Another summer of litter shaming?

23rd of June 2017
Another summer of litter shaming?

Should we rely on civil service employees to clean up after us? ECJ reporter Lotte Printz takes a look at summer littering in Denmark in her latest blog.

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Glastonbury Festival uses 'Pee Power' to turn urine into electricity

22nd of June 2017
Glastonbury Festival uses 'Pee Power' to turn urine into electricity

Information boards powered by urine will keep visitors up to date with events at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Liquid waste from some of the festival's toilets will be fed through microbial fuel cells to create sufficient "Pee Power" to light up 10 boards. The technology has been designed by scientists at the Bristol Bioenergy Centre at the

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Superbug outbreak blamed on hospital cleaning cuts

21st of June 2017
Superbug outbreak blamed on hospital cleaning cuts

A decision to cut cleaning schedules from seven days a week to six has been implicated in an outbreak of a superbug at an Irish hospital.

Carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) was first identified at Dublin’s Tallaght Hospital in 2015. Since then more than 2,000 patients have come into contact with the superbug.
The outbreak has

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Super-fast hand dryers in public toilets are 'as loud as pneumatic drills'

20th of June 2017
Super-fast hand dryers in public toilets are 'as loud as pneumatic drills'

Modern jet air hand dryers have the same impact on our ears as a close-range pneumatic drill, according to a hearing aid company.

Jonathan Ratcliffe from Audiologist.co.uk claims that powerful drying machines can cause lasting damage to children, the elderly and those with hearing problems.

“The effects are particularly dangerous for

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FIDEN congress to take place in Lucerne this October

15th of June 2017
FIDEN congress to take place in Lucerne this October

European contract cleaning association FIDEN will hold its 61st congress in Lucerne, Switzerland from October 19-22.

The general theme for this year is Positioning as a Building Service Provider in Times of Digital Change. There will be a general introduction of the state of the Swiss FM and real estate market, before moving on to a keynote

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Spanish cleaning sector sees rise in absenteeism

14th of June 2017
Spanish cleaning sector sees rise in absenteeism

The Spanish cleaning sector has seen an increase in employee absenteeism of 53 per cent compared with 2013, according to latest reports from Spanish contract cleaning association ASPEL.

A total of 16,895 employees did not turn up to their place on at least one occasion in 2016. The assocation's president Juan Díez de los Ríos

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