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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 →


How Much Should I Pay For Sanitary Waste Disposal?

All employers have a legal 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...Continue reading →


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 -...Continue reading →



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...Continue reading →



A Satisfied Customer is the Best Business Strategy of All.

Many businesses spend too much time pondering over what their strategy should be. VR Sani-Co doesn’t. We know what our strategy is, we always have done since the company was established over 20 years ago. It’s easy, isn’t it? Our strategy is customer service! Always has been, always will be. Nothing is more important. Customer service and a...Continue reading →


A time to reflect….

Christmas is always the time of year where you become reflective. You may reflect on the previous year’s achievements or disappointments what with a new year round the corner. In addition Christmas allows us time to reflect on how lucky we are to have the family we have around us. I’m personally feeling extra reflective this year! Not only from a personal point of view but also in terms of the business, which many of you may know come...Continue reading →


10 things not to do at your christmas party

It’s that time of the year again; which calls for mouth-watering food, drink and of course, multiple invitations to the best Christmas parties. These tips are for those who are still recovering from past shameful Christmas party experiences or those who are attending a Christmas party for the first time and need some tips on what to avoid. For the sake of your embarrassment level and preserving your respect at work we give you “10 things not...Continue reading →


Clean hands! Try our soap dispensing services

As a washroom service company we are aware of germs and hygiene within washroom areas we understand many germs can be transfered through our hands and therefore we are presenting our soap dispensing services. The main part of the business is sanitary disposal service with which we are experts in, however the company does also offer different washroom services. Many of VR’s customers have included within their hygiene washroom packages – air...Continue reading →


Educational establishments VR Sani offers exactly what they need

With many schools and universities in Kent, Sussex and London returning back this week VR talks about how they believe they offer the best washroom services to these establishments. Here at VR Sani-Co Ltd based in Herne Bay in Kent we pride ourselves on our customer service and listening to what our customers want and need in regards to their washroom services. This is a huge positive to the educational establishments that have our washroom...Continue reading →


PARKS APPRECIATE FLEXIBILITY

schools out

With ever changing weather and holiday patterns, Holiday Parks in Kent and Sussex are finding that they require greater co-operation and flexibility from their suppliers. None more so than in the area of sanitary and nappy waste disposal as a weekend of good weather can bring in an influx of young families requiring these very important services. More and more are, therefore, turning to local companies such as VR Sani-Co, based in Herne Bay in...Continue reading →


THE SERVICE CONTRACT CONUNDRUM

Signing a service contract for any type of service can be a risk and in many cases is a real leap of faith. Most contracts have a lot of so called small print, and indeed in most cases it is so small that it is difficult to read. It is also a fact that very few people or companies actually ever read the small print often just taking what the salesperson tells them in good faith. If they did read the small print they would soon realise that...Continue reading →


Sanitary Bin Design Space at a Premium

With the ever increasing cost of rental space, particularly in offices in large cities such as London, the space allocated for washrooms and WC cubicles in particular has become smaller and smaller. This is to the extent where users are often finding it more uncomfortable to use these claustrophobic areas. Many architects and designers fail to take into account the requirement for sufficient space for the positioning of a sanitary bin within the...Continue reading →


New products launched at ISSA/Interclean – Amsterdam

The Managing Director and Marketing Director, (brother and sister duo) attended ISSA/Interclean Exhibition in Amsterdam last week to check out new washroom products on the market. ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam is specially praised for its opportunities for networking and doing business, along with the overview it provides of the international market. Remaining, first and foremost, a networking event, the show brings together everyone working...Continue reading →


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