European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - there’s still time to enter as deadline is extended

18th of October 2021
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - there’s still time to enter as deadline is extended

There is still time to enter this year’s European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards, as the organisers have extended the deadline to November 22. Entries are invited from service providers, manufacturers and distributors across Europe.

The awards are a celebration of excellence in the professional cleaning industry. As the only pan-European

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RCP announces recycling heroes

14th of October 2021
RCP announces recycling heroes

Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) has announced this year's Love Recycling Heroes, celebrating the heroes of commercial recycling and sustainability across Europe - part of its ongoing, Love Recycling programme.

Two leading heroes were awarded the highest status of Glass heroes and £500 each to donate to the sustainability charity of

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Gary Fage installed as new master of Worshipful Company

13th of October 2021
Gary Fage installed as new master of Worshipful Company

Gary Fage, managing director of Janitorial Express and director of Jangro in the UK, has been officially installed as master of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (WCEC) at a ceremony in London.

Fage has been a WCEC member for 20 years, and closely involved with most WCEC committees for the past three years.

He is particularly

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Why clean a carpet?

12th of October 2021
Why clean a carpet?

What are the main benefits of cleaning a carpet? Manufacturers set out the case for a regular maintenance programme to Ann Laffeaty.

The importance of cleaning frequently-touched surfaces has become starkly clear during the pandemic. It makes perfect sense to sanitise tabletops, chair arms, door handles and light switches at regular intervals to

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Top of the mops

11th of October 2021
Top of the mops

Quick-changing mechanisms, spray handles, locking joints, colour-coded elements - what does a top-of-the-range mop look like? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers about the features and enhancements that can make a mop more productive, more ergonomic and higher performing.

A mop is a mop is a mop. Or is it? A traditional mop is a simple manual tool

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Low risk of catching Covid in public toilets, study finds

8th of October 2021
Low risk of catching Covid in public toilets, study finds

An Australian study has found no evidence that pathogens such as Covid can be transmitted via the air in public washrooms.

The peer-reviewed paper, published in Science of The Total Environment, analysed 38 studies from 13 countries between 2000 and 2020 to determine the risk of viral and bacterial transmission in public toilets. Several possible

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