New ‘vomit vacuum’ put to use at Tokyo station

11th of January 2019
New ‘vomit vacuum’ put to use at Tokyo station

A new vomit-cleaning vacuum invented in Japan has been helping with the festive clean-up in the country's capital.

Vomit left behind by drunken revellers are a major problem at Tokyo's railway hubs, according to Japanese cleaning firm JR East Environment Access. The company claims that 20 to 30 piles of vomit can be found daily at Shinagawa

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ECJ Cleaning in the Digital World supplement available online to read now

10th of January 2019
ECJ Cleaning in the Digital World supplement available online to read now

The new ECJ supplement Cleaning in the Digital World takes an indepth look at how digitisation is impacting on the professional cleaning sector. It is now available to read online, and via the ECJ app.

Cleaning in the Digital World asks how the sector will look 10 years from now, while also exploring the role of the smartphone in cleaning

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Major hotel chains apologise for unsanitary cleaning practices

9th of January 2019
Major hotel chains apologise for unsanitary cleaning practices

Four of the world's biggest hotel chains have apologised after footage revealed cleaners' inappropriate behaviour in guests' bathrooms. Hidden video footage exposed unsanitary cleaning practices in China.

The 11-minute video taken from inside hotel rooms, which was uploaded on a Chinese social media site, shows cleaners using dirty towels and

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Office hygiene needs to move with the times says Essity

8th of January 2019
Office hygiene needs to move with the times says Essity

Offices need to implement new proactive hygiene solutions in line with changing trends, according to hygiene solutions provider Essity.

This will help employees take more personal control over workplace hygiene, claims the company in its White Paper.

The document, which uses data from the global Essity Hygiene & Health Report 2018- 2019 plus

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Thai cleaning industry to profit from tourism

7th of January 2019
Thai cleaning industry to profit from tourism

There are rapid changes taking place in Asia's professional cleaning industry and one of the countries experience greatest change is Thailand, where tourism is having an impact. ECJ reporter Bobbie van der List brings us more details.

In terms of contract cleaning, Thailand is performing above average compared to other southeast Asian countries.

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Stella Artois turns vacuum cleaners into robotic bartenders

21st of December 2018
Stella Artois turns vacuum cleaners into robotic bartenders

Lager manufacturer Stella Artois has performed a Christmas miracle by turning robot vacuum cleaners into automatic bartenders this year.

The Stella Artois BART - which stands for Bartending Automated Robotic Technology - comes in the form of a kit that may be attached to a robot vacuum by means of heavy-duty hook-and-loop patches.

BART comprises

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