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Have you ever wondered where the ideas for new products come from? Or how they are designed, engineered, prototyped and launched as finished articles? ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited Dyson, the company that launched the groundbreaking Airblade hand dryer, to talk exclusively to its design manager about how the product came about.
When it was
An all-terrain vacuum cleaner designed for picking up dog mess has been cleaning the streets in the UK.
The Faeces Intake Disposal Operation - Fido for short -was recently put to work in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, where the council has been trying to eradicate the problem of dog fouling.
In an extreme measure earlier this year, operatives
The New Zealand operation of cleaning company OCS has been fined 47,500 euros after two of its employees required plastic surgery after suffering chemical burns because of poor supervision.
The company was sentencedin Napier District Court on two charges of failing to take all practicable steps to protect a man and woman employed to clean the
The 12th World Toilet Summit will open in Durban, South Africa, next month - it takes place from December 4-6.
Minister of human settlements Tokyo Sexwale will officially open the event, which is being held in Africa for the very first time. The global sanitation solutions forum is taking place at a time when at least 2.5 billion people in the
The increasing popularity of wet wipes as a toilet tissue replacement is causing blockages in the sewers, according to a UK water authority.
Thames Water claims the wipes will not break down when flushed away - even when sold in packs labelled "flushable" - and that they should be discarded along with regular waste.
The wipes also cause problems
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and Sealed Air Corporation have entered into a definitive agreement whereby the Carlyle Group will sponsor the management buyout of Diversey Japan.
The operation will continue to run under the Diversey name, with the equity for the investment coming from Carlyle Japan Partners II.