Best bathroom in America – won by museum

The rest rooms at the Chicago museum beat nine other finalists to be crowned the best bathroom in America. The Chicago attraction’s ground floor toilets came out on top at the 10th annual America’s Best Restroom Competition. The competition was created by Cincinnati-based Cintas Corp., which makes bathroom supplies. Each of the runners up had …
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Airblade; the most energy efficient way to dry your hands

The Dyson Airblade dryer is greenest way to dry your hands, according to new research backed by the Dyson company. The report by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on the environmental impact of hand drying, revealed the Airblade to be top in categories in the report; global warming potential, human health, ecosystem quality, cumulative energy …
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‘When Staff Training Goes Wrong’

While professional cleaning services (such as steam cleaners or carpet cleaners) rarely reach the headlines of newspapers across the world, this week the industry found itself the subject of many articles related to an over-zealous cleaner. The determined professional was working in a museum in Dortmund, Germany when she came across what appeared to her …
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Is antibacterial soap just a fad or does it actually work?

When you go to the supermarket these days and look at the cleaning products for sale, the majority of bottles are plastered with ‘antibacterial’ stickers. But does antibacterial soap really work? And is it really more hygienic? About 75 per cent of liquid soaps and 30 per cent of bar soaps are using antibacterial agents. …
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