Self-cleaning toilets to be developed in Singapore

30th of August 2019
Self-cleaning toilets to be developed in Singapore

In Singapore, there may soon be self-cleaning toilet cubicles at hawker centres as part of the push to drive innovation and improve productivity.

A hawker centre is a complex housing a variety of stalls selling inexpensive food.The project involves retrofitting existing cubicles with features to automatically clean the toilet bowl, walls and

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Cannabis leaves ‘can fight MRSA’

29th of August 2019
Cannabis leaves ‘can fight MRSA’

Indian researchers have discovered cannabis leaves to have an antibacterial effect against MRSA.

The team used ethanol-based tinctures containing crushed leaves of Cannabis sativa as well as other plant compounds to assess their antimicrobial properties.

Results of the study were published in the Journal of Integrative Medicine. "Ethanolic

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Child sets out to prove hand dryers are too loud

28th of August 2019
Child sets out to prove hand dryers are too loud

Hand dryers are too loud for children, according to a nine-year-old Canadian girl who set out to prove her theory in a science project.

Nora Keegan struggled with the noise made by washroom hand dryers and noticed other children putting their fingers in their ears when the dryers were in operation,

She then visited a number of public washrooms

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Mini toiletries to be removed from IHG hotels

27th of August 2019
Mini toiletries to be removed from IHG hotels

Miniature toiletries are to be removed from all hotels run by InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) - the first global hotel brand to make such a commitment.

The UK-based owner of Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels has pledged to take the small plastic bottles out of its 843,000 rooms by 2021. This has already been achieved in around one-third of

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Global Executive Summit to be held during Berlin exhibition

26th of August 2019
Global Executive Summit to be held during Berlin exhibition

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBCS) will host a one-day summit for facilities services company executives during the CMS professional cleaning exhibition in Berlin next month.

The event, which takes place on September 27, is limited to the first 75 registered attendees and is by invitation only. it will be led by

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Female urinal designed to reduce toilet queues

23rd of August 2019
Female urinal designed to reduce toilet queues

Lapee is a new industrial standard female toilet for festivals and outdoor events designed for quick and safe use. Developed by Gina Périer and Alexander Egebjerg the pink plastic structure has three urinals arranged in a spiral, with curving back rests that provide privacy while allowing the user to remain aware of their

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