Sunday Sales Blast 8/27/15

Bill That Would Ban Microbead Products under Review
 

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Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are reviewing critical language in a bill that as presently drafted would ban only the sale and distribution of microbead-containing facial scrubs and other personal care products, but not the manufacture of such products.

“Our intent is to seek to ban manufacturing along with sale and distribution,” stated Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), the committee's ranking member and author of the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015 (H.R. 1321).

Current there are few products in the Jan/San industry that use microbeads other than hand soaps but this could lead to ban of other products that pollute the environment like we discussed in a earlier SSB about wet wipes.

Here is the link: http://www.iflscience.com/environment/scientists-call-ban-microbeads
 

‘Pizza Rat’ Prompts a Collective ‘Ew’ and Debate on Cleaning New York Subway

Even in a subway system often cluttered with trash, it stood out: a whole slice of pizza left carelessly on the floor.
The slice found its way into the grip of an ambitious rat that dragged it down the stairs of the First Avenue L station in Manhattan early Monday. A video of the spectacle spread quickly online, amassing more than two million views on YouTube, and a star was born: Pizza Rat.

A day later, Thomas P. DiNapoli, the state comptroller, released an audit that questioned whether an effort by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to reduce trash and rats on the subway was working. Mr. DiNapoli said that a pilot program to remove trash cans from some stations had shown little evidence of success.

This news ties in with our previous comments about the "Value of Clean". Does it make sense to reduce the number of trash cans? here is the thinking-

"The authority has removed trash cans from 39 subway stations in recent years to encourage riders to take garbage with them instead of dropping it in overflowing trash cans and leaving scraps for rats to feast on".

Do you see that type of thinking at your customers facilities?

Click here to read the complete article:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/23/nyregion/pizza-rat-spurs-debate-on-how-to-clean-up-new-yorks-subway-system.html

More golf today as well as football, Eagles stink so this is the big one, if we don't win we have a 1% chance of making the playoffs.

Have a great day and an even better sales week!

Scott Jarden