New textile keeps hospital door handles germ-free

1st of November 2017
New textile keeps hospital door handles germ-free

Scientists have developed a self-disinfecting textile that is said to reduce bacteria levels by more than 90 per cent.

And they are using it to make antibacterial door pads for hospitals to be used in place of traditional aluminium door plates.

Developed at the University of Leeds, Surfaceskins antibacterial door pads are made from a blend of

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ICE acquires Reintec and TecServ

31st of October 2017
ICE acquires Reintec and TecServ

In the UK, cleaning equipment and services provider ICE has acquired 100 per cent of the Reintec and TecServ rental businesses.

Reintec is one of the UK's leading equipment rental companies, offering flexible hire and repair of professional cleaning equipment. TecServ delivers expert maintenance services which support the Reintec product

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Four hand hygiene failures that could make your office sick

30th of October 2017
Four hand hygiene failures that could make your office sick

As winter approaches and flu season starts, Initial Washroom Hygiene has called on office workers to prevent the spread of common illnesses such as colds, influenza and norovirus by improving their hand hygiene.

A single bacterium has the capacity to multiply into more than eight million cells in less than 12 hours if conditions are right. It is

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New London cleaning company founded on ethical principles

27th of October 2017
New London cleaning company founded on ethical principles

A new church-backed cleaning company in London is aiming to win business from established businesses by promoting ethical principles.

Clean for Good pays its staff the London Living Wage and is committed to providing paid leave, guaranteed working hours and training."We have no zero-hours contracts although we offer flexible hours for employees

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Using the news to create customer engagement

26th of October 2017
Using the news to create customer engagement

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management, continues her series of exclusive blogs about social media for the ECJ website. Here she talks about staying abreast of the news can help your social media activity.

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Scenes of people using bizarre open-air toilets in China go viral

25th of October 2017
Scenes of people using bizarre open-air toilets in China go viral

Images of people visiting open-air washrooms in China are being shared widely on the internet.

The bizarre toilets - which have no roofs or ceilings - are situated at a run-down amusement park in Chongqing, a major city in southwest China. Web images show members of the public using the washroom while holding umbrellas to protect their modesty

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