Read the February/March edition of ECJ online now

14th of March 2019
Read the February/March edition of ECJ online now

The February/March edition of ECJ is now available to read on the website. Highlights include:

• The launch of the 2019 European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards

• The invisible workforce - how employers are working to make cleaners feel more valued

• Case study from the Farnborough Airshow, cleaned by Stadium Support

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Artificial intelligence captures unhygienic practices in Chinese kitchens

12th of March 2019
Artificial intelligence captures unhygienic practices in Chinese kitchens

Chefs in China who smoke in the kitchen or fail to wash their hands before preparing food could soon be caught in the act by artificial intelligence.

Authorities in Shaoxing, a city in Zhejiang, have developed a new system capable of recognising poor hygiene habits. These are then caught on camera and sent to the administrators via a mobile

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Soap dispensers in public toilets could be hiding deadly bacteria

8th of March 2019
Soap dispensers in public toilets could be hiding deadly bacteria

Tests carried out at the University of Arizona have suggested that soap dispensers could be harbouring potentially dangerous bacteria.

Germ specialist Dr Charles Gerba analysed soap dispensers in 296 food establishments across Arizona, Ohio and New Jersey. And he discovered that 15 per cent tested positive for harmful bacteria including E. coli

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Pocket-sized robot will keep your personal space clean

6th of March 2019
Pocket-sized robot will keep your personal space clean

A patent-pending robot has been developed in the US to sanitise and disinfect hotel surfaces.

The pocket-sized CleanseBot from Ventur Studio will run for four hours before requiring a charge. It is equipped with four UV-C lamps and its manufacturers say it is capable of killing 99.99 per cent of germs, bacteria and dust mites.

The device was

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FMA UK joins forces with Greenpeace and Kids Against Plastic

4th of March 2019
FMA UK joins forces with Greenpeace and Kids Against Plastic

With over 12.7 million tonnes of plastic entering the ocean every year, killing over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals, it is estimated that by 2050 plastic will outweigh fish in our seas. Humans produce nearly 300 million tonnes of plastic every year, half of which is for single use.

Society is more aware of the urgency needed in

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EFCI to hold one-day June conference in Brussels

28th of February 2019
EFCI to hold one-day June conference in Brussels

The European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry (EFCI), the federation of the European national associations of the cleaning and facility services sector, is to hold a one-day conference on June 28 in Brussels. The theme: "Cleaning and Facility Services: shaping the industry for the future".

In four different panels, speakers and delegates

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