School Daze

Now that school’s resuming — sort of, in some places, depending on our ever-evolving health landscape — many kids are actually happy to be returning to the classroom. It means hanging out with friends again, playing socially-distanced games in the schoolyard during recess, and just being among people other than family after so long, even if we can’t touch each other yet.

But that’s A-OK for many children, because there are lots of games that don’t require touching, just hurling. Like Frisbee. Or seeing how far one can spit (not a pandemic-approved activity at all!). Sometimes, though, what kids hurl is not intentional. Like lunch. Oh, what a mess.

We understand. Impact Absorbents has been “going to school,” so to speak, for 30 years now. We also have a growing group of children between us. So as “perpetual students”, we’re continually enhancing and expanding our spill clean up solutions to meet our customers’ evolving needs.

For instance, Biofresh. This super absorbent with disinfectant is a school staple because it easily cleans up biohazard accidents such as vomit, blood and other body fluids while treating the spill with a powerful disinfecting agent. Liquids absorbed by Biofresh will never leach after disposal, making Biofresh the responsible choice.

Plus, Biofresh is one of many Impact Absorbents products that have received Ecologo certification from UL. Ecologo criteria have been devised with the goal of identifying the top overall environmental performers on the market. These best performers have demonstrated that, compared to others on the market, they have an overall reduced potential burden on the environment per unit of production.

Another of our signature products that school maintenance teams love having on hand is XSORB Plus Super Encapsulator, which instantly contains and absorbs liquids on contact, turning difficult liquid waste into solid waste for easier disposal. In addition to biologically hazardous school waste, XSORB Encapsulator absorbs tough spills such as motor oil, grease, bleach, cooking oil and syrup, as well as industrial spills such as emulsified oils, toxic wastewater, and hazardous materials.

School since 2020 is not what school used to be, true. Then again, nothing is, these days. But since kids will be kids no matter what’s going on around them, best to keep some smart spill clean up and spill containment solutions close by, so teachers can attempt to keep order and focus on imparting knowledge, rather than on what just happened to Billy’s lunch.