New Ecodesign regulations impact warm air dryer manufacturers

18th of February 2019
New Ecodesign regulations impact warm air dryer manufacturers

As part of the European Ecodesign Directive (EDD) and starting from April 2021, warm air dryer manufacturers will be obliged for the first time to make appliances more easily repairable and longer lasting following a decision by European environment ministries - reports the Electric Handdryer Association.

Previous Ecodesign regulations have

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Survey reveals only 61 per cent of washroom users wash their hands

14th of February 2019
Survey reveals only 61 per cent of washroom users wash their hands

A recent survey of UK office workers revealed that only 61 per cent wash their hands properly with warm water and soap after going to the toilet. Eighteen per cent do a quick hand wash, 14 per cent occasionally wash their hands and seven per cent admitted to never washing their hands.

Office cleaning company SMC Premier surveyed over 5,000 UK

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CMS Purus Innovation Award open for entry

12th of February 2019
CMS Purus Innovation Award open for entry

Exhibitors taking part in the CMS cleaning exhibition in Berlin this September can now submit their entries for the CMS Purus Innovation Award 2019 (PIA).

There are six categories: Large Machines, Small Machines, Equipment, Washroom Hygiene, Digital Tools and Systems and Detergents. The PIA recognises products, tools and systems products, tools

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Old-fashioned soap bars come back in vogue

8th of February 2019
Old-fashioned soap bars come back in vogue

Soap bars are coming back into fashion in the UK after decades in decline.

Environmentally-conscious customers appear to be turning their backs on today's plastic soap dispensers in a bid to avoid creating excess waste.

Soap bar sales have risen by nearly three per cent over the past 12 months, claim consumer experts Kantar Worldpanel. UK

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British Airways cuts turnaround times by skimping on cleaning

7th of February 2019
British Airways cuts turnaround times by skimping on cleaning

British Airways has been testing a new way of reducing turnaround times - by avoiding carrying out a full aircraft clean between flights.

The system was trialled over a period of four days on flights from London Heathrow to Dublin. While any rubbish found in seat pockets and in overhead lockers was removed as usual by cabin staff, no extra

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Hand hygiene compliance among paramedics 'remarkably low'

5th of February 2019
Hand hygiene compliance among paramedics 'remarkably low'

Paramedics' compliance with hand hygiene standards seems to be "remarkably low," finds an observational study of ambulance staff practice in four countries and published online in Emergency Medicine Journal.

And over reliance on the use of gloves indicates these staff may be more aware of their own infection risk rather than that of their

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