UK Business Services Association launches Responsible Cleaner Scheme

6th of February 2015
UK Business Services Association launches Responsible Cleaner Scheme

The UK Business Services Association (BSA) in the UK has launched a new initiative for companies in the contract cleaning sector - the Responsible Cleaner Scheme (RCS).

RCS members say they have come together to protect and promote the welfare and development of their employees; to make sure their experience and capabilities are recognised and

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Ionic silver touchscreens could make ATMs safer

5th of February 2015
Ionic silver touchscreens could make ATMs safer

ATM touchscreens are dirtier and more germ-ridden than public toilets and restaurant tables, according to a study.

Now a US company is developing ATM touchscreens that have an antibacterial coating made using ionic silver.

The company - named Corning - has teamed up with ATM manufacturer Diebold to produce the antibacterial touchscreens. The

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Cleaning Products Europe Barcelona conference

4th of February 2015
Cleaning Products Europe Barcelona conference

Cleaning Products Europe, a conference focusing on household and I&I cleaning products, takes place from March 25-26 in Barcelona, Spain. The programme will feature speakers from all levels of the supply chain, including manufacturers, chemical suppliers, regulatory bodies and retail representatives.

The presentations are designed to

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New minimum wage for South African contract cleaning sector

3rd of February 2015
New minimum wage for South African contract cleaning sector

The minimum wage for South Africa's contract cleaning sector rose last month, to R16.98 (1.3 euros) an hour in metropolitan and local council areas. This agreement will be binding until November 30.

Metropolitan areas covered include the cities of Cape Town, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg, Tshwane, and Nelson Mandela Bay. The councils include Emfuleni,

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The Cleaning Show March date in London

2nd of February 2015
The Cleaning Show March date in London

The UK's cleaning exhibition, The Cleaning Show, moves to London this year and takes place from March 10-12 at Excel exhibition centre.

With the move the organisers are promising a host of new features and events. These include the Training Academy, which is the opportunity for visitors to to learn more about products and techniques and to get

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Cow’s urine could be used to clean government offices in India

30th of January 2015
Cow’s urine could be used to clean government offices in India

A charity in India has developed a cleaning product made from cow's urine.

The product has been distilled and scented with natural ingredients such as pine oil to disguise the smell. It has been developed by the Holy Cow Foundation, a charity that cares for the cows that freely roam India's streets.

According to the foundation's Anuradha Modi,

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