Cleaning in Japan - community ritual

17th of November 2020
Cleaning in Japan - community ritual

It’s something oddly Japanese: men and women in office attire roaming the streets looking for rubbish. Usually they won’t find anything as streets are spotless most of the time, but it serves more than just that purpose - writes Bobbie van der List.

On a Monday afternoon in the Marunouchi district of Japan’s capital Tokyo most

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Public washrooms - a change in attitude

17th of November 2020
Public washrooms - a change in attitude

“The public needs to have confidence in restaurants, bars, hotels, shops and gyms if they are to return to these facilities - and the same applies to away-from-home washrooms”, says Essity’s Stuart Hands. However according to the company’s latest survey, attitudes to public toilets are changing as people demand new Covid-19

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The balance between sustainability and hygiene

16th of November 2020
The balance between sustainability and hygiene

The use of disposable products and plastic PPE has been dramatically stepped up during the pandemic. But can such methods be sustainable? Or should we be prepared to compromise on sustainability while our health is at risk?

The sustainability movement has gathered momentum over recent years – in the cleaning industry along with everywhere

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EFCI promotes good procurement and contracting practices

30th of October 2020
EFCI promotes good procurement and contracting practices

The value of public procurement, from over 250,000 public authorities in the EU, is 14 per cent of European Union GDP, or two trillion Euro a year, according to the European Commission. Public procurement contracts are evidently very important in the economy of most business services sectors, such as cleaning, contract catering and security, which

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Sustainability - hitting the mark

5th of October 2020
Sustainability - hitting the mark

As the focus on environmental impact and sustainability becomes increasingly important, the cleaning industry has a major role to play. Sitemark’s Mike Boxall discusses how benchmarking can identify ways for cleaning teams to become more sustainable, cut down on waste and how businesses can turn waste and recycling into a revenue

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The spirit of enterprise lives on

1st of October 2020
The spirit of enterprise lives on

Businesses are being brought to their knees amid the most disruptive global emergency in generations. For some, there can be no recovery. But many others are finding ways to get back on their feet when all seemed lost. Hartley Milner talks to three entrepreneurs who rose to the challenge.

As the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine continues apace, it seems

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