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WypAll® Presents: 3 Myths About Rags and Reusables

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Rags and reusables have long been cleaning staples in industrial and manufacturing facilities because of perceived cost, efficiency, and sustainability benefits. But did you know that these perceptions don’t match up with reality?

In this blog post, we’ll debunk three common myths about rags and reusables, and show you why single-use disposable WypAll® wipes can be a better option for your business. After all, ensuring proper cleanliness of your place of work can be something to strive for and think about often. You never know, you might even see rags and reusables in a whole new light after learning about the myths of rags and reusables.

Myth #1: Rags and Reusables are more Cost-Effective

Fact: The cost of reusables has increased more than 25% since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Add to that laundering costs, lost rag charges, transportation, fuel, and energy surcharges, which can all add up overtime. These all make rags and reusables more expensive than they appear at face value.

Myth #2: Rags and Reusables are more Efficient

Rags and reusables can lose their power to absorb over time and can leave lint behind. When it comes to hygiene and cleanliness, they aren’t as effective as single-use wipes. In fact, research has shown that 93% of towels sampled contained live bacteria, even after laundering. They can also contain pins, buttons, and metal shavings, as well as chemicals and unknown substances which can put people and processes at risk. With all this, it should come as no surprise that single-use disposable wipes allow customers to get the job done quickly and efficiently and know that it was done well.

Myth #3: Rags and Reusables are more Environmentally Friendly

It takes a lot of labor, energy, and water to wash and rewash rags and towels. If being environmentally friendly is important for your business, there might be other ways your business can positively impact the environment. Here are a few additional ways to be kind to the earth:

  • Increase recycling efforts.
  • Cut down on printing/paper usage if possible.
  • Set a day or two to plant trees as a company.
  • Use less energy and switch to energy-saving light bulbs.

Single-use disposable wipes from WypAll® can be a great solution for your business or place of work. Not only are they easy to use, but they also provide a clean, consistent cloth every time. Luckily for you, W.B. Mason has a wide selection of WypAll® products that can get the job done, both big and small. Here are some of our favorites:

WypAll® Wipes can help increase efficiency and productivity because they are engineered for virtually any task. Simply take a wipe, clean your surface, and throw it away, it’s that easy. They are compatible with a wide range of chemicals, solvents, and disinfectants – enabling you to achieve the right level of cleanliness for your place of work. Whether you work in a healthcare facility, a school, a retail store, or an office, WypAll® Wipes can get the job done.

If switching to single-use wipes poses concerns about the environment, here are some of the ways the WypAll® brand and Kimberly-Clark are positively impacting the environment with the making of these wipes:

  • Some of our best-sellers, like WypAll® ProScrub™, offer refills for buckets or canisters to help reduce cost-in-use and help reduce the number of empty containers that go to landfill.
  • The Kimberly-Clark facilities were the first facilities in North America to use renewable energy to manufacture wipes, along with other products. Essentially, when your business stocks up on WypAll® wipes, it can have a positive impact on the environment since they were made using renewable energy and not man-made energy.
  • A variety of WypAll® products are manufactured with the environment in mind. A few examples include:
    • The WypAll® paper towels can reduce paper waste by up to 20% based on the sheet-by-sheet design, allowing you to use less each time.
    • The All WypAll® White L SeriesTowels can be composted fully based on the material they are made of, making them environmentally friendly and the better brand to buy for your workplace or office.
    • The WypAll® Force Max wipes take up less space on the shelf than other products, meaning that the packaging uses less material. This reduces waste by 78% and can increase the number of products in the truck.

The good news? W.B. Mason has a vast selection of Wypall® disposable wipes that can be a great solution for any task at hand. So, if you’re looking for a cleaning solution that is cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly, try WypAll® single-use disposable wipes for your business or place of work. They can also be more hygienic than rags and reusables, which can help to protect your employees and customers. Check out W.B. Mason’s selection of WypAll® wipes, and stock up today!


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