Cleaning trolleys in the spotlight

10th of January 2024
Cleaning trolleys in the spotlight

A recent news story concerning US superstar Taylor Swift plunged cleaning trolleys unexpectedly into the spotlight. But manufacturers had already been quietly raising the profile of this sector and coming up with smart new designs and aesthetically-pleasing products. Are we entering a new era of glam trolleys, asks Ann Laffeaty?

CLEANING TROLLEYS

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UNI Global survey - working around the clock

9th of January 2024
UNI Global survey - working around the clock

During the summer, a ground-breaking international survey of cleaners commissioned by UNI Global Union and UNI Europa, shed light on the significant challenges faced by cleaning professionals who work irregular and unsocial shifts. The survey, which received responses from over 2,500 cleaners in 32 countries across six continents, highlights the

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Floored by the challenge

7th of December 2023
Floored by the challenge

Floor cleaning is an important asapect of any cleaning regime. But how important? Ann Laffeaty asks companies about the challenges that floor cleaning poses and finds out what can be done to lighten the cleaner’s load.

Floors come in for a great deal of hard wear. Most other surfaces tend to be generally soiled mainly by dust, fingerprints

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Can new rules tackle late payments?

6th of December 2023
Can new rules tackle late payments?

Legislators are having another crack at reining in businesses that delay paying supplier invoices. The European Commission admits the current late payment directive is “ineffective” … but will the new rules work any better this time round? Hartley Milner asks.

It’s the stuff of cash flow nightmares, it inhibits investment,

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Washroom dispensers - design versus function

1st of December 2023
Washroom dispensers - design versus function

Is it possible for a washroom dispenser to combine an attractive design with high functionality, asks ECJ? Or does there always need to be a compromise?

When visiting a public washroom we users expect the soap and paper dispensers to work – and to work efficiently.

If multiple button-pushes are required to access the soap, for example, or

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What determines quality in professional cleaning?

30th of November 2023
What determines quality in professional cleaning?

What defines quality of cleaning, what do we want to achieve by cleaning and what exactly determines cleaning quality? Paul Harleman, global application manager for Vileda Professional, addresses these key questions.

We need to clean the world we live in. Since humans have settled down and are not, like animals in the wild, moving from one spot

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