Mangetsu Man cleans up Tokyo streets

24th of October 2014
Mangetsu Man cleans up Tokyo streets

A very special kind of superhero is on a one-man crusade to clean up the streets of the Japanese capital. Mangetsu Man - which translates as Mr Full Moon - is armed with a broom and dustpan and has been patrolling the streets of Tokyo since last year in his tireless search for rubbish.

But his mission is much more ambitious than picking up

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Jacket claimed to protect passengers from germs on public transport

22nd of October 2014
Jacket claimed to protect passengers from germs on public transport

A new germ-busting jacket is claimed to help keep commuters safe from infections and viruses when travelling on public transport.

The Germinator has been trimmed with a silver-infused antimicrobial fabric on the sleeve cuffs and collar shield to help protect the wearer from picking up infections and viruses from other passengers.

The jacket,

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Read ECJ October online now

21st of October 2014
Read ECJ October online now

The October edition of ECJ is now available to read online. As well as latest industry news and reports from around Europe, special reports include:

• Maintaining hygiene standards on board a racing yacht

• Nordic cleaning standards

• Sustainable cleaning - the people element

• Air freshening systems - latest

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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul attracts visitors from 70 countries

17th of October 2014
ISSA/Interclean Istanbul attracts visitors from 70 countries

The first edition of ISSA/Interclean Istanbul took place at the end of last month, with 28 per cent of the visitors coming from outside Turkey - from 70 countries. In three days the event attracted 2,746 visitors, 100 conference delegates and over 800 exhibitor representatives.

The show was also visited by international delegations of government

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CleanExpo Moscow show takes place next week

15th of October 2014
CleanExpo Moscow show takes place next week

Russian cleaning exhibition CleanExpo Moscow/Pulire takes place next week, from October 21-23. The show has almost 190 exhibitors from 13 countries.

Special features include a demonstration area, sweepers test-driving, car washing demos, an open seminar hall and conference.

Exhibitor list and floor plan are available at

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Doing business in the Middle East and Africa (MENA)

13th of October 2014
Doing business in the Middle East and Africa (MENA)

Paul Wonnacott is managing director and president of Vectair Systems, specialist in washroom hygiene and aircare systems. The company does business around the globe and Wonnacott has gained considerable experience in many of the world's most important markets. In this, his first blog for ECJ, he offers his views on trading in the Middle East

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