Townspeople forced to run their own public toilets after council cuts

23rd of April 2019
Townspeople forced to run their own public toilets after council cuts

People across Wales are running their local public toilets after councils have stopped funding them.

Volunteers are stepping up and using fund-raising schemes - or paying out of their own pockets - to keep their local washrooms running as community facilities.

Brynmawr resident Wayne Hodgins unlocks the public toilets in his town square each

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Increased recycled toilet tissue use could save water and wood

19th of April 2019
Increased recycled toilet tissue use could save water and wood

Following an analysis by the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), tissue manufacturer Lucart says that doubling the annual national consumption of recycled toilet tissue in italy could lead to an annual saving of over five million cubic metres of water and 400 thousand tonnes of wood.

Currently around 1.5 million tonnes of tissue paper for

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Henry vacuum cleaner now available for children

18th of April 2019
Henry vacuum cleaner now available for children

Parents can now make housework more fun and get the children involved thanks to the introduction of the new mini Henry vacuum cleaner.

This replica of Numatic's much-loved multipurpose vacuum has suction just like the real thing and the simulated cord is reeled in by turning a handle - again just like the grown-up Henry.

Visit the Argos website

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British Cleaning Council publishes industry report

17th of April 2019
British Cleaning Council publishes industry report

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has published its most comprehensive report yet into the UK's cleaning industry. For the first time it has also broadened the scope of its research to include data from across the cleaning, waste management, landscaping and FM sectors.

The report estimates that, in total, these industries contributed almost

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Hotel chain pledges to recycle a million bars of soap

16th of April 2019
Hotel chain pledges to recycle a million bars of soap

Hotel chain Hilton is pledging to recycle a million bars of soap by Global Handwashing Day on October 15.

The chain has joined forces with Clean the World in a move to recycle soap bars left behind in hotel guest rooms.

Hilton's brands - which include Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton and All Suites - have been taking part in

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Even the Pope reveals concerns about hygiene

15th of April 2019
Even the Pope reveals concerns about hygiene

Videos of Pope Francis withdrawing his hand from worshippers' kisses have gone viral on social media.

And when asked about his reaction to the centuries-old hand-kissing tradition, His Holiness explained that it was a "simple question of hygiene".

The incident occurred during a meet-and-greet session in the Italian town of Loreto, which is a

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