Fighting back against litter

7th of November 2017
Fighting back against litter

From France, Christian Bouzols reports on a major change in policy by the local authority responsible for tackling litter in Marseille.

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Agents of change

6th of November 2017
Agents of change

Change is a difficult, but essential, part of any prosperous business. Where new ideas come from, how they are communicated and crucially how they are implemented can be important factors in making new initiatives a success. Jan-Hein Hemke, managing director at soft FM service provider and contract cleaners Facilicom, has given his managers the

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Essity and Microsoft partner to bolster Tork EasyCube

2nd of November 2017
Essity and Microsoft partner to bolster Tork EasyCube

Essity, manufacturer of Tork hygiene products and services, is to partner with Microsoft to leverage the power of big data and cloud computing within its own solutions.

The company will integrate its Tork EasyCube facility management software Microsoft's Azure Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to optimise everyday operations. This partnership,

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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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