Last call for Pulire Innovation Award entries

26th of March 2015
Last call for Pulire Innovation Award entries

Exhibitors at the forthcoming Pulire exhibition in Italy have just a few days to submit their entries to this year's Innovation Award - the closing date is next Wednesday, April 1.

This year's competition, say the organisers, brings a new format based on five categories. From the written entries submitted a shortlist of finalists will be

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Ebola - a risk for Europe?

26th of March 2015
Ebola - a risk for Europe?

Are medical professionals in Europe concerned about the risks of Ebola? How easily is it spread, and is it on the radar of those European companies serving the healthcare sector? ECJ takes a closer look at Ebola and finds out what is being done to keep it away from Europe’s shores.

Over the past 12 months the world has been facing the

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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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