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October 2018

Should I dispose of medical waste differently to sanitary waste?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Sanitary waste (also known as feminine hygiene waste) is made up of used sanitary pads and tampons and has been the subject of quite a number of our previous blog posts. This is because the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

[UPDATE] How to wash your hands - learn from the experts

Written by Lemay Rogers

Have you heard about Global Handwashing Day?  

If you haven’t yet, you may be thinking that sounds like another silly commemoration day where a few pictures are shared, everyone has a laugh and...

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October 2018

Food Storage Best Practices

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Having to decide whether or not to eat that last bit of butter chicken (after a hefty serving for dinner) in order to avoid having to look for Tupperware with a matching lid can be frustrating....

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Hygiene Specialists
October 2018

Food safety: Gloves on, or gloves off?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Last week’s blog post focussed on Global Handwashing Day which is coming up on the 15th October and some of the tips families can employ to instil good hand hygiene practices into their children....

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

Medical Waste Disposal: Ask our Expert

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In our latest instalment of our blog series - Ask the Expert -  we interview Tobie Muller; Regional Business Manager for Rentokil Initial.  Up until recently, Tobie was a Director at Cannon...

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Ask the Expert
October 2018

Clean hands: a recipe for good health

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Anyone who has been following this blog for any length of time will know that the team here at Initial are passionate about hygiene, and that hand hygiene, in particular, is a subject about which...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
September 2018

Top 6 surfaces to avoid in public spaces

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Have you ever taken a moment to notice the surfaces you come into contact with on a daily basis? There are some environments we tend to be more aware of than others. You are probably accustomed to...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
September 2018

Schools and hygiene - are your children avoiding the school bathroom?

Written by Lemay Rogers

In July 2018 the Mail and Guardian featured an article by Boitumelo Lekalakala which shared research findings and insights by the Water Research Commission. 130 schools from the Eastern Cape,...

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Technology and Trends
September 2018

What to do when a bird gets stuck in your office

Written by Nicole Horne

I’m certain this kind of thing has happened at least once in your lifetime. Well, it has happened to me and in the sitcom, The Office!, although in that case it was a bat (of course, a less...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
September 2018

Don’t buy that! How to grocery shop in an age of listeriosis

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Since the first reported cases of Listeriosis back in December 2017, the team at Initial have been following the unfolding story with a great deal of interest. I’ve written several blog posts on...

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Hygiene Specialists

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