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How Have Washrooms Changed Over the Years?

Most of us take for granted that, in many parts of the world, we are able to use indoor washrooms that are clean, safe and private. In fact, washrooms have become such a regular part of our lives, it’s easy to forget that they were a considerable technological step forward  - and one that keeps on advancing. Once just a hole in the ground, some washroom services now...Continue reading →


How Technology is Aiding Menstrual Health

The period industry has gradually begun to realise the untapped potential that technology has in transforming the way women experience menstruation. While so many things about our day-to-day lives would look barely recognisable to people even 50 years ago, innovations in menstrual health have been stagnant since the 60s and 70s, when the contraceptive pill and self-adhesive pads seemed to herald a...Continue reading →


Sanitary Waste Disposal in the USA

Sanitary waste disposal can be a tricky field to navigate. A lack of knowledge or even budget can impede both businesses and facilities managers, whose responsibility it is to ensure that this waste is handled appropriately. This too often means that disposal facilities are overlooked, with consequences for their employees and the environment.

It may not be the first thought to cross your mind when jetting off on holiday or setting out on a business trip, but the washroom experience is something that can have a significant effect on our daily lives, especially if you spend most of your day away from your home or hotel.

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Why Sanitary Bins are Necessary for Your Business

Sanitary bins and sanitary products have gained a lot of media attention in the last few years, from period poverty to environmental concerns. Yet despite being a legal requirement for all public places and businesses in the UK, it is still far too common for these facilities to be either inadequate or simply non-existent in public washrooms.

These days we’re exposed to so many different types of waste disposal, it can seem like it’s impossible to keep track. Both in our personal lives and in business, segregating our rubbish has become a part of our daily lives, whether we do it out of habit or to consciously to help the environment.

While we may be used to seeing recycling-only bins or bins dedicated...Continue reading →


Health and Safety Considerations For Tattoo Businesses

Tattooing is an artform that has been with us for thousands of years. In recent years, however, tattooing has become more affordable and accessible than ever. They appear in magazines, television and most celebrities will boast tattoos of their own.

Though this is great news for tattoo businesses and artists, who have seen an influx in interest, it is more vital than...Continue reading →


Everything You Need To Know About Sharps Waste Disposal

Sharps Bins

As a business owner, waste management can throw a number of curve balls at you, no matter what kind of waste you are dealing with. What you hope will be a simple and quick process can turn into an endless list of regulations and symbols that don’t seem to make any sense. Though businesses that rely on instruments like needles and other sharp objects (such as the medical...Continue reading →




How Scotland is Tackling Period Poverty

Period poverty has become a moral imperative for governments all over the world, and with good reason. Due to lack of funds, thousands of women and girls across the UK are forced to resort to unhygienic, and sometimes dangerous methods during their menstrual cycle. In fact, the latest research suggests that Continue reading →



Houston, there’s no problem: the truth about menstruation in space

Menstruation may still be a thorny topic for discussion in the workplace even now, but imagine being the first woman ever to do your job. For the first female astronauts, periods were an even trickier subject to broach with their almost all-male colleagues at NASA. Even in industries where female co-workers are far more common, men have on the whole been “spared” the...Continue reading →


Sanitary Bins FAQ: Everything You Need to Know

Sanitary Bins Kennedy Grey Pair

The phrase ‘everything you wanted to know but were too afraid to ask’ could easily apply to sanitary bins. Many decision makers are uncertain about the requirements surrounding sanitary bin provision and maintenance, while others may not have thought to investigate.

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How facility managers can make their buildings more environmentally friendly

To all those who scroll through the headlines every morning, or open up their daily paper, it can feel as if there’s no end to the bad news regarding our environment. Plastic waste, water shortages, widespread pollution and the ever-looming threat of climate change hang over us all; the sheer scale of the problem is often overwhelming. However, we aren’t completely powerless. We can all enact individual changes to help stem the tide, and...Continue reading →


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...Continue reading →


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 year...Continue reading →


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 washroom 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...Continue reading →


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 face if...Continue reading →


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...Continue reading →


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