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Introducing the EarthCraft™ Series

The all-new, fully customizable EarthCraft™ Series is built with UV-resistant recycled plastic material that will enable you to meet your LEED and sustainability goals. The attractive, upscale design of this modular system provides the look and function you want, without sacrificing on quality or performance.

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  • November 18, 2020

    Get Ready For a Big BOPIS

    BOPIS – buy online, pickup in-store has been the retail trend that's been rolling full-steam ahead for the last few years. Enter the pandemic and you'll see a rapid spike in this trend which promises to account for a higher percentage of Black Friday sales than ever before. This year more than ever, it's important to keep customers feeling safe when they enter your business. Offering PPE options within consumer reach is key for retailers this shopping season.

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  • November 11, 2020

    A Holiday Season Like No Other

    The biggest, busiest shopping days of the year will look different for retailers this holiday season. The pandemic has affected many parts of our lives this year, but how will it affect the most profitable time of the year for retailers? Here are three trends in consumer behavior you can expect to see this holiday season.

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  • November 5, 2020

    Cold Weather Checklist for C-Stores

    Convenience stores play a key role for many by being a one-stop-shop for essentials during the long winter months ahead, it's important to plan ahead and prepare for what's to come with this helpful checklist.

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  • October 30, 2020

    COVID Has Forever Changed Hotel Business

    One thing is certain in a year of unknowns, COVID-19 has forever reshaped the hospitality industry. The biggest focus as hotels are starting to reopen is the health and wellness of their occupants with an emphasis on social distancing and safer touches. Making their occupants feel comfortable as they reenter hotels is a top priority for chains. To ensure that customers feel safe, it's crucial to have multiple PPE options placed throughout the hotel. Commercial Zone's new Precision Clean Station is the perfect fit for any property working to show customers they care about their health and safety.

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  • October 27, 2020

    What Really Happens To Recycled Items

    Recycling in the U.S. has become commonplace in many households, offices and businesses, but how well do we understand what happens after we toss an item into the recycling bin? Here are some facts to better understand the journey of recyclable materials after they leave the consumers' hands.

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  • October 22, 2020

    At The Pump, Cleanliness Tips The Scales

    Cleanliness is the dominant factor when it comes to choosing a gas station. A clean and organized appearance is key. A great place to start is with the station's furnishings. Do they promote cleanliness at the pump with a windshield service center? Waste containers to get rid of trash after a long drive? Because receptacles and pump island windshield service centers are so visible and widely used, it’s critical to the perception of the station’s overall cleanliness that they also look clean, without dents, graffiti, and wear. Learn more about why gas station cleanliness is so important and how Commercial Zone is here to help.

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  • October 8, 2020

    Durability Meets Sustainability With PolyTec™

    Whether you’re at the gas station, C-store, supermarket or local fast-food place, there’s a good chance that the waste containers at several of those locations are PolyTec™ from Commercial Zone. The popular series, allows you to find the perfect container for any space. Learn more about PolyTec below...

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  • September 30, 2020

    What Do Toilet Seats And Gas Pumps Have In Common? Germs.

    Who would think that gas station handles would hold more germs than a public restroom toilet seat? Not us. But they do. With the coronavirus pandemic, awareness of cleanliness is at an all-time high. We have a solution that perfectly fits at the gas pump to ensure your health and safety are top of mind. Learn more below...

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  • September 25, 2020

    Infographic: Beating Germs Where They Live

    The COVID-19 pandemic has made shoppers, office workers and travelers more aware of the surfaces that are commonly touched and encountered every day. As we charge into the cold & flu season, providing safer touches for patrons on common surfaces in stores, offices and other public facilities is more important than ever. See how it’s possible to help make even the germiest surfaces safer for those who touch them by using the right equipment.

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  • September 22, 2020

    Help Slow The Spread With Clean Solutions

    Help slow the spread of COVID-19 with the latest clean solutions from Commercial Zone. Our clean solutions product line offers multiple PPE options for your business space and customers, letting them know you value their health and safety. Learn more about our clean stations below...

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  • September 9, 2020

    Introducing the EarthCraft™ Series

    The all-new, fully customizable EarthCraft™ Series is built with UV-resistant recycled plastic material that will enable you to meet your LEED and sustainability goals. The attractive, upscale design of this modular system provides the look and function you want, without sacrificing on quality or performance.

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  • August 31, 2020

    Your Cans Your Brand

    Your brand image is strung together through a variety of different things. Marketing, signage, design, culture, and performance all play a part in making sure your brand image is being received the way you want it to be received. Your waste and recycling containers play a role in showcasing your brand too. Read below to learn more...

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  • August 28, 2020

    Infographic: The Importance of Store Cleanliness

    Consumers have always preferred clean retail environments. However, in today's reality, store cleanliness has never been more important to customers. Stores that consistently sanitize, wipe down shelves and organize product areas are favored by shoppers over stores that don’t. Check out our latest infographic below that brings forth a few statistics that show just how much a clean and healthy environment will keep customers coming back.

