European Commission adopts new strategy for rights of people with disabilities

29th of March 2021
European Commission adopts new strategy for rights of people with disabilities

The European Commission has adopted a new Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030, contributing to Principle 17 of the European Pillar of Social Rights - reports EFCI.

The new strategy builds on its predecessor, the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, and sets out key initiatives to be implemented in the next 10 years

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Lucart grows UK presence through Essential Supply acquisition

26th of March 2021
Lucart grows UK presence through Essential Supply acquisition

Tissue producer Lucart, based in Italy, has acquired Essential Supply Products (ESP) in the UK as part of its strategy to grow its presence in the away-from-home market there.

The relationship between the two companies dates back over 10 years as some of the paper processed at the ESP site comes from the Lucart mills.

Lucart ceoMassimo Pasquini

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London's Cleaning Show moves to November

25th of March 2021
London's Cleaning Show moves to November

The Cleaning Show, which is the UK's professional cleaning exhibition, will now take place from November 2-4 following recent government announcements about lockdown easing. It had been planned for early June.

The venue remains the same, London Excel. The event will include a topical conference programme, a new demonstration area and The Cleaning

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Dussmann acquires Janus in Austria

24th of March 2021
Dussmann acquires Janus in Austria

In Austria, multi-service provider Dussmann Group has ?acquired the Janus Group Vienna through its subsidiary Dussmann Service Austria. Janus specialises in the provision of of cleaning and disinfection services to healthcare facilities and employs 1,300 people.

This acquisition, says Dussmann, strengthens its healthcare cleaning expertise

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‘Returning schoolchildren should wash their hands every hour’

22nd of March 2021
‘Returning schoolchildren should wash their hands every hour’

Hourly handwashing and other strict hygiene protocols are among the measures being mooted for children as India reopens its schools.

Other suggestions are that parents should ensure their young have a personal supply of soap and sanitiser in their school bags. And schools are being urged to clean the toilets more frequently to help ensure

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More public toilets closed during latest UK lockdown

18th of March 2021
More public toilets closed during latest UK lockdown

Around 100 UK more toilets have been closed to the public during the current nationwide lockdown than in the last one.

This was revealed by Lockdown Loo, a website set up to track public washrooms and highlight those that have remained open during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of 450 UK toilets have been temporarily closed since January 5

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