In July, the Commerce Commission released guidelines to help traders understand their obligations when making environmental claims, including how to avoid breaching the Fair-Trading Act.
How to keep at risk members of society healthy with effective cleaning procedures.
In August, Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage announced new plans to phase out more single-use and problem plastics to reduce waste.
In October, researchers at CSIRO found SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces including banknotes, glass – such as that found on mobile phone screens – and stainless steel.
In May, Richard Beddie, ExerciseNZ CEO, said the fitness industry is ready and prepared to re-open under level 2 following the development of new framework for facilities, which included strict cleaning and safety regimes.
On July 30, Auckland Council passed its Emergency Budget, which included the living wage commitment to the council’s contracted cleaners.
The vital role of cleaners during COVID-19 was recognised and celebrated on Thank Your Cleaner Day.
Airbnb partnered with Diversey to develop enhanced cleaning protocols – the first overarching standardised guidelines for cleaning and sanitisation in the home sharing industry.
From implementing extra cleaning of frequently touched surfaces to appointing a COVID-19 ‘champion,’ Lisa Macqueen, co-founder and director of Australia-based Cleancorp, developed a nine-step transition plan to minimise COVID-19 risks for employees, customers, and visitors as they return to the workplace.
NXP, the largest supplier of business and cleaning products to the corporate and government sectors, completed an agreement to purchase janitorial supplies firm The Service Company.
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