Government cuts are bringing uncertainty about the cleaning of schools in Italy, reports Anna Garbagna.
There is uncertainty about cleaning services for 4,000 school buildings across Italy - a reduction in personnel of around 11,000 operatives and a tax of about 15 million euros will weigh on companies following the government’s decision.
Hand hygiene programmes are financially feasible - and their implementation costs are relatively low compared with the savings that can be made.
These were the conclusions reached by an economics expert at a recent hand hygiene conference in London.
Joy Townsend, emeritus professor of economics and primary care at the London School of Hygiene
The French cleaning industry is discovering that sustainability policies can result in benefits to the bottom line, reports Christian Bouzols.
The French cleaning industry is finding ways to make environmental protection tie in with savings. After all, companies are faced with constantly changing regulations, rises in the cost of fuel, climate
Raw chicken, meat packaging, trolleys and 'bags for life' at the supermarket are a breeding ground for germs such as E.coli and Campylobacter, according to a leading health and safety consultant.
Speaking at a recent hand washing conference, Dr Lisa Ackerley came up with a number of suggestions to alleviate the risks of supermarket
Hygiene products supplier Tork has launched a podcast which discusses the future of the facility service and cleaning industry. Featuring Andreas Lill of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) and Kenth Kaerhoeg of ISS, it discusses the key challenges being faced.
The Future of the Facility Service Industry lasts for 30 minutes
Public lavatories that send out text messages to cleaning staff when the toilet paper is running out are being mooted in parts of the UK.
The toilets, earmarked for towns in south Norfolk, will also be self-cleaning.
Councillors are considering installing the high-tech washrooms in a bid to improve cleanliness and reduce maintenance. The floors