Plastic waste has never been in the headlines more since being highlighted on the BBC’s Blue Planet 2 and PM Theresa May’s subsequent unveiling of her government’s 25-year environmental plan. The plan focussed heavily on plastic waste, which she called “one of the great environmental scourges of our time”. With much of this waste ending up in our waterways and oceans, and one in three fish caught in the English Channel containing pieces of plastic, it is clear that plastic waste must be reduced.
But how can the cleaning industry help this cause – after all, we work in an industry that relies heavily on products safely housed in plastic containers? Toilet cleaner, disinfectant, floor cleaning fluids and more are all usually supplied in plastic bottles! Here at Jangro, we take a responsible stance to ensure we minimise the landfill burden, and positively encourage both our customers and suppliers to make eco-friendly choices wherever possible. So here are our top three tips on how businesses can help prevent plastic waste.
It’s been nearly four months now since the EU enforced another new set of energy labelling regulations, affecting the sale and import of corded vacuum cleaners, as part of its energy efficient directive. Designed to tackle climate change, the new requirements saw a reduction in vacuum cleaners’ rated input power as well as the introduction of other rules relating to their design and testing.
It’s important to remember that these changes only apply to dry corded vacuum cleaners – wet, wet & dry and battery operated vacuum cleaners are not included.
As a reminder, here were the key changes:
We’ve bid goodbye to 2017 – a busy and successful year for us here at Jangro. As the New Year stretches ahead of us, we take a look ahead to see what’s in store in 2018…
New launches (you heard it here first!)
First up, we will be launching a new Catering Equipment and Supplies Catalogue offering a choice of tools, utensils and supplies – in fact it has everything a catering or hospitality business needs! We’re just putting the finishing touches to it and it will be out very soon. We are constantly innovating and updating what we offer through our group, so watch out for more launches and news throughout the year.
The festive season is in full swing, but before we dive straight into 2018, let’s take a minute to look back and reflect on some of the key highlights and events from the past year…
Here at Jangro, we kicked off the year in January with some exciting new launches, including a premium range of bunny-branded luxury toilet tissues, and the expansion of our specialised Jangronauts range for children.