A new project in Amsterdam aimed at tackling anti-social behaviour sees alcoholics being hired to clean the city's streets. Their salary - five cans of beer, tobacco and just under 10 euros a day.
The new recruits start work at 9am and finish around 3pm - they are split into two teams of around 10 and work three days a week. The project is run by
The recent ISSA/INTERCLEAN America exhibition in Las Vegas saw the presentation of this year's ISSA Innovation Awards. The 2013 competition attracted 43 entries in five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services and Technology, and Supplies.
The winners were Clorox for its Clorox Urine Remover; SCA for the Tork Xpress Countertop
Public administrations in Spain owe a total of 632.9 million euros to cleaning companies that are members of the Professional Association of Cleaning Companies (ASPEL) - and late payment has increased by 68 per cent over the last year.
According to data gathered by ASPEL autonomous communities are the administrations owing the largest amount,
ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam in May of next year will feature a dedicated steam cleaning pavilion for the first time, the organisers have announced. This means steam cleaning equipment manufacturers will be positioned together in order to enable visitors to better plan their visit.
"The steam cleaning sector has rapidly developed in recent years,
UK supermarket group Morrisons has cancelled window cleaning at all its stores for two months. Maintenance Management Ltd (MML), which handles Morrisons' facilities, told contractors the retailer is facing a "tough end of year in respect of their budgetary position".
As well as the "financial constraints", MML claimed window cleaning was
Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website. He offers guidance on responsible purchasing of hand hygiene products.