Robots, apps and connected technology to star at ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam

25th of April 2016
Robots, apps and connected technology to star at ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam

There are just two weeks to go until ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam 2016 opens on May 10. And this year there is a brand new feature which reflects the increasing role of technology in the cleaning sector. The InnovationLAB  will focus on the fields of robotics, cleaning apps and connected cleaning.

In the Robotics Arena experts and exhibitors

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Gym equipment is more bacteria-ridden than toilet seats: study

22nd of April 2016
Gym equipment is more bacteria-ridden than toilet seats: study

Free weights in gyms typically harbour more than 300 times the amount of bacteria as the average toilet seat, according to a study.

Exercise bikes in fitness centres are 39 times more 'germy' than a school canteen tray. And treadmills are claimed to harbour the highest bacteria levels in gyms with 74 times more germs than the taps of a public

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ISS gets highest IAOP global rating four years in a row

21st of April 2016
ISS gets highest IAOP global rating four years in a row

Global facility services provider ISS has achieved the highest possible rating, five stars, for the fourth year in a row from the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).

The stars are distributed by an independent jury with representatives from the industry as well as research institutions. Their assessment is based on an

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US teens invent hand soap made from soy

19th of April 2016
US teens invent hand soap made from soy

A team of students from Indiana, US have created a hand soap using exfoliating soy beads.

And the group won first prize in a competition for their invention, which they claim will provide customers with a natural alternative to traditional soaps.

Many hand soaps contain exfoliants made from plastic microbeads. Besides soaps, these tiny pieces of

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Highway operator taps big data to gauge toilet usage

14th of April 2016
Highway operator taps big data to gauge toilet usage

Men spend an average of four minutes and four seconds in a public toilet. And an increasing number of them are choosing a cubicle over a urinal.

These were among the conclusions of a Japanese highway operator that has been collecting data on toilet usage at its service stations for 11 years.

Central Nippon Expressway installed real-time sensor

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More Irish hospitals needed second inspection for poor hygiene last year

12th of April 2016
More Irish hospitals needed second inspection for poor hygiene last year

One in five hospitals inspected in 2015 required a follow-up inspection for poor hygiene and maintenance, compared to one in 10 hospitals in 2014, according to a Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) report.

Thirty-nine unannounced inspections were carried out by HIQA in 32 public acute hospitals between January 2015 and December

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