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Nathalie Leblond

Nathalie is the Category Manager at Rentokil Initial, and has worked in the hygiene and pest control industry for 12 years. Although after 12 years cockroaches still have the power to terrify her, she has learnt countless ways to defeat germs both in the workplace and at home. She is a passionate advocate for Global Handwash Day and the health benefits that can be derived from regular handwashing and hygiene practices. When not contributing to the Initial blog, Nathalie is writing press releases for sister businesses, Rentokil and Ambius. You can find her on LinkedIn.
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July 2018

How I spent my 67 minutes: the launch of Hygiene Angels

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Mr Mandela gave 67 years of his life fighting for the rights of humanity, so each Mandela Day (celebrated annually on the 18th July) South Africans are challenged to give 67 minutes of their time...

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July 2018

Menstrual hygiene products: a basic human right

Written by Nathalie Leblond

On the 1st April this year VAT in South Africa went up from 14% to 15%. Like most people, I made all the right horrified noises, but secretly I thought to myself, “What difference is 1% really...

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June 2018

10 Quick ways to make your office look better and be more inviting

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The office; your home away from home or a place you’d do pretty much anything to avoid?

The answer to the above has likely got a lot to do with how welcoming, clean, pleasant and hygienic your...

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June 2018

Why Vinyl flooring is the more hygienic choice:

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In this guest blog, we talk to Wendy Mitrovich, Brand Manager at Polyflor SA about why vinyl is such a hygienic choice, especially in hygiene sensitive areas such as hospitals, food preparation...

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May 2018

Hygiene trends of the future

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Back in February I wrote a blog post called The Future of Hygiene which I took a look at some of the advances I thought might be coming our way in the hygiene sector. I focussed mostly on the use...

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May 2018

Initial celebrates Menstrual Hygiene Day

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Periods. The curse. That time of the month. Aunt Flo. Shark Week. I could go on and on with euphemisms for menstruation. In fact Health App Clue did a survey which found that there are “over 5,000...

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May 2018

Are hand dryers unhygienic? We asked the experts at Dyson

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Towards the end of last year I wrote a blog piece entitled Paper Towels or Hand Dryers: which are better, in which I looked at the pro’s and con’s of using paper or hand dryers to dry your hands...

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May 2018

The Clean Routine: what should be done in your office and how often

Written by Nathalie Leblond

A company is doing interviews for a Personal Assistant. A well dressed lady sits down and the interviewer opens with the standard questions around "getting to know you" and qualifications. The...

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May 2018

Hygiene in the food processing industry: Ask the Expert

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In our fifth installment of our blog series - Ask the Expert -  we interview Kuvershree Reddy; Food Technologist and QA turned Strategic Account Manager for Rentokil Initial.

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April 2018

Listeria Hysteria: was the outbreak preventable?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

On the 12th of December I wrote a blog titled Listeria: what you need to know. At the time of writing, 557 cases of Listeriosis had been reported, and there had been 36 reported fatalities. Even...

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