New soap molecule may change cleaning products forever

24th of November 2016
New soap molecule may change cleaning products forever

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have invented a new soap molecule made from renewable sources.

They claim it could be used to produce soaps manufactured from natural products such as soybeans, coconut and corn. And besides reducing the problem of harmful chemicals and particles entering the water system, the new soaps would actually

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Tackling London's street urinators

23rd of November 2016
Tackling London's street urinators

A group of local businesses in south London is triallng a new splashback wall coating designed to deter street urination and keep the town clean.

The Brixton Business Improvement District (BID), a not-for-profit collective of 650 local firms, has commissioned provider of specialist protectant sprays Liquiproof to coat walls in Brixton town centre

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Singapore explores use of driverless vehicles for street cleaning and rubbish collection

22nd of November 2016
Singapore explores use of driverless vehicles for street cleaning and rubbish collection

Driverless vehicles could be used to clean the streets and clear rubbish in Singapore, after two government agencies jointly called a Request for Information (RFI) exercise seeking the industry's views.

The RFI, issued by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Ministry of Transport (MOT), is for the design and development of self-driving

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US research reports antimicrobial copper touch surfaces effects

21st of November 2016
US research reports antimicrobial copper touch surfaces effects

New research published in the American Journal of Infection Control reports antimicrobial copper touch surfaces installed in hospital patient rooms significantly reduced concentrations of bacteria, sustaining levels prescribed on completion of terminal cleaning.

Grinnell College’s associate professor of biology Shannon Hinsa-Leasure PhD,

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Dutch company unveils giant outside vacuum cleaner to filter dirty air

18th of November 2016
Dutch company unveils giant outside vacuum cleaner to filter dirty air

Dutch inventors have unveiled what they claim to be the world's first giant outdoor air vacuum cleaner.

The eight-metre long purifying system is designed to be placed on top of buildings where it filters out tiny toxic particles from the atmosphere.

"It works like a big vacuum cleaner," said Henk Boersen, spokesman for the Envinity Group which

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Sustainable cleanings - water workings

17th of November 2016
Sustainable cleanings - water workings

Water is a valuable commodity and an increasing number of sustainable cleaning companies are coming up with solutions that help to reduce its use. ECJ asks manufacturers about their latest – and smartest - water-saving products.

Sustainable companies are working towards achieving a vast number of admirable goals. They aim to reduce

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