US research reports antimicrobial copper touch surfaces effects

21st of November 2016
US research reports antimicrobial copper touch surfaces effects

New research published in the American Journal of Infection Control reports antimicrobial copper touch surfaces installed in hospital patient rooms significantly reduced concentrations of bacteria, sustaining levels prescribed on completion of terminal cleaning.

Grinnell College’s associate professor of biology Shannon Hinsa-Leasure PhD,

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Dutch company unveils giant outside vacuum cleaner to filter dirty air

18th of November 2016
Dutch company unveils giant outside vacuum cleaner to filter dirty air

Dutch inventors have unveiled what they claim to be the world's first giant outdoor air vacuum cleaner.

The eight-metre long purifying system is designed to be placed on top of buildings where it filters out tiny toxic particles from the atmosphere.

"It works like a big vacuum cleaner," said Henk Boersen, spokesman for the Envinity Group which

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Sustainable cleanings - water workings

17th of November 2016
Sustainable cleanings - water workings

Water is a valuable commodity and an increasing number of sustainable cleaning companies are coming up with solutions that help to reduce its use. ECJ asks manufacturers about their latest – and smartest - water-saving products.

Sustainable companies are working towards achieving a vast number of admirable goals. They aim to reduce

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ECJ launches first TV programme for the cleaning sector

17th of November 2016
ECJ launches first TV programme for the cleaning sector

ECJ has launched the first broadcast programme for the professional cleaning industry - European Cleaning Television, ECTV. The pilot episode is now available to watch here.

ECTV represents a breakthrough in how the industry receives information and offers a mix of news and features. Our aim is to become essential viewing for all parts of the

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SC Johnson returns to I&I business

16th of November 2016
SC Johnson returns to I&I business

SC Johnson in the US has announced it is returning to the industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning business. It made the announcement during the recent ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition in Chicago.

"This is the right time to re-enter the I&I business," said Fisk Johnson, chairman and ceo of SC Johnson. "Our purchase of the Deb

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New survey shines a light on poor hygiene

15th of November 2016
New survey shines a light on poor hygiene

A new UK survey reveals that a quarter of men and one in six women fail to wash their hands after going to the loo.

Two-thirds of those who do wash their hands scrub for less than 15 seconds, despite the fact that a minimum time of 20 seconds is recommended by experts. And the research - conducted by market research firm YouGov on behalf of

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