Hand hygiene to tackle the spread of disease through air transport

18th of December 2018
Hand hygiene to tackle the spread of disease through air transport

The frequency with which we travel by air today has increased the rate of contagion, according to a study. But improved hand washing by travellers could significantly cut the risk of infections.

Airports attract an international population which means that infections and bacteria are brought in from many countries, claim study authors Smixin AG.

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Stick-on robotic arm puts the toilet seat down automatically

14th of December 2018
Stick-on robotic arm puts the toilet seat down automatically

A battery-operated device for the household toilet could help save relationships, according to its developers.

Described as "a box with a better memory than your boyfriend", the SmartNudge ensures that the toilet seat is always returned to its lowered position after use by a man.

The unit contains a sensor which automatically detects when the

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Waste management - recycling is part of the solution

11th of December 2018
Waste management - recycling is part of the solution

Total Recycling Services, one of the UK’s leading waste management providers, believes in the important role recycling companies play in the worldwide plastics pollution problem. ECJ spoke to operations director Andy Dobson about the effects plastics are having on the environment right across Europe and what the waste management industry is

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The rise of the machines?

10th of December 2018
The rise of the machines?

Robots will put us all out of a job as the march towards automation in our workplaces continues apace, we were told. Scary stuff. But now we are beginning to hear that we may have less to fear from machines than the doomsayers would have us believe, writes Hartley Milner.

We all love watching Charlie Chaplain’s cane-swinging tramp shuffling

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Robots at railway stations

10th of December 2018
Robots at railway stations

Christian Bouzols reports for ECJ about cleaning robots now in use at SNCF railway stations.

Keeping its stations clean is a matter of great importance to the SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français). Some two tons of waste are picked up every day in a typical main railway station. The thousands of passengers who

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In safe hands?

7th of December 2018
In safe hands?

Knowing that your facilities are secure when outsourcing contracts is paramount. Secure commercial cleaning expert Julius Rutherfoord & Co wants to see levels of security vetting improved across the professional cleaning industry, says operations director Caroline Hutchins.

Security is an issue that every business, large and small, must take

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