Do scrubbers degrade air quality?

31st of May 2021
Do scrubbers degrade air quality?

Dutch reporter John Griep on a study into whether cleaning machines actually pollute the air.

For once, this column is not about coronavirus, but about the paradoxical question of whether a cleaning machine can pollute at the same time. Although coronavirus still dominates our lives, other research continues. This includes research into the

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Cleaning Revolution - fact or fiction?

31st of May 2021
Cleaning Revolution - fact or fiction?

Lynn Webster in the UK explains why pre-pandemic cleaning regimes must now be questioned.

No one would have considered 12 months ago that we would experience the year we have all had. That we would only now be considering the return to a ‘new normal’ workplace. The options of phased returns; flexible working arrangements along with

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Cleaners become wellbeing workers

28th of May 2021
Cleaners become wellbeing workers

France reporter Christian Bouzols speaks to Guillaume Hubert at O’Petits Soins - a company offering innovative services alongside cleaning.

What is your philosophy? What we’re offering are cleaning operations and wellbeing solutions. Our first challenge is to demonstrate that our job requires specific techniques and skills. At

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New appointments for Afidamp

27th of May 2021
New appointments for Afidamp

Anna Garbagna in Italy brings news of latest developments at industry association Afidamp.

There is much news from Afidamp, the association representing manufacturers and distributors of machines, products and equipment for the professional cleaning sector. Among the most important news, surely, is the appointment of Stefania Verrienti, formerly

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EFCI news - challenges and opportunities in the post-Covid world

27th of May 2021
EFCI news - challenges and opportunities in the post-Covid world

Just over a year after the world first faced the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, EFCI president Juan Díez de los Ríos looks back at the lessons learned by the professional cleaning sector during these most challenging of times. He also looks ahead to possible future opportunities.

A bit more than a year after the beginning of this

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Business - are negative interest rates the way forward?

20th of April 2021
Business - are negative interest rates the way forward?

As the COVID vaccines rollout gathers pace, countries across the globe are reaching for the fiscal tools they may need to repair the catastrophic damage wreaked upon their economies. And one that has come to hand could prove highly controversial, writes Hartley Milner.

The commercial banking system looks set to be turned on its head with a growing

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