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How businesses and the government are tackling period poverty

Recent studies from The National Office of Statistic show that one third of the UK’s population have experienced poverty in recent years, with women being one of the most susceptible groups. While food banks and affordable housing are two of the more commonly debated subjects, for a variety of reasons period poverty has largely flown under the media radar. However for many women in the UK, the unfortunate reality is that they’re often...

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Sharps disposal regulations for non medical organisations

Sharps instruments undoubtedly play a vital role in carrying out a variety of procedures throughout the UK. However for anyone who uses or handles them regularly, they come with a number of accompanying risks and the potential for injury, either through accidental cutting or pricking of the skin. According to the Health and Safety Executive’s report titled “Eye of the Needle”, there are an estimated 100,000 needlestick injuries every...

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How China’s toilet revolution is tackling health, hygiene and tourism

China, for all its amazing accomplishments, has a long and somewhat notorious reputation when it comes to public toilet hygiene. However in an attempt to clean up public bathrooms throughout the country, President Xi Jinping has made a number of revisions to his “Toilet Revolution” plan, first initiated in 2005. Originally intended to update urban facilities, the latest amendments have broadened its reach, now targeting both domestic and...

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What sort of Christmas person are you?

With the "big" day just around the corner it got us in the office thinking? what sort of Christmas person are you? Check out the below questions and see what type of festive person you happen to be!   1) The big clean before the holidays, are you: a). Going through room by room and whipping your house into shape. Once this baby is clean, you KNOW it will stay that way for good. In fact, you’ve vowed to slap your husband round the...

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Mayor Sadiq Khan calls for more public toilets that reflect the diversity of London

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Kahn, has announced new plans that encourage the development of gender-neutral toilets throughout the capital. The hope is that by providing more public spaces that are free from the constraints of gender stereotypes, trans gender and non-binary individuals will feel more comfortable when going to the toilet. The guidance forms part of a wider set of revisions to the “London Plan” - a framework that acts as a...

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How Much Should I Pay For Sanitary Waste Disposal?

All employers have a requirement under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to provide female employees (or anyone visiting your premises) with a suitable means for disposing of sanitary waste. This includes the safe management of waste on your premises, right up to the point of final disposal. Under the strict legislation, it means that neither you nor an employee can dispose of the waste, and you’re most likely using (or considering...

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Your Brand Is A Toilet: Why Facility Managers Should Focus On The Washroom Experience

Branding is one of the most important aspects of any organisation. Whether you’re a large multi-national, a small business or somewhere in between, it’s an invaluable tool that can help you stand out in an increasingly competitive world. But while huge sums of money are spent on promoting a brand through traditional marketing and advertising, there are other considerations. Enter the humble toilet, the rarely discussed part of office life...

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Raising funds and awareness for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

VR Sani-Co yet again pulled off another successful charity golf day!   VR’s charity golf day went off with yet another bang this year! This has been the 3rd year we have held our annual golf day, raising funds and more importantly awareness for Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust! https://www.jostrust.org.uk/ Every year Stonelees Golf Centre has provided us with fantastic service, food, golf and most importantly...

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Smart bathroom technology and the implications on privacy

We accept the inexorable march of technology when it creeps into everyday conveniences, even if it often makes them less convenient. A fridge that tells you when you’ve run out of milk may not actually be more efficient than just looking in the fridge, but it sounds cool and science fictiony. And when every product on the market contains these features, you end up having to go with the flow. Try finding a new TV that doesn’t have some...

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