Avoid using the middle toilet cubicle to avoid potential infections: study

17th of May 2017
Avoid using the middle toilet cubicle to avoid potential infections: study

Anyone who is squeamish about coming into contact with germs in the public washroom should choose the first cubicle in a row of stalls, according to research.

And the middle cubicle should be avoided at all costs since this will potentially be most people's choice.

US celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz makes the claim that the first toilet in a row

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Private equity firms bid €20 billion for SCA hygiene unit

16th of May 2017
Private equity firms bid €20 billion for SCA hygiene unit

A group of private equity companies have bid around 200 billion Swedish crowns (€20 billion) for the hygiene arm of tissue and forestry products firm SCA - best known in the away-from-home markets for its Tork brand of washroom and wiping solutions. This was reported in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

SCA had declined to

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Europe's cleaning sector to gather in Berlin this September

15th of May 2017
Europe's cleaning sector to gather in Berlin this September

The German capital Berlin is to host the 2017 Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) this September, alongside the CMS professional cleaning trade exhibition.

The theme of the congress, which takes place from September 18-20, is Cleaning in the Digital World - Processes, People, Technology'. The CMS exhibition

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Read the April/May edition of ECJ online now

12th of May 2017
Read the April/May edition of ECJ online now

The April/May edition of ECJ is now available to read online. Highlights this edition include:

• Future trends - technology in the cleaning sector
• Batteries - is it all about lithium-ion?
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017- now open for entries
• Client satisfaction - open and honest communication is vital

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Client engagement is positive - are YOU doing enough?

11th of May 2017
Client engagement is positive - are YOU doing enough?

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management, continues her series of exclusive blogs about social media for the ECJ website. She focuses here on the importance of positive engagement.

Read it here

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Hospital-acquired C. difficile rates persist despite enhanced cleaning

10th of May 2017
Hospital-acquired C. difficile rates persist despite enhanced cleaning

Enhanced cleaning in healthcare is effective in reducing the number of bacteria on frequently-touched surfaces.

However, a new report reveals that levels of C-difficile infections may stay the same - even after improved cleaning protocols are put in place.

US researchers conducted a 12-month study into the impact of enhanced cleaning in seven

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