Towel Dispenser Stops Waste

Cascades launches a small footprint, no touch hand towel dispenser.

Tandem+ Nano, the new product from Cascades, cuts down on paper usage by more than 40%. Like all Tandem+ products, it is ergonomic, easy to use, and provides reliable dispensing for Cascades natural and ultra-white paper towels made from 100 percent recycled fiber. As the New York Times reported, paper towels billowing out of bathroom dispensers is a painful symbol of waste. Rob Gogan, the recycling and waste manager at Harvard University, estimated that paper towels often account for 20% to 40% of waste (by volume) from an office building or a dorm. The university is trying to cut down their use. In some buildings, Harvard urges students to use fewer, with a sticker saying “use wisely, paper equals trees.” For Cascades, the product is a double win: saves money while helping reduce the environmental impact.

“It just makes sense that in business environments where physical spaces as well as operating costs are tight, it’s the little things that make a difference,” said Cascades Tissue Group President and Chief Operating Officer Jean Jobin. “We’ve thought hard about the practicality of hand hygiene where space is at a premium, looking at it from the perspective of both the business owners and the end users. Ultimately, we’ve created a hand towel dispensing solution that works for everyone.”

The Tandem+ Nano not only mitigates cross-contamination of bacteria, but also reduces unnecessary paper consumption. To reduce maintenance, and save labor time and cost, it delivers one sheet at a time and does not require batteries. It is ergonomic, quiet and conforms to ADA guidelines when properly installed. Available in white and black to fit different décors, Tandem+ Nano, like Tandem+, features a customizable OnDisplayä advertising window. Facility managers can change signage inserts promoting their organization’s news and events, or reminding users about recommended hand hygiene practices.

About Cascades Tissue Group

Cascades Tissue Group, a division of Cascades Canada ULC, is the fourth largest manufacturer of tissue paper in North America. Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The Company employs close to 11,000 employees, who work in over 90 production units located in North America and Europe. With its management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces, Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers have come to rely on. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS.

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