Driverless cars - friend or foe?

9th of November 2017
Driverless cars - friend or foe?

Self-driving cars are set to become a huge game-changer in our lives, and not only by silencing once and for all the incessant earbashing we receive from backseat drivers! But should we welcome or fear their arrival, asks Hartley Milner.

Wresting the steering wheel from the grasp of us fallible mortals will make the world a far safer place, so the

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam becomes Interclean Amsterdam as ISSA alliance ends

7th of November 2017
ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam becomes Interclean Amsterdam as ISSA alliance ends

RAI Amsterdam - venue for Europe's leading professional cleaning exhibition ISSA/INTERCLEAN - and ISSA who co-hosted the event - have terminated their alliance according to a statement from the RAI. This means the name has been officially changed to Interclean Amsterdam with immediate effect.

Amsterdam RAI said the focus of Interclean Amsterdam,

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Fighting back against litter

7th of November 2017
Fighting back against litter

From France, Christian Bouzols reports on a major change in policy by the local authority responsible for tackling litter in Marseille.

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Agents of change

6th of November 2017
Agents of change

Change is a difficult, but essential, part of any prosperous business. Where new ideas come from, how they are communicated and crucially how they are implemented can be important factors in making new initiatives a success. Jan-Hein Hemke, managing director at soft FM service provider and contract cleaners Facilicom, has given his managers the

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Essity and Microsoft partner to bolster Tork EasyCube

2nd of November 2017
Essity and Microsoft partner to bolster Tork EasyCube

Essity, manufacturer of Tork hygiene products and services, is to partner with Microsoft to leverage the power of big data and cloud computing within its own solutions.

The company will integrate its Tork EasyCube facility management software Microsoft's Azure Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to optimise everyday operations. This partnership,

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New textile keeps hospital door handles germ-free

1st of November 2017
New textile keeps hospital door handles germ-free

Scientists have developed a self-disinfecting textile that is said to reduce bacteria levels by more than 90 per cent.

And they are using it to make antibacterial door pads for hospitals to be used in place of traditional aluminium door plates.

Developed at the University of Leeds, Surfaceskins antibacterial door pads are made from a blend of

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