Littering - our dirty Europe

31st of May 2016
Littering - our dirty Europe

Litter disposal and accumulation is one of the fastest growing threats of the future, with 6.4 million tons of litter entering the oceans annually and a further 14 million tons collected from the streets of Europe every year. The new European Litter Prevention Association has established a number of activities, with the aim of achieving a

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Longer term contracts - a new kind of relationship

6th of May 2016
Longer term contracts - a new kind of relationship

Cleaning contracts typically run for a term of three years, a period many service providers argue is simply not long enough to enable them to make the investment and impact they would like at the site. However there are now some longer term contracts being awarded to cleaning and facilities management companies and these bring a whole new dynamic

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Facilicom trainee has her eye on a management role

4th of May 2016
Facilicom trainee has her eye on a management role

Attracting and retaining talented people can be a major challenge for many businesses whatever industry they are in. The recent CBRE European Occupier Survey, reported that 42 per cent of the world’s leading companies see labour and skills shortages as key issues. Anna Boss, a management trainee, gives the inside view on how the Facilicom

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Peracetic acid - the new hero in hospitals

22nd of March 2016
Peracetic acid - the new hero in hospitals

There have been many products tried and tested in the realm of hospital and healthcare in the quest to discover the most effective cleaner in an industry where hygiene is paramount.

Adam Duxbury, new product development chemist at specialist chemical company, Airedale Chemical, explains why there is a new hero product emerging that is ticking all

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Many looming challenges for the EU

22nd of March 2016
Many looming challenges for the EU

Will the European Union survive 2016? It’s a fair question considering the battering the region has taken from a perfect storm of crises in recent years and with fresh challenges looming over an increasingly darkening horizon. Hartley Milner goes in search of some answers.

Whether the EU collapses this year or not will be of no consequence

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The invisible scrubber dryer

21st of March 2016
The invisible scrubber dryer

As daytime cleaning becomes more prevalent there is an increasing need for quieter, more unobtrusive cleaning equipment. Ann Laffeaty looks at the latest scrubber dryers that offer the capacity to fade into the background – while also remaining safe to use around the public.

Scrubber dryers are not necessarily the most compact or elegant of

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