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  1. Support the Earth With Everyday Supplies

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    Earth Friendly Supplies for Your Office

    The mission of Earth Day is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide so the Earth can be protected for future generations. With Earth Day quickly approaching, now is a good time to evaluate the supplies you use daily. Even in an office setting, there are many supplies that can perform the duties you need while also being safe for Earth. Below we have picked some of our favorite office, cleaning, breakroom and janitorial supplies that are eco-friendly and safe to use in the office space.

    Green Works Glass & Surface Cleaner Magnetic Clip Dispenser Boardwalk Paper Towel Rolls
    Green Works Glass & Surface Cleaner Magnetic Clip Dispenser Boardwalk Paper Towel Rolls

    SKU: CLO00459

    Green Works Glass and Surface Cleaner is powerful cleaning done naturally. It’s formed with 98 percent naturally derived ingredients and cuts through dirt and residue on many different surfaces.

    SKU: UNV08126

    This two-compartment magnetic clip holder is made from recycled plastic. It can hold up to 150 paper clips and makes it easy to organize and grab when needed.

    SKU: BWK6272

    These paper towels are made from recycled materials and are perfect for office cleanup. They are 2-ply, embossed and absorbent.

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    Colored File Folders Ecover Liquid Dish Soap 100% Recycled Content Cutlery Kit
    Colored File Folders Ecover Liquid Dish Soap 100% Recycled Content Cutlery Kit

    SKU: UNV16162

    These recycled file folders are bright and makes color coding easy. They are high quality, tear resistant and the bottom is triple scored with no-sag expansion.

    SKU: ECV50006

    This liquid soap is made with renewable plant-based and mineral materials. It can cut through tough messes and grease for a spot-free and sparkling clean result. It contains 0 percent fragrance, dyes and chlorine.

    SKU: ECOEPS115

    These cutlery kits are made from 100 percent recycled materials. They are break resistant and can accommodate hot temperature foods as well. This package contains 250 kits which include a fork, knife, spoon and soup spoon.

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    Recycled Bar Harbor Desk Tent Monthly Calendar Chlorine-Free Stain Remover and Bleach Recycled Can Liners
    Recycled Bar Harbor Desk Tent Monthly Calendar Chlorine-Free Stain Remover and Bleach Recycled Can Liners

    SKU: HOD3679
    This stand-alone calendar is perfect for limited desk space and can complement any office space or environment. It’s made entirely from 100 percent recycled materials and wirebound at the top to ensure easy access to different pages.

    SKU: CLO30647

    This color safe bleach is made with 95 percent naturally derived ingredients. It doesn’t contain phosphorous, chlorine or bleach so it can clean and remove tough laundry stains without the use of harsh chemicals.

    SKU: WBIGES6FK90

    These can liners are white and can be filled up to 13 gallons. They are made from recycled materials and contain green benefits. They have flap ties so disposing of the bags is clean and effortless.

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    Durable View Binder with Slant Rings Evolution World 24% Recycled Content Hot Cups Deluxe Message Center
    Durable View Binder with Slant Rings Evolution World 24% Recycled Content Hot Cups Deluxe Message Center

    SKU: AVE17294
    Made with recyclable materials, this durable binder with slant rings is ideal for frequent referencing. It is tear resistant and features a linen pattern for a high-quality look and feel. The two interior pockets make it easy to organize and secure papers in one place.

    SKU: ECOEPBRHC16EW
    These hot cups are leak proof due to their interior lining. The smooth rolled rim makes it comfortable to drink from. They are made from 24 percent recycled materials so they are better for the earth and contain green benefits as well. They come in either a 50 or 20 pack.

    SKU: UNV08110
    This Deluxe Message Center provides a tiered back for easy access to writing instruments. They keep any envelopes or sticky notes readily available and have small compartments for clips, pins and more.

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  2. 12 Must Have Spring Cleaning Products

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    Our Favorite Spring Cleaning Supplies

    For many of us the Spring season brings blooming flowers, April showers and the dreaded task of spring cleaning. Has the cleanliness of your office been neglected this past Winter? No need to worry. Below we have pulled some of our must have spring cleaning products that provide a fast and easy solution to freshening up your office space.

    Clorox Concentrated Germicidal Bleach

    Clorox Concentrated Germicidal Bleach

    SKU: CLO30966CT

    Clorox bleach kills the leading viruses that cause the common cold and flu, MRSA, salmonella and much more. It’s suitable for food contact surfaces and ergonomically enhanced so it’s easy to handle and pour.

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    Windex Powerized Glass Cleaner

    Windex Powerized Glass Cleaner

    SKU: DVO90135EA

    Windex glass cleaner works fast and is easy to use. It won’t streak or leave a film and can clean chrome, stainless steel, plexiglass and other hard surfaces.

