World’s most valuable toilet

10th of January 2012
World’s most valuable toilet

A Japanese toilet manufacturer has created the world's most valuable toilet, in order to please the ‘god of lavatories'.

Toilet maker INAX teamed up with an Austrian jeweller to create the toilet - studded with more than 72,000 Swarovski crystals. It's been on display in a showroom in Tokyo's top shopping district.

Kazuo Sumimiya, director

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Lidless toilets spread illness, says study

9th of January 2012
Lidless toilets spread illness, says study

Always put the lid down on the toilet. That's the conclusion of a new study examining the amount of Clostridium difficile bacteria that fly into the air and contaminate surfaces when a toilet is flushed without the lid on.

The research was carried out by the Microbiology Department at Leeds General Infirmary in the UK and published in the

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Unger appoints Rogers to European role

6th of January 2012
Unger appoints Rogers to European role

Professional cleaning systems specialist Unger has appointed its UK general manager - Dave Rogers - to the new role of European sales manager.

Rogers will now be responsible for increasing revenues across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia - managing Unger's sales force and building customer relationships.

Commenting on the move Torsten

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Industry cleaning association established in China

5th of January 2012

In China, the Industry Cleaning Association of China was founded at the end of last month, with the aim of promoting the professional development of the country's cleaning sector.

"The founding of the association will boost the industry's technology upgrading and provide a fresh impetus for the sector," said Shao Ning, vice director of the

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Clergy brawl while cleaning in Bethlehem

4th of January 2012
Clergy brawl while cleaning in Bethlehem

A tale of Christmas cheer from Bethlehem, at the Church of the Nativity. An unholy row broke out between Greek Orthodox and Armenian clergy last week over the cleaning of the church.

Following Christmas celebrations, dozens of black-clad clerics from both churches - armed with brooms and cleaning materials - began to work on different parts

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ISS makes changes to board of directors

3rd of January 2012
ISS makes changes to board of directors

Global building services provider ISS has made some changes to its board of directors. Harry Klagsbrun and Jennie Chua were elected members of the board of directors of ISS and ISS World Services. They replace Peter Korsholm and Jørgen Lindegaard, who are stepping down after several years as board directors at ISS.

Klagsbrun is a senior

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