CMS Berlin less than two weeks away!

9th of September 2015
CMS Berlin less than two weeks away!

CMS, the German professional cleaning exhibition, takes place in Berlin from September 22-25. The event opens with the presentation of the CMS Purus Awards for product design on the first day.

More than 16,000 visitors from 60 countries attended the last CMS in 2013. This year the organisers are seeking to make the event even more attractive to

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New networking tool for CMS visitors

8th of September 2015
New networking tool for CMS visitors

Messe Berlin has a new networking tool for trade visitors attending CMS Berlin 2015, taking place from September 22-25.

While preparing for the fair this tool can be used to set up appointments and establish new business contacts before the event starts. The CMS networking tool has a database of suitable business contacts with profiles,

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'Peepee ladies' of Paris fight back against modernity

7th of September 2015
'Peepee ladies' of Paris fight back against modernity

The survivors of a once numerous and feared profession - the dames pipi or "peepee ladies" who preside over public toilets in Paris - have been to court to defend their jobs from tourist-friendly progress.

A Dutch company has won the contract to manage the last four staffed public conveniences in the French capital. 2theloo plans to convert them

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Office workers give germs the elbow, says survey

3rd of September 2015
Office workers give germs the elbow, says survey

Two in five office workers have used another part of their body to exit the toilets at work to avoid getting germs from colleagues on their hands, according to a survey commissioned by Kimberly–Clark Professional.

The findings from the research, which was conducted among 303 office workers across England, revealed that most people who use

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Kyoto uses toilet etiquette signs in bid to flush out bad behaviour

1st of September 2015
Kyoto uses toilet etiquette signs in bid to flush out bad behaviour

Japan has gone to great lengths to welcome foreign visitors but for the locals of Kyoto - one of the most popular destinations - there has been a rather unwelcome side effect - stinking public toilets.

"We have seen an increasing number of people from overseas misuse our toilets based on their own cultural norms," said Chikashi Ono, an official

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ISSA names new executive director

28th of August 2015
ISSA names new executive director

Global cleaning industry association ISSA - which has its headquarters in the US - has appointed a new executive director to replace John Garfinkel, who has led the organisation for the past 25 years. He is John Barrett, who has worked in senior positions in companies including Frontenac, SMS Assist, Compass Group, Kimco Corp., York Management,

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