Self-powered toilet turns human waste into clean water

14th of April 2015
Self-powered toilet turns human waste into clean water

Scientists are developing a toilet that turns urine into water and solid waste into energy.

The nano membrane toilet is being developed at Cranfield University in the UK. Water produced in the unit is sufficiently clean to be used for washing clothes or irrigating fields. The solid waste, meanwhile, is burned and transformed into energy.

And the

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Cleaning best practice guide predicts bright future for industry

13th of April 2015
Cleaning best practice guide predicts bright future for industry

Cleaning is essential both at home and in the office - that is the message from new research commissioned by UK-based cleaning industry PR specialist Ceris Burns International (CBI PR).

Everybody who took part in the independent survey, carried out by Mindlab International, endorsed cleaning as an important industry sector, delivering invaluable

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Foodborne illness - is your restaurant at risk?

10th of April 2015
Foodborne illness - is your restaurant at risk?

Katie Das, global marketing manager at Diversey Consulting, looks at the risk factors contributing to the spread of foodborne illness, and ways in which these can be mitigated.

In January 2015, Diversey Care was once again the official partner of the prestigious Bocuse d'Or competition. This biennial event sees world-renowned chefs from across

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Colin Hasson

9th of April 2015
Colin Hasson

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Colin Hasson, a much-loved figure in the cleaning industry and great friend of ECJ.

Colin enjoyed a long and successful career in this industry - at cleaning machine manufacturers Clarke and Gansow before taking up various roles within the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc). He was

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Scientists create self-cleaning paint

9th of April 2015
Scientists create self-cleaning paint

Researchers in London have developed a paint that is claimed to be able to clean itself.

The coating can be applied to various substances including clothes, paper, glass and steel. When combined with adhesives it is said to maintain its self-cleaning properties even after being wiped, scratched with a knife or scuffed with

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Webinar focuses on biocidal products regulations

8th of April 2015
Webinar focuses on biocidal products regulations

From September 1 this year, biocidal products and active substances cannot be placed on the EU market unless the product or substance supplier is on the Article 95 list of Approved Active Substance Suppliers.

With that in mind, The REACH Centre in the UK is hosting a free webinar to raise awareness of the upcoming changes to enable companies to

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