Hand sanitiser ingredients found in fresh water sources

6th of September 2012
Hand sanitiser ingredients found in fresh water sources

An increased use of hand sanitisers over recent years is having a knock-on effect on our lakes and rivers, according to a recent study.

Scientists at Arizona State University claim that ingredients from hand sanitisers are filtering into water reserves with a potential impact on the environment, wildlife and people.

US researchers analysed fresh

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Sofidel makes US acquisition

3rd of September 2012
Sofidel makes US acquisition

The Sofidel Group, tissue manufacturer with its headquarters in Italy, has bought the the US company Cellynne Holdings, a well established name in the away-from-home market there.

Cellynne has production facilities in Florida, Nevada and Wisconsin with a capacity of over 70,000 tonnes per year. The Sofidel Group now has a total annual production

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Digital bracelet helps monitor hospital hand hygiene

30th of August 2012
Digital bracelet helps monitor hospital hand hygiene

A system has been developed by Israeli startup company Hyginex to help reduce the risk of cross contamination around hospitals and other healthcare sites. Digtial bracelets work alongside sensor-embedded soap dispensers to detect if the user has washed their hands properly.

The non-intrusive bracelet has a tiny red LED light to also remind the

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October Stockholm show Service&Supply

28th of August 2012
October Stockholm show Service&Supply

Service&Supply, an exhibition for the professional cleaning industry in Sweden, takes place in Stockholm from October 24-25.

The show is split into two areas - Clean and Facility. There will be around 80 exhibitors and alongside the show there will be a series of debates, forums and conferences.

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America urges us to 'reimagine clean'

27th of August 2012
ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America urges us to 'reimagine clean'

The ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition ad convention takes place in Chicago, USA from October 16-19, centred around the theme 'Reimagine Clean'.

Industry association ISSA's director of industry outreach Dianna Steinbach explained: "ISSA has made a commitment to help its members change the playing field. The only way to break out of the

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Bill Gates in search for toilet of the future

24th of August 2012
Bill Gates in search for toilet of the future

Microsoft co-founder turned global philanthropist Bill Gates has launched his search for a new toilet better suited to developing countries.

The charitable foundation founded by Gates and his wife held a Reinvent the Toilet Fair in Seattle, USA last week and awarded prizes for promising innovations.

"Toilets are extremely important for public

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