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Periods in the workplace – a topic deemed ‘unprofessional’ by a third of male office workers

Research released today by Initial Washroom Hygiene confirms the negative stigma surrounding menstrual hygiene at work, with a third (32 per cent) of male office workers claiming it is unprofessional for women to talk about their period in the workplace. ...

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World Toilet Day 2019 – Ensuring your washrooms are accessible for all

World Toilet Day, 19th November, is an official UN day focused on tackling the global sanitation crisis. Whilst in the UK, it may appear that adequate access to washroom facilities has been achieved, this is not always the case. Washroom ...

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New white paper reveals impact of washroom design on wellbeing

A new study into the impact commercial washroom design can have on user experience, commissioned by manufacturer Armitage Shanks and led by chartered architect and academic at the Belfast School of Architecture, Dr Saul Golden, has revealed that wellbeing is ...

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Elis unveils new washroom service

Elis, which supplies and launders workwear, linen and mats for businesses of all sizes throughout the UK, has launched a new washroom service, supplying a range of products including hand cleansing, hand drying, air freshening and feminine hygiene solutions. The new washroom ...

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IHG removes miniature toiletries as part of its commitment to reducing plastic waste

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has announced its entire hotel estate of almost 843,000 guest rooms will switch to bulk-size bathroom amenities, with the transition to be completed during 2021. The move comes as the world-wide hotel chain continues to build ...

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Smart investment for inclusive washrooms

Good hand hygiene starts in the washroom, so ensuring that it is both inviting and accessible is key to encouraging people to use it. From a purchasing point of view, equipment should not only be easy to use, but it ...

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Ensuring washrooms cater to the needs of all users

Many of us will have witnessed the familiar scene – whether it’s at a bar, theatre or restaurant – a long queue of ladies waiting to use the washroom, while the gents’ toilets flows congestion-free. A recent report published by ...

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Promoting positive menstrual hygiene

By: Sian Walking, Marketing Manager, Initial Washroom Hygiene 28th May marks Menstrual Hygiene Day, an international awareness day that aims to create a world in which every woman and girl is empowered to manage menstruation safely and hygienically. The campaign ...

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Can’t touch this: the impact of ‘touch-free’ technology in the washroom

Amazon claims to have sold tens of millions of its voice activated Echo devices in 2018, with the number of people using Alexa each day doubling throughout the year. This exemplifies the rise of touch-free technology, a trend that is ...

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CMA tells Rentokil to sell large supply contracts amid concerns over Cannon merger

The decision by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) comes after an in-depth Phase 2 investigation into the completed merger between two of the UK’s largest suppliers of washroom services – Rentokil Initial and Cannon Hygiene. The firms supply commercial, ...

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