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    Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner

    Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner

    SKU: CLO00031EA

    Clorox toilet bowl cleaner is a thick gel that coats, cleans, disinfects and deodorizes the bowl. It eliminates stains and leaves you with a fresh and sanitary toilet bowl.

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    Expo Dry Erase Surface Cleaner

    Expo Dry Erase Surface Cleaner

    SKU: SAN81803

    Do you have whiteboards in your office? Expo dry erase surface cleaner is nontoxic and leaves your whiteboards clean and looking refreshed.

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    Lysol Disinfectant Spray

    Lysol Disinfectant Spray

    SKU: RAC04675EA

    Lysol disinfectant spray kills 99.9 percent of germs on hard non-porous surfaces. It eliminates odors and prevents the growth of mold and mildew.

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    Pledge Furniture Polish

    Pledge Furniture Polish

    SKU: DVO95763074CT

    Pledge furniture polish shines and dusts wood furniture which makes it look like new. It leaves your office with a pleasant and fresh scent.

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    Clorox Bleach Pen

    Clorox Bleach Pen

    SKU: CLO31254

    Clorox bleach pens removes tough stains like mold and mildew and its narrow point allows you to disinfect hard to reach places. It’s dual tipped so you will be able to distribute bleach without the risk of splashing or over spraying.

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    Tuff-Job Scrim Reinforced Wipers

    Tuff-Job Scrim Reinforced Wipers

    SKU: CSDW220

    These reinforced wipers are highly durable and absorbent. They are equipped with scrim webbing for extra strength and scrubbing capabilities.

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    PalmOlive Oxy Plus Power Degreaser

    PalmOlive Oxy Plus Power Degreaser

    SKU: CPC46117

    This PalmOlive soap is perfect for even the toughest grease stains and leaves your breakroom pots and pans sparkling clean.

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    Pine Sol All-Purpose Cleaner

    Pine Sol All-Purpose Cleaner

    SKU: CLO97301

    Pine Sol all-purpose cleaner can be used on a variety of surfaces including floors counters and sinks. It can cut through tough grease and grime all while deodorizing and eliminating unpleasant odors.

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    Scrubbing Bubbles Multi Surface Bathroom Cleaner

    Scrubbing Bubbles Multi Surface Bathroom Cleaner

    SKU: DVO100836143

    Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner has a fast-acting formula that penetrates and lifts dirt to deliver a fully cleaned bathroom. It removes soap scum and leaves behind a brilliant shine.

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    Goo Gone Spray Gel Cleaner

    Goo Gone Spray Gel Cleaner

    SKU: WMN2096EA

    Goo Gone eliminates all sticky, gummy, greasy and gooey problems. The formula is drip free and has a citrus scent that ensures to remove the toughest stains.

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  3. Be Clean & Go Green: Janitorial Supplies & Facility Maintenance

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    Being clean and going green go hand in hand when talking about effective facility maintenance. Reducing your carbon footprint starts with reducing the amount of waste you produce, the use of cleaning products with harmful chemicals, and amount of cleaning supplies and resources used in general. Implementing a facility maintenance plan that incorporates eco-friendly cleaning supplies and aims at efficiently utilizing products and resources to reduce waste, can help your company improve cleanliness, while reducing your carbon footprint. We outline the best facility maintenance practices as well as green janitorial supplies to keep in your inventory.

    Facility Maintenance Best Practices

     

    Use Commercial Entrance Mats

    Use Commercial Entrance Mats

    Commercial entrance matting can help reduce the amount of dust, dirt, and grime that is dragged into your facility. These sustainable products can help reduce the amount of time taken and cleaning products used to maintain your facility. Not only do these products help facility maintenance, but they can safeguard employees and staff members from slip and fall accidents.

    Train Your Janitorial Staff

    Train Your Janitorial Staff

    Having your facility maintenance staff fully aware of eco-friendly practices and products will help enhance the program. Also, it is important to emphasize simple, yet effective behavioral adjustments, such as turning off lights in rooms when they are not needed as well as powering off equipment, like fans and vacuums when they are not in use.

    Make Recycling as Accessible as Possible

    Make Recycling as Accessible as Possible

    A major goal of any effective facility maintenance program is to dispose of waste as environmentally conscious as possible. Make recycling bins easily accessible to your staff and customers. Encourage employees to recycle plastic, paper, and more to reduce the carbon footprint of your building.

    Incorporate Janitorial Cleaning During Normal Business Hours

    Incorporate Janitorial Cleaning During Normal Business Hours

    According to a report by BOMA International, janitorial practices equate to approximately 25% of a facility’s weekly lighting expense. Janitorial teams traditionally work night shifts, draining the facility’s natural resources such as natural gas and oil far beyond the normal business hours. To reduce the amount of resources being used, try having your facility maintenance team work during the normal business hours; consequently, lighting and other resources can be saved during the nighttime hours, furthermore, reducing your operating costs.

