Concerns about germs on floors prompts more people to adopt ‘shoes off’ rule

23rd of February 2024
Concerns about germs on floors prompts more people to adopt ‘shoes off’ rule

Guests attending dinner gatherings and house parties are increasingly being asked to leave their shoes at the door.

A heightened awareness of germs following the pandemic is thought to be one of the reasons behind the trend. Young people in particular are adopting the 'shoes off' rule as they follow the lead of Asian and Scandinavian

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UK firm to recycle washroom waste

21st of February 2024
UK firm to recycle washroom waste

Washroom waste is set to be processed into fuel by a UK firm committed to reducing the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.

Derby-based Go 4 Greener has teamed up with biotechnology company Advetec in a bid to repurpose washroom waste for businesses.

Go 4 Greener claims it will have the capacity to process 4,000 tonnes a year of items

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The European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards are back for 2024!

14th of February 2024
The European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards are back for 2024!

ECJ's European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards are back for 2024, with entries now open.

Now in their seventh year, the only pan-European awards for the professional cleaning sector give service providers, manufacturers and distributors the opportunity to share their success stories and celebrate the vital work of the industry.

There are 10

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Hospital surfaces harbour pathogens despite cleaning, study finds

13th of February 2024
Hospital surfaces harbour pathogens despite cleaning, study finds

Microbial contamination on high-touch hospital surfaces persists despite strict compliance with recommended disinfection protocols, according to a new study.

Researchers at the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System collected samples from 400 high-touch surfaces including workstations, breakroom tables, bed rails, dummies used for resuscitation

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Putting the toilet lid down has little effect on viruses: study

12th of February 2024
Putting the toilet lid down has little effect on viruses: study

Closing the lid of the toilet prior to flushing does little to stop contamination from virus particles in the surrounding area, according to new research.

Scientists from the University of Arizona and Reckitt Benckiser tested the effects of putting down the lid by introducing a virus that is non-harmful to humans into the toilet bowl.

Around a

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Sodexo invites start-up applications for its Global Accelerator programme

9th of February 2024
Sodexo invites start-up applications for its Global Accelerator programme

The deadline is approaching for applications to Sodexo's 2024 global Accelerator programme, an initiative aimed at boosting the collaboration between Sodexo and start-ups. The company says this is a vital way for the business to have a finger on the pulse of the latest trends and disruptions in the service industry.

For start-ups, working with

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