Wanted: a maid for Queen Elizabeth

5th of September 2016
Wanted: a maid for Queen Elizabeth

In the UK, Queen Elizabeth has advertised for a full-time maid at her Scottish palace. The starting salary is just £12,000 (€14,300) a year.

The job advertisement, which had an application closing date of August 21, insists that enjoying "working as part of a team" is a mandatory requirement for the future housekeeping assistant.

The

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WFBSC to hold Berlin congress in 2017

2nd of September 2016
WFBSC to hold Berlin congress in 2017

The World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) is to hold its 22nd world congress from September 18-20 2017 in Berlin. The event will take place alongside the professional cleaning exhibition CMS and the theme will be the opportunities and challenges faced by increasing digitisation.

The speaker programme will focus on automation

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Massive clean-up takes place after iconic London carnival

1st of September 2016
Massive clean-up takes place after iconic London carnival

A total of 170 street cleaners and waste management staff were deployed to clean up after London's Notting Hill carnival at the weekend.

In an efficient seven-hour operation around 200 tonnes of waste was removed from the carnival route. Discarded items included papier mâché dragons, inflatable palm trees and broken samba drums as

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Paris sustainable cleaning products summit

31st of August 2016
Paris sustainable cleaning products summit

Taking place in Paris from October 26-27 is the Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit, the theme of which is practical approaches to addressing the impacts of cleaning products. Professor Dr Michael Braungart, co-founder of the Cradle-To-Cradle (C2C) design approach, starts the conference programme with a keynote entitled ‘Re-thinking

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Hygiene is an issue at many Dutch Michelin-starred restaurants, says research

30th of August 2016
Hygiene is an issue at many Dutch Michelin-starred restaurants, says research

At least 31 Dutch restaurants with a Michelin star have been reprimanded by food safety inspectors since 2012, according to researchers at broadcasting group KRO-NCRV.

The researchers used freedom of information legislation to find out about the confidential inspection reports, says DutchNews.nl.Since 2012, 79 of the Netherlands' 106 restaurants

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Why should sustainability be embedded into the culture of every business?

26th of August 2016
Why should sustainability be embedded into the culture of every business?

Dr Ilham Kadri, president of the Diversey Care division at Sealed Air, writes her latest blog for ECJ. Here she explains that business leaders must adopt sustainable practices not as a means to raise reputation, but to ensure their business's longevity.

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