Both real and perceived gender discrimination in our cleaning industry is best dealt with through education, cultural understanding, and determination. These were the key messages delivered at the women's forum held during ISSA/Interclean 2014 last week.
Facilitated by the ISSA's Dianna Steinbach, the panel comprised Sofitel vice president
Walking around the Amsterdam RAI for the four-day ISSA/Interclean show will no doubt have been a tough challenge for some.
But spare a thought for the professional window cleaner on the Moerman stand whose job it was to clean a large pane of glass - over and over again - for the entire exhibition.
The mystery man's task was to demonstrate the
Celtex was showing a new line of food safe recycled paper products on its stand. And the company claims it is highly unusual for recycled products to achieve food safe certification.
The Celtex etissue range includes hand towels, centrefeed rolls and kitchen towels. According to export manager Daniele Mamoli the company invested heavily and spent
One company causing a few smirks around the exhibition was the aptly - if unfortunately - named Cleanpissup.
The company makes mini tissue dispensers that can be wall-mounted in urinals. These basically do as the name suggests.
"Toilets have toilet paper but up to now there has been no equivalent in urinals," said general manager Marcos Martin
This year's ISSA/Interclean exhibition in Amsterdam - the 25th edition of the event - has seen an increase in visitor numbers of five per cent compared to the last one in 2012, the organisers have announced.
This year's visitor number was 29,325, compared to 28,001 in 2012. And there were 696 exhibitors this time, compared to 669 two years
There have always been financial bubbles whenever radical innovations have become widespread. As such, the computer will bring in its wake a more healthy working culture and informational cooperation - according to Erik Händeler, German author and future scientist. He writes here for ECJ.
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