EFCI to host week of online seminars

23rd of July 2021
EFCI to host week of online seminars

The European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry (EFCI) - the federation of the European national associations of the cleaning and facility services sector - is to host a week of online seminars from October 11-15. The focus - sustainability and innovation.

The programme will tackle the impact of Covid-19 on the industry and the challenges

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Sheffield council encourages residents to borrow litter-picking equipment

22nd of July 2021
Sheffield council encourages residents to borrow litter-picking equipment

Residents of Sheffield are being offered litter-picking equipment to help them keep their city's streets clean.

Anyone keen to join the scheme is provided with a litter-picker, plastic bags and disposable gloves and is invited to pick up litter from pavements, verges and public land.

Volunteers are asked to secure the rubbish in bags, but no

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The lavatory that pays out when users spend a penny

20th of July 2021
The lavatory that pays out when users spend a penny

A South Korean professor has created an eco-friendly toilet that rewards students with digital currency every time they use it.

Students are "paid" to use the lavatory because each visit helps the university to offset energy bills and grow plants in the campus gardens.

The new eco-toilet toilet at South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of

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TVH buys Battery Supplies

13th of July 2021
TVH buys Battery Supplies

Spare parts specialist TVH, which has its headquarters in Belgium, has acquired the shares of Battery Supplies - also based in Belgium - and its subsidiaries in Meyzieu, France (Battery Supplies France) and Erftstadt, Germany (BATTEC Batterie Vertrieb).

Founded in 1999, Battery Supplies is a one-stop shop for the supply of batteries, battery

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Crow finds a job in a Turkish toilet

9th of July 2021
Crow finds a job in a Turkish toilet

A washroom attendant in Turkey has found himself an unlikely feathered assistant.

Ismail Atmaca is using a young crow as his deputy when away from his post.

Atmaca, from Birecik in south-east Turkey, found the crow chick on the ground earlier this year. It had apparently fallen from its nest and was too frail to fly. So Atmaca took the bird

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Tokyo opens another state-of-the-art toilet ahead of the Olympics

7th of July 2021
Tokyo opens another state-of-the-art toilet ahead of the Olympics

A new iconic public toilet has opened in Tokyo. And there are more to come as the city steps up plans to open a series of state-of-the-art facilities ahead of the Olympics.

Situated in Tokyo's Nabeshima Shoto Park, "The Toilet Village" is the brainchild of Kengo Kuma. He is the architect behind the main venue for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic

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