product at home, and you could damage a spot on your carpet, or tarnish a surface, but choose the wrong product while at work, and you could cause hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damages – and possibly lose your contract. So to avoid any nasty mistakes, let’s take a look at how pH is measured and what you need to know. The suitability of your commercial cleaning products is largely based on their pH levels. You’ve probably seen the coloured acid-alkaline charts like the one above, where the scale goes between 0 and 14, with zero being the most acidic, 14 the most alkaline and 7 being neutral. Now, pH is generally understood to mean the “potential of hydrogen” and is a measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of a substance when dissolved in water. Although pH is a measurement, it differs from temperature measurement, for example, which is measured in degrees, as pH is measured logarithmically. On a logarithmic scale, each number is 10 times more (or less) powerful than the last. For example, the pH of 3 is 10 times...
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