Drinkers pilfer hand sanitiser from parks

5th of June 2013
Drinkers pilfer hand sanitiser from parks

Hand sanitiser is being pilfered from the portable toilets situated in parks in Wisconsin, US.

Toothpaste tube-sized bags of the sanitiser recently began vanishing from the dozen portaloos spread across city parks in La Crosse. "They don't harm the units, they just take the bag," said parks superintendent Gar Amunson.

Police believe that either

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Hospitals spying on staff in hand wash struggle

5th of June 2013
Hospitals spying on staff in hand wash struggle

With hand washing rates said to be astoundingly low among healthcare workers - and costs related to hospital-acquired infections soaring - some hospitals in the US have resorted to extreme methods to encourage better hygiene by their doctors and nurses.

When healthcare workers at Long Island, New York's North Shore University Hospital enter an

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Most office kitchens said to be dirtier than toilets

4th of June 2013
Most office kitchens said to be dirtier than toilets

Workplace kitchens are dangerously dirty, to the point that they could cause illness, new research suggests.

A study has revealed that half of surfaces in workplace kitchens are contaminated by dangerously high levels of coliforms - the bacteria present in faeces which can lead to outbreaks of gastrointestinal disease.

It also showed that more

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German cleaning associations look ahead to CMS Berlin

3rd of June 2013
German cleaning associations look ahead to CMS Berlin

Germany's leading cleaning associations gathered in Berlin recently to discuss current market conditions and look ahead to the industry exhibition CMS, which takes place in the city from September 25-26.

Dr Christian Göke, chief operating officer at Messe Berlin - where CMS will take place - said he is expecting around 350 exhibitors from

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Venezuela aims to end toilet paper shortage

31st of May 2013
Venezuela aims to end toilet paper shortage

Venezuela's National Assembly has backed plans to import 39 million rolls of toilet paper into the country to relieve a chronic shortage.

Everyday products have been in short supply in the oil-rich nation since 2003. President Nicolás Maduro blames the shortages on sabotage attempts by his political enemies and accuses businesses of

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Australian cleaning company Swan collapses

31st of May 2013

One of Australia's largest cleaning companies - Swan Services - has gone into administration after suffering losses from a number of unprofitable contracts.

Anthony Elkerton and David Young of Pitcher Partners were appointed as administrators to Swan Services last week along with Cleaners QLD, Cleaners SA, Cleaners ACT, Superior Cleaners WA,

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