Just one week to go until European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards!

21st of September 2016
Just one week to go until European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards!

Barcelona is the setting at the end of this month of the very first European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - founded by ECJ - which will be presented at a gala dinner on September 29. The main sponsor is Diversey Care.

Finalists, industry leaders and sponsors will gather at the Majestic Hotel to celebrate and recognise the high standards of

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Guggenheim's 18-carat gold toilet ready for use

20th of September 2016
Guggenheim's 18-carat gold toilet ready for use

New York's Guggenheim art museum has unveiled a fully functioning, 18-carat gold toilet, titled 'America', in one of its unisex washrooms.

Museum patrons are invited to use the golden throne, which is the creation of Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, who reportedly stated the art is about economic inequality.

The museum said the toilet is a "a

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Read ECJ September edition online now!

19th of September 2016
Read ECJ September edition online now!

The September edition of ECJ is now avaiable to read online. Highlights include:

• Horses for courses - horses are being used by one building services company in its management training

• Cleaning up in the air - tackling the world's second tallest building in Tokyo

• Room for improvement - the cleaning and disinfection

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Hungary suffers 'severe' cleaning staff shorage

14th of September 2016
Hungary suffers 'severe' cleaning staff shorage

Cleaning businesses operating in Hungary have seen a severe labour shortage recently - explained Zoltán Paár, the head of cleaning industry association MATISZ, when he spoke to Hungarian news agency MTI.

Around 8,500 positions have been registered as unfilled at local employment offices throughout the country, Paár said,

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London’s Bank of England gets long overdue façade renovation

12th of September 2016
London’s Bank of England gets long overdue façade renovation

One of London’s best-known landmarks, The Bank of England, has had a much-needed facelift thanks to a substantial exterior clean carried out by cleaning and restoration specialist Thomann-Hanry.

The Bank of England in London’s Threadneedle Street is one of London’s most famous landmarks. Since 1828, when the current building was

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Venezuela hospitals face major healthcare crisis

9th of September 2016
Venezuela hospitals face major healthcare crisis

Hospital patients in Venezuela are relying on visitors to bring vital hygiene supplies such as soap and water as the nation faces a major economic crisis.

A TV news report also revealed that hospitals have little running water to clean their filthy toilets and showers, and that staff have no access to cleaning products for use on wards.

When a

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