Italian schools asks pupils to bring their own toilet paper

31st of October 2016
Italian schools asks pupils to bring their own toilet paper

A CASH-strapped Italian school has called on its pupils to provide their own lavatory paper, apparently due to a lack of public funding.

Scuola Primaria Casati in Milan made the request in a letter sent to parents. "We've run out of toilet paper. So that this great friendship can continue, we have to bring one packet of four rolls of toilet paper

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WFBSC Congress 2017 - registration open

28th of October 2016
WFBSC Congress 2017 - registration open

Registration for the next World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) congress - which will take place in Berlin, Germany from September 18-20 2017 - is now open.

The event is being organised by the German Federal Guild Association of the Cleaning Trade (BIV)and will be held alongside the CMS professional cleaning exhibition which

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One in three UK workers use their phone on the toilet

27th of October 2016
One in three UK workers use their phone on the toilet

According to new research from Initial Washroom Hygiene, a third of UK workers admit to being on their smartphone while using the toilet, and almost one in 12 even consume food and drink there.

The study questioned 1,000 office workers in the UK, to mark Global Handwashing Day recently, and to understand the state of hand washing habits in office

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Cleaning in the Digital World - smart city of 2040

26th of October 2016
Cleaning in the Digital World - smart city of 2040

The cleaning sector, as we all recognise, is a down-to-earth one and is slow to adopt new technologies. But if we look ahead to the future with a focus on how customer requirements will develop, we can be a little more visionary. Marco Cardinale, head of product management floor care at Kärcher - which is leading the way in the industry with

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Read ECJ October edition online now!

24th of October 2016
Read ECJ October edition online now!

The October edition of ECJ is now available to read online. Highlights include:

• Sustainability - saving water

• After the referendum - the implications of Brexit

• Meeting your match - making a company acquisition

• Keeping down costs - care of hard floors

Read it here

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Cleaning up in the air at Tokyo Skytree

24th of October 2016
Cleaning up in the air at Tokyo Skytree

Cleaning – a job that doesn’t come with excitement and adrenaline? Well, think again, because the cleaners of Tokyo Skytree start their first day at work full of adrenaline. They are tasked with cleaning the windows of the second highest building in the world. Bobbie van der List met two of their cleaners to find out what drives them,

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