'Frightening' robot toilet exposed and drenched users

19th of May 2014
'Frightening' robot toilet exposed and drenched users

Residents of an English town are being "terrorised" by their public toilet, it has emerged.

The automatic toilet in Woking town centre is said to have erratic cleaning patterns that can cause the cubicle door to open unexpectedly while the toilet is in use. And sometimes the cleaning cycle begins with the user still inside.

More than 400 people

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Hand hygiene – a weapon in the war against antimicrobial resistance

16th of May 2014
Hand hygiene – a weapon in the war against antimicrobial resistance

Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has been a topic that has exercised the minds of healthcare professionals for a number of years now. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO),

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ISSA/Interclean women's forum tackles gender imbalance

15th of May 2014
ISSA/Interclean women's forum tackles gender imbalance

Both real and perceived gender discrimination in our cleaning industry is best dealt with through education, cultural understanding, and determination. These were the key messages delivered at the women's forum held during ISSA/Interclean 2014 last week.

Facilitated by the ISSA's Dianna Steinbach, the panel comprised Sofitel vice president

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The never-ending task of the Moerman window cleaner

14th of May 2014
The never-ending task of the Moerman window cleaner

Walking around the Amsterdam RAI for the four-day ISSA/Interclean show will no doubt have been a tough challenge for some.

But spare a thought for the professional window cleaner on the Moerman stand whose job it was to clean a large pane of glass - over and over again - for the entire exhibition.

The mystery man's task was to demonstrate the

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Celtex launches food-safe recycled paper products

14th of May 2014
Celtex launches food-safe recycled paper products

Celtex was showing a new line of food safe recycled paper products on its stand. And the company claims it is highly unusual for recycled products to achieve food safe certification.

The Celtex etissue range includes hand towels, centrefeed rolls and kitchen towels. According to export manager Daniele Mamoli the company invested heavily and spent

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Cleanpissup has the last laugh at ISSA/Interclean

14th of May 2014
Cleanpissup has the last laugh at ISSA/Interclean

One company causing a few smirks around the exhibition was the aptly - if unfortunately - named Cleanpissup.

The company makes mini tissue dispensers that can be wall-mounted in urinals. These basically do as the name suggests.

"Toilets have toilet paper but up to now there has been no equivalent in urinals," said general manager Marcos Martin

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