Crisis point for poor toilets

28th of December 2017
Crisis point for poor toilets

A new study reveals that poor washroom provision in stadiums and other high-traffic venues is reaching a crisis point. Jenny Turner from Tork manufacturer Essity considers ways in which this situation can be improved.

Stadium washrooms are notorious for their poor standards. Anyone who has attended a large live music or sporting event will

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Radical hospital hygiene reform needed in Europe

27th of December 2017
Radical hospital hygiene reform needed in Europe

Antimicrobial resistance could cause more deaths than cancer in Europe by 2050, according to experts. But improved hand hygiene could have a significant impact on the figures.

Public Health England claims that a failure to address antimicrobial resistance could result in an estimated 10 million deaths a year worldwide by 2050 with the cost in

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PeeSafe aims to make Indian restrooms more women-friendly

22nd of December 2017
PeeSafe aims to make Indian restrooms more women-friendly

An Indian start-up aims to improve health and safety in ladies' toilets with the aid of a new product.

The PeeSafe Sanitised Washroom programme is being launched in a bid to improve hygiene in washrooms across India. It is said to dramatically reduce the numbers of microbes, viruses, fungi and bacteria on toilet seats including the germs that

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30,000 Singapore workers in cleaning and waste management sectors to be trained by 2025

21st of December 2017
30,000 Singapore workers in cleaning and waste management sectors to be trained by 2025

The government in Singapore is putting plans in place to help the cleaning services sector to adopt technology and cope with the shortage in manpower.

It has launched an Industry Transformation Map (ITM) for the environmental services sector with a series of initiatives to help companies drive innovation, train workers and improve procurement

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The long fight against illiteracy

20th of December 2017
The long fight against illiteracy

The French federation of cleaning companies (FEP) is actively involved in national initiatives tackling illiteracy, writes ECJ correspondent Christian Bouzols in his latest report.

The French federation of cleaning companies (FEP) recently took part in the annual days of action against illiteracy organised by the National campaign against

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Community project to remove ‘graffiti’ backfires

19th of December 2017
Community project to remove ‘graffiti’ backfires

City workers who removed "graffiti" from a wall in Tampa, Florida, were horrified to discover that the mural was in fact an authorised work of art.

The wall had been painted by artist Catherine Thomas with the help of young local residents including 12-year-old Aida Castelli.

"It was meant to bring the community together and slow people down at

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