Rent-out-your-toilet app launched in the US

10th of April 2014
Rent-out-your-toilet app launched in the US

Domestic toilets are being rented out to festival-goers in the US in a bid to solve the twin problems of loo shortages and public urination.

Airpnp, a service said to offer a legal alternative to urinating in public, was tried out for the first time at this year's annual Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans.

Founders Max Gaudin and Travis

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Tennant scrubber wins GOOD DESIGN award

9th of April 2014
Tennant scrubber wins GOOD DESIGN award

Floor care solutions company Tennant, based in the USA, has won a 2013 GOOD DESIGN Award for the industrial design of its T12 compact ride-on scrubber.

GOOD DESIGN is one of the oldest and most recognised awards for design excellence worldwide and is organised annually by the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in cooperation with

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Kimberly-Clark and 3M form healthcare solutions alliance in US

7th of April 2014
Kimberly-Clark and 3M form healthcare solutions alliance in US

Kimberly-Clark's health care unit and the 3M infection prevention division in the USA have formed an alliance to deliver surgical and infection prevention solutions to hospitals and healthcare facilities in the USA.

"At Kimberly-Clark, we have long admired 3M's track record of innovation. This relationship presents the opportunity to offer a more

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Amsterdam Innovation Awards jury meets to choose winners

4th of April 2014
Amsterdam Innovation Awards jury meets to choose winners

The jury of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Award met in Amsterdam earlier this week, where the finalists presented their entries and the panel decided on the winners.

The jury will announce who the lucky winners are on the first day of the exhibition, on May 6 - the exhibition runs from May 6-9 - at a prestigious awards ceremony.

The

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Heated toilet removes the need for toilet paper

3rd of April 2014
Heated toilet removes the need for toilet paper

A new toilet with a built-in bidet function is claimed to eliminate the need for toilet paper.

The Neorest 750H also has a heated seat and a lid that automatically opens and closes. Made by lavatory manufacturer Toto, the 7,200 euros (US$ 10,000) toilet incorporates two stainless-steel spray nozzles that are said to provide "the ultimate in

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Countdown to ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam

2nd of April 2014
Countdown to ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam

There is now just a month to go until ISSA/INTERCLEAN takes place in Amsterdam, from May 6-9. And this year the organisers are promising the biggest show yet, as it celebrates its 25th edition.

"We are working on special ways to mark this great occasion and we promise you a festive 25th birthday event," said Rob den Hertog, Amsterdam RAI's

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