One in three worldwide don’t always wash their hands properly after going to the toilet

26th of October 2015
One in three worldwide don’t always wash their hands properly after going to the toilet

A global survey from WIN/Gallup International has revealed 65 per cent of those polled across 64 countries ‘agree' that washing their hands with soap and water is something they automatically do - however 26 per cent somewhat agree, while just under one in 10 (eight per cent) disagree.

The survey interviewed a total of 62,398 people across

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ECJ October online now!

23rd of October 2015
ECJ October online now!

The October edition of ECJ is now available to read online. Special reports include:

Special report - Care of hard floors

Business - The future of the EU

Sustainability - What is the true meaning?

Diversity & Inclusion - How the cleaning sector is performing

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Japanese 'smart pants' device predicts when you need to visit the toilet

23rd of October 2015
Japanese 'smart pants' device predicts when you need to visit the toilet

A Japanese company has unveiled a device that alerts the wearer in advance when they will need to go to the toilet.

Dfree, which could be on the market next year, is designed to predict imminent bowel movements and give users a 10-minute warning before one is likely to take place.

"Dfree uses ultrasonic waves to monitor the wearer's internal

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Fragrancing - the smell of success

22nd of October 2015
Fragrancing - the smell of success

We all have our favourite smells but as human beings we rely less on our noses to help us navigate the world, and use them as something to help us enjoy it a little more. And researchers have discovered that the human sense of smell is actually far more powerful than originally thought. Writing for ECJ, direct365 takes a look at the science of

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Every fifth cleaner in Finland has foreign background

22nd of October 2015
Every fifth cleaner in Finland has foreign background

Statistics Finland figures released recently reveal the occupations of those with foreign backgrounds working in Finland in 2013. Almost 10,000 were employed as cleaners.

Statistics Finland's 2013 comparison of the types of jobs held by foreigners and Finns illustrates the types of employment held by those born outside Finland.

In 2013, people

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February 2016 date for Portable Sanitation & Welfare Expo

22nd of October 2015
February 2016 date for Portable Sanitation & Welfare Expo

The 2016 Portable Sanitation & Welfare Expo will take place from February 24-25 2016 in Coventry, UK.

The event is dedicated to the portable sanitation, liquid waste, modular buildings and welfare unit industries. Alongside the trade show is a seminar programme featuring themes such as'Vomiting Larry & how to prevent Norovirus

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