ISSA Oceania appoints new leader

26th of April 2018
ISSA Oceania appoints new leader

The Oceania division of cleaning association ISSA has appointed Lauren Micallef to manage it. She succeeds Kim Taranto who is leaving the organisation.

"We are excited to welcome Lauren to the ISSA team and look forward to her future contributions toward the continued growth of the association and the Oceania professional cleaning industry," said

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Facility Inspiration Event to take place at Interclean Amsterdam

25th of April 2018
Facility Inspiration Event to take place at Interclean Amsterdam

Interclean Amsterdam, which takes place from May 15-18, will feature the Facility Inspiration Event for the first time this year.

This is a daylong event organised in conjunction with consultancy company ATIR. The event is dedicated to inspiring facility managers to explore the opportunities available in implementing more efficient and

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 open for entries - join the best in Berlin

19th of April 2018
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 open for entries - join the best in Berlin

The prestigious European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 are now open for entries from service providers, manufacturers and distributors across Europe.

There are 11 categories designed to recognise success and reward excellence in the cleaning and hygiene sectors. They are:

1. Best use of Smart Technological Solutions by Service

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The world's most scenic toilet?

18th of April 2018
The world's most scenic toilet?

The latest architectural addition to Norway's scenic tourist routes is a rest area featuring a toilet facility that sweeps upwards from a poured-concrete viewing terrace.

Oslo-based studio Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter (HZA) designed the Ureddplassen rest area for a site along the Helgelandskysten Norwegian Scenic Route in the northern region of

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Japanese airport employee praised for cleaning travellers’ luggage

16th of April 2018
Japanese airport employee praised for cleaning travellers’ luggage

Footage of a Japanese airport employee wiping down travellers' luggage as their cases are loaded on to the baggage carousel have appeared on social media.

The unnamed female member of staff can be seen checking the bags as they come off the plane and then wiping them down with a damp cloth to clean off any marks.

The video was uploaded on to

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Artificial enzyme uses light to kill bacteria in healthcare settings

13th of April 2018
Artificial enzyme uses light to kill bacteria in healthcare settings

A new artificial enzyme that uses light to kill bacteria could become a significant weapon in the fight against infections.

Besides helping to eradicate harmful pathogens from hospitals and other high-risk environments the enzyme could also be used to create self-cleaning toilet bowls.

Developed at Melbourne's RMIT University, the enzymes are

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