Markus Asch, vice chairman of the management board at cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher and president of EUnited Cleaning, writes his latest blog for the ECJ website. He looks ahead to the prospects for the industry in 2014.
Office workers in the UK spend an average of 8.6 minutes hiding in the toilets three times per week, collectively earning 1.5 billion euros on average per year as they do so.
Toilet-related time wasting activities in the office are costing UK businesses more than they may realise, according to www.ukbathrooms.com, which polled 1,791 Britons aged
EU labour ministers have reached an agreement on new rules to regulate workers posted from one country to another, but the compromise has been deemed "less ambitious" than MEPs wanted.
The compromise text was agreed this month after 18 months of negotiations on the so-called posted workers directive, which is supposed to curtail abuses of
A new lavatory said to reduce the risk of colon diseases - while also being able to tell if you are ill or pregnant - has been unveiled by a trio of industrial design graduates.
The Wellbeing Toilet is designed to be used at an angle between sitting and squatting, which is said reduce colon problems.
According to the three design graduates from
A UK student has developed pyjamas containing copper that are said to provide protection against MRSA.
Amber McCleary from Portsmouth dreamt up the idea of using copper in sleepwear when a family friend contracted MRSA in hospital.
The antimicrobial properties of copper are well known and its use in infection control is currently being studied
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