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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Business - are negative interest rates the way forward?

20th of April 2021
Business - are negative interest rates the way forward?

As the COVID vaccines rollout gathers pace, countries across the globe are reaching for the fiscal tools they may need to repair the catastrophic damage wreaked upon their economies. And one that has come to hand could prove highly controversial, writes Hartley Milner.

The commercial banking system looks set to be turned on its head with a growing

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Looking back on a difficult year - Italy's cleaning sector

15th of April 2021
Looking back on a difficult year - Italy's cleaning sector

The latest figures for product sales in Italy have been published. Anna Garbagna tells us more.

The annual Professional Cleaning Sector Survey (July-November), carried out by Afidamp with Cerved ON, which puts the emphasis on market, sales and  prospects for the manufacturing sector, was for the first time supported by a survey which

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A critical view of façade coatings

14th of April 2021
A critical view of façade coatings

Dutch correspondent John Griep examines the claims made by façade coating manufacturers.

For cleaning companies, applying façade coatings provides an extra opportunity in their service offering. This is why more and more commercial façade coating offerings are available, with and without nanoclaim.

Do these coatings work in

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