University installs 'pee power' toilet

25th of March 2015
University installs 'pee power' toilet

A prototype toilet has been opened on a UK university campus in a bid to prove that urine can generate electricity.

Students and staff at Bristol-based University of the West of England are being asked to use the working urinal to feed microbial fuel cell stacks that power the indoor lighting system.

The installation was made following a tie-up

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Survey reveals lack of hand hygiene in men and women

24th of March 2015
Survey reveals lack of hand hygiene in men and women

If you've ever harboured doubts about the personal hygiene habits of your work colleagues, the results of a new survey will not do anything to reassure you.

A survey of 100,000 people carried out by Initial Washroom Hygiene has revealed 62 per cent of men do not wash their hands after going to the bathroom. And while women are slightly better,

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Labour market participation in the Netherlands

24th of March 2015
Labour market participation in the Netherlands

Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services reports on new Dutch laws affecting the cleaning sector.

On July 1 2014 the Dutch Senate agreed to the so called Participation Act. That same day a proposal for a Quota Act was sent to the Second Chamber, the legislative part of Dutch parliament. Both laws are about employing people with a so called

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Kärcher signs exclusive global agreement with ISS

23rd of March 2015
Kärcher signs exclusive global agreement with ISS

Cleaning technology provider Kärcher has signed a global agreement with ISS, world leader in the provision of facilities services, for the exclusive provision of equipment worldwide. The initial agreement will run for five years.

Peter Schack, global head of procurement at ISS said: "We selected Kärcher based on its comprehensive

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Danish cleaners as European role models

23rd of March 2015
Danish cleaners as European role models

ECJ correspondent in Scandinavia Lotte Printz reports from Denmark where the cleaning staff of a regional hospital are to serve as role models for hospital cleaners in other European countries.

At least once a year the cleaning staff at the Regional Hospital of Randers, Denmark, put down mops and dusters to undergo supplementary training. The

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World hygiene picture from SCA Hygiene Matters report

20th of March 2015
World hygiene picture from SCA Hygiene Matters report

Where in the world are people most likely to use their workplace washrooms to let off steam, eat, rehearse a presentation or carry out an exercise routine? And which nationality is most likely to shun a gym, public washroom or even dinner at a friend’s house due to concerns about poor hygiene?

Tork manufacturer SCA shares some insights from

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