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Falkirk Council is delivering more than 3,000 bottles of hand sanitiser to registered care services in the area, thanks to a generous donation from chemical manufacturer INEOS.

The 500ml bottles – produced with ethanol made at INEOS Grangemouth –  are being offered to care organisations across the local area and distributed by the Council’s Stores and Procurement teams.

The team have already given out around 500 bottles of hand sanitiser to more than 19 care organisations in the area, with more deliveries planned.

Working together

The collaborative working combines INEOS Grangemouth’s industrial manufacturing capacity and Falkirk Council’s ability to distribute the product to the local care sector network.

A one-off batch of sanitiser spray was also produced by the INEOS Grangemouth team to fulfil a specific local need.

Councillor Fiona Collie, Falkirk Council Spokesperson for Health and Social Care, said:

“We’d like to thank INEOS for this generous donation of hand sanitiser, which is already helping staff and residents in care services across the Falkirk area.

“Keeping our hands sanitised is one of the most effective tactics we have in the fight against Coronavirus.

“Clean, sterile hands allow us to continue providing essential services such as care. So we’re very grateful to INEOS for the donation.”

Pictured: Suzy Munro, Acting Materials Controller (Falkirk Council)