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RCP releases part two of its Love recycling research report

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) has published the findings from its second Love Recycling study – an investigation into the pandemic’s impact on commercial recycling. The initial study, performed at the start of 2020, gave renewed insight into an important area ...

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Hand dryers unlikely to spread Covid-19 according to new report

Following research into Covid-19 transmission, independent microbiologist, Dr. David L Webber, has confirmed that the use of hand dryers in the washroom does not contribute to the spread of the novel coronavirus. The report, commissioned by Airdri Ltd, seeks to ...

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‘Love Recycling’ research provides breakdown into the state of UK commercial recycling

Following on from continental findings released earlier this year, Rubbermaid Commercial Product’s (RCP) Love Recycling initiative has published its UK-specific report. The regional report delivers specific insights derived from one of the largest commercially funded quantitative studies into business recycling ...

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Nearly a third of domestic cleaners have thrown in the towel with their own client

New research from Direct Line for Business reveals that one in three domestic cleaners – approximately 279,000 individuals – have had to sack at least one of their clients during their cleaning career. The two most common reasons for terminating a ...

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Over half of Brits bring cleaning products to a hotel

Hotel rooms are filth incubators, or so numerous online articles say. To find out if the general public agree, End of Tenancy Cleaning Company conducted a survey. The survey was completed by 3,446 participants and comprised questions on the dirtiest ...

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Neglected toilet facilities are sending reputations down the drain

The latest results from the washroom survey commissioned by UK laminate manufacturer, Formica Group, revealed that over half (55 per cent) of Brits rate the cleanliness of public toilets across the UK as adequate or worse. Overall two-thirds of Brits ...

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Dirty hotel rooms are causing sleepless nights for guests

New research into hotel guests’ experiences commissioned by P&G Professional (the away-from-home division of Procter & Gamble), shows the importance of cleanliness to improve online ratings and customer loyalty. A study of 2,000 Brits who regularly stay in hotels has ...

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Dishwasher downtime is having an impact on UK restaurants

UK restaurants are experiencing efficiency issues as a direct result of equipment downtime, impacting operations, customer experience and reputation. A survey of 100 restaurant workers found that dishwashers are one of the main culprits, with half suffering a breakdown at ...

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UK office workers risk illness as study shows over one third of desk items are never cleaned

GCC Facilities Management has investigated how often office areas and items are cleaned throughout the UK and employee satisfaction levels with the cleanliness of their workplace. Cleanliness in the workplace is detrimental to both the physical and mental health of ...

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New advice on using long water-fed poles promises to protect safety and health of window cleaners

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has welcomed the publication of ground-breaking advice for window-cleaners on how to reduce the risk of injury when using telescopic water-fed poles. The leaflet, entitled Window Cleaning Poles: How To Do It And Look After Your ...

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