Professional detergents industry drives a sustainable agenda

4th of October 2022
Professional detergents industry drives a sustainable agenda

A.I.S.E. is the umbrella organisation representing the European detergents and maintenance products industry. Its professional cleaning and hygiene sector manager Aisling O’Kane tells us how the sector has been a pioneer in driving sustainability.

For seven decades A.I.S.E. has guided and led the work of the European detergents industry.

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Irish litter survey shows only a quarter of beaches and harbours are 'clean'

3rd of October 2022
Irish litter survey shows only a quarter of beaches and harbours are 'clean'

The annual nationwide survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) of beaches and harbours has shown litter levels on the rise, with only eight of 33 areas surveyed deemed ‘clean'.

Among the areas branded ‘heavily littered' were Cork Harbour at Blackrock Castle and Dublin's Grand Canal Dock and Tolka River.

Beaches,

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WISAG records four per cent growth in 2021

30th of September 2022
WISAG records four per cent growth in 2021

WISAG Facility Service Holding in Germany has just published its results for 2021, recording an increase in turnover of four per cent to €1,223 billion.This organic growth, it says, was underpinned by a positive development in turnover in almost all areas of its service business.

"This success was only made possible by a strong, customer

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Perthshire start-up pioneers 'game-changing' self-cleaning tech

29th of September 2022
Perthshire start-up pioneers 'game-changing' self-cleaning tech

An anti-biofilm system created by Perthshire start-up Penrhos Bio is said to be able to provide a sustainable alternative to disinfectants and antimicrobial agents.

The system, which protects surfaces against bacteria, fungi and algae, has been developed based on an understanding of how certain red seaweeds can provide natural protection against

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Malaysian children skip breakfast to avoid toilets: report

28th of September 2022
Malaysian children skip breakfast to avoid toilets: report

Malaysian students are refusing to use the toilets at school because they perceive these facilities to be damp and dirty, according to the country's politicians.

And some pupils are regularly skipping breakfast so that they can resist the urge to use the toilets between classes. "Due to poor ventilation, the toilets remain wet throughout the

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ECHA winner Incentive FM - shared vision

27th of September 2022
ECHA winner Incentive FM - shared vision

Sunshine and lollipops helped Incentive FM to win the 2022 European Cleaning & Hygiene award for Excellence in Client-Contractor Partnerships. But the real key to the company’s success lay in having a single shared vision with its client.

What does the term “soft services” actually mean? To most of us it refers to

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