Freshers' week fun? Not for the university cleaners

9th of October 2013
Freshers' week fun? Not for the university cleaners

Students are returning for the new university term. There have been parties, long beery nights and bleary late mornings. The binge-fest of freshers' week.

But for cleaners at one London university, it is the "worst week of the year" when there is "double work". BBC reporter Sean Coughlan went behind the scenes with the cleaning staff.

The

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US survey looks at workplace washroom hygiene

8th of October 2013
US survey looks at workplace washroom hygiene

A national survey in the USA has highlighted that that 93 percent of Americans believe the condition of a workplace washroom is an indicator of how a company values its workforce.

Many employers are meeting expectations, as 61 per cent of employees rate their workplace washroom as excellent or very good. Just six per cent say they have a poor or

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World's most expensive toilet roll is from Japan

7th of October 2013
World's most expensive toilet roll is from Japan

If you're looking for a brand of toilet tissue that's fit for an emperor, look no further than Hanebisho from Japan. Priced at over 13 euros per roll, it comes in a box lined with silver leaf.

Hanebisho toilet tissue is made from Canadian finest wood pulp and water from Japan's cleanest river, the Nyodo.

Production is a delicate operation

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Australia investigation finds exploitation of cleaning workers

4th of October 2013
Australia investigation finds exploitation of cleaning workers

A comprehensive investigation of conditions for international students who clean Melbourne's office towers in Australia has found them subject to exploitation, job insecurity and abuse.

The trades union United Voice has released the report called A Dirty Business, in which it says international students have become an "invisible mainstay" of

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P&G Professional survey finds 'cautious optimism' in US cleaning market

3rd of October 2013
P&G Professional survey finds 'cautious optimism' in US cleaning market

The cleaning industry in the USA has become more efficient in its operations and keeping costs down in the last two years. And in light of an improving economy a tone of cautious optimism is apparent.

That's according to the 2013 Cleaning Industry Insights Survey from P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter &

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World Toilet Summit starts in Indonesia

2nd of October 2013
World Toilet Summit starts in Indonesia

The 13th World Toilet Summit starts today in Surakarta, Indonesia. Up to 400 delegates from 19 countries are expected to attend.

The event opened on Monday with a Training on Trainers session - attended by 230 delegates. They learned about the waste water processing system and how to properly clean a toilet.

“We want to make the public

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