French toilets are the worst in Europe, according to traveller survey

3rd of December 2013
French toilets are the worst in Europe, according to traveller survey

Europe's dirtiest public toilets can be found in France, according to a new survey. And even the French themselves believe their own public conveniences to be the grubbiest on the continent.

Independent travel review site Zoover polled nearly 3,000 holidaymakers about their perceptions of European toilets. Just under a third of European

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MITIE Streamlines cleaning contracts under Lean Six Sigma principles

3rd of December 2013
MITIE Streamlines cleaning contracts under Lean Six Sigma principles

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company based in the UK,  is celebrating the first graduations at Green Belt level from its Lean Academy.

The Lean Academy, set up and run by MITIE’s Environmental+ cleaning business, offers training in the principles of Lean Six Sigma, which has its origins in the automotive manufacturing

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Ecover wins international Red Dot award for new range label design

2nd of December 2013
Ecover wins international Red Dot award for new range label design

The new label design for the Ecover Professional range of ecologically responsible cleaning solutions has been awarded with the Red Dot Award 2013 in the category of Communication Design.

For the re-positioning of the brand, Ecover Professional teamed up with design agency VanBerlo Communications - the aim was to design new labels with direct and

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Germ-killing technology in new hand dryer

29th of November 2013
Germ-killing technology in new hand dryer

New to the market is a hand dryer claimed to kill harmful pathogens such as E. coli, C. difficile, Staph, MRSA, and TB while drying the hands.

American Dryer claims its new eXtremeAir cPc hand dryer - launched this month - is a ground-breaking product. The dryer uses patent-pending Cold Plasma Clean technology to kill 99.6 per cent of harmful

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Australian office hygiene standards poor, says survey

28th of November 2013
Australian office hygiene standards poor, says survey

Australian offices are breeding grounds for germs, with poor workplace hygiene costing businesses up to 537 million euros in lost wages each year, new research suggests.

A survey conducted by Initial Hygiene found the hygiene habits of Australian workers are low, leading to one in six workers falling ill from poor office cleanliness

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UK Equality and Human Rights Commission shines spotlight on cleaning sector

27th of November 2013
UK Equality and Human Rights Commission shines spotlight on cleaning sector

The Equality and Human Rights Commission in the UK is calling for evidence from commercial cleaning firms and cleaners as part of an in-depth examination into recruitment and employment practices in the industry.

The two-year project will aim to raise awareness of human rights and equality responsibilities among businesses in the sector and

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