People may be becoming ill in hospital – from the sinks

10th of March 2017
People may be becoming ill in hospital – from the sinks

Hospital sinks may be hotbeds of drug-resistant bacteria, according to a new report.

Research carried out in the US has found that splashes on the sides of sinks may harbour potentially deadly bacteria.

The study group set up a "sink lab" - a room containing five identical sinks based on the type most commonly found in intensive care units - at

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Selden buys Premiere Products

9th of March 2017
Selden buys Premiere Products

Cleaning chemicals producer Selden Research has acquired the brand, assets and goodwill of Premiere Products from James Briggs (Hygiene). Both companies are based in the UK.

A spokesman for Selden said: "The Premiere Products portfolio is a perfect fit into the Selden offering - distribution channels are similar, manufacturing requirements are

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Dirty cleaning

7th of March 2017
Dirty cleaning

A case of misuse of workers and government funds has tainted the reputation of Denmark’s second largest facility service company, reports ECJ correspondent Lotte Printz.

They were going to start a new life in Denmark. But for 149 poor Eastern Europeans their dreams turned into a nightmare. The Eastern Europeans were lured to Denmark by

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Read ECJ February/March online now!

6th of March 2017
Read ECJ February/March online now!

The February/March edition of ECJ is now available to read on the website.

Highlights this edition include:

• Cleaning London's diverse skyline

• Hygiene in healthcare

• Creating a greener world

• Safe scrubber dryers

Click here to read it now

 

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Lavatory cleaner uses Twitter to make toilets more interesting

6th of March 2017
Lavatory cleaner uses Twitter to make toilets more interesting

An enterprising contract cleaner is using social media to engage with the people who use the public washrooms she cleans.

Laura Napper owns Kent-based company Tenterden Twilight Commercial Cleaning. Besides holding the contract for several local office buildings her firm also has the job of cleaning several council-run toilet blocks.

Napper set

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Japan - cleaning on the curriculum

3rd of March 2017
Japan - cleaning on the curriculum

In previous editions of ECJ correspondent Bobbie van der List has brought an overview of the Japanese cleaning industry, illustrating the enormous importance people place on cleaning. Visiting the cleaners of the Shinkansen trains, for instance, provided an interesting insight into the thoroughness and efficiency of cleaners, but also their

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