A substance that kills bacteria by ripping open their cell walls may be used to destroy germs in hygiene-critical environments such as hospitals.
The surface of black silicon, discovered by accident in the 1990s, is made up of a forest of tiny spikes or 'nanopillars'. Last year a team of scientists in Melbourne, Australia, were stunned to find
If you're still looking for that special last-minute Christmas present for the person in your life who has everything, look no further than the Polaroll.
What's a Polaroll? It's a toilet tissue dispenser shaped like a Polaroid SX-70 One Step White/Rainbow camera.
The dispenser can be fixed to the wall just like any other but instead of film this
The French government is seeking support from fellow EU member states to tackle social dumping by revising the EU posted workers directive. However its efforts are meeting opposition from the UK and countries of eastern Europe.
France wants to tackle the problem of 'posted workers' who are sent to another EU country on a temporary basis, often at
A new project in Amsterdam aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour sees alcoholics being hired to clean the city's streets. Their salary - five cans of beer, tobacco and just under 10 euros a day.
The new recruits start work at 9am and finish around 3pm - they are split into two teams of around 10 and work three days a week. The project is run by
The recent ISSA/INTERCLEAN America exhibition in Las Vegas saw the presentation of this year's ISSA Innovation Awards. The 2013 competition attracted 43 entries in five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services and Technology, and Supplies.
The winners were Clorox for its Clorox Urine Remover; SCA for the Tork Xpress Countertop
Public administrations in Spain owe a total of 632.9 million euros to cleaning companies that are members of the Professional Association of Cleaning Companies (ASPEL) - and late payment has increased by 68 per cent over the last year.
According to data gathered by ASPEL autonomous communities are the administrations owing the largest amount,