Amazon UK launches services to business

27th of April 2017
Amazon UK launches services to business

In the UK, Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Business, a new service designed to meet the procurement needs of businesses of every size - from small companies to large multi-national organisations, as well as institutional buyers like universities, hospitals and non-profits.

Among the one hundred million products on offer are janitorial

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EU Ecolabel introduces new criteria

26th of April 2017
EU Ecolabel introduces new criteria

The European Commission will introduce stricter limits to its EU Ecolabel criteria for cleaning products in June. The requirements have undergone a two-year revision process.

The major changes are:
•Microplastics will be banned from products
•Removal of the derogation for fragrances classified chronic category 3 (H412);
•Stricter

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Air-cleaning billboards erected in London

25th of April 2017
Air-cleaning billboards erected in London

A pollution-busting advertising banner has appeared in London's Leicester Square.

The billboard, which incorporates an air-cleaning substance called The Breath, is claimed to be able to reverse the emission effects of more than 13,000 cars a year.

Invented in Italy by Anemotech, The Breath uses nano-molecules to remove nitrous oxides, sulphur

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ISSA Innovation Awards open

24th of April 2017
ISSA Innovation Awards open

The ISSA Innovation Awards, which will be presented during the ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America exhibition in Las Vegas this September, are now open for entries.

There are five categories: Cleaning Agents; Dispensers; Equipment; Services and Technology; and Supplies and Accessories. The winners are decided by distributors, building service

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Platforms for social media

21st of April 2017
Platforms for social media

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management, continues her series of exclusive blogs about social media for the ECJ website. Here she offers advice on the different platforms that can be used.

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Use of nanosilver should be limited – report

21st of April 2017
Use of nanosilver should be limited – report

Alarm bells should be ringing about the increasing use of nanosilver to create antimicrobial products, claim researchers at Sydney's University of Technology.

They warn that the presence of nanosilver - which is used to coat medical items such as wound dressings and catheters - has the potential to cause antimicrobial resistance.

Besides its use

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