ISSA/INTERCLEAN's Rob den Hertog writes ECJ blog

20th of March 2012
ISSA/INTERCLEAN's Rob den Hertog writes ECJ blog

Rob den Hertog, project manager for the ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition in Amsterdam this May, has written his first blog for the ECJ website.

Den Hertog offers a progress report on the show's build-up and looks ahead to special events taking place during the exhibiton, such as the Amsterdam Innovation Award presentation and the ISSA conference.

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Metsä Tissue ranked best for transparency by WWF

19th of March 2012
Metsä Tissue ranked best for transparency by WWF

Metsä Tissue has been ranked the best tissue paper producer for public corporate responsibility reporting and environmental management systems in the WWF's second Environmental Paper Company Index.

This rating of paper producers according to their global ecological footprint scrutinises production on key environmental criteria such as

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Tennant downgrades advertising claims following Kärcher legal action

16th of March 2012
Tennant downgrades advertising claims following Kärcher legal action

Cleaning machine manufacturer Tennant has scaled back its controversial claims about the capabilities of its ec-H20 cleaning technology - says Kärcher, which brought a legal action against its competitor in September of last year.

Kärcher, which has its headquarters in Germany, specifically objected to the claim that ordinary tap water

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ISS delivers highest growth rate in more than 10 years

16th of March 2012
ISS delivers highest growth rate in more than 10 years

Denmark-based global building services company ISS has delivered its highest organic growth in more than a decade, according to its results for 2011 just published.

Organic growth last year was 6.2 per cent, the third consecutive annual rise, with North America, Asia and Latin America all experiencing double digit growth rates. The operating

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Fresh air may be a defence against superbugs

15th of March 2012
Fresh air may be a defence against superbugs

The risk of picking up a healthcare-acquired infection could be lowered by simply opening the hospital windows, according to reports.

'Friendly' bacteria found outside could help to fend off the potentially deadly microbes that cause hospital-acquired infections, according to Jack Gilbert of Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago.

Gilbert, who

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End of the euro?

14th of March 2012
End of the euro?

Europe's single currency has entered its 10th anniversary year under increasing pressure from the markets and with its very survival in doubt. Hartley Milner looks at the events that brought the euro to the brink in 2011 and those that could tip it over the edge in 2012.

Oh dear, the outlook for the embattled euro is not looking at all bright, is

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