Italian congress Forum Pulire looks to the future of cleaning

15th of June 2016
Italian congress Forum Pulire looks to the future of cleaning

Italian cleaning trade association Afidamp will hold its third Forum Pulire congress in Milan on September 14 and 15. The theme is Cleaning as an Absolute Value and will cover the future of work, e-learning and training, Industry 4.0 and new supply processes.

This year the organisers are boasting a more international audience and programme, with

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Ride-hailing and hired cars are hotbeds for germs: study

14th of June 2016
Ride-hailing and hired cars are hotbeds for germs: study

Ride-hailing vehicles and hired cars are both hotbeds of bacteria, according to a recent study. And shared cab services harbour three times the number of germs as the average rental.

A team from insurance comparison site NetQuote took swabs from seat belts, door handles and window buttons from a number of taxis and ride-sharing services. These

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India's Taj Mahal damaged by constant cleaning

13th of June 2016
India's Taj Mahal damaged by constant cleaning

The marble surfaces and floral mosaics of the Taj Mahal are being worn away due to excessive cleaning, according to reports.

And cleaners are having their work cut out to combat the twin issues of insect faeces and air pollution that are disfiguring the façade of the 17th century monument.

The complex structure of the Taj Mahal is made up

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London cleaning company reaches The Leap 100 list 2016

10th of June 2016
London cleaning company reaches The Leap 100 list 2016

London cleaning company The Clean Space has been included on The Leap 100 2016 - a list of the 100 most exciting, fast-growth companies in the UK.

All the companies selected have demonstrated substantial growth over the past 12 months and been identified as the ‘ones to watch' for 2016.

Charlie Mowat, the founder and md of The Clean Space

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London 'studio' room for rent - with the toilet in a cupboard!

9th of June 2016
London 'studio' room for rent - with the toilet in a cupboard!

If further proof were needed that London property prices have gone too far, how about the 'studio' flat in the north of the city that may well have the most unusually-placed toilet in the UK capital.

Billed as a "newly refurbished single studio", it transpires the room is actually in a shared house.

But the room contains everything a single

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Indian institute invents self-cleaning cloth

8th of June 2016
Indian institute invents self-cleaning cloth

Scientists in India have invented a substance they claim can make clothing stain-proof.

The substance uses nano-particles of titanium dioxide which, when mixed with an alcohol-like substance and sprayed on to clean clothes, is said to be an effective stain remover.

The technology has been developed by the Facilitation Centre for Industrial

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