Scotland's national handwash campaign scrapped

17th of September 2013
Scotland's national handwash campaign scrapped

A national campaign in Scotland to ensure that NHS hospital staff regularly wash their hands is being scrapped.

But one in 10 doctors are claimed to be still failing to meet the required hand hygiene standards.

A national system of checks on the hand washing habits of frontline workers was launched in 2007 and the results have been published

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ECJ Distributor Focus available online now!

16th of September 2013
ECJ Distributor Focus available online now!

ECJ's special supplement Distributor Focus is now available to read online. This stand-alone publication addresses the challenges and issues being faced by distributors of professional cleaning products today.

Subjects include the importance of training, labelling legislation, selling online, cost-effective logistics and the pull of good

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Don't miss your mark in a Shenzhen public toilet!

14th of September 2013
Don't miss your mark in a Shenzhen public toilet!

People using public toilets in Shenzhen, China, will be fined if they have a poor aim and miss their mark - officials have said.

The penalty of 12 euros will apply to those who urinate outside the bowl at public toilets in the southern town, which neighbours Hong Kong. However draft regulations do not specify a minimum quantity of spillage

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September edition of ECJ online now!

13th of September 2013
September edition of ECJ online now!

The September edition of ECJ is now available to read online. Highlights of this edition include a preview of the CMS cleaning exhibition in Berlin later this month, a case study on carbon neutral cleaning and a special report on mopping equipment.

Click here to read ECJ online.

Click here to register for your regular paper copy of ECJ.

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Henkel withdraws toilet freshener after Ukraine takes offence

12th of September 2013
Henkel withdraws toilet freshener after Ukraine takes offence

German consumer goods company Henkel has pulled a toilet freshener from the eastern European market after Ukrainians complained it looked like the former Soviet republic's flag.

A television advertisement for the Bref Duo Stick freshener run in Russia caught the attention of Ukrainians - many of whom watch Russian television.

In the ad, the

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So, what is so exciting about the cleaning industry after all?

11th of September 2013
So, what is so exciting about the cleaning industry after all?

Dr Ilham Kadri, president of the Sealed Air institutional and laundry business - Diversey - since the beginning of 2013, writes her first blog for ECJ. She offers her initial observations of the professional cleaning sector and examines the opportunities as she sees them.

Read it here

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