China students must pay extra for 'excessive' toilet flushing

23rd of September 2016
China students must pay extra for 'excessive' toilet flushing

The flushing of toilets at a Chinese college is to be rationed in a bid to conserve water.

Students at the Kunming Health Vocational College in China's Yunnan province are each being allocated 3,000 litres of water per month. This is available on a preloaded card that must be swiped every time they use the toilet. And if they exceed their quota,

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Hydrogen peroxide fogging - an opportunity for cleaning firms?

22nd of September 2016
Hydrogen peroxide fogging - an opportunity for cleaning firms?

Fogging with dry mist hydrogen peroxide has been used in sectors including pharmaceuticals, biotech food production and healthcare for a number of years to destroy a broad spectrum of microorganisms. Now a company in the UK is promoting its use in the wider world – in offices, retail, schools and public transport. ECJ finds out more about

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Just one week to go until European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards!

21st of September 2016
Just one week to go until European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards!

Barcelona is the setting at the end of this month of the very first European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - founded by ECJ - which will be presented at a gala dinner on September 29. The main sponsor is Diversey Care.

Finalists, industry leaders and sponsors will gather at the Majestic Hotel to celebrate and recognise the high standards of

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Guggenheim's 18-carat gold toilet ready for use

20th of September 2016
Guggenheim's 18-carat gold toilet ready for use

New York's Guggenheim art museum has unveiled a fully functioning, 18-carat gold toilet, titled 'America', in one of its unisex washrooms.

Museum patrons are invited to use the golden throne, which is the creation of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, who reportedly stated the art is about economic inequality.

The museum said the toilet is a "a

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Read ECJ September edition online now!

19th of September 2016
Read ECJ September edition online now!

The September edition of ECJ is now avaiable to read online. Highlights include:

• Horses for courses - horses are being used by one building services company in its management training

• Cleaning up in the air - tackling the world's second tallest building in Tokyo

• Room for improvement - the cleaning and disinfection

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Hungary suffers 'severe' cleaning staff shorage

14th of September 2016
Hungary suffers 'severe' cleaning staff shorage

Cleaning businesses operating in Hungary have seen a severe labour shortage recently - explained Zoltán Paár, the head of cleaning industry association MATISZ, when he spoke to Hungarian news agency MTI.

Around 8,500 positions have been registered as unfilled at local employment offices throughout the country, Paár said,

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