This week’s focus on wet wipes as a contribution to world plastic waste reflects Bushboard’s own campaign to stop people using wipes in the kitchen. The trouble with wipes is that a recent feature on BBC’s Trust Me I’m a Doctor showed that using wipes did very little to stop the growth of microbes. Dr Clare Lanyon, a biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, said consumers may be wasting money on antibacterial wipes and sprays because common germs, which can replicate themselves in just 20 minutes, quickly recolonise back to original mass even if just one single cell is left over.
Neil Horton, commercial director of Bushboard says “Antibacterial laminate surfaces should be considered seriously when specifying new kitchens and bathrooms. Worksurfaces were identified by Good Housekeeping recently as a leading harbour for germs. Antibacterial wipes are not necessarily the ideal way to clean worksurfaces either; adding more waste to landfill or British beaches: In 2015 volunteers with the Marine Conservation Society, found 4,000 wipes washed up on British beaches, that 80 wipes for every mile of British coastline they examined.”
The solution: Inherently easy to clean, Bushboard Omega worksurfaces incorporate Sanitized® Actifresh that deters the growth of bacteria. It’s odourless, non-toxic and reduces microbe and bacteria growth by 99%.
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