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May 2019

3 awkward office conversations and how to manage them

Written by Lemay Rogers

The office environment can sometimes feel like a field filled with landmines - deadlines, intimidating bosses and water cooler gossip all have to be navigated so carefully. I was recently reminded...

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Workplace Hygiene, Feminine Hygiene
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 hygienic...

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Medical Waste and Waste Disposal, Feminine Hygiene
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 to...

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Technology and Trends, Feminine Hygiene
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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Environment and Green Hygiene, Feminine Hygiene
August 2017

THAT AWKWARD QUESTION: How to tell your male boss you need new feminine hygiene units

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Periods. 50% of the world gets them, yet menstruation remains one of those subjects; at best slightly awkward to discuss in the office, at worst, downright uncomfortable to bring up with your male...

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Workplace Hygiene, Feminine Hygiene
May 2017

Does your company have to provide sanitary bins?

Written by Nicole Horne

Providing your female staff and customers with a discreet and hygienic place to dispose of their feminine hygiene waste is not only crucial to maintaining a clean and pleasant bathroom environment,...

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Workplace Hygiene, Medical Waste and Waste Disposal, Feminine Hygiene
February 2017

Public bathrooms: sanitary nightmare or hygiene heaven?

Written by Nicole Horne

Most of us, like myself, cringe at the mere thought of having to use public toilets. In most cases, our expectations of a clean bathroom environment are met with the stark reality of having to place...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene, Medical Waste and Waste Disposal, Feminine Hygiene, Bathroom Hygiene


The Ultimate Guide to Safe Sanitary Waste Disposal from the experts in hygiene, Initial Hygiene South Africa

Download our Ultimate Guide to Safe Sanitary Waste Disposal

Ensure that your organisation meets the legal requirements for the disposal of sanitary waste by learning what constitutes sanitary waste and how you should dispose of it, in this comprehensive guide on the subject.
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