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Category: Public Toilets

Why Are Public Toilets So Important?

We have all been there – that moment when you suddenly need to go to the toilet, only to find that there are no amenities anywhere nearby. Being ‘caught short’, as it is called, is sometimes inevitable. There are plenty of places in the world where you would be more than lucky to find a conveniently-placed lavatory. But these days, it is becoming more and more common to be left loo-less. 

Unless we want to be tethered to our homes at all times the way that Victorian ladies were forced to, the use of public washroom facilities is absolutely vital to our daily lives. Whether you’re running errands or out having fun with your friends and family, there are few experiences more frustrating than the idea of holding out for the toilet ‘til you get home, with no public washroom nearby. 

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 incorporate AI, music and seat warmers to give you a...

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Category: Public Toilets


Category: Public Toilets

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.

While the focus of...

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Category: Public Toilets

Overlooked Considerations For Men’s Washroom Facilities

Whether it be sanitary products or nappies, sanitary waste disposal in public bathrooms is an issue that has been synonymous with women’s facilities for many years. While the issues surrounding the provision of adequate disposal facilities for women are by no means over, the lack of waste disposal facilities in men’s bathrooms is beginning to draw attention. Far from being a luxury, there are in fact...

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Category: Public Toilets

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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Category: Public Toilets

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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