European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 finalists announced

14th of September 2018
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 finalists announced

The finalists of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2018 have today been revealed. Thirty-six leading service providers, manufacturers and distributors have made the shortlist across 10 categories.

The awards, which recognise standards of excellence in the professional cleaning industry, are the only pan-European awards for the sector.

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RPC bpi recycled products acquires PLASgran

14th of September 2018
RPC bpi recycled products acquires PLASgran

Polythene film recycler RPC bpi recycled products in the UK has acquired leading recycler of rigid plastics, PLASgran.

The acquisition, it says, marks a major step in its ongoing commitment to work towards a world where nothing goes to waste.

PLASgran recycles nearly 50,000 tonnes of rigid plastics while RPC bpi recycled products recycles over

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Mulberry Marketing Communications appoints new ceo

13th of September 2018
Mulberry Marketing Communications appoints new ceo

UK-based Mulberry Marketing Communications has appointed Matt Serra as chief executive officer (ceo). He succeeds founder Chris Klopper, who passed away in June.

"I am excited for the opportunity to lead Mulberry into the future, building on the principles and ideals our founder established for the agency," said Serra. "We are proud

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ISS Netherlands divests non-core cleaning portfolio

12th of September 2018
ISS Netherlands divests non-core cleaning portfolio

Global facility services provider ISS is to divest its non-core single-service cleaning portfolio in the Netherlands to Dutch cleaning company CSU.

As one of the country's largest cleaning companies is a well-known and respected market leader with experience in integrating activities from acquisitions.The divestment affects approximately 70 Dutch

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New study reveals germ risks of airport security

10th of September 2018
New study reveals germ risks of airport security

The plastic trays in which passengers place their belongings at the security desk are among the most contaminated areas of a typical airport, according to a study.

Four out of eight samples analysed in the study tested positive for respiratory viruses such as influenza A, rhinovirus and human corona OC43. Viruses were also found to a lesser

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More than half of us don’t wash our hands after using the toilet at work

6th of September 2018
More than half of us don’t wash our hands after using the toilet at work

More than 50 per cent of workers say they've seen a colleague leave a workplace washroom without washing his or her hands, according to a new study.

And 42 per cent of respondents said they had experienced issues such as unpleasant smells, dirty facilities, scattered paper towels or clogged toilets at the washrooms at work.

These were among the

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