Floor polishing made easy

1st of June 2021
Floor polishing made easy

Does the task of floor polishing necessarily need to be a complex and time-consuming one? Ann Laffeaty talks to manufacturers about the difficulties involved in polishing a floor – and finds out about the equipment that that can help to ease the burden.

Floor polishing comes with plenty of caveats from the experts. If you make a mistake you

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Is your toilet watching you?

1st of June 2021
Is your toilet watching you?

Today’s “smart” washrooms can do everything from counting visitor numbers and gathering refill data to checking the user’s health – and even talking to you. But is such a high level of technology always a good thing, or could it become an unwelcome intrusion in a space that is supposed to be private, asks Ann

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EFCI news - challenges and opportunities in the post-Covid world

27th of May 2021
EFCI news - challenges and opportunities in the post-Covid world

Just over a year after the world first faced the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic, EFCI president Juan Díez de los Ríos looks back at the lessons learned by the professional cleaning sector during these most challenging of times. He also looks ahead to possible future opportunities.

A bit more than a year after the beginning of this

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Case study from Japan - cleaning as a life changer

29th of April 2021
Case study from Japan - cleaning as a life changer

In Japan, some people are tired from overwork, especially in the metropolis Tokyo. One Buddhist monk wants to change this, and he thinks cleaning is the way to go. Bobbie van der List reports.

It’s at 7.25 am in the morning when the commute to work is at its peak in the Kamiyacho district of central Tokyo. While most people walk from the

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Health and safety - dealing with spills

27th of April 2021
Health and safety - dealing with spills

Work related accidents and injuries cost the EU €476 billion a year. With increased focus on safety and environmental performance even small changes can yield big health and safety benefits. Here Günes Yenen, MEWA UK country manager, looks at the options available to minimise risk to health and safety from slips and spillages.

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Sustainability - the other two pillars

26th of April 2021
Sustainability - the other two pillars

Arguments around sustainability have been heavily focused on saving the planet over the past few years. But have those other two pillars of sustainability –people and profit – gained new prominence in the light of the global pandemic, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion have recently brought the topic of

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