Sustainability becomes a performance issue with Product Environmental Footprint

5th of March 2014
Sustainability becomes a performance issue with Product Environmental Footprint

In Brussels over the last few years DG Environment (Directorate General) has been working with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre to develop a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based method to calculate the environmental performance of products and companies. ECJ spoke to Sandy Smith of sustainability consultancy firm thinkstep AG about the

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Cleaner throws out 'rubbish' artwork

5th of March 2014
Cleaner throws out 'rubbish' artwork

A cleaner has mistakenly thrown away contemporary artworks meant to be part of an exhibition in southern Italy.

Works made out of newspaper, cardboard and biscuit crumbs scattered across the floor as part of Sala Murat's display were thrown out.

Lorenzo Roca from cleaning firm Chiarissima said the unnamed cleaner was "just doing her job".

He

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Deodorising hand towels for gym-goers launched in Japan

4th of March 2014
Deodorising hand towels for gym-goers launched in Japan

A hand towel said to be able to make odours "simply disappear" on contact has been launched in Japan where it is being sold to gym users and yoga practitioners.

According to the manufacturer, the cotton threads of the towel are capable of neutralising any foul-smelling chemicals at molecular level.

Made from a bronze-infused proprietary fibre

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ECJ February/March edition - read it here now!

3rd of March 2014
ECJ February/March edition - read it here now!

The February/March edition of ECJ is now available to read on the website.

Special reports include washroom hygiene, scrubber dryers, healthcare cleaning, sustainability, and a preview to ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam in May.

Click here to read it online.

 

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MITIE sponsors UK Cleaning Show

3rd of March 2014
MITIE sponsors UK Cleaning Show

One of the UK's leading facilities services companies - MITIE - has become a Platinum sponsor at the Cleaning Show 2015, which takes place in London.

Rob Cattell, managing director of MITIE's Environmental+ business, said: "MITIE has been a pioneer in the FM sector for over 26 years and we're excited to be the first Platinum sponsor in the

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WFBSC New York congress - still time to register

28th of February 2014
WFBSC New York congress - still time to register

There's still time to register for your place at the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) congress in New York from April 6-9.

The content has been organised around three 'big ideas' that are designed to help contractors grow their businesses over the coming years - strategy, health and people.

Keynote speakers include

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