'Just one in four Dutch public toilets is properly clean’

30th of November 2016
'Just one in four Dutch public toilets is properly clean’

Only around one in four public toilets in the Netherlands is properly clean according to a trade magazine survey.

Just 27 per cent were found to have good standards of hygiene compared with 38 per cent in the same survey last year.

Random checks were carried out at 150 washrooms throughout the country by trade magazine Service Management in

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Brightwell Dispensers opens German office

29th of November 2016
Brightwell Dispensers opens German office

UK-based Brightwell Dispensers is continuing is growth across Europe with the opening of an office and distribution centre in Germany. Its newly created sister company, Brightwell Dispensers GmbH, is based in Heppenheim, near Frankfurt. From there the company will serve German, Austrian and Swiss customers.

General manager Matthew Dwelly

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Just how clean is your car?

28th of November 2016
Just how clean is your car?

Most of us who drive a car would consider it to be cleaner than many other everyday items, however the reality is very different - according to new research.

Cars were found to be 50 per cent dirtier than appliances such as keyboards or phones, following a study by Salford University.

The researchers carried out an experiment that saw swabs

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Read ECJ November online now

25th of November 2016
Read ECJ November online now

The November edition of ECJ is now available to read online. Highlights include:

• Smart selling - optimise your customers' data

• Cleaning trolleys - how to choose the right one?

• Business - the dangers of working too hard

• Hand hygiene - protecting cleaners from dermatitis

Read it here

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New soap molecule may change cleaning products forever

24th of November 2016
New soap molecule may change cleaning products forever

Researchers from the University of Minnesota have invented a new soap molecule made from renewable sources.

They claim it could be used to produce soaps manufactured from natural products such as soybeans, coconut and corn. And besides reducing the problem of harmful chemicals and particles entering the water system, the new soaps would actually

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Tackling London's street urinators

23rd of November 2016
Tackling London's street urinators

A group of local businesses in south London is triallng a new splashback wall coating designed to deter street urination and keep the town clean.

The Brixton Business Improvement District (BID), a not-for-profit collective of 650 local firms, has commissioned provider of specialist protectant sprays Liquiproof to coat walls in Brixton town centre

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