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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
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".
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
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.
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
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