China cleans its money to contain the spread of coronavirus

26th of February 2020
China cleans its money to contain the spread of coronavirus

As the Chinese government continues its effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the country's central bank has told media it is going to begin literally cleaning its currency.

Currency is notoriously dirty. In fact a study of dollar bills in New York found 397 bacterial species living on the surface. And when someone with the flu handles

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BICSc April one-day conference

25th of February 2020
BICSc April one-day conference

In the UK the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) will host the Clean2020 conference on April 23.

The one-day event will take place at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham and include presentations on subjects including the control of cross-contamination; achieving sustainability goals; mental health in the workplace; the impact

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Changi Airport steps up cleaning and hygiene amid coronavirus concerns

24th of February 2020
Changi Airport steps up cleaning and hygiene amid coronavirus concerns

Singapore's Changi Airport has ramped up its cleaning and hygiene protocols in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.

Changi is one of Asia's largest transport hubs and the 16th busiest airport in the world, serving 68.3 million passengers a year. The facility has taken a series of precautionary measures such as increasing the number of hand

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British Cleaning Council worried by UK government immigration proposals

21st of February 2020
British Cleaning Council worried by UK government immigration proposals

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has said it is "very worried and concerned" about the "huge" possible impact of UK government proposals to introduce an Australian-style points-based immigration system from 2021.

The BCC, the industry body for the cleaning sector, fears plans to restrict visas for lower-skilled, lower-paid overseas workers will

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Hygiene in Healthcare - a new publication from ECJ

20th of February 2020
Hygiene in Healthcare - a new publication from ECJ

ECJ is launching a new publication focusing on the issues around the need for a universal vision around cleaning and maintenance in healthcare settings - Hygiene in Healthcare.

The healthcare industry around the world is facing a number of new challenges:

• Rise in antimicrobial resistance
• Ageing population
• Increasing

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Osaka Airport opens new toilet - for dogs

19th of February 2020
Osaka Airport opens new toilet - for dogs

A toilet facility strictly for the use of dogs has opened at Japan's Osaka International Airport.

Situated in a fenced-in zone outside one of the airport's pick-up and drop-off areas, the facility incorporates space for owners to relax with their pets plus a shower area and a self-cleaning "pee-pole".

The aim of the facility is to allow dogs

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