Teenagers invent self-cleaning washroom door handles

3rd of July 2015
Teenagers invent self-cleaning washroom door handles

For many of us the thought of touching a door handle in a public washroom is not very appealing. The latest solution to tackling the germs left behind comes from two teenagers from Hong Kong who have come up with a cheap way to make a door handle that disinfects itself automatically.

Sum Ming ('Simon') Wong, 17, and Kin Pong ('Michael') Li, 18,

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Finalists selected for CMS Purus Awards

2nd of July 2015
Finalists selected for CMS Purus Awards

The judging panel of this year's CMS Purus Awards, which will be presented during the CMS cleaning exhibition in Berlin this September, has selected its shortlist of 15 finalists.

More than 60 entries were received this year, over five categories, and the winners will be chosen during a second round of voting. The finalists

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) - changing dynamics and behaviours

1st of July 2015
Building Information Modelling (BIM) - changing dynamics and behaviours

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 his latest blog for ECJ he considers the importance of innovation to aid

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Cleaners find nuns stuck in Rome lift for three nights

30th of June 2015
Cleaners find nuns stuck in Rome lift for three nights

A cleaner in Rome was surprised to find two nuns stuck in a lift when she arrived for work recently. And they were certainly happy to see her - they had been in there for three nights!

The two women were visiting the Italian capital from their home countries of Ireland and New Zealand when they got stuck. It was Friday afternoon and the nuns had

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Team SCA triumphs in Volvo Ocean Race

29th of June 2015
Team SCA triumphs in Volvo Ocean Race

The first all-female crew to sail the Volvo Ocean Race in 12 years - Team SCA - successfully completed their nine-month epic voyage in Gothenburg last week. They may not have won but they have pushed many boundaries for women's sailing.

The Volvo Ocean Race is a gruelling event, in total over 38,000 nautical miles. And Team SCA is the only

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'See-through' toilets at Glastonbury 2015

26th of June 2015
'See-through' toilets at Glastonbury 2015

The world-famous Glastonbury Festival is currently taking place in the UK and runs until this Sunday. Going to the toilet at this mammoth campsite can be tricky at the best of times, but this year there's a new challenge to tackle - see-through toilets.

The ‘loo with a view' - which is being brought to the annual music festival by WaterAid

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