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Among the 42 million part-time workers in the EU 27 in 2011, 8.6 million would like to work more hours, were available to do so and can therefore be considered to be underemployed. That's according to the latest Labour Force Survey from Eurostat.
This 8.6 million accounted for 20.5 per cent of part-time workers and four per cent of total
A government funded campaign in the UK to improve hand hygiene in hospitals across England and Wales has led to a significant fall in the rates of hospital acquired infections (HAIs), a report says.
After the CleanYourHands drive was launched in 2004 the amount of soap and alcohol hand rubbought by NHS trusts almost tripled, according to a study
New from Sofidel is the Papernet BioTech range of toilet paper designed to eliminate smells and avoid blockages.
The product uses biochemical technology within the paper which is said to solve the problem of maladours and blockages in septic tanks.
"The toilet tissue system is particularly suitable for use in environments such as hotels,
The days of the cheap battery from China are numbered according to Trojan's EMEA sales director David Chambers.
He says recent scandals involving lead poisoning in children - and the Chinese Government's reaction in closing down battery factories - will have a major impact on that country's battery sales.
"Many companies have been buying
Hygienteknik claims its intelligent mopping system - launched at ISSA/INTERCLEAN - is one of a kind.
The Activa Method Control System incorporates a micro-computer that allows the operator to choose how much liquid to use with the mop.
"The operator has five options from 20ml to 100ml depending on the type of floor you need to clean," said
During the ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition the Dutch company Greenspeed was awarded a Nordic Ecolabel licence for its line of microfibre cloths.
To achieve this status, the cloths have been manufactured without the addition of any chemicals, they have a production process that uses minimal quantities of water, high dust and direct reduction, and they