Hotels left in a ‘stomach-churning’ state of filth

8th of December 2020
Hotels left in a ‘stomach-churning’ state of filth

Popular hotels in the UK are being left in a "stomach-churningly" filthy state with blood, faeces and hair left in rooms, an undercover investigation has found.

Investigators from Which? using a swab kit to test hygiene standards revealed traces of bacteria found in faeces in some rooms, including those in five-star hotels.

The team found

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ISSA Pulire Verona postponed

4th of December 2020
ISSA Pulire Verona postponed

Organisers of the ISSA Pulire exhibition in Verona have decided to postpone the show until September 7-9 2021. It had been due to take place from May 18-20.

"We have taken a reasoned, responsible and above all definitive decision in the interests of industry professionals, exhibitors and visitors - driven by the desire to ensure optimal safety

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Latest edition of ECJ - read online now

2nd of December 2020
Latest edition of ECJ - read online now

The latest edition of ECJ is now available to read on the website, and via the ECJ app.

Highlights include:

• Hand hygiene - how attitudes have changed during Covid-19

• Business - biodiversity in urban areas

• Building usage after lockdown - impact on services

• Skills and training for a forward-looking cleaning

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Dirty restaurant toilets are a customer bugbear, survey reveals

26th of November 2020
Dirty restaurant toilets are a customer bugbear, survey reveals

Washroom cleanliness is more important to restaurant customers than the cleanliness of other parts of the facility, according to a new survey.

A total of 50 per cent of respondents in the Middle Eastern study claimed to be particularly concerned about the state of the washrooms when visiting a restaurant. This compared with only 48 per cent who

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Commuter shares photos of grimy grab poles on London tube

24th of November 2020
Commuter shares photos of grimy grab poles on London tube

A commuter is urging Transport for London to clean its underground trains more effectively after highlighting an issue on her way to work.

Christina Ross was travelling from her home in Epping, Essex, to her workplace in Holborn on the Central Line when she noticed the grab pole was dirty. She took out a wet wipe and used it to clean the pole,

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The value of fragrance

20th of November 2020
The value of fragrance

What function does an air freshener system fulfil in a washroom, hospital, restaurant or leisure facility? We ask manufacturers about the value that fragrancing systems can add to specific environments.

Most people would agree the main role of an air freshener system is to mask bad smells. And for obvious reasons, they are are most commonly used

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