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Essex Supplies & Northwood Hygiene ” Working together to protect the Environment”

Essex Supplies is in partnership with Northwood Hygiene and is please do work with a company that has a real interest in the Environment , within their products supplies and there factories.

Their is a “VERY” strong statement from Northwood ,  which is what we look for in a supplier at Essex Supplies

Please download the attached  NEW Environmental Flyer which covers their operations and product packaging across the board.

Northwood Environmental Flyer



Northwood Recycling provides waste paper management solutions to Northwood associated companies. We ensure that reclaimed paper is taken care of legally, diverting over 100,000 tonnes per year of recovered fibre back into the raw material supply chain.

Essex Supplies Refuse Sacks – Working closely with our EU Certplast Supplier



• Operating and environmental permits required for the country of operation

• Staff training, qualifications and organisation

• Incoming material procedures and controls

• Stock Management

Recycling Process and associated mass balance calculation

• Controls on recycled outputs

• Environmental protection

• Quality Management and traceability



Transparency through the integration of diverse audit schemes into one common scheme

Best Practice to allow recyclers to demonstrate the fulfillment of REACH and food contact compliance

Certification focuses on material traceability in the supply chain and throughout recycling Process, assessment of conformity and recycled content in the end product and as such uses as a base the principals set out in EN15343-2007. Assessment of Recycled Output is based on the various EN Standards developed for the characterisation of plastic recyclates

“NEW” Pro Mist Mop System

Introducing the new Pro-mist mop system from Robert Scott
We’re excited to launch our latest floorcare innovation – the Pro-mist mop system. The microfibre mop kit combines the new, ergonomic Pro-mist spray handle and microfibre pads for effective rapid response cleaning, without the need for excessive amounts of waste water or chemical agents.

The Pro-mist features a removable bottle and spray trigger which delivers a fine mist of solution directly to the cleaning surface, helping you to clean and dry floors quickly. This eradicates the need for buckets, which makes it ideal for spot cleaning. The mop’s lightweight break-frame has a built-in release system to avoid user contact with the soiled mop and reduces strain on joints.

The mop system is designed to be completely versatile to meet the needs of today’s janitorial workforce and is available with a range of microfibre pads. The antibacterial Nano-Ag silver mop pads are designed to prevent bacterial growth. This means that 99.9% of the bacteria picked up by the mop is eliminated within 30 minutes of contact. Nano silver works effectively to reduce the five most common bacteria – Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli and Salmonella.

Pro-mist mop

The antibacterial properties of the microfibre material also means that the Nano-Ag pads can be used without any chemical cleaning agents, and they can be washed at ambient temperatures of 30 to 40 degrees, making them a more environmentally-friendly cleaning option.

The Pro-mist can also be supplied with disposable Mi-mop microfibre pads, which are ideal in hygiene-critical areas such as restaurants or hospitals where there’s no access to laundry facilities, or where infection control policy requirements must be met to reduce cross contamination risk.

The antibacterial kit features the Pro-mist spray handle, Uniko break-frame, and a blue Nano-Ag microcide® silver mop pad. The disposable kit features the Pro-mist spray handle, Uniko break-frame, and a 10-pack of white disposable microfibre mops. Both pads are available in industry standard colour coding to prevent cross contamination.

Are you in the know – about “Microfibre” cleaning products ?

In the know – about microfibre cleaning products

In the first of a new series of know how blogs we share all you need to know about microfibre, with tips from our product expert Kelly Brierley.

Though by no means a new product, the technology of microfibre cloth is advancing to continuously to meet the demands of today’s cleaning industry and the needs of end users.

While the physical components of the fibre are unlikely to change significantly in the future, new technologies are already making a difference. For example, the introduction of nano-enhanced microfibre cloths with components such as silver – the premise being that bacteria is unable to survive when exposed to silver meaning the risk of cross contamination is greatly reduced.

Microfibre is also the perfect partner for ECA (or electrochemically activated) cleaning systems such as Robert Scott’s Toucan range, which effectively cleans surfaces and protects them from bacterial infection using a non-toxic, environmentally-friendly and cost-effective solution of water and salt. This is the main reason why it has become a mainstay for industrial warehouse cleaning companies in Brisbane. The results speaks for themselves.

