Harold M. Vasquez

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Toilet Compressed convenience

Two new toilet roll products are set to reverse the trend of ever-expanding packs. They offer the same quantity but take up less shelf space.THE MOST mature of all markets has been bubbling over with new brands over the past few years, from floral toilet rolls to moist tissues. But now the area of toilet […]

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Welcome to the old toilet subcommittee

​The other day my husband came home and made incautious reference to the number of subcommittees that the PCG has created. Every project has a committee and every committee spawns several subcommittees, and yet the interested few still do it all.Now and again a subcommittee is discovered to exist without anyone admitting to being on […]

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Potty mouth: local entrepreneur Celeste Massullo tackles the home’s toughest design challenge–the toilet–and comes out smelling like a rose

Most people look at the humble bathroom toilet and think about … well, you know what you think. Celeste Massullo sees inspiration.That’s how Massullo–a former fashion designer and serial product developer–came up with ToiletTattoos, removable decorative appliques for toilet lids.Last Christmas, Kmart sold the appliques with seasonal graphics for $4.99 under the name ToilArt at […]

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Required Bathroom Reading

Go with the FlowSince the new energy laws took effect in 1994, home owners who are remodeling their bathrooms have been required to install ultra low-flow toilets. Yes, they save on water consumption–up to ten gallons per day. But the National Association of Home Builders has been flooded with complaints: The low-flow models clog more […]

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Retailers continue to soak up the profits

The main factor affecting UK sales of toilet paper, kitchen towels and facial tissues is care for the environment. Consumers, retailers and manufacturers have become increasingly aware of ‘green’ issues and many paper product makers have introduced recycled lines. The UK market for toiletpaper is set to reach 608 million pounds sterling in 1994, rising […]

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