Dutch train operator NS has employed cleaners tokeep its carriages tidy during journeys following complaints about litter.
The cleaners will work on the routes between Den Helder and Nijmegen, Alkmaar to Maastricht, Amsterdam to Dordrecht and Lelystad to Vlissingen, following a successful trial between Amsterdam and Utrecht in the autumn.
It must be among the worst fears of the smart toilet user - that hackers might take control of your lavatory from a remote location.
But this has already happened according to experts at a recent information security conference.
Smart toilets have become popular - in Japan in particular - for their range of intelligent functions that can be
A US team is developing disinfectant compounds that could be used to destroy infectious bacteria, even drug-resistant strains.
And the team hopes to bring its most successful compounds to market - maybe even incorporating them into plastics to make antibacterial surfaces.
According to experts, bacteria have begun to develop resistance to
The overall winner and the three category winners will be announced by the jury during the special award ceremony on the opening day of the show - Tuesday May 10. At the same ceremony, the
The February/March edition of ECJ is now available to read online. Highlights include special reports on green cleaning and washroom hygiene. Plus a look at the future of the EU.
Tennant Company has sold its Green Machines business to M&F Group of companies, parent company of Tennant master distributor TCS EMEA - which distributes the company's products in Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Otto Rainer, a former Tennant employee, controls a majority of M&F Group.