US state bans Triclosan

30th of June 2014
US state bans Triclosan

Triclosan - a chemical widely used in products such as liquid soaps and body washes - has been banned in US state Minnesota.

This is the first US state to have outlawed the key antibacterial ingredient due to environmental and health concerns.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, Triclosan is used in an estimated 75 per cent of

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Consolidation in cleaning sector will continue, says Nilfisk’s Persson

27th of June 2014
Consolidation in cleaning sector will continue, says Nilfisk’s Persson

Jonas Persson, who joined Nilfisk-Advance as ceo at the beginning of this year, was at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam for the first time last month. Having come to Nilfisk from outside the cleaning sector, it was an ideal opportunity for him to get an overview of the market and the other machine suppliers.

Persson was previously a member of the

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Glastonbury toilets get much-needed makeover

26th of June 2014
Glastonbury toilets get much-needed makeover

Revellers at Glastonbury - one of the world's best known music festivals that takes place this week - will enjoy new 'super toilets' say the organisers.

Over the years the toilets at Glastonbury in the UK have become one of the event's biggest talking points, for all the wrong reasons. This year, however, festival goers will enjoy a comparatively

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ISS named world's best outsourcing service provider

25th of June 2014
ISS named world's best outsourcing service provider

For the second year running, facility services provider ISS has been ranked the world's number one outsourcing provider by an independent industry jury for The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).

The jury assessed the participants on a number of parameters. ISS received highest possible scores in the areas of size and

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Survey reveals that teens are not washing their hands thoroughly

24th of June 2014
Survey reveals that teens are not washing their hands thoroughly

One hundred per cent of teenagers asked to take part in a simple hand washing test were found to have failed to wash their hands properly.

The 100 16-year-old boys and girls in the study all believed they knew the correct method of washing their hands. However, a UV light inspection afterwards confirmed the 100 per cent failure rate.

The survey

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Sealed Air and Diversey Care - a tale of integration and reinvention

23rd of June 2014
Sealed Air and Diversey Care - a tale of integration and reinvention

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall speaks to Jerome Peribere, ceo of Sealed Air, and Dr Ilham Kadri, president of DiverseyCare, about how the two companies are going through the integration process.

Since Sealed Air - global leader in protective packaging, food care and shrink packaging - acquired Diversey, now called DiverseyCare, in 2011 the two

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