Looking ahead to a new year....

19th of January 2016
Looking ahead to a new year....

As we start 2016, ECJ’s correspondent Lynn Webster encourages businesses to focus on growth and moving forward in the new year in her latest blog.

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Alarming new superbug gene emerges around the globe

18th of January 2016
Alarming new superbug gene emerges around the globe

A new antibiotic-resistant superbug has emerged around the globe and is spreading alarm in medical circles.

The MCR-1 gene renders E. coli and some other bacteria resistant to colistin, an antibiotic considered the drug of last resort for some infections and diseases.

The gene first came to light in China in November 2015 and scientists in other

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The toilet of tomorrow will do more than flush waste

15th of January 2016
The toilet of tomorrow will do more than flush waste

A toilet that functions as its own treatment plant could help to deliver sustainable sanitation to the 2.5 billion people worldwide who currently lack access.

The 'reinvented toilet' would harvest energy from human waste in order to produce sterile water for washing. It would also process solid waste and enable it to be used as an odourless

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Spanish project offers cleaning employment opportunities to mental health sufferers

14th of January 2016
Spanish project offers cleaning employment opportunities to mental health sufferers

A social programme in the south of Spain is offering people with mental health issues the opportunity to find employment within the cleaning sector.

INICIA is the name of the project by ADIEM, an association for the protection of the rights of people with mental health issues. For 20 years it has managed home visits, supervised dwellings,

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March date for China Clean Expo

13th of January 2016
March date for China Clean Expo

China Clean Expo, the trade show for the Chinese professional cleaning sector, is set to take place in Shanghai from March 29-31.

According to the organisers there is still much opportunity for growth in the country - as policy support and governmental funding in China for the hotel, automobile and medical industries are driving the development

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Toilet seat liners found to be 'pointless'

13th of January 2016
Toilet seat liners found to be 'pointless'

Are you one of those people who always grabs a paper liner before sitting down on the toilet? If so, you're probably doing it to avoid catching a disease from someone else's 'splashes' that may be left on the seat.

Well, you germophobes will be disappointed to know that those liners may have more to do with providing comfort and reassurance to

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