Commission to regulate flushing of toilets and urinals

26th of November 2013
Commission to regulate flushing of toilets and urinals

The European Commission is to adopt criteria on delivering an ecolabel to toilets and urinals. The decision comes after years of efforts by experts working for the European Commission's environment directorate, as well as "stakeholders" studying "user behaviour" and "best practices".

"The primary aim of establishing criteria for toilets etc, is

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Washing the hands makes us feel more optimistic - study

25th of November 2013
Washing the hands makes us feel more optimistic - study

People who wash their hands after failing at a task feel more optimistic than those who do not, new research has found. But this optimism may be misplaced according to the University of Cologne study.

Nearly 100 people were asked to attempt an impossible task, after which some were asked to wash their hands. All participants were then quizzed on

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN launches Istanbul exhibition for 2014

22nd of November 2013
ISSA/INTERCLEAN launches Istanbul exhibition for 2014

The organisers of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN series of professional cleaning exhibitions have launched a new event - ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul. The show will take place from September 25-27 2014 at the WOW Convention Centre in Istanbul, Turkey.

The inaugural show is being launched thanks to a collaboration between ISSA, Amsterdam RAI, Turkish cleaning

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ISS is named FM company of the year in Asia

21st of November 2013
ISS is named FM company of the year in Asia

ISS in Asia Pacific has been named Facilities Management Company of the Year at the annual Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards in Singapore.

"Over the last decade we have successfully built our regional platform from which we integrate and self-deliver a complete set of facility services such as catering, cleaning, security, property and

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ISS opens Europe's largest purpose-built flood and fire training house

20th of November 2013
ISS opens Europe's largest purpose-built flood and fire training house

Facilities services group ISS has opened Europe's largest purpose-built flood and fire restoration training facility in the UK.

The three-room bungalow has been constructed inside ISS Restoration's national training centre in Mansfield. It will be used to provide training on flood and fire restoration techniques for the company's personnel and

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Vernon Holmes is new SYR vice-chairman

19th of November 2013
Vernon Holmes is new SYR vice-chairman

Cleaning tools specialist Scot Young Research (SYR) in the UK has appointed Vernon Holmes, formerly managing director of Contico/Spraychem and a well-known figure throughout the industry, as its vice-chairman.

Holmes said on the appointment: "After 38 years with Contico it was time for me to move on and look for a fresh challenge where I would be

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