May date for Clean NZ

7th of January 2014
May date for Clean NZ

Clean NZ, the New Zealand exhibition for the cleaning sector, will take place from May 29-30 in Auckland.

Hosted by the Building Service Contractors of New Zealand (BSCNZ), the last event in 2012 attracted over 650 visitors and is set to host over 50 exhibitors this year. Alongside the trade show there will be a programme of seminars, with topics

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Looking forward confidently to 2014

6th of January 2014
Looking forward confidently to 2014

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.

Read it here

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Office workers hide in the toilet at work to pass time

3rd of January 2014
Office workers hide in the toilet at work to pass time

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

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Posted workers directive compromise

31st of December 2013
Posted workers directive compromise

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

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Take a seat on the ergonomically correct toilet of the future

30th of December 2013
Take a seat on the ergonomically correct toilet of the future

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

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UK student's copper pyjamas 'help fight MRSA'

27th of December 2013
UK student's copper pyjamas 'help fight MRSA'

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

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