'People and Business' theme for CMS international congress

18th of May 2015
'People and Business' theme for CMS international congress

The second International CMS Congress, taking place during the CMS cleaning exhibition in Berlin this September, will have the theme 'People and Business'. Speakers from around Europe, the USA, South Africa, India and China will be taking part, say the organisers.

The programme is supported by the European Federation of Cleaning Industries

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Laundering for cleanrooms

15th of May 2015
Laundering for cleanrooms

CWS-boco is one of the leading international service providers of washroom hygiene, matting, workwear and textile solutions. The company’s headquarters is in Germany and it has facilities in 18 countries. In September of last year it opened its latest cleanroom laundry in Heidenheim, Germany and ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited the

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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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