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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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September 2019

Odour Remediation vs Scenting: is there a difference?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Smell is the most powerful of our five senses and it is thought that up to 75% of the emotions we generate on a daily basis are affected by smell.  We’ve written about the emotional and...

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Hygiene Specialists
September 2019

Can colour encourage better bathroom behaviour?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Have you ever felt anxious when walking into a room and not known why? Or perhaps you’ve felt inexplicably calm and relaxed in a different space? The artist Pablo Picasso once said that "colours,...

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Hygiene Specialists
August 2019

5 Rentokil Initial products that would make you more comfortable at the dentist

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If I had to do a snap poll of things that people put off doing (generally until it’s too late) I’m sure that going to the dentist would be fairly high up the list. Going to the dentist is the sort...

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Health and Safety
August 2019

Designed to be kind: 5 reasons we love bio-enzyme soaps

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Over the last few years, Initial South Africa has been on a journey to replace as many of the chemicals used in the business as possible with more environmentally friendly products. 

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Workplace Hygiene
July 2019

What do tax-free sanitary pads have to do with education?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Last year - after VAT increased from 14% to 15% - I wrote a blog adding my voice to those of many other activists who have been tirelessly campaigning for sanitary products to be zero rated for...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
July 2019

[UPDATE] 5 ways to keep your laptop clean

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Tips and tricks for keeping your laptop and desktop keyboard clean

If you work in an office, the chances are extremely high that you have a laptop or a desktop computer, possibly even both. Even...

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Workplace Hygiene
July 2019

Eeny, meeny, miny, mo … into which stall shall I go?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

It’s the weekend and you’re at your local shopping mall for a spot of retail therapy when nature calls. You find the nearest public bathroom and head inside, but which cubicle do you choose? Do...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
June 2019

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

Written by Nathalie Leblond

People are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that harsh cleaning chemicals can have on both the environment and on one’s health.

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Environment and Green Hygiene
June 2019

Do I need a medical waste disposal service?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

We’ve talked a lot over the last few months about medical waste and how it should be disposed of to ensure that no harm comes to the environment or to people and animals that may be inadvertently...

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Health and Safety
June 2019

How do you dispose of old medicine? [infographic]

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Careless disposal of unused, unwanted or expired medicines (pharmaceutical waste)  can cause harm to both the environment and to humans and animals. Groundwater can become contaminated, or...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene

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