Concerns over plan to use ozone in Welsh classrooms

13th of September 2021
Concerns over plan to use ozone in Welsh classrooms

A €3.83m scheme to equip Welsh schools with machines that disinfect classrooms after a Covid-19 outbreak has provoked controversy.

Every school, university and college in the country is to be supplied with ozone disinfecting machines, according to the Welsh education ministry. But Plaid Cymru has raised questions about toxic chemicals

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Gum firms to invest €11.62 million in cleaning up streets

10th of September 2021
Gum firms to invest €11.62 million in cleaning up streets

Major chewing gum producers have pledged up to £10 million over five years to help reduce gum litter.

Mars Wrigley, GlaxoSmithKline and Perfetti Van Melle are among the companies investing in the scheme. It will begin later this year and be managed by Keep Britain Tidy.

Around 87 per cent of England's streets are stained with gum,

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New chairman for British Cleaning Council

9th of September 2021
New chairman for British Cleaning Council

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) - the UK umbrella organisation made up of over 20 cleaning and hygiene associations - has elected Jim Melvin as its new chairman. He takes over from Paul Thrupp.

Melvin is group chief executive of Exclusive Services Group and a director at BCC member the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA). He will

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Ambulance cleaning could be sped up with microwave sterilisation

8th of September 2021
Ambulance cleaning could be sped up with microwave sterilisation

A new microwave sterilisation technique developed in Scotland is claimed to dramatically speed up the process of ambulance cleaning.

The method uses electromagnetic waves, antennae, sensor beacons and a liquid layer to rapidly heat up and sterilise surfaces from a safe distance.

Leading the research team of microwave engineers, infectious

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Essity partners with IPS and Sodexo to provide healthcare education

7th of September 2021
Essity partners with IPS and Sodexo to provide healthcare education

Tork, Essity's global professional hygiene brand, has partnered with the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and global service provider Sodexo to launch an Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination (ECD) programme to support infection prevention practitioners as they tackle the spread of infections in healthcare settings.

The new ECD programme

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‘Crisis’ in public toilet provision across the UK

6th of September 2021
‘Crisis’ in public toilet provision across the UK

The British Toilet Association (BTA) has called for improved legislation and more government funding to address what it calls an "appalling" lack of public toilet provision throughout the UK. Public toilets are in crisis and rapidly vanishing, it says, with many of those that do remain open displaying unacceptable levels of cleanliness and hygiene

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