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  • August 19, 2020

    Cleanliness Can Make or Break The Guest Experience

    Now that America has officially reopened, it's critical for businesses to keep their spaces clean and sanitized. There will be a collective effort to keep the spread of coronavirus to a minimum. How do businesses do this while maintaining the ultimate guest experience? Commercial Zone has multiple products that will help keep spaces clean and tidy so guests feel safe and cared for. Read now to learn more...

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  • August 5, 2020

    No Butts: Keeping Outdoor Area’s Free of Cigarette Waste

    As a response to reopenings during COVID-19, many restaurants and bars have limited their indoor seating and expanded outdoors. Because of this, it's crucial to keep their outdoor areas sparkly clean. With cigarette butts being the most littered item in America, they can turn a beautiful outdoor space on its head. It's imperative for these outdoor spaces to have cigarette receptacles to help prevent this litter. Read more to learn how Commercial Zone is here to help...

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  • July 31, 2020

    Cleaner Trash Cans Mean Fewer Pests

    Due to the smaller amounts of customers in restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants are relying on carry-out and delivery orders to satisfy customers. Because of the absence of customers, pests like rats and mice in particular, are becoming more brazen and working harder to get into trash receptacles to feed their hunger. To thwart these desperate rodents, discover several ways to pest-proof your trash receptacles.

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  • July 28, 2020

    Infographic: Fascinating Recycling Facts

    Recycling has been stressed as an important initiative for decades. And as we together work toward creating a healthier planet, recycling is more critical than ever. Here are a few eye-popping recycling statistics for you to know.

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  • July 20, 2020

    Greenery Enhances the Experience

    "Going Green" doesn't always refer to the Earth. Green is a stimulative color that represents nature, growth, energy, and a general sense of newness. It’s what makes a healthy plant look so...well, healthy. For businesses, the addition of having a touch of nature around their property can be beneficial to everyone. Office plants can provide people with a boost in mood, a reduction of stress level, and provide a welcoming environment. While planters aren't always a focus of décor, they should be. Read why below...

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  • July 9, 2020

    A Brief History of Waste Management

    Everyone takes advantage of modern-day waste management. We use trash and recycling receptacles to throw away unwanted items, but do we ever take a step back and give this modern convenience a thought? Where did this come from? How did it start? Read more for a quick crash course in the evolution of waste management.

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  • June 30, 2020

    How to Keep Your Store’s Exterior Clean This Summer

    Like they always say, first impressions are everything. While it may not seem like a big deal to keep the exterior of your store looking clean, it is for the customer. They've already made up their mind about whether or not they're going to purchase or even enter the store. That's why it's so important to make sure the exterior impresses. Read below for helpful tips to keep your storefront clean this summer.

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  • June 29, 2020

    The Power of Recycled Aluminum

    Fun Fact: Recycling an old aluminum can into a new one uses 95% less energy and releases 95% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than if you were to created an entirely new can. Recycling aluminum is a powerful thing for both businesses and the economy. Check out our eye-catching infographic below:

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  • June 25, 2020

    The Benefits of Closed-Loop Recycling

    Better recycling starts with closed-loop recycling. Not only does it decrease pollution, but it's beneficial and cost-effective for businesses. Read more below...

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  • June 11, 2020

    6 Products Revolutionizing Recycling & Sustainability

    Product innovations have helped make our planet a cleaner, happier place. Check out these top six brands that have revolutionized recycling & sustainability.

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  • May 26, 2020

    Annoucing Our Biggest Product Expansion Ever!

    One of our top priorities at Commercial Zone is giving our customers the freedom to boost their brand via site furnishings. We've added 200+ products to portfolio including new recycling lid options and new panel and color configurations!

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  • May 8, 2020

    Selecting The Right Waste Container Material

    When shopping for waste containers for your business, you consider many factors. Like size, budget, how they will look both in and outside of your business. But, above all those factors, the best place to start is with the material in which your waste container is constructed.

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  • April 29, 2020

    Handling Trash During The COVID-19 Pandemic

    Essential business employees are working hard to keep themselves and customers safe and healthy. We encourage these employees to take extra care for their waste containers to reduce health risks for staff.

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  • April 23, 2020

    The Impact of Gas Station Recycling Programs

    Gas stations serve travelers from all over the country and are sometimes the only places they’ll stop before arriving at their destinations. People who are diligent about recycling at home and work rely on gas stations for recycling while on the road.

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  • April 14, 2020

    Navigation Made Easier

    Commercial Zone has added a robust search tool to CommercialZone.com that makes identifying the right waste container product for any business fast, easy and accurate. With a new built-in guided navigation functionality, customers are in control of the products they see, based on their specific needs and budgets.

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  • April 3, 2020

    COVID-19 Update

    During this time, we are committed to a cautious approach to running operations that is based on the latest advice from the CDC and government health departments. While there are many uncertainties, we do know it will impact how we conduct business for the next several weeks and possibly longer.

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  • March 31, 2020

    The Effect of Branded Site Furnishings

    The overall look and feel of an establishment, down to the smallest details, can create a sense of consistency for a brand and ultimately translates to customer trust. An effectively executed image helps customers detect a business’s values from the moment they enter a store. Carefully branded aesthetics help a space reflect those values.

