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Nearly half the UK believes those caught littering should take part in community service litter picks (48%), with more than a third of us even going as far as calling for litterers to face criminal prosecution (36%) according to a new poll.

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Cleaning Matters Special Report : Hospitals, Healthcare & The Cleaning Industry


The Health & Safety Event 2018
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NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
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NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
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NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
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15th - 18th May 2018
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6th - 7th November 2018


Brits want even tougher treatment for litterers, finds new poll

Earlier this year local authorities were given the go-ahead to double on-the-spot litter fines to a maximum penalty of £150. However, results from a new poll have found that Brits support taking a significantly tougher stance on punishing those who litter, giving their backing to a range of strict new measures to tackle the growing problem.

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Hand dryers sucking up and spreading bacteria according to new study

A new study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology investigating hand dryers potential to spread bacteria has suggested that it could be more extensive than first thought.

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Living Wage Foundation welcomes pay rise for UK's Poorest Workers, but urges employers to go further

On April 1st the government's National Living Wage (NLW) rose from £7.50 to £7.83 for workers over 25.

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10 top tips for tackling stress during Stress Awareness Month

12.5 million days are lost due to work-related stress, depression or anxiety, so it's not surprising that employers are keen to find ways to reduce stress in the workplace.

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Cleaning businesses top the list of firms run by women

100 years since women got the vote in the UK, small business insurer Simply Business has revealed the most common types of businesses run by women as well the most popular locations for female lead businesses across the UK.

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Community clean-up initiative

Family-owned business Robert Scott has set its sights on a new campaign to give back to the local communities of its customers with the introduction of its inaugural 'Cleaning up your Community' competition.

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Swiftkleen merges with System Hygiene

Accrington-based System Hygiene has celebrated 35 years in business by agreeing a deal to merge with another cleaning and nursing company.

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Business partner wanted for Battersea firm

Are you interested in investing in an ambitious new cleaning and services provider? After 15 years experience in the cleaning industry I recently founded Bluebird Facilities and am actively seeking an accomplished business partner.

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Gelpack awarded position on ESPO framework

Hereford based Vision Gelpack has been awarded a position on ESPO's 860 framework, which covers a wide range of refuse, recycling and clinical waste sacks for the local authority and waste management sectors.

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Web tool helps customers assess the value of Tork EasyCube

Installing Tork EasyCube can lead to big savings for customers - and manufacturer Essity can prove it.

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Vice president elected

In recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association (CHSA), founder and former chairman of Polaris Plastics David Garcia has been elected vice president of the CHSA.

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Helping out heart charity

TC Specialist Services is part of TC Facilities Management, one of the UK's leading independent FM companies. With over 55 years' experience of delivering services nationally, we are proud to be associated with some of the UK's biggest names in the High Street.

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Energy company off to a flying start

Juice Stored Energy, formally known as Fortis Battery Care, held a press day recently to promote their re-brand and progression into new sectors.

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Dry extraction carpet cleaning system

The Host carpet cleaning method from Host Von Schrader is an all in one system that gets carpets clean and back in use straight away. The system uses especially designed equipment together with tailored cleaner Host sponges.

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Leafield Recycling Solutions at Interclean

Leafield Environmental will demonstrate its range of high durability recycling and waste collection solutions at Interclean on booth 07.333.

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Seven ways to reduce trash liner waste

While the U.S. only makes up four percent of the world's population, it produces about 30 percent of the world's waste. Plus, two-thirds of what they toss out eventually ends up in landfills or is burned in incinerators.

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Energetic rebrand

Juice Stored Energy, formally known as Fortis Battery Care have re-branded and re-aligned for 2018.

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