Team SCA triumphs in Volvo Ocean Race

29th of June 2015
Team SCA triumphs in Volvo Ocean Race

The first all-female crew to sail the Volvo Ocean Race in 12 years - Team SCA - successfully completed their nine-month epic voyage in Gothenburg last week. They may not have won but they have pushed many boundaries for women's sailing.

The Volvo Ocean Race is a gruelling event, in total over 38,000 nautical miles. And Team SCA is the only

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'See-through' toilets at Glastonbury 2015

26th of June 2015
'See-through' toilets at Glastonbury 2015

The world-famous Glastonbury Festival is currently taking place in the UK and runs until this Sunday. Going to the toilet at this mammoth campsite can be tricky at the best of times, but this year there's a new challenge to tackle - see-through toilets.

The ‘loo with a view' - which is being brought to the annual music festival by WaterAid

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European Rental Association to promote sustainability

25th of June 2015
European Rental Association to promote sustainability

The European Rental Association (ERA) has outlined its plan to promote the sustainability of rental, focusing on engagement with EU policymakers and highlighting opportunities for small and mid-sized rental companies.

The association argues that equipment rental offers enormous benefits for sustainability, including higher efficiency through the

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SwipeSense gets $9.6 million for hand hygiene tracking system

24th of June 2015
SwipeSense gets $9.6 million for hand hygiene tracking system

US-based smart hand hygiene sensor-maker SwipeSense has raised $9.6 million according to a new SEC filing. This brings the company's total funding to $12.1 million.

SwipeSense offers hospitals different kinds of hand sanitiser dispensers, including a wall-mounted version and a wearable version. The sanitisers are all connected to an app that

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New edition of ECJ online now!

23rd of June 2015
New edition of ECJ online now!

The June/July edition of ECJ is now available to read online. Special reports include:

• Software solutions for the cleaning industry

• Successful recruitment of management personnel

• Chemical dosing systems

• Health and safety in window cleaning

• Tackling cybercrime

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Japan's plan to put toilets in lifts

19th of June 2015
Japan's plan to put toilets in lifts

Japan's infrastructure ministry has announced that the country's lifts may soon have a surprising new feature - toilets.

According to Kyodo news agency, the Japanese government called meetings with the country's lift industry to discuss the idea after a magnitude-8.1 earthquake struck south of Tokyo recently, causing about 19,000 lifts in the

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