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  • March 17, 2020

    Trash Versus Recycle: Which Items Go Where?

    You just guzzled down a cold beverage. Now what? Do you toss the plastic bottle in the nearest waste container or do you recycle it? And then what? Do you leave the cap on or remove it?

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  • March 6, 2020

    What’s Trash Got To Do With Food? A Lot.

    At one time – and not all that long ago – hot food options at most fuel station C-stores included roller dogs, popcorn (if you’re lucky) and microwavable burritos. Eating healthy at those quick-stop retailers meant eating only half the bag of chips you grabbed on the way through.

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  • March 2, 2020

    Case Study: Circle K Unveils Enhanced Customer Experience at the Pump

    Commercial Zone’s innovative new windshield waste stations promote safety and cleanliness. Read More below...

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  • February 28, 2020

    Top 10 “Enemies” of Outdoor Waste Containers

    Outdoor waste containers put up with a lot. Not only do they have the undesirable job of collecting our messiest trash, they also have to endure external abuses that cause damage and dings. Following is part one of a 2-part series listing the Top 10 things that can affect the life and appearance of waste containers.

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  • February 7, 2020

    Millennials and The Changing Face of Hotels

    Throughout the country, we see the influence of evolving consumer preferences in the design and placement of retail stores, restaurants and gas stations. Much of that is being driven by Millennials, those 76 million 25-to 40-year-olds in the U.S. who are the primary target of advertising dollars and have become the foundation of the consumer economy.

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  • February 4, 2020

    Recycling 101: How to Recycle Common Materials Safely and Efficiently

    Sustainability is a hot topic in today’s world. As many brands are moving towards creating more sustainable products and packaging, consumers are becoming more aware of their individual impact on the environment.

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  • January 28, 2020

    C-Stores Are Just The Right Fit For Millennials

    It’s not your imagination. There truly has been a recent surge in c-store development, and it doesn’t appear that it will slow anytime soon. In fact, the expansion of c-stores in North America is expected to soar over the next half-decade.

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  • January 27, 2020

    Think Outside for Better Results

    It’s widely known among building managers and business owners that the appearance and cleanliness of a facility directly impacts consumer spending within it. That’s why so much time, energy and financial resources are poured into making sure aisles are clean, lobbies are tidy and restrooms sparkle.

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  • January 22, 2020

    4 Things to Consider When Choosing a Waste Container

    Whether you’re contemplating a major facility remodel or simply replacing some outdated site furnishings, don’t forget about the importance of choosing the right trash receptacles for your space.

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  • January 21, 2020

    Case-Study: Red Roof Gets an Exterior Upgrade with a Boost of Color

    Hotel brand embarks on an outdoor refresh with three new on-brand exterior furnishings from Commercial Zone.

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  • December 19, 2019

    Waste Reduction 101: 7 Ways to Make Your Trash Greener

    Many companies are starting to address corporate sustainability and waste reduction in a big way. Why? Because it makes sense for both the environment and for business.

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  • December 9, 2019

    Case-Study: Ace Hardware Wins with an Upscale Makeover

    World’s largest hardware cooperative debuts new open-concept, upscale store experience – with help from Commercial Zone.

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  • November 25, 2019

    How to keep your facility shiny and bright this holiday season

    On peak shopping days during the holiday season, managing the extra waste that comes along with your extra profits is essential. Cleanliness can make or break your customer experience on the busiest shopping day of the year.

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  • November 12, 2019

    Strong c-store profits, weaker key growth indicators

    Despite strong overall sales numbers last year, c-store owners should be aware of some declining areas – and what the data may foreshadow in the months ahead. That’s according to the annual Industry Report from Convenience Store News (CSN), which is one of the longest-running reports of its kind, highlighting c-store sector financial performance and offering a glimpse at key industry trends.

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  • October 15, 2019

    NACS Show Reveals a Changing C-Store Landscape

    Faced with changing consumer preferences, convenience stores are increasingly trying to reinvent themselves to appeal to a new generation. Here are three key takeaways from t he annual National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Show, one of the industry’s premiere events.

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  • October 2, 2019

    Looking to attract health-conscious customers at your c-store?

    Consumer interest in making healthier food choices is driving increased demand for new and different foods that offer a healthy alternative to traditional options. As this trend takes hold across the food industry, c-stores are looking at new ways to attract health-conscious customers.

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  • September 26, 2019

    Refurnishing Your Facility? Keep in Mind the ABCs

    Whether you’re in the midst of a major remodel, a new site opening or an interior makeover, the right site furnishings can have a huge impact on your customers’ experience with your brand – and on their purchasing behavior.

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  • September 8, 2019

    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Implementing Your Organization’s Recycling Program

    Getting ready to launch a recycling program for your business? Then you’re likely well aware of the environmental benefits and cost savings an effective recycling program can produce.

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  • September 4, 2019

    5 Ways to Keep Your Facility Trash-Free—and Looking Great

    Each day, the average American generates more than 4 pounds of trash. And during peak travel times around seasonal holidays, chances are even more of that waste will make its way into your business’s trash cans.

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