Dirty restaurant toilets are a customer bugbear, survey reveals

26th of November 2020
Dirty restaurant toilets are a customer bugbear, survey reveals

Washroom cleanliness is more important to restaurant customers than the cleanliness of other parts of the facility, according to a new survey.

A total of 50 per cent of respondents in the Middle Eastern study claimed to be particularly concerned about the state of the washrooms when visiting a restaurant. This compared with only 48 per cent who

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Commuter shares photos of grimy grab poles on London tube

24th of November 2020
Commuter shares photos of grimy grab poles on London tube

A commuter is urging Transport for London to clean its underground trains more effectively after highlighting an issue on her way to work.

Christina Ross was travelling from her home in Epping, Essex, to her workplace in Holborn on the Central Line when she noticed the grab pole was dirty. She took out a wet wipe and used it to clean the pole,

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The value of fragrance

20th of November 2020
The value of fragrance

What function does an air freshener system fulfil in a washroom, hospital, restaurant or leisure facility? We ask manufacturers about the value that fragrancing systems can add to specific environments.

Most people would agree the main role of an air freshener system is to mask bad smells. And for obvious reasons, they are are most commonly used

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Inspiring confidence in railway hygiene

19th of November 2020
Inspiring confidence in railway hygiene

Facilities management services provider The Churchill Group in the UK has partnered with Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) since 2017 on a cleaning contract that covers around 300 stations. In this case study for ECJ, regional manager Tonka Valkinova focuses on the last six months and the work undertaken in light of the pandemic. She explains how the

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The end of the city as we know it?

18th of November 2020
The end of the city as we know it?

Covid restrictions are being tightened in the wake of a perilous ‘second wave’ sweeping the globe. The new tsunami of infections has forced governments to drop their not wholly successful efforts to coax city workers back to their desks, prompting Hartley Milner to ask…are we seeing the end of the city as we know it? 

At

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Public washrooms - a change in attitude

17th of November 2020
Public washrooms - a change in attitude

“The public needs to have confidence in restaurants, bars, hotels, shops and gyms if they are to return to these facilities - and the same applies to away-from-home washrooms”, says Essity’s Stuart Hands. However according to the company’s latest survey, attitudes to public toilets are changing as people demand new Covid-19

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