Smart street cleaning machine follows its operator around like a pet

24th of January 2019
Smart street cleaning machine follows its operator around like a pet

Futuristic autonomous cleaners using intelligent technology are currently being deployed in the United Arab Emirates to smarten up street cleaning.

Tandeef, the city cleaning arm of environmental management company Bee'ah, has introduced autonomous litter vacuum cleaners that can be trained to recognise their operator. The intelligent machine

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Could a no-deal Brexit lead to toilet roll shortages?

23rd of January 2019
Could a no-deal Brexit lead to toilet roll shortages?

Fears of a toilet roll shortage following a no-deal Brexit scenario have been raised by the Confederation of Paper Industries.

According to the confederation's director general Andrew Large: "If there is a no-deal Brexit and there are real problems of congestion at the ports, there will be problems with the supply of toilet paper along with an

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World's fastest window cleaner challenges Europe's best to take his crown

22nd of January 2019
World's fastest window cleaner challenges Europe's best to take his crown

The world's fastest window cleaner Terry 'Turbo' Burrows is challenging Europe's window cleaners to beat his record at a contest during The Cleaning Show in the UK this March.

Burrows has held the Guinness World Record for 10 years and this year's challenge will be part of a new international window cleaning competition, The Window Cleaning World

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The robot evolution

21st of January 2019
The robot evolution

Too expensive, too limited and not fully autonomous – these were the general criticisms of contemporary robot cleaners when we last ran an ECJ Cleaning in the Digital World supplement two years ago. How far has this picture changed, asks Ann Laffeaty.

It was a little more than 20 years ago when the idea of an autonomous cleaning machine

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UK TV drama hinges on cleaners’ ‘invisibility’

18th of January 2019
UK TV drama hinges on cleaners’ ‘invisibility’

The "invisibility" of cleaners is the main theme behind a new six-part drama currently being aired on UK terrestrial television.

Cleaning Up takes the premise that cleaning staff are so overlooked and undervalued that they could carry out clever crimes without anyone suspecting them.

The idea behind the drama came to writer Mark Marlow when

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The role of the smartphone

17th of January 2019
The role of the smartphone

Practically everyone today has a smartphone, and these ubiquitous devices are used for everything from communication to game-playing and information-gathering to navigation. But how far have they encroached on to the world of cleaning, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Glance around any train carriage, shopping centre, bus, street or waiting room and at least

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