Most read stories of 2020

INCLEAN NZ rounds up the top 10 most read stories of 2020.

10 Commerce Commission releases new environmental claims guidelines

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.

9 Effective cleaning in schools and senior living facilities

How to keep at risk members of society healthy with effective cleaning procedures.

8 NZ Govt proposes to ban single use and problem plastics

In August, Associate Minister for the Environment Eugenie Sage announced new plans to phase out more single-use and problem plastics to reduce waste.

7 CSIRO scientists publish new research on SARS-COV-2 virus ‘survivability’

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.

6 Gyms ready to re-open with COVID-19 mitigation strategy

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.

5 Auckland Council’s contracted cleaners to get living wage

On July 30, Auckland Council passed its Emergency Budget, which included the living wage commitment to the council’s contracted cleaners.

4 Industry celebrates Thank Your Cleaner Day

The vital role of cleaners during COVID-19 was recognised and celebrated on Thank Your Cleaner Day.

3 Airbnb, Diversey develop cleaning guidelines for home sharing industry

Airbnb partnered with Diversey to develop enhanced cleaning protocols – the first overarching standardised guidelines for cleaning and sanitisation in the home sharing industry.

2 How to minimise COVID-19 risks in the workplace

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.

1 NXP signals move into manufacturing following acquisition

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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