    Green Supplies

    FMX Green Seal Foam Handwash Dispenser Refill, Unscented, 1250mL
    FMX Green Seal Foam Handwash Dispenser Refill

    GOJ516503CT

    This environmentally friendly, Green Seal certified hand wash is perfect for the restrooms of your facility. This soap is also certified by EcoLogo, a compliance standard for green products. Green Seal certified products are safe for employees and customers to use, made with a miniscule amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCS) and they are also biodegradable.

    Recycled Can Liners, 13gal, .7 Mil, 23 3/4 x 28, White, 90 Bags/Box
    Recycled Can Liners
    WBIGES6FK90

    These recycled can liners from Earth Sense are linear and low density for your commercial needs. Make your waste disposal as eco-friendly as possible by using these liners that are made of 60% recycled content. These bags apply toward LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits.

     
    Boardwalk Green Universal Roll Towels, Natural, 8 in. x800ft, 6 Rolls/Carton
    Boardwalk Green Universal Roll Towels
    BWK16GREEN

    Use these general purpose, Boardwalk Green paper towel on metals, ceramics, glass, and more. This Green Seal Certified product also can help your business earn LEED credits. The hardbound, roll of paper towels is made of recycled materials and features an embossed design.

    HYGEN Disposable Microfiber Cleaning Cloths, White/Blue, 12. 2 x 14. 3, 640/Pack
    HYGEN Disposable Microfiber Cleaning Cloths
    RCP1928023

    The HYGEN Disposable Microfiber Cleaning Cloths remove 99.9% of bacteria and have built-in scrubbing fibers to remove tough stains. Use these cloths on mirrors and glass for a streak-free shine and don’t worry about smearing surfaces. These cloths are intended for use with the Rubbermaid HYGEN charging system, which is sold separately.

     
    Green Option Floor Sealer/Finish, 5gal Box

    FKLF330325

    The Green Option Floor Sealer from Franklin Cleaning Technology helps to reduce the environmental impact of harmful compounds. The essential mix can help lengthen the life and aesthetics of your flooring. This sealer is ideal for use with low maintenance or high-speed floor cleaning systems. This product is truly eco-friendly with a Green Seal certification.

     

    Make SourceOne Office Products your number one source for green facility maintenance supplies. We can help your business get on a regular delivery schedule of essential supplies. Contact us today for more information.

  4. The Essentials: Breakroom Supply Checklist

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    One of the most important rooms in the office tends to get overlooked – the breakroom. Did you know it could impact your employees both physically and mentally? Physically because sitting over a desk can take a toll on your lower back if you don’t use the proper ergonomic furniture and mentally by affecting productivity. Having a happy and inviting breakroom where employees unwind can go a long way toward increasing your employee’s morale.

    Tips for Creating a Functional Breakroom

    • Make it convenient. By having all the necessary amenities in your breakroom for workers to use, you are allowing them to enjoy themselves without the headaches of wondering where to heat up food or store it. You don’t need to break the bank either – start with a mini refrigerator, a coffee pot, and a microwave. If your budget allows get a full size fridge, complimentary coffee, and vending machines.

    • Make it fun. A simple way to make your breakroom more inviting is to splash its walls in a bright color. Offer magazines or newspapers so employees can detach themselves from the Internet and give their eyes a rest. Don’t forget about brain games like crosswords to keep minds stimulated. Also try offering coloring books and crayons because they have been proven to relieve an adult’s stress.

    • Make it edible. Complimentary coffee is one way to show employees that you care about them. Encourage a healthier workspace by having healthy snacks on hand. Just by stocking your breakroom with free snacks and drinks, you are encouraging employees to enjoy their break time and go back to work refreshed.

    Breakroom Supplies Checklist

    Download Our Essential Breakroom Checklist

    Refrigerator
    Avanti 4.3 CF Refrigerator

    Microwave Oven
    Avanti 1.1 Cubic Foot Capacity Stainless Steel Touch Microwave Oven, 1000 Watts

    Toaster Oven
    Coffee Pro Multi-Function Toaster Oven with Multi-Use Pan, 15 x 10 x 8, Black/Stainless

