Soap - the magic formula?

23rd of January 2015
Soap - the magic formula?

Hand washing is something that most of us do several times a day without a second thought. But if more people around the world adopted this simple practice, it could save 650,000 lives a year according to hygiene experts. Ann Laffeaty finds out what makes soap and water such a magical formula.

Understanding the importance of hand washing with

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Danes and cleaning - a poor match?

23rd of January 2015
Danes and cleaning - a poor match?

The cleaning sector could be the answer to long-term unemployed leaving the Danish benefit system. But ethnic Danes are reluctant to take on cleaning jobs. Our correspondent Lotte Printz reports.

Every so often the Danish welfare system and what it does to the unemployed’s willingness to work and for example take on low-income jobs, such as

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The cleaning of Kildare Village

22nd of January 2015
The cleaning of Kildare Village

Located within an hour of Dublin, Kildare Village offers one of Ireland’s leading luxury outlet shopping experiences. With over 60 boutiques housing some of the world’s most famous designer brands the Village has become a destination for guests seeking a very special shopping experience – it attracts 2.2 million visitors a year.

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Debt owed by public administrations to Spanish cleaning companies totals 618 million euros

21st of January 2015
Debt owed by public administrations to Spanish cleaning companies totals 618 million euros

The debt owed by public administrations to member companies of Spain's Professional Association of Cleaning Companies (Aspel) in 2014 is 618.5 million Euros, representing a 2.2 per cent decrease compared with the previous year.

Aspel president Juan Díez de los Ríos commented: "In spite of the fact the debt has come down slightly,

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April date for ISSA/Interclean CEE

20th of January 2015
April date for ISSA/Interclean CEE

Taking place from April 22-24 in Warsaw, Poland is ISSA/Interclean Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The exhibition attracts cleaning professionals from Central Europe, the Baltic states, Balkan region and Southeastern Europe.

Since its first edition in 2003 the event has doubled in size and this year the number of exhibitors will exceed 200 for

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New hand sanitiser could help protect against Ebola

19th of January 2015
New hand sanitiser could help protect against Ebola

A new sanitiser could help keep healthcare workers safe when treating Ebola patients in West Africa, according to its developers.

The product - Zylast - was introduced around two years ago by US start-up company BioDefense, It was intended to improve upon traditional alcohol-based sanitisers by offering ongoing protection.

Zylast is already

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