FDA seeks more data on safety of hospital hand cleaners

15th of May 2015
FDA seeks more data on safety of hospital hand cleaners

The US government is calling for more data on medical hand washes and hand sanitisers to ascertain their long-term effects when used daily.

The Food and Drug Administration says more information is needed to establish the safety and effectiveness of common hand cleaners used in hospitals, GP practices and nursing homes.

The FDA wants

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ISS gets highest global outsourcing ranking

14th of May 2015
ISS gets highest global outsourcing ranking

Global facility service provider ISS has achieved the highest possible rating, four full stars, by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).

The stars are based on an assessment of the top global outsourcing companies from all industries, including companies such as Accenture, Deloitte, Tata Communications and others. The

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ECMR presents sustainability awards

13th of May 2015
ECMR presents sustainability awards

Cleaning machine recycling company ECMR (European Cleaning Machines Recycling), which collects 'end of lifetime' cleaning machines from manufacturers and distributors across Europe to dismantle them and recycle the parts, presented its 2014 Sustainability Awards recently.

Companies working with ECMR to reduce the environmental burden of landfill

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Broken toilet leads to find of ancient ruins beneath Italian restaurant

12th of May 2015
Broken toilet leads to find of ancient ruins beneath Italian restaurant

A blocked toilet in an Italian building has changed the life of its owner who was planning to open a trattoria on the site.

Lucian Faggiano was trying to find the offending sewage pipe at the property in Puglia, Italy, when he made a fascinating discovery.

After digging a trench beneath the building he found a network of underground rooms and

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Read ECJ April/May online now

8th of May 2015
Read ECJ April/May online now

The April/May edition of ECJ is now available to read online. As well as latest industry news and reports from around Europe, special reports include:

• Case study - laundering for the cleanroom

• Exclusive interview - Henrik Andersen, EMEA ceo for ISS Group

• EFCI European contract cleaning report

• Special report -

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Robotics - the future of cleaning?

7th of May 2015
Robotics - the future of cleaning?

Dr Ilham Kadri, president of the Sealed Air Diversey Care business, writes her latest blog for ECJ. Following the company's acquisition of Intellibot Robotics she discusses the potential impact of this technology on the cleaning business.

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