Just how clean is your car?

28th of November 2016
Just how clean is your car?

Most of us who drive a car would consider it to be cleaner than many other everyday items, however the reality is very different - according to new research.

Cars were found to be 50 per cent dirtier than appliances such as keyboards or phones, following a study by Salford University.

The researchers carried out an experiment that saw swabs

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Read ECJ November online now

25th of November 2016
Read ECJ November online now

The November edition of ECJ is now available to read online. Highlights include:

• Smart selling - optimise your customers' data

• Cleaning trolleys - how to choose the right one?

• Business - the dangers of working too hard

• Hand hygiene - protecting cleaners from dermatitis

Read it here

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New soap molecule may change cleaning products forever

24th of November 2016
New soap molecule may change cleaning products forever

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have invented a new soap molecule made from renewable sources.

They claim it could be used to produce soaps manufactured from natural products such as soybeans, coconut and corn. And besides reducing the problem of harmful chemicals and particles entering the water system, the new soaps would actually

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Tackling London's street urinators

23rd of November 2016
Tackling London's street urinators

A group of local businesses in south London is triallng a new splashback wall coating designed to deter street urination and keep the town clean.

The Brixton Business Improvement District (BID), a not-for-profit collective of 650 local firms, has commissioned provider of specialist protectant sprays Liquiproof to coat walls in Brixton town centre

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Singapore explores use of driverless vehicles for street cleaning and rubbish collection

22nd of November 2016
Singapore explores use of driverless vehicles for street cleaning and rubbish collection

Driverless vehicles could be used to clean the streets and clear rubbish in Singapore, after two government agencies jointly called a Request for Information (RFI) exercise seeking the industry's views.

The RFI, issued by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Ministry of Transport (MOT), is for the design and development of self-driving

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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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