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Unilever hackathon challenges start-ups on kids’ nutrition, hygiene and water-saving

Hand-washing, home-cleaning and water-saving solutions are among the six briefs unveiled by Unilever in its forthcoming sustainability hackathon. The FMCG giant is inviting pitches, via its start-up initiative The Foundry, from innovative start-ups to solve sustainability issues. Entrants will be challenged to offer solutions which help children to be more active, optimise laundry washes to reduce energy use and which ... Read More »

Jangro launches new ID

Jangro has launched a new corporate ID to celebrate its third decade as a leading innovator in the cleaning supplies industry. Now with £120 million turnover and 41 outlets, it claims to have more points of sale than any other janitorial supplies organisation in the UK and Ireland. The new corporate ID is being launched onto Jangro members’ vehicles, literature, ... Read More »

Sustainable technology – the key to cleaner hospitals

An online poll run by Jigsaw cleaning Solutions has revealed that the majority of respondents believe sustainable technology is the key to cleaner hospitals. Industry news portal, cleanleanhealthcare.org, posed the question to readers: How important is sustainable technology which offers benefits such as water reduction? Over three-quarters (78 per cent) of the respondents that took part in the poll voted sustainable ... Read More »

Controlling Norovirus Outbreaks

In order to critically review the management of norovirus outbreaks, Hygiena International ATP test systems (involving a hand-held SystemSURE luminometer and UltraSnap swabs) has been used to evaluate the effectiveness of cleaning procedures, following two norovirus outbreaks on a cruise ship. Norovirus is the most prevalent cause of infectious gastroenteritis in the UK, and the ATP bioluminescence technique has been ... Read More »

New guide demystifies chemical stories

Leading scientists, toxicologists and dieticians debunk common chemical misconceptions The helpful new guide, called Making Sense of Chemical Stories, has been released by Sense About Science, a charitable trust that equips people to make sense of scientific and medical claims in public discussion. “People are still being misled by chemical myths” say Sense About Science, adding: “This needs to stop. We urge ... Read More »

Ella’s Hand Washing Adventure App – Tork

Ella’s hand washing adventure app Inspire and motivate with the new App – Ella’s Hand Washing Adventure! It can be tricky to get your child to wash his or her hands properly. In order to motivate and inspire children to wash their hands we have developed Ella’s Hand Washing Adventure App. The app contributes to teach children how, when and why ... Read More »

Competition winner develops waterproof dispenser

As SCA and its brands prepares to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race, the company has challenged industrial design students all over the world to develop a solution to keep toilet paper dry in very wet environments. As an initiative to find new insights, the company has run a global student competition to find a solution to protect toilet ... Read More »

Food hygiene at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital ‘unacceptable’

Food hygiene at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital has been given an “unacceptable” one-star rating. The Food Standards Agency gave Carillion, the company contracted to provide the meals, low marks for the way it stored food and recorded temperatures at the hospital. The Department of Health said “urgent action” was needed. Carillion general manager Graeme McLelland said improvements had already been ... Read More »

Kimberly-Clark Professional helps solve aviation industry cleaning challenges

Kimberly-Clark Professional announced this week that its aviation industry cleaning products have been qualified and listed on Aerospace Material Specification AMS 3819C and Boeing Material Specification BMS 15-5G. Specifically engineered to perform in all areas of original equipment manufacturing and maintenance repair operations, the full line of application-driven aviation wipes are designed to deliver superior cleaning, improved operational efficiency, reduced ... Read More »

The value of cleaning is more than simply Janitorial Supplies

At the peak of the recession, firms throughout the UK and Europe looked at methods to cut prices. Even the British Government put in place austerity measures that meant each public convenience came under financial scrutiny, however Simon Biggs, Operational Director of Monthind Clean, asks what damage continues to be being done to companies up and down the country who ... Read More »