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
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.
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
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.
Industry trade association ISSA has partnered with ECJ to carry out a survey of the EMEA cleaning products distribution market. Distributors across the market are invited to take part in the research now by responding to a series of questions online.
With the extensive information captured from this survey, ISSA plans to compile much-needed
Providing children with clean water and soap could help them to grow taller, according to a scientific review.
Research has found that improving hand hygiene in a community could add an average of half a centimetre to the height of children under five.
The study was carried out for the Cochrane Review by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical