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P&G aims for zero manufacturing waste by 2020

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on January 12, 2017.

P&G has announced investments in recycling and beneficial reuse that will eliminate all manufacturing waste from its global network of more than 100 production sites by 2020. P&G has announced additional investments in recycling and beneficial re-use that will eliminate all manufacturing waste from its global network of more than 100 production sites by 2020. Since P&G […]

Researchers reveal the secret code language of bacteria

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on December 21, 2016.

Danish researchers have now discovered that bacteria use a code language to avoid being controlled. Understanding this code language will be paramount to developing new antibiotics in the future. Antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria is a growing global challenge. The researchers at Aarhuis University have now discovered that bacteria use a code language to avoid being […]

Man dies after suspected accidental mixing of cleaning chemicals

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on December 13, 2016.

A 67-year-old man died after what is believed to be the accidental mixing of cleaning chemicals at a manufacturing site in Beatrice, a city in Nebraska. The man was a resident of Mosaic, a faith-based centre which aims to help people with mental disabilities into employment, according to the Beatrice Daily Sun newspaper. Michael Robertson, 67, […]

Jeyes sells home care brands to Germany-based Henkel

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on December 9, 2016.

UKCPI member Jeyes is to sell a number of home care brands to Henkel, including Jeyes, Bloo and Parozone. Henkel is based in Düsseldorf and already owns a range of other home care brands. SVPGlobal Funds owns a majority of Jeyes equity, having first invested in the company in 2011.  During the last five years, SVPGlobal has […]

UKCPI Annual Dinner

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on December 1, 2016.

UKCPI members enjoyed an excellent annual dinner and drinks event at the House of Commons as guests of David Crausby MP. The event, on November 21, began with a tour of the Houses of Parliament, then continued with a drinks reception in the Thames Pavillion with views across the river. Guests included Government officials, academics, […]

International Infection Prevention Week

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on October 19, 2016.

To mark International Infection Prevention Week (Oct 16-22), the International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH) has launched a learning resource to help people understand how to stop the transmission of infections. Breaking the Chain of Infection explains the basics of effective hygiene in home and everyday life, and is intended to help people to visualise […]

RP Adam commits to living wage

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on October 16, 2016.

UKCPI member company RP Adam has been accredited as a Scottish Living Wage employer. The Borders-based company employs more than 80 people across the UK and it recently invested £400,000s in its manufacturing plant at Selkirk. Living wage accreditation recognises employers for paying their staff a fair wage – which is an hourly rate set […]

October Regional Meeting

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on October 13, 2016.

A REACH toolkit, website optimisation and protection from online threats were among the diverse features of the regular UKCPI regional meeting on October 12. More than 20 representatives from a range of member companies attended the event, which began with an eye-opening presentation by Tony Powell from BSI Group on defences against the dark arts of online […]

Unilever buys green products company Seventh Generation

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on September 19, 2016.

UKCPI member company Unilever UK & Ireland has bought sustainable products company Seventh Generation. Unilever has announced the purchase of Seventh Generation, which includes plant-based detergents and household cleaners in its product portfolio. It also has its own distribution network. ■ Nitin Paranjpe Nitin Paranjpe, president of Unilever’s home care business said: “Seventh Generation has […]

Poor instrument hygiene blamed for bagpipe player’s death

Posted by Charlotte Salter, on August 24, 2016.

Bagpipers and other wind instrument players have been urged to follow basic cleaning guidelines after a player died as the result of a serious lung condition caused by frequently inhaling mould spores from his instrument. The 61-year-old bagpiper died of a chronic inflammatory lung condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and the unusual circumstances prompted researchers to […]

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