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Andrew Large, executive vice-president for the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) and also director general for the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) in the UK, looks at how freedom of movement for workers across the EU affects the national skills situation in his latest blog for ECJ.
Authorities in the Chinese capital of Beijing have set new standards for public toilets, including a stipulation they should contain no more than two flies.
Toilets in places such as tourist spots must comply with the new standards. However it is not clear whether failing washrooms will be punished and if so, how.
The new rules, published by the
This year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition in Amsterdam has proved to be a real record breaker by attracting more visitors than ever before.
This year's visitor number was 28,001, compared to 23,415 at the last event in 2010. And there were 669 exhibitors this time, compared to 651 two years ago, 25 of them at the show for the first time.
A team of student researchers from the US have invented a new toilet seat cleaning system for public washrooms.
The system, which requires no chemicals, no rotating seat sleeves and no electric or battery supply, works like a mini carwash according to team leader Nick Bradford.
The 22-year old mechanical engineering graduate of Indiana's Purdue
If you live in the UK and you're planning to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a street party this weekend, don't forget the importance of good hand hygiene.
That's according to expert Charlotte Branwhite at SCA. She saysthe potential for contamination at such parties - where people may be meeting for the first time and then eating
Rubbermaid Commercial Products is to rebrand all existing Technical Concepts (TC) branded products under the Rubbermaid name. The company acquired TC in 2008.
This means the TC brand will no longer be used in the range of away-from-home washroom products - which includes touch-free dispensers, odour control solutions and refills.