Clean washrooms make for a civilised country, says Armenia’s PM

20th of January 2020
Clean washrooms make for a civilised country, says Armenia’s PM

The state of a country's public toilets is an indicator of how civilised that nation is, according to Armenia's prime minister.

And in a bid to boost tourism he has proposed to shut down those commercial facilities deemed to have unsuitable toilets.

The lack of clean and proper public facilities is considered to be a major issue facing Armenia's

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Dirty hand mould experiment goes viral

17th of January 2020
Dirty hand mould experiment goes viral

A Facebook post about a school hand-washing experiment has gone viral after it revealed the unsightly fungus that can grow on dirty surfaces.

Teacher Dayna Robertson and behaviour specialist Jaralee Metcalf wanted to demonstrate the importance of hand washing to ward off germs. So they took five slices of bread and asked 17 pupils in their

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Charmin solves the problem of toilet paper run-outs

16th of January 2020
Charmin solves the problem of toilet paper run-outs

Charmin has unveiled a bear-shaped robot that will respond to its owner's urgent request for a fresh roll of toilet paper.

The self-balancing Rollbot is designed to be used in the home and works on the assumption that the owner will have his or her smartphone in the toilet with them. When a new roll is urgently needed, the washroom user sends a

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Robots and data - their role in sustainability

15th of January 2020
Robots and data - their role in sustainability

Sustainability in business has become an increasingly popular topic as companies recognise the need to have a firm grip on their triple bottom line. Economic, environmental, and social risks and opportunities abound in business, but creating an operations model that speaks directly to aspects of profits, people and planet is not always easily

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Single-use plastic - industry must take action now

14th of January 2020
Single-use plastic - industry must take action now

Following teen-activist Greta Thunberg’s campaign ‘Friday’s for Future’ and her recent Global Climate Strikes supported by over seven million young people, Mark Jankovich, philanthropist and activist writes for ECJ about the launch of a new Recycled Plastic Rating (RPR), mark that he hopes will increasingly be seen on

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The Extinction Rebellion effect

13th of January 2020
The Extinction Rebellion effect

Extinction Rebellion has captured the world’s imagination – but is it also causing a ripple effect in the cleaning sector? ECJ asks companies whether they have noticed a renewed urgency as far as sustainability is concerned, and what they believe is behind it.

Protests by Extinction Rebellion are constantly hitting the headlines these

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