Mother of four launches her own brand of cleaning products

17th of September 2014
Mother of four launches her own brand of cleaning products

A mother concerned about the high level of chemicals in cleaning agents has launched her own brand of bleach-free, non-caustic products.

Helen Kirkham from Norwich in the UK is hoping her Mrs Gleam range of products will eventually become a household name.

Kirkham, who has four children and a background working in call centres, launched the

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Read ECJ September online now!

15th of September 2014
Read ECJ September online now!

The September edition of ECJ is now available to read online. Features include:

• Case study from a five-star restaurant kitchen in London

• Washroom dispensers

• Business - the pros and cons of building your own website

• Exclusive interview with Chris Cracknell, chief executive of OCS Group

 

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Dust-cleaning London tube train delayed until 2017

12th of September 2014
Dust-cleaning London tube train delayed until 2017

The introduction of a London tube train specially designed to remove dust has been delayed until 2017 or later in order to allow for the removal of asbestos-containing material from the Undergound rail network. That's according to information obtained by campaign group Clean Air in London (CAL).

The Tunnel Cleaning Train includes a carriage with

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EFCI Stockholm conference focuses on future of business services

10th of September 2014
EFCI Stockholm conference focuses on future of business services

The European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) held a conference in Stockholm, Sweden recently. The theme was how the renewed European parliament and commission will impact on business services.

Hosting the event was the Swedish sector association Almega, and Ulf Lindberg and Bengt Jödahl (currently also EFCI president) explained

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Children's car seats are dirtier than toilets

8th of September 2014
Children's car seats are dirtier than toilets

Children's car seats are contaminated with twice as many dangerous germs as the average toilet, a new study has revealed.

And cars in general contain more potentially hazardous bacterial and fungal species than any part of our homes.

Scientists at the University of Birmingham took swabs from children's car safety seats and discovered an average

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Could certain foods take the place of chemical cleaning agents?

2nd of September 2014
Could certain foods take the place of chemical cleaning agents?

Potatoes, banana skins, Brazil nuts, vinegar and mayonnaise are among the common foodstuffs that are said to work well as cleaning agents.

This is the claim of Alex Depledge, chief executive of cleaning website Hassle.com. She says Brazil nuts are effective at polishing wood surfaces while tomato ketchup is good for cleaning brass, copper and

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