Chemistry team develops superbug-killing disinfectants

2nd of March 2016
Chemistry team develops superbug-killing disinfectants

A US team is developing disinfectant compounds that could be used to destroy infectious bacteria, even drug-resistant strains.

And the team hopes to bring its most successful compounds to market - maybe even incorporating them into plastics to make antibacterial surfaces.

According to experts, bacteria have begun to develop resistance to

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Shortlist announced for Amsterdam Innovation Award 2016

1st of March 2016
Shortlist announced for Amsterdam Innovation Award 2016
The jury of the this year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Awards has announced the nine shortlisted nominees from a record total of 110 entries. 

The overall winner and the three category winners will be announced by the jury during the special award ceremony on the opening day of the show - Tuesday May 10. At the same ceremony, the

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Read ECJ February/March online now

29th of February 2016
Read ECJ February/March online now

The February/March edition of ECJ is now available to read online. Highlights include special reports on green cleaning and washroom hygiene. Plus a look at the future of the EU.

Read it here

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Tennant sells Green Machines business

29th of February 2016
Tennant sells Green Machines business

Tennant Company has sold its Green Machines business to M&F Group of companies, parent company of Tennant master distributor TCS EMEA - which distributes the company's products in Central & Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Otto Rainer, a former Tennant employee, controls a majority of M&F Group.

 

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Online cleaning firm promises fast, seamless service

26th of February 2016
Online cleaning firm promises fast, seamless service

A former Apple employee and his mother have set up a cleaning business in the UK offering cleaning services to households that can be quickly booked online.

Aimed at tech-savvy professionals with busy lifestyles, Maid Up North in Newcastle is said to enable customers to select, schedule, book and pay online in 60 seconds.

"Modern lifestyles can be

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‘Trap Adviser’ reviews loos in restaurants

24th of February 2016
‘Trap Adviser’ reviews loos in restaurants

An anonymous Instagram user is gaining a following after posting images of washrooms in restaurants on to Instagram.

'Trap Adviser' has attracted nearly 3,000 followers on the popular social media website after reviewing restaurant washrooms and posting comments, both good and bad.

Most of the toilets reviewed are in London, but some appear to

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