Better learning in clean schools?

23rd of January 2023
Better learning in clean schools?

John Griep at VSR in the Netherlands, on research into the link between clean schools and learning.

It is the start of a new year and this is traditionally the time for good intentions. Ours are not so different in form (doing research) from previous years; they are different in content, though. Indeed, in 2023, we will be conducting research

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The challenges of youth

19th of January 2023
The challenges of youth

How can the cleaning sector attract more young people? Lynn Webster in the UK takes a look.

We continue to have serious concern about where the next generation of employees will come from - not only cleaning operatives but in the wider context of positions that remain unfilled due to retirement and resignation of vast numbers from many

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Let’s talk about the importance of hygiene

18th of January 2023
Let’s talk about the importance of hygiene

A.I.S.E. is the umbrella organisation representing the European detergents and maintenance products industry. Aisling O’Kane talks about the importance of hygiene with Thomas Rauch, director of IHO (the German industry association for hygiene and surface disinfection) and chair of A.I.S.E.‘s Professional Cleaning & Hygiene Steering

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Why has profit become a dirty word?

5th of January 2023
Why has profit become a dirty word?

Why has ‘profit’ become a dirty word? Could it be because the profit motive is all too easily seduced by the lustful influences of ‘greed’ or is that just how we perceive it? Hartley Milner explores our conflicted relationship with monetary gain in the context of the energy crisis.

There is a jolly little game people like to

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Report from a Mop Bucket revisited

28th of December 2022
Report from a Mop Bucket revisited

Lotte Printz on a Swedish cleaner and author, Maja Ekelöf, whose biography has just been released.

”Ugh! Most people would probably say when they think about working as a cleaner. It’s a dull word. You can almost sense the smell of dust and dirty water. You also sense the back pains and the chapped hands. This is a low-income

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End of an era as a new king reigns

23rd of December 2022
End of an era as a new king reigns

UK reporter Lynn Webster reflects on the period of mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The UK has recently experienced a momentous event as we mourn the passing of our sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II. It was reported around 5.1 billion watched her funeral service worldwide, that is around 64 per cent of the world population.

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