Floating Barrier Key to Cleaner Oceans

Floating Barrier Key to Cleaner Oceans

How a floating barrier aims to clean the seas

Discarded Bottle Beach
Yuk! A discarded bottle on a beach (image via Shutterstock).

Underwater cleaning can be a labour intensive job. It is one that requires a fleet of boats rather than a giant bin bag. Over in The Netherlands, a non-profit organisation is developing a suitable alternative. The Ocean Cleanup Foundation is testing a floating barrier. Two metres in depth and 100 metres long, it is designed to collect loads of plastic bags, bottles, fishing nets, and the like.     Read more about Floating Barrier Key to Cleaner Oceans

Clean My Coach? What About The Tracks?

Clean My Coach? What About The Tracks?

Shock as Indian Railways’ permanent way is paved with rubbish

Indian train tracks image by Joe Ravi (via Shutterstock).
Image by Joe Ravi (via Shutterstock).

Since UK rail privatisation began in 1994, Rail magazine’s Stop and Examine column had a long-running strand known as BB&W (or the Bin Bag and Weedkiller strand in its longhand form).  It named and shamed parts of the UK’s rail network dogged by trackside refuse.  For instance: overgrowing foliage, abandoned wagons or substandard tracks with poorly maintained fishplates.

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Cracking Cleaning Quotes and Slogans

Cracking Cleaning Quotes and Slogans

A selection of cleaning quotes and advertising slogans in relation to cleaning Cleanliness they say is next to godliness.  If cleaning quotes featured on Pointless, you’d be looking at 80 to 90 points for our first sentence.  For our latest post, here’s a few more quotes and slogans you may, or may not have heard […]

SC Johnson: Their Mission to Explain

SC Johnson: Their Mission to Explain

Cleaning giant details ingredients of all their British and European cleaning products

SC Johnson Cleaning Products Image

SC Johnson, whom many of you may remember as Johnson Wax, are on a crusade to improve transparency between themselves and their customers.  With health issues and the likelihood of cancers caused by cleaning chemicals, the company has embarked upon a mission to explain.  This time, the makers of Toilet Duck and Shake ‘n’ Vac, have decided to detail every single ‘ingredient’ used in their products.

Known as What’s Inside SC Johnson, their handy website tells you:

  • The composition of Shake ‘n’ Vac’s lemon fragrance;
  • Which materials are used in Goddard’s Silver Cloth;
  • How Benzophenone-12 is used in Duck 3-in-1’s Purple Wave rim block.

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