    Coffee Maker
    Coffee Pro Home/Office 12-Cup Coffee Maker

    Electric Water Cooler
    Avanti Tabletop Thermoelectric Water Cooler

    Plastic Forks
    Dixie Heavyweight Plastic Forks

    Plastic Spoons
    Dixie Heavyweight Plastic Soup Spoons

    Plastic Knives
    Dixie Heavyweight Plastic Knives

    Soak Proof Foam Plates
    Hefty Soak Proof Tableware, Foam Plates

    Chinet Paper Bowl
    Chinet Classic Paper Bowl

    Folgers Coffee
    Folgers Coffee, Classic Roast Regular, Ground

    Hot Drink Cups
    Solo Bistro Design Hot Drink Cups

    Wooden Coffee Stirrers
    Royal Paper Wood Coffee Stirrers

    Sugar in the Raw
    Sugar in the Raw Unrefined Sugar Made From Sugar Cane

    Boardwalk Paper Towels
    Boardwalk Paper Towel Rolls

    Napkins
    Marcal Small Steps 100% Recycled Luncheon Napkins

    Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
    Dawn Dishwashing Liquid

    Solo White Paper Water Cups
    Solo White Paper Water Cups

    Wastebasket
    Rubbermaid Deskside Plastic Wastebasket, Rectangular

    Trash Bags
    Handi-Bag Super Value Pack Trash Bags

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  5. The 9 Dirtiest Places in Your Office

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    Most people avoid touching obviously dirty things: garbage cans, toilets, etc. But what about things you touch everyday like a phone or computer? Do you think about who used it before you or before them? Here are nine things that you may not think are dirty but may just be grimier than the floor.

    1. Your Breakroom’s Water Cooler
    2. The spout that workers use to get hot/cold water from is rarely ever cleaned, I mean when is the last time you saw someone clean it? Once a week try disinfecting the spout in a bleach and water mixture.

      Water Cooler


    3. Your Keyboard
    4. A study showed that keyboards are actually dirtier than toilet seats — mental picture, right? During the experiment, scientists found traces of E. coli and staph.

      Keyboard


    5. Filing Cabinets
    6. Think about how many people touch one filing cabinet in one day to access files. When cleaning the office, don’t forget to wipe down the handles.

      Filing Cabinets


    7. Telephone
    8. In today’s office, we are on and off our phones constantly. At the end of your work day, give your phone and headset a quick wipe down to keep germs at bay.

      Telephone


    9. Water Fountain Buttons
    10. Did you know that 62,000 to 2.7 million traces of bacteria per square have been found on water fountains?

      Water Fountain Buttons


    11. Computer Mice
    12. If you work on a computer, you touch your mouse thousands of times in a day. We absent-mindedly touch our nose or a file and then go right back to the mouse. Keep hand sanitizer handy for those in between times.

      Computer Mice


    13. Your Office Desk
    14. Recently the notable Dr. Charles P. Gerba and The Clorox Company did a test that showed an office desk is 400 times dirtier than a toilet seat. The reason being is that most of us eat lunch at our desk two to three times a week and around 25 percent don’t wash our hands before.

      Office Desk


    15. Coffee Machine
    16. Most coffee machines are cleaned but not cleaned thoroughly enough. Bacteria can grow quickly in moist, dark places like the water reservoir.

      Coffee Machine


    17. Office Supplies
    18. Pens get passed around in an office quite often. Most people don’t even realize they’re sharing their germs. When cleaning, don’t forget about those office supplies that you love.

    Keep your Southern California office fully stocked with janitorial supplies that can disinfect and help keep germs away.

    Office Supplies

  6. 5 Breakthrough Janitorial & Facility Supplies

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    When ordering office supplies, chances are the last thing you order are your janitorial and facility supplies. There are lots of choices out there and sometimes it is hard to choose which ones are right for your office. SourceOne has gathered this list of five breakthrough janitorial supplies that can help you make the right choice.

    Slim Jim Vented Waste Receptical

    Rubbermaid® Commercial
    Slim Jim Waste Container, Rectangular, Plastic, 23gal, Gray

    • Plastic construction is rustproof
    • Small size to fit in small places
    • Won’t break under the highest pressure

    LED Advanced Light

    3M
    LED Advanced Light Bulbs

    • Energy efficient designed to last 50,000 hours
    • Five year warranty
    • Dimmable bulb that uses 12 watts vs traditional 75 watt

    High Capacity Tissue Dispenser

    Georgia Pacific® Professional
    High- Capacity Centerpull Bathroom Tissue Dispenser

    • Dispenses one sheet at a time
    • Helps to reduce cost and carbon footprint
    • Can stack multiple ones together

    Glass Cleaner with Scotchgard

    3M
    Ready- To- Use Glass Cleaner with Scotchgard

    • Makes glass easier to clean each time you use it
    • Works on glass, aluminum, steel and granite
    • Pleasant apple smell

    GOJO Dispenser

    GOJO®
    LTX- 12 Dispenser

    • Designed for high capacity use
    • Runs on batteries that if used correctly may never need to be changed

     

    Looking for more great janitorial and facility supplies? Look through our catalog or contact us today.