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Olympic legacy lingers on

Published 28th March, 2013 by Neil Nixon

Olympic legacy lingers on

Disposables UK, a leading supplier of washroom dispensing products to the away from home market, scooped a major win at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games when its Bay West range was chosen as a product of choice for venues within the Olympic Park.

In all, some 16,000 Bay West dispensers were installed within the Olympic Park, and throughout the duration of the Games 7500 cases of product, including toilet tissue, soap and hand towels, were delivered. 220,000 toilet rolls were used in conjunction with Bay West dispensers and 10,000 cartridges of soap were provided. Products were installed by a dedicated fitting team over the period August 2011 to June 2012.

Working in partnership, Disposables UK and one of its UK based independent distributors, took part in a highly competitive tender process conducted by LOCOG (the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games). As a result of the strong impression made, Bay West washroom dispensing products were selected for use in the Velodrome and Basketball stadium. The remit was then further extended to cover the supply of product to the main stadiums and press areas.

A key factor in LOCOG's selection of Disposables UK was its impeccable green credentials - it claims to be the first paper converter in the UK away-from-home market to be awarded EU recognised certification and to carry prestigious Ecolabel accreditation - combined with its cost savings over some other washroom alternatives, and reduction in wastage and high capacity.

Such is the reliability of the products that, throughout the duration of the Games, the thousands of people using the washroom facilities always had access to toilet tissue, paper towels and soap.

Emma Wood, marketing manager, Disposables UK, said: “We are immensely proud to have had this 'once in a lifetime' opportunity to provide our Bay West products to the 2012 Olympics. It is a massive accolade for the Bay West brand and we are thrilled to be able to say that we were a supplier to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

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