Green is the new black

4th of June 2024
Green is the new black

The cleaning industry gathers at a seminar with a ‘green’ focus. Lotte Printz in Denmark reports from the event.

As the conference auditorium is filling up this early spring Friday, there are various reliable indicators that this is a ‘green’ event. Some seminar goers are flashing shirts and bags made from recycled tea

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UK industry tackles modern slavery

3rd of June 2024
UK industry tackles modern slavery

From the UK, Lynn Webster tell us about a renewed focus on the impact and evidence of modern slavery.

There has been a recharged focus of the impact and evidence of modern slavery coming through the cleaning industry. It is driven through the launch of industry led initiatives; as headlined at a recent trade show and the publication of studies of

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A.I.S.E. appoints Alexis Van Maercke as director general

31st of May 2024
A.I.S.E. appoints Alexis Van Maercke as director general

A.I.S.E. has been the voice of the European detergents and maintenance products industry since 1952. Alexis Van Maercke became director general in January 2024. The association’s senior communications manager Aisling O’Kane spoke to him about his plans for the organisation in the coming years and writes this exclusive piece for

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EFCI unveils manifesto for the future of the cleaning industry

30th of May 2024
EFCI unveils manifesto for the future of the cleaning industry

EFCI, the European federation representing the cleaning and facility management industry organised an event recently to present its Manifesto ahead of the European elections of next June. More than 50 guests, including policymakers, representatives of the business community and social partner organisations gathered in Brussels to participate in a

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Window cleaner loses arm after overhead cable incident

29th of May 2024
Window cleaner loses arm after overhead cable incident

A UK window cleaner has had an arm amputated after his carbon fibre pole moved too close to an overhead cable.

Jason Knight, 34, was cleaning the windows of a private house when a 33,000-volt current sent him flying seven feet across the customer's back garden.

The self-employed window cleaner from Westbury, Wiltshire, was airlifted to hospital

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UK government bids to end the rise of the unisex toilet

24th of May 2024
UK government bids to end the rise of the unisex toilet

The UK government is bringing forward legislation requiring single-sex toilets to be incorporated into all new non-domestic buildings and refurbishments in England.

The news comes after a recent study found that women, the elderly and the disabled felt unfairly disadvantaged by the increasing trend to convert publicly accessible toilets into

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