Rise of luxury toilet tissue spells new confidence

3rd of April 2015
Rise of luxury toilet tissue spells new confidence

Americans feeling flush with money have a new favourite way of spending it - luxury toilet tissue. Sales in the US of quilted, perfumed and ultra-soft products climbed to $1.4 billion (1.3 billion euros) - more than any other kind of toilet tissue for the first time in nearly a decade.

According to the market research from Euromonitor, luxury

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Build-up to Pulire Italian cleaning trade exhibition

2nd of April 2015
Build-up to Pulire Italian cleaning trade exhibition

Pulire, the Italian professional cleaning exhibition, is set to take place from May 19-21 in Verona - over 270 companies from 25 countries will exhibit there and more than 14,000 visitors from 90 countries are expected to attend.

The organisers say visitors will include facility managers, contract cleaning companies, distributors, importers and

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Saudi government workers share their bonuses with cleaning staff

1st of April 2015
Saudi government workers share their bonuses with cleaning staff

Street cleaners in the Saudi capital of Riyadh could be forgiven their bemusement when government workers randomly handed out their own bonuses in an open-air ceremony.

The extravagant gesture was made in recognition of the good work achieved by the street cleaners.

The newly-enthroned King Salman, who became king in January, had ordered giant

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German cleaning show CMS to host second congress

31st of March 2015
German cleaning show CMS to host second congress

The organisers of this year's CMS 2015 cleaning exhibition in Berlin, Germany, have announced plans for the second International CMS Congress which will be held alongside the show.

The theme will be People and the Market, emphasising the particular importance of people in our market. The presentations and panel discussions will aim to identify

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Wet wipe litter on UK beaches up by 50 per cent

27th of March 2015
Wet wipe litter on UK beaches up by 50 per cent

The number of used wet wipes littering UK beaches has increased by 50 per cent in the last year, according to the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).

This is because many people put them down the toilet instead of in the bin it said. Wipes do not easily disintegrate and sewerage systems are not able to process them.

They can block sewers, and

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Last call for Pulire Innovation Award entries

26th of March 2015
Last call for Pulire Innovation Award entries

Exhibitors at the forthcoming Pulire exhibition in Italy have just a few days to submit their entries to this year's Innovation Award - the closing date is next Wednesday, April 1.

This year's competition, say the organisers, brings a new format based on five categories. From the written entries submitted a shortlist of finalists will be

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