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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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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

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

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
September 2018

Why we celebrate Arbor month - part 2: the physical and psychological benefits of interior plants

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In part 1 of our Arbor month blog post we took a look at why we celebrate Arbor month and the environmental benefits that indoor plants provide, specifically with regard to improved air quality....

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Environment and Green Hygiene
August 2018

Why do we celebrate Arbor month: part 1

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The 1st of September is Arbor day, and in South Africa the first week of September is designated National Arbor Week, a week in which individuals are encouraged to plant trees and consider the...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
August 2018

Restaurant hygiene challenges, and how Initial solves them: Part 2

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The cardinal rule of cooking: your kitchen must be clean, and by clean I mean spotless!’ - Gordon Ramsay

In our previous blog post on kitchen hygiene, we looked at the risks associated with...

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Hygiene Specialists
August 2018

Restaurant hygiene challenges and how Initial solves them: Part 1

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Anthony Bourdain, famous New York Chef and food writer once said “I won’t eat in a restaurant with filthy bathrooms. This isn’t a hard call. They let you see the bathrooms. If the restaurant can’t...

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Hygiene Specialists
August 2018

UPDATE: The dangers of harsh chemicals, and why we clean with bacteria

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Long gone are the days when the smell and burn of ammonia-based products was embraced as the sign of a clean home or office!  People are becoming increasingly aware of the negative impact that...

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Ask the Expert

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