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Bacteria linked to diseases found in four-week-old bedsheets 

People who don’t wash their bedsheets for as little as a month will sleep alongside bacteria linked to a host of diseases such as pneumonia, gonorrhoea, and Lemierre’s syndrome, as discovered in new research by Time4Sleep.  The UK bed retailer asked a member of the public to ...

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Diversey invests in China

Global cleaning and hygiene company, Diversey, has opened a new R&D centre in China. The new centre represents a significant investment for Diversey in China, and is a key milestone in the execution of the company’s Asia strategy. The centre opened ...

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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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Free sanitary products in all primary schools

Free sanitary products will be offered to girls in all primary schools in England from early 2020, under plans announced by the Department for Education. The Government committed to provide access to free sanitary products in England’s secondary schools and ...

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Cleaning Show reports record number of visitors

The Cleaning Show has reported that attendee numbers for the 2019 exhibition at Excel in London exceeded 7,000 with a 26 per cent increase in visitors when compared to the 2017 show hosted at the same venue. Organisers have also ...

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Initial Washroom Hygiene partners with Freedom4Girls to tackle period poverty

Period Poverty has affected more than a quarter of females, forcing them to miss either work or school[1]. To help combat this, Initial Washroom Hygiene has partnered with Freedom4Girls, a UK-registered charity actively supporting women and girls in both the ...

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All CHSA distributor members to be accredited by 2020

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA) has announced its intention to ensure all distributor members are approved as Accredited Distributors by 31 December 2020.  The CHSA Accreditation Scheme for Distributors ensures standards in the industry are maintained.  Our Standards: Your ...

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 open for entries

The annual European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2019 are now open for entries from service providers, manufacturers and distributors across Europe. The awards, which recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry, are the only pan-European awards for the ...

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UK firms at risk of winter wipeout

Office-based businesses are at risk of mass staff illness this winter, as a result of poor hygiene practices, according to the results of a new survey. The results found by Office Depot show that an alarming 83 per cent of ...

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Survey reveals that only 61% of UK office workers wash their hands after going to the toilet

UK office cleaning company SMC Premier surveyed over 5,000 UK office workers about their hygiene habits at work. The results revealed a disturbing statistic that only 61 per cent of respondents wash their hands properly with warm water and soap after going to ...

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