Travellers ‘at risk’ from aircraft germs

28th of August 2013
Travellers ‘at risk’ from aircraft germs

Tray tables and seat pockets are among the "germiest" places on board an aeroplane, travellers are being warned.

Toilet sinks and door handles are said to be another potential threat, with E.coli detected on more than 30 per cent of sink handles tested in one study.

And passengers are being urged to protect themselves by thoroughly washing their

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German cleaning book addresses management issues

27th of August 2013
German cleaning book addresses management issues

A new German language book focusing on cleaning management has been written by Irina Pericin Häfliger, a lecturer at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW).

The book -  Cleaning Management/Reinigungsmanagement - examines how cleanliness is perceived and how high-cost and labour-intensive cleaning can be performed optimally and

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German toilet attendant caught 'up to her knees' in small change

26th of August 2013
German toilet attendant caught 'up to her knees' in small change

A German toilet attendant faces tax evasion charges after investigators found her garage was knee-deep in 40,000 euros worth of small change.

Investigators looking into whether the unnamed woman was dodging tax payments opened her garage door in Bonn to see it piled high with one, two, 10, 20 and 50 cent coins.

Adding up to over 40,000 euros and

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'Fatberg' the size of a bus removed from London sewer

23rd of August 2013
'Fatberg' the size of a bus removed from London sewer

A 'fatberg' the size of a double-decker bus has been removed from a London sewer - the UK's biggest ever. The 15-tonne mass of festering food fat mixed with wet wipes and sanitary products threatened to send raw sewage spurting onto the streets.

"We've never seen a single, congealed lump of lard this big clogging our sewers before," said Thames

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UK cleaning company ‘mines’ for precious metals

20th of August 2013
UK cleaning company ‘mines’ for precious metals

A UK cleaning firm is 'mining' for precious metals on the streets of Britain. And Veolia Environmental Services believes it could find up to one million euros in the UK's rubbish.

The company is sifting through street sweepings in search of valuable materials which are said to be routinely lost or discarded. These include fragments of gold and

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US study of detergent ingredients reveals low environmental risk

19th of August 2013
US study of detergent ingredients reveals low environmental risk

A comprehensive study in the USA on key detergent ingredients demonstrates low environmental risk to waterways and river sediments, according to the American Cleaning Institute.

The research, 'Occurrence and Risk Screening of Alcohol Ethoxylate Surfactants in Three US River Sediments Associated with Wastewater Treatment Plants', was published in

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