Clinical trials confirm 'no-touch disinfection' properties of copper

12th of August 2016
Clinical trials confirm 'no-touch disinfection' properties of copper

Recently-published research from a joint US-Chile clinical trial studying the contribution of antimicrobial copper touch surfaces to environmental hygiene in a paediatric intensive care unit describes the intervention as a ‘no-touch disinfection technology' that warrants serious consideration as part of a bundle of infection prevention

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Celebrating technology at the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

11th of August 2016
Celebrating technology at the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

Sandra Sieber, professor at the IESE Business School University of Navarra, is one of the speakers at the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards conference - taking place in Barcelona on September 29. Here, she examines how smart technologies will affect the cleaning sector and looks ahead to the event.

There are several key exhibitions that take

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Litterbugs and litter heroes

10th of August 2016
Litterbugs and litter heroes

ECJ correspondent Lotte Printz takes a look at waste management and litter attitudes at music festivals in Denmark.

Plastic cups, food wrappers, cigarette butts. The music festival season is upon us. Where 50,000 people (festival-goers, volunteers and artists) are gathered every day of a festival, which is the case at the second-largest festival

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ISSA Hygieia Network to host events at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

9th of August 2016
ISSA Hygieia Network to host events at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America

The ISSA Hygieia Network, the international group dedicated to the advancement and retention of women at all levels of the global cleaning industry, will host two events as part of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition and ISSA Convention from October 25-28 in Chicago.

Networking Secrets of Successful Women, presented by best-selling

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What is our message, and who are we speaking to?

8th of August 2016
What is our message, and who are we speaking to?

Markus Asch, vice chairman of the management board at cleaning solutions manufacturer Kärcher and president of EUnited Cleaning, writes his latest blog for ECJ. He examines the great imbalance between the importance of the cleaning sector, and how it is appreciated by the world at large.

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Biofilms - should we worry?

5th of August 2016
Biofilms - should we worry?

Biofilms are everywhere. They are highly resilient; hard to remove and implicated in a staggering 80 per cent of infections. But what exactly are they? Are cleaners aware of the dangers they pose? And should we be scared?

It is the news that none of us wanted to hear: bacteria are becoming organised. We like to think of them as unsophisticated

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