Female entrepreneur pioneers mobile ladies’ toilets in India

19th of August 2021
Female entrepreneur pioneers mobile ladies’ toilets in India

Mobile toilets mounted on electric auto-rickshaws have been developed in India for the exclusive use of women.

Hyderabad-based innovator Sushma Kallempudi came up with the idea to help address a chronic shortage of well-maintained ladies' washrooms in India. The individual-use cubicles are aimed at large gatherings because they are compact in

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China hotels use smart chip to supervise cleaning work

17th of August 2021
China hotels use smart chip to supervise cleaning work

A new smart supervision system is currently being trialled in China to monitor the work of hotel cleaners.

Smart chips are embedded in cleaning cloths, bed linen and other items at hotels in East China’s Xiacheng District.

Sensors in cleaning cloths emit a warning sound whenever these products are used in the wrong areas, for example if a

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Window cleaning - millennium reflections

11th of August 2021
Window cleaning - millennium reflections

The introduction of new technology, a heightened concern for sustainability, a growing focus on safety, a global pandemic – all of the above have made for a turbulent 21st century so far. But what impact have these and other trends and events had on the window cleaning market, asks Ann Laffeaty?

The chief tools of any window cleaner were

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Streamlined wiping

10th of August 2021
Streamlined wiping

There are now cloths, wet wipes and paper products available for a vast range of applications. For example you can buy specialist products for cleaning in offices, dairies and industrial units as well as anti-static, food-safe and alcohol-free wipes. But is the market not now saturated with application-based products? And would a few wipers

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Hygiene in food factories of the future

9th of August 2021
Hygiene in food factories of the future

Mariane Hodgkinson, hygiene consultant for Hillbrush, manufacturer of specialist cleaning tools for the food industry looks at how food companies can expand their business to meet demand for
new types of products, particularly in the vegan and free from categories, without adding on square metres and the importance of reviewing cleaning procedures

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Work-life balance: the era of the four-day week?

6th of August 2021
Work-life balance: the era of the four-day week?

Are we seeing the work-life scales finally balancing up … or even tipping in favour of employees? Hartley Milner reports on how the Covid emergency is helping bring about probably the most radical transformation of our working lives in generations.

During the lockdowns, millions of people worldwide had their first taste of routinely working

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