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Third Of Public Avoid Public Toilets


There is no doubt about it, public toilets are incredibly useful. However, one-third of Brits would avoid using them, due to the poor state they frequently find them in.

According to a survey by Citron Hygiene , 70 per cent of Londoners would buy a drink from a café to use their facilities, instead of finding a public toilet.

Half of those living in Manchester are also unhappy about the cleanliness of the loos in the north-west, with 69 per cent of these saying they have encountered an unflushed toilet in the past and 55 per cent complained of a lack of toilet paper.

Executive vice president for Citron Hygiene Robert Guice asserted “many towns and cities across the country need to do more to provide a better public toilet experience”, particularly as “washroom hygiene has never been more important”.


He said people should not dread the thought of a public loo, and they should be well-maintained so they do not put visitors off using them.

The survey, conducted by OnePoll, found 82 per cent of the public want better investment into their area’s facilities so they can be kept clean.

Among the things that need improvement are proper maintenance and repairs, regular cleaning schedules, and a greater number of toilets made available.

Clean washrooms are even more essential for toddlers who are potty-training and people who have bladder or bowel conditions.

Around 300 million people suffer from incontinence , meaning they need access to public toilets urgently and should be confident of the facility’s cleanliness when they do so.

In order to assist incontinence sufferers, public toilets should have waste bins, so users can dispose of their pads easily.



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