Nanocoatings - are there risks?

17th of April 2020
Nanocoatings - are there risks?

John Griep, ECJ correspondent in the Netherlands, tells us about latest research into nanocoatings. What are their functions, and are there any risks in terms of environment or safety?

In 1997 the Association for Cleaning Research (VSR) examined cleaning results when using microfibre cloths. “Microfibre cloths make cleaning easier and

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Wheels deploys e-bikes with self-cleaning handlebars and brake levers

16th of April 2020
Wheels deploys e-bikes with self-cleaning handlebars and brake levers

A US bike service company has introduced self-cleaning handlebars and brake levers on its bicycles to help protect users from the coronavirus.

Wheels usually runs a shared bike service, but has had to halt this operation in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

"Before we temporarily paused our regular service we were taking all the

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Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

15th of April 2020
Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

The UK government is seeking a solution to facilitate the rapid sanitisation of ambulances.

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) - part of the Ministry of Defence - is putting out a call for sanitising technology that can speed up the time it takes to clean emergency vehicles as part of the national effort against Coronavirus.

According

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Markus Asch celebrates 25 years at Kärcher

14th of April 2020
Markus Asch celebrates 25 years at Kärcher

Markus Asch, deputy chairman of the board of management and chief technology officer (cto) at Germany-based cleaning systems specialist Kärcher, celebrates his 25th year with the company this month.

After studying engineering at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences Asch began his career at the company in 1995 as a team leader in the

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RCP publishes Europe-wide report into commercial recycling

9th of April 2020
RCP publishes Europe-wide report into commercial recycling

Initial findings from a study into business recycling and waste management across Europe have been published by Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) EMEA.

The research is the cornerstone of the brand's new Love Recycling initiative, which will continue to report throughout 2020. Its aim is to provide the industry with a snapshot of how

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UK cleaning sector makes up five per cent of national workforce

9th of April 2020
UK cleaning sector makes up five per cent of national workforce

Latest research by the British Cleaning Council (BCC) has revealed there are approximately 1.63 million workers in the industry, making up around five per cent of the UK workforce.

This makes it one of the top 10 largest UK industries for employment, says the umbrella body covering all aspects of the cleaning sector. 

This total has been

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