European Cleaning Days - spreading the word about professional cleaning

12th of February 2015
European Cleaning Days - spreading the word about professional cleaning

EUnited Cleaning, the association of European cleaning machines manufacturers, has launched a new campaign called European Cleaning Days (ECD). The initiative aims to highlight the importance and the benefits of professional cleaning in areas like offices, hospitals, airports, train stations, etc.

Starting in May, the ECD also have the support of

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Pulire innovation award open for entries

11th of February 2015
Pulire innovation award open for entries

The organisers of the Italian cleaning exhibition Pulire, which takes place in Verona from May 19-21, are now inviting entries for the 2015 innovation award.

All exhibitors are eligible to enter and there is a variety of categories including machines, tools, paper, products and systems. Products entered must have been launched after January 1

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Cruise ship company pays out five figure sum to sick passengers

10th of February 2015
Cruise ship company pays out five figure sum to sick passengers

Fred Olsen Cruise Lines has paid out a "five figure" settlement to a group of passengers who got sick onboard its ship Boudicca in 2011.

At a trial in the UK the judge ruled that the passengers had proven that there were failings on board the ship which caused 12 out of 16 holidaymakers to become ill.

Fred Olsen has strenuously denied it was

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UK Business Services Association launches Responsible Cleaner Scheme

6th of February 2015
UK Business Services Association launches Responsible Cleaner Scheme

The UK Business Services Association (BSA) in the UK has launched a new initiative for companies in the contract cleaning sector - the Responsible Cleaner Scheme (RCS).

RCS members say they have come together to protect and promote the welfare and development of their employees; to make sure their experience and capabilities are recognised and

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Ionic silver touchscreens could make ATMs safer

5th of February 2015
Ionic silver touchscreens could make ATMs safer

ATM touchscreens are dirtier and more germ-ridden than public toilets and restaurant tables, according to a study.

Now a US company is developing ATM touchscreens that have an antibacterial coating made using ionic silver.

The company - named Corning - has teamed up with ATM manufacturer Diebold to produce the antibacterial touchscreens. The

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Cleaning Products Europe Barcelona conference

4th of February 2015
Cleaning Products Europe Barcelona conference

Cleaning Products Europe, a conference focusing on household and I&I cleaning products, takes place from March 25-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The programme will feature speakers from all levels of the supply chain, including manufacturers, chemical suppliers, regulatory bodies and retail representatives.

The presentations are designed to

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