London cleaners get on their bikes to clean Soho’s streets

12th of November 2021
London cleaners get on their bikes to clean Soho’s streets

London's Westminster City Council is going green by introducing electric vehicles and deploying cleaners on bikes to clear up messy streets.

The cleaners' electric bikes are equipped with jet sprays and brooms and have wheelie bins attached to the back to accommodate rubbish. The bikes are part of a new 60-vehicle electric fleet being rolled out

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Lifebuoy teaches the world to hand-wash in virtual classroom

12th of November 2021
Lifebuoy teaches the world to hand-wash in virtual classroom

Global soap brand Lifebuoy brought together teachers, parents and children in a huge hand hygiene event held to mark Global HandWashing Day recently.

Lifebuoy billed the event as the world's largest virtual classroom where the importance of hand washing with soap was the main topic. And the brand is submitting this claim to Guinness World Records

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Done well, cleaning does you good

11th of November 2021
Done well, cleaning does you good

John Griep reports on VSR’s recent meeting at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam.

The Johan Cruyff Arena is a unique location for several reasons. One of them is that four matches of the UEFA European Football Championship were played here at the beginning of the summer.

“At the time, we had to hand over the building for a month and

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‘Severe’ cleaning and hygiene staff shortages could hit Covid-19 recovery, warns BCC

10th of November 2021
‘Severe’ cleaning and hygiene staff shortages could hit Covid-19 recovery, warns BCC

The cleaning and hygiene industry is suffering ‘severe' staff shortages with the rate of vacancies having increased dramatically, according to a new survey of the industry.

The recruitment problems facing one of the UK's biggest industries could hamper the nation's recovery from Covid-19, said industry body the British Cleaning Council

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ECFI hosts platform to discuss the future of cleaning in the post-Covid Europe

9th of November 2021
ECFI hosts platform to discuss the future of cleaning in the post-Covid Europe

EFCI, the Brussels-based organisation representing the professional cleaning sector across Europe, hosted a week of seminars online recently with presentations from 25 speakers. The themes of the discussions were the state of the sector post-Covid, the challenges ahead, its role in Europe's recovery, the new world of work, the 'greening' of

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Turnover in France falls for first time in years

8th of November 2021
Turnover in France falls for first time in years

The French cleaning federation FEP has published its latest statistics on the contract cleaning sector, reports Christian Bouzols.

The French cleaning companies federation FEP has just published  its latest report on the sector. This document presents many figures and shows the general state of cleaning businesses in the aftermath of the

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