Microfibre does a fantastic job at quickly and effectively removing dirt and grease from a myriad of surfaces. However, there is still some confusion as to the exact properties and capabilities of the fibre and how best to capitalise on its many uses.

Microfibre cloths and mops have a completely different structure to classic woven cloths. They are made from composite synthetic fibres, which are much finer than other textiles so have more fibres per cloth. In addition, the individual microfibres are engineered to create a very large surface area per fibre and are naturally statically charged so that they have a strong suction effect. In other words, they collect as much dirt as possible in just one wipe, even from the smallest surface crevices inaccessible to conventional cloth fibres.

Designed to be used dry or damp, with your chosen solution – either water or chemical – microfibre cloths should not be used in situations where biocides would normally be considered essential. And bleach will degrade the microfibres so should be avoided.

Trials carried out have constantly indicated that microfibre woven cloths consistently outperform traditional cloths in terms of their ability to remove dirt, grease and bacteria from a variety of surfaces, making them an excellent product for both commercial and domestic cleaning.

Top tips when considering microfibre products:

  • They are extremely durable and highly resistant to tearing and snagging, so can be a more cost-effective cleaning cloth than traditional cloths and mops.
  • They have a very low level of linting and short pile cloths leave no ‘fluffy’ deposits so work well on high gloss or reflective surfaces such as metal and mirrors.
  • Microfibre cloths DO NOT perform well on old, damaged surfaces where fibres can become snagged in surface defects.
  • Microfibre requires less water and chemicals making it cost-effective and beneficial to the environment. It is extremely absorbent, attracting seven times its own weight in liquid. They are easy to clean, quick to dry and can be washed many times over.
  • Microfibre is also NOT suitable for cleaning up bodily fluids, or in environmentally sensitive areas where biocides are usually essential.
  • Though microfibre doesn’t kill bacteria, it effectively lifts and removes 99.9% of anything that is on a surface.

NEW Duop Reach Clenaing Tool and Pads

Duop Reach is a versatile, extendable cleaning tool which features a unique ergonomic ball and socket joint, making cleaning easy and strain-free for the user. You can use the Duop with the handle for easy access to hard to reach areas or grip the ball directly for detailed cleaning.

Ask for a free no charge demo to see the power and easy of this kit –  Essex Supplies UK Ltd

NEW Duop Cleaning Tool – Free trial

Reaching new heights with the Duop cleaning tool
Duop Reach is a versatile, extendable cleaning tool which features a unique, ergonomic ball and socket joint making cleaning strain-free for users.

The handle helps to clean hard to reach surfaces and users can also remove the head for targeted hand cleaning, making it one of the most versatile products on the market for bathrooms, kitchens and other areas with multiple surface heights and materials.

It also makes manual cleaning safer and more effective as the ball and socket is ergonomically designed to reduce repetitive injuries caused by bending, kneeling, wrist flexion, twisting and stretching.

Key features & benefits

  • Ergonomically designed to make cleaning easy and strain-free.
  • Unique ball and socket joint pivots 360°.
  • Removable handle for hand cleaning.
  • With the cleaning power of microfibre.
  • No chemicals required to remove harmful bacteria.
  • The kit comprises the Duop Reach extendable handle; removable quickball and pad holder; four microfibre pads; five Hi-shine microfibre cloths and a spray bottle. The handle helps to clean hard to reach surfaces and users can also remove the head for targeted hand cleaning, making it one of the most versatile products suitable for bathrooms, kitchens and other areas with multiple surface heights and materials.

Duop is also available in a fixed handle kit which includes the handle, removeable ball and socket frame, and a cleaning and glass microfibre pad.

The washable microfibre pads provide a quick and effective method of removal of 99.9 per cent of harmful bacteria without the need for chemicals and effectively cleans away dirt, dust and microorganisms.

The pads easily attach to the head and can be used dry for dusting, or with water only for eco-friendly cleaning. A cleaning pad is available for heavy duty cleaning and a glass pad can be for windows and shiny surfaces.

For further please visit the Duop web listing or contact us at Essex Supplies UK Ltd