Launch of ‘Ebola-killing robot’

20th of November 2014
Launch of ‘Ebola-killing robot’

An Ebola-zapping 'robot' said to be able to kill the virus in minutes is being used in more than 250 hospitals throughout the US.

The 2.5 ft robot, made by Texas company Xenex, uses ultraviolet light to sanitise rooms. Besides tackling Ebola the machine is also said to be able to kill more than 20 other dangerous pathogens.

"Our robot ensures

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UK consumers demand antibacterial food packaging

18th of November 2014
UK consumers demand antibacterial food packaging

More than half the people in Britain are worried about bacteria on the outside of food cans and the impact this can have on health, according to new research.

And their concern is likely to promote a huge demand for antibacterial packaging, claim experts.

A study carried out by market research company Canadean reveals that 55 per cent of Britons

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'Generations' employee network launched by Sodexo

18th of November 2014
'Generations' employee network launched by Sodexo

Global services company Sodexo has launched an employee network to raise awareness of generational differences in the workplace. The Generations network is a group of multi-generational employees who are focusing on the diverse age range of the company's employees.

The United Nations categorises the working age population into four generations,

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Laundry addition

17th of November 2014
Laundry addition

The 2015 edition of the Pulire professional cleaning exhibition in Verona, Italy will feature a section dedicated to fabric care and laundry equipment - called the Pulire Clean project.

Organiser Afidamp Servizi says the requirements to launder mops, cloths and uniforms within the professional cleaning sector make this a relevant area to

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Man arrested for being aggressive in charge of a mop

14th of November 2014
Man arrested for being aggressive in charge of a mop

A 30-year-old man in the US state of Connecticut landed up in court after taking exception to the way in which a hotel cleaner was mopping a floor.

John Thornton was arrested after he took the mop away from a member of the hotel's cleaning team and began "aggressively mopping" the floor himself.

Thornton apparently grabbed the cleaner's mop and

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Aramark takes top prize at Irish ICCA cleaning awards

13th of November 2014
Aramark takes top prize at Irish ICCA cleaning awards

The Irish Contract Cleaning Association (ICCA) presented its annual awards in Dublin recently, with Aramark named as Overall Winner for the Best Cleaned Contract in Ireland for its contract at Genzyme in Waterford.

Chairman of ICCA David Hogan commented during the ceremony: "These awards provide a benchmark for quality within the industry. Over

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