Dry Wash in Brazil, and the UK

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Amid a pandemic that left consumers facing extended periods of home seclusion, remote working, and children’s indoor schooling, laundry became a significant household chore. As a result, all-purpose cleaning wipes experienced dynamic value growth in 2020, with consumer awareness of the product expanding and brands taking advantage of the opportunity to gain ground.

However, in many households, the use of all-purpose cleaners is limited by a lack of behavioural change. In-context user-centered research into Dry Wash behaviors in Brazil, India, and the UK revealed that integrating the design of the procedure with the space where it occurs is key. For example, in Brazil, top-loading washing machines are installed at the sink and users can visualise the water entering and leaving, allowing them to understand resource inputs and outputs. In contrast, in the UK, machines are built into the plumbing system of the house and the user cannot directly visualise resource consumption or waste.

Shine Without the Soak: Dry Wash Solutions in Brazil

This study analyzed the physical structure and food service facilities of public schools in Bahia/Brazil, through the inspection of their compliance with Good Hygienic Practices, according to Brazilian legislation, and also the identification of the characteristics of the staff and their attitude and level of knowledge regarding food hygiene. The results showed that sanitary nonconformities of SFS facilities favour bacterial multiplication and increase the risk of food outbreaks in schools, jeopardizing the objective of the National School Feeding Program (PNAE): the growth, biopsychosocial development, learning, school performance and formation of healthy eating habits of low-income children.


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