European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2023 - entries open this month

6th of September 2022
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2023 - entries open this month

Entries for the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2023 - organised by European Cleaning Journal - will open later this month. This is the only pan-European awards for the professional cleaning sector - and the ideal opportunity to celebrate the best of the industry.

There will be 10 categories in this sixth year of the competition, which

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Nitrous oxide canisters pose risk to Notting Hill Carnival cleaners

6th of September 2022
Nitrous oxide canisters pose risk to Notting Hill Carnival cleaners

A mammoth clean-up operation after London's Notting Hill Carnival needed to be slowed down when large numbers of gas canisters containing nitrous oxide were found among the debris.

Waste crews had to collect and dispose of the gas canisters separately for fear that they could explode.

A spokesperson for the Royal Borough of Kensington and

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UK MPs to hold inquiry into cleaning and hygiene during Covid-19 pandemic

2nd of September 2022
UK MPs to hold inquiry into cleaning and hygiene during Covid-19 pandemic

In the UK, MPs will will next week begin an inquiry into the role of cleaning and hygiene, and the associated challenges, during the Covid-19 pandemic.The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cleaning and Hygiene Industry will commence the review, entitled ‘Embedding Effective Hygiene for a Resilient UK', on September 6 with the aim

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Nordisk Microfiber launches collection and recycling scheme for microfibre

31st of August 2022
Nordisk Microfiber launches collection and recycling scheme for microfibre

Nordisk Microfibre (NMF) in Denmark, which specialises in the manufacture of professional microfibre cloths and mops, is launching a new take-back scheme whereby it collects, sorts and recycles products.

The company will collect all brands of microfibre products, not just its own, in a drive to convert dead resources into active ones

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EvaClean disinfectant efficacy confirmed in hospital study

26th of August 2022
EvaClean disinfectant efficacy confirmed in hospital study

EvaClean, the infection prevention division of EarthSafe Chemical Alternatives, says the efficacy of its PurTabs disinfectant has been confirmed in a study at New York University Langone Health (NYUL).

This is one of the USA's top hospitals and its chief epidemiologist decided to conduct a study to determine the efficacy of sporicidal

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Hand hygiene rules flouted at Greek hospitals

19th of August 2022
Hand hygiene rules flouted at Greek hospitals

Only one in three doctors and nurses in Greek hospitals apply hand hygiene rules before having contact with patients, according to a new report.

And fewer than half the nation's healthcare staff wash their hands before carrying out any aseptic patient-handling procedure. These are the results of a study carried out at 10 large hospitals in

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