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Bath pubs serve UK’s dirtiest pint

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on April 7, 2017.

Pubs in the city of Bath serve the least clean beer in the UK, while the South West is the worst region for unclean beer lines (with 40% of lines unclean). Meanwhile, Newcastle and Warrington are where the cleanest beer can be found, with the North East the cleanest region with only 27% of beer […]

G20 scientists identify hygiene as key issue for global health

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on March 24, 2017.

A meeting of the leaders of science academies from the G20 nations has identified hygiene and clean water as being among the most important issues facing global health. The prominent scientists, including President of the Royal Society Dr. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan, were meeting at at the German National Academy of Science Leopoldina in Halle, Germany, and […]

New research could lead to “greener” fabric softeners

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on March 23, 2017.

Research by an international team of scientists could speed up manufacturers’ assessment of fabric softeners’ efficiency and potentially help get newer, more environmentally friendly products to the market faster. The researchers, based in France and Singapore, set out to devise a new method to look more closely at the interaction between cotton fabric and fabric […]

SC Johnson, P&G sign up to voluntary standards on air fresheners

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on March 3, 2017.

Two UKCPI member companies, SC Johnson and Procter & Gamble, have signed up to a set of voluntary standards for the manufacture of air fresheners. The 2016 Air Fresheners’ Product Stewardship Programme, run by European industry body A.I.S.E., is a voluntary initiative which promotes best practices beyond the legal requirements that regulate our industry. Thanks […]

New surfactant risk management research website goes live

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on March 1, 2017.

Research into risk assessment for surfactants in detergents has a new home following the launch of a dedicated website. For over 25 years, the ERASM research platform has been dedicated to enhancing our understanding of the effects of surfactants, carrying out important work on the risks to the environment and to human health. These substances […]

European Commission calls for “greenmagic” formulas for detergents

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on February 17, 2017.

A representative of the European Commission has said the environmental profile of products is one of the biggest challenges facing cleaning product manufacturers. Kristine Dorosko, a policy officer with responsibility for Ecolabel in the EC’s Environment Secretariat-General, was speaking in an interview with organisers of the Cleaning Products Europe 2017 conference. “We have just finished […]

Selden Research acquires Premiere Products

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on February 16, 2017.

UKCPI member Selden Research has announced the acquisition of the brand, assets and goodwill of Premiere Products from James Briggs (Hygiene). In a statement, Selden told Cleanzine magazine: “We recognise this as a tremendous opportunity to develop what is one of the longest established and most respected brands in our sector.  “The Premiere Products portfolio […]

NICE launches indoor air pollution consultation

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on February 10, 2017.

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has launched a draft scope consultation on developing guidance on indoor air pollution. NICE says it will investigate “Interventions to change people’s knowledge, attitude and behaviour in relation to indoor air pollution, including Household cleaning products, hygiene products (such as deodorants), indoor pesticides and odorisation products (such as […]

Antibiotic overuse, not poor hygiene, blamed for C. diff outbreaks

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on January 27, 2017.

A study published in The Lancet has concluded that overuse of antibiotics, rather than poor hygiene, led to the high profile increase in severe diarrhoea caused by C. difficile.  The outbreak was stopped by substantially reducing use of ciprofloxacin and related antibiotics, rather than the programme of deep cleaning introduced in the NHS in 2007. The […]

Unilever aims for 100% recyclable packaging by 2025

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on January 16, 2017.

Unilever has committed to ensuring all of its plastic packaging is fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. To help transform global plastic packaging material flows, Unilever has committed to: Ensure all of its plastic packaging is designed to be reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025 Renew its membership of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation for […]

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