Smart dispensing

15th of October 2010
Smart dispensing

Light sensors, motion sensors, metered dispensing…… today’s air freshener systems are becoming smarter all the time. Ann Laffeaty looks at some of the latest technology that has been designed to make air fresheners both more intelligent and less intrusive – and finds whether they offer any other advantages to the

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New products - air freshening systems

15th of October 2010

As part of our special report, an overview of air freshening technology.

Cleans the air

Cleanaer is a patented air treatment solution by Atrium Innovation that combines an air purifier and fragrancer to clean and sanitise the air, remove odours, smoke, allergens and airborne germs.
The units are suitable for use in offices, hotel rooms and

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Extended leave for parents

15th of October 2010

The European Parliament's Equality Committee has adopted an amendment to the EU Pregnant Workers Directive that would raise the minimum maternity leave entitlement in EU member states to 20 weeks.

The proposal removes the mandatory leave period before the birth of the child and introduces a right for women returners to take two-hour breaks from

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Advantages of shorter hours

15th of October 2010

Working shorter hours could reduce the burden our lifestyles impose on the environment while offering solutions to the mass unemployment caused by the economic crisis. That's according to research carried out by the University of Gothenburg.

Shortening working time by one per cent reduces the environmental impact by 0.8 per cent, according to

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Europeans lose faith

15th of October 2010

Only 42 per cent of Europeans say they trust the European Union, according to a new opinion poll from Eurobarometer, down six percentage points in six months.

The survey also found that fewer than half (49 per cent) of Europe's citizens see their country's membership of the EU as a positive thing, however 75 per cent said stronger coordination

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Stronger European rules on late payment

15th of October 2010

New rules to speed up bill payments by public authorities across the European Union have been agreed in Brussels. The regulations will require local authorities to make payment within 30 days in most cases, a move aimed at improving cashflow for small and medium-sized companies in particular.

In exceptional circumstances payments can be delayed

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