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Japanese toilet maker unveils motorcycle powered by human waste

Published on 27/10/2011

To highlight a green initiative being undertaken by Japanese toilet maker Toto, the company has unveiled a motorcycle powered by human waste – the Toilet Bike Neo.

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Hygiene is best served by paper towels

Published on 26/10/2011

Tissue, or paper hand towels, are the most hygienic solution for drying hands and are an important aid in the prevention of cross contamination: this is the key finding of the latest scientific studies, initiated by both the tissue and the jet air drier industry.

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Hospital privacy curtains laden with germs, study reveals

Published on 25/10/2011

A study completed by the University of Iowa has revealed that privacy curtains that separate care spaces in hospitals and clinics are frequently contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria.

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G4S buys ISS for £5.2bn to become world's biggest security company

Published on 24/10/2011

Telegraph.co.uk

Security company G4S has agreed to buy Danish rival ISS in a deal worth £5.2bn; creating the world's biggest security and facilities services group.

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Misuse of bedbug pesticides hospitalizes dozens

Published on 24/10/2011

A U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report found that 111 people in seven states have been sickened by the misuse of common pesticides against bedbugs over the last eight years, according to The New York Times.

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Satino Black wins prestigious Pentaward 2011

Published on 21/10/2011

Satino Black has been awarded the Silver Pentaward 2011. Almost 1000 companies from 5 continents participated in this international competition for packaging design. The awards were handed at Times Square in New York.

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Brits prefer Facebook to toilets and showers

Published on 20/10/2011

UK consumers consider Facebook to be more important to them than having access to NHS services, a mobile phone and even having a toilet that flushes.

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Funding offer for technical certificates

Published on 20/10/2011
Government funding is available for facilities management and cleaning employers to put staff through training for many technical certificates, including Cleaning Principles, Customer Service and Team leading. Technical certificates are specialist courses that link to key components of a set job role.

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C diff deaths down by 31%

Published on 20/10/2011
The national office of statistics (ONS) has announced that the number of death certificates mentioning Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection in England and Wales decreased by 31% last year, down to 2,704 from 3,933 in 2009.

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Tennant vs Kärcher

Published on 20/10/2011

Kärcher sues Tennant over 'misleading advertising' for Tennant's ec-H20 technology. Tennant responds.

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