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Italian correspondent Anna Garbagna reports on a survey into people's attitudes towards cleanliness in daily life.
Italians are very fussy about cleanliness in daily life and they are careful with the type of products being used and their impact on the environment and health. These are just a few of the aspects highlighted by the survey carried
Following the successful biennial Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC), Andrew Large, its executive vice-president, considers where the cleaning industry will go next. He writes his latest exclusive blog for ECJ.
The second Pulire Eurasia professional cleaning exhibition took place in Istanbul, Turkey at the end of last month, with the organisers reporting an increase in visitors of 55 per cent compared to the first event in 2010.
"Two years is too short a time to begin to see truly significant results," commented Toni D'Andrea, managing director of
Residents of a Zimbabwean city have been asked to flush their toilets at an appointed hour twice a week to prevent their sewer pipes from becoming clogged.
The edict follows a severe drought which has left homes without running water for up to three days at a time. The two main supply dams in Bulawayo - Zimbabwe's second largest city - have dried
UK homes harbour more germs than those in other developed countries according to a Hygiene Council study.
Around 33 per cent of surfaces tested in UK homes were to found to have unsatisfactory levels of contamination. Only two other countries fared worse: Malaysia with 90 per cent and India with 78 per cent.
The study also revealed that 85 per
Contract cleaning associations from throughout the European Union gathered in Rome for the 2012 conference of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI). The themes were Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainable Development in Public Procurement.
EFCI president Hans Simons from the Netherlands opened the event. "The themes