Online voting in the 2010 ISSA Innovation Award is now complete and the results have been announced.
In the Chemicals category Gent-L-Kleen won for its One2Clean automatic dispenser; Cascades won in the Paper/Plastics section for Intelligent Paper; the Power Equipment category was won by the EBG-20 Surface Preparation machine by Square Scrub;
A study published last month in the US suggests that baby high chairs – such as those found in restaurants – harbour more bacteria than the average public toilet seat.
When testing high chairs in 30 different US restaurants, researchers found the average number of bacteria was 147 per square centimetre, compared to only eight for a
Children are deterred from using school toilets in UK secondary schools because they are dirty - and often occupied by smokers and bullies. That's according to a survey of 300 children by experts at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - a quarter of them said they avoided the washrooms if at all possible.
The scientists described
London was the venue for the inaugural conference of the British Cleaning Council (BCC) which took place last month. The theme - Profiting from the Recovery.
Issues covered included youth unemployment, rebalancing the economy and sustainability - 165 delegates attended. The BCC said the content was designed to act as a catalyst for cleaning
Just over 1,700 visitors attended the first Pulire Eurasia cleaning exhibition in Istanbul, Turkey last month. The event was organised by Afidamp of Italy in association with Sentez, its local partner.
Seminars to accompany the trade show were held by the Turkish Association of Professional Cleaning - TESHIAD - and the Hungarian Institute of
The minimum wage of cleaners and maintenance staff is to increase in Finland by over 20 per cent, following an agreement reached by the employers' association and the Service Union United.
Thanks to the new payment system to be introduced at the beginning of next year, the minimum wage will increase by over 20 per cent over five years. The aim of