Scottish cleaners and bin collectors 'don't feel safe'

5th of May 2020
Scottish cleaners and bin collectors 'don't feel safe'

Almost 70 per cent of Scotland's refuse collectors and street cleaners feel unsafe at work, according to a major trade union.

And they feel unable to consistently practise safe social distancing while going about their jobs.

GMB Scotland ran an online survey into workers' attitudes during the coronavirus emergency. Of the 70 per cent who said

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Public washrooms - under social pressure

4th of May 2020
Public washrooms - under social pressure

The increasing use of social media and the advent of rating apps are putting pressure on washrooms and laying them open to public scrutiny. But how are washroom providers responding to this pressure, asks ECJ?

Using the washroom has traditionally been a private experience. However, an increasing number of us are now sharing our daily lives with

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The role of biotechnology in sustainable cleaning products

1st of May 2020
The role of biotechnology in sustainable cleaning products

The first sustainable cleaning products appeared on the professional hygiene market in the early 1990s and the increase in demand for these products has led to innovation and several new technologies. Biotechnology is one of the most important, as Steve Teasdale, vice-president of scientific affairs at Innuscience explains.

The first sustainable

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Winner of hand washing competition could win money for primary school

30th of April 2020
Winner of hand washing competition could win money for primary school

UK children are being invited to come up with creative ideas to promote hand hygiene in a nationwide competition.

And digital health company Medicspot will award cash prizes to the winner's school to be spent on essential educational supplies.

Primary school children aged five to 11 are being asked to come up with creative ways of encouraging

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How effective cleaning measures create hygiene and safety

29th of April 2020
How effective cleaning measures create hygiene and safety

Irrespective of whether you are looking at viruses, bacteria or fungi - some of them are pathogenic for humans, ie, dangerous. Cleaning plays a major role in depriving these pathogens of their living conditions. Because dirt offers microorganisms a breeding ground until they find their way into the human body and can reproduce.

The risk of

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European social partners adopt statement on the impact of Covid-19 on cleaning sector

28th of April 2020
European social partners adopt statement on the impact of Covid-19 on cleaning sector

The European social partners in industrial cleaning, the EFCI and UNI Europa, have adopted a joint statement calling on public authorities to adopt urgent measures to ensure the sector can continue providing its essential services during and after the Covid-19 outbreak.

In their joint statement, the social partners welcome the recognition of the

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