Major hotel chains apologise for unsanitary cleaning practices

9th of January 2019
Major hotel chains apologise for unsanitary cleaning practices

Four of the world's biggest hotel chains have apologised after footage revealed cleaners' inappropriate behaviour in guests' bathrooms. Hidden video footage exposed unsanitary cleaning practices in China.

The 11-minute video taken from inside hotel rooms, which was uploaded on a Chinese social media site, shows cleaners using dirty towels and

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Office hygiene needs to move with the times says Essity

8th of January 2019
Office hygiene needs to move with the times says Essity

Offices need to implement new proactive hygiene solutions in line with changing trends, according to hygiene solutions provider Essity.

This will help employees take more personal control over workplace hygiene, claims the company in its White Paper.

The document, which uses data from the global Essity Hygiene & Health Report 2018- 2019 plus

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Thai cleaning industry to profit from tourism

7th of January 2019
Thai cleaning industry to profit from tourism

There are rapid changes taking place in Asia's professional cleaning industry and one of the countries experience greatest change is Thailand, where tourism is having an impact. ECJ reporter Bobbie van der List brings us more details.

In terms of contract cleaning, Thailand is performing above average compared to other southeast Asian countries.

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Stella Artois turns vacuum cleaners into robotic bartenders

21st of December 2018
Stella Artois turns vacuum cleaners into robotic bartenders

Lager manufacturer Stella Artois has performed a Christmas miracle by turning robot vacuum cleaners into automatic bartenders this year.

The Stella Artois BART - which stands for Bartending Automated Robotic Technology - comes in the form of a kit that may be attached to a robot vacuum by means of heavy-duty hook-and-loop patches.

BART comprises

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ISS to cut 100,000 jobs in bid to reduce complexity and risk

20th of December 2018
ISS to cut 100,000 jobs in bid to reduce complexity and risk

Danish facilities services group ISS is to cut its staff by 20 per cent and pull out of 13 countries in a bid to streamline operations.

As part of a two-year plan to focus on key markets, the Danish firm will reduce its customer base by 50 per cent and pare down its 490,000-strong staff to 390,000.

The company aims to increase its annual

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Hand hygiene to tackle the spread of disease through air transport

18th of December 2018
Hand hygiene to tackle the spread of disease through air transport

The frequency with which we travel by air today has increased the rate of contagion, according to a study. But improved hand washing by travellers could significantly cut the risk of infections.

Airports attract an international population which means that infections and bacteria are brought in from many countries, claim study authors Smixin AG.

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