A 'fatberg' the size of a double-decker bus has been removed from a London sewer - the UK's biggest ever. The 15-tonne mass of festering food fat mixed with wet wipes and sanitary products threatened to send raw sewage spurting onto the streets.
"We've never seen a single, congealed lump of lard this big clogging our sewers before," said Thames
A UK cleaning firm is 'mining' for precious metals on the streets of Britain. And Veolia Environmental Services believes it could find up to one million euros in the UK's rubbish.
The company is sifting through street sweepings in search of valuable materials which are said to be routinely lost or discarded. These include fragments of gold and
A comprehensive study in the USA on key detergent ingredients demonstrates low environmental risk to waterways and river sediments, according to the American Cleaning Institute.
The research, 'Occurrence and Risk Screening of Alcohol Ethoxylate Surfactants in Three US River Sediments Associated with Wastewater Treatment Plants', was published in
The latest survey of the Italian market for distribution of cleaning products by industry association AfidampCOM has highlighted that the sector is dominated by small companies. The majority - 52 per cent - have a turnover of less than one million euros.
The number of businesses with a turnover between 0.5 and one million euros is rising - there
The number of unemployed people in the eurozone has fallen for the first time in over two years, the latest sign the bloc may be on the road to recovery from recession.
In June 24,000 fewer Europeans in the single currency area were jobless compared with May, EU statistics agency Eurostat said. This is the first decrease since April
Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website. He looks at the importance of surveys, studies and evidence about HAIs and hand hygiene in making crucial improvements in the healthcare sector.