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The organisers of The Cleaning Show have made a series of announcements about the next event, which will take place at ExCel London on 19th to 21st March 2019.

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19-21 March 2019
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9-11 April 2019
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21-23 May 2019



The Cleaning Show 2019 is set to be bigger than ever

The Cleaning Show, one of Europe's biggest trade events dedicated to commercial cleaning, has announced more details of next year's show at London's ExCel.

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Business rates cut for public toilets

Owners will no longer pay business rates on public toilets, the chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced in his Budget speech.

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Cleaners among those most likely to benefit from AI

Cleaning is one of the occupations most likely to be improved by artificial intelligence (AI), according to new research.

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ICCA 2018 industry award winners

The Irish Contract Cleaning Association (ICCA) held its industry awards lunchtime ceremony on Friday 19th October in the Round Room at the Mansion House, Dawson St, Dublin.

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Housekeepers want to be more customer-facing

Although hotel housekeepers work behind the scenes, a survey has revealed that making them more customer-facing could be the secret to a top-notch guest experience.

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RWM to introduce new features in 2019

Following its successful 2018 show, RWM has announced that 2019 will see a number of improvements and developments to the premier recycling and waste management exhibition.

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Loo of the Year Awards sponsors announced

The sponsor line-up for the 2018 Loo of the Year Awards has been announced. Associate sponsor Clos-o-Mat have been supporting the awards since 2007 and sponsor the Changing Places toilet entries and Space to Change toilet entries awards.

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The Environmental Cleaners recognise the achievements of our Military Forces

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners held their annual Military Awards on 19th September. This event shines a light on the fantastic achievements of the servicemen, women and cadets that contribute to making our armed forces one of the most respected and accomplished in the world today.

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Three quarters of British families don't wash their hands before every meal

As the world marks the 11th annual Global Handwashing Day (GHD), a new study from Initial Washroom Hygiene has shown that British families' handwashing habits leave a lot to be desired.

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Study: Cleaning products contribute billions to US economy

The cleaning products industry supports 64,000 U.S. jobs and includes US$8.3 billion of labour compensation, for a direct impact of more than $59 billion on the U.S. economy, according to a report from the American Cleaning Institute.

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Life threatening bacteria found on the money you handle everyday

Two superbugs including MRSA have been found on coins and bank notes, which were examined as part of a study by financial comparison website and the London Metropolitan University to discover what's really lurking in your wallet.

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Why the choice of hand drying method in hospital washrooms should be a decision for infection control teams, not facilities managers

Proper hand hygiene is fundamental to infection prevention and in hospital settings - where toilets are often frequented by visitors, staff and patients it is especially crucial in order to avoid cross infection.

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Cleaning log books and customer reporting

The cleaning logbook has been a staple part of the communications process between customer and cleaning provider for many years, but in practice they are often discarded somewhere onsite ignored and gathering dust, explains Skillweb.

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Recycling bins designed with cleaners in mind

Method are the makers of visible, flexible and beautiful recycling bins, found globally in spaces such as Atlassian's Sydney office, the Sydney Cricket Ground, the University of Melbourne, Wellington Airport, a famous British venture capital brand, the world's leading automotive innovator, and a prestigious London architecture firm.

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Genesis Biosciences makes it probiotic cleaning range available online

Genesis Biosciences has announced the launch of its new online shop, meaning its innovative cleaning products are now available in just a few clicks.

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Enhance Office Cleaning committed to Makita back-pack vacuum cleaners

Makita back-pack vacuum cleaners are now part of the inventory of Enhance Office Cleaning Limited, Bromley, Kent, a specialist commercial cleaning company.

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Eco-friendly alternative to traditional mops

The improved Refill Mop offers an environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional mops and comprises two parts a cost-effective mop head and a patented reusable mop socket which clips the mop yarns securely into place.

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Unger expands Stingray indoor window cleaning kit offering

Award winning window cleaning kit now available to reach greater heights!

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EnviroHub has increased capacity

Leafield Environmental has increased the capacity of its popular EnviroHub by an extra 20 litres. The hub comprises two new 43 litre Enviropods, attached to a 100 litre Envirobin 100 with a capability to handle up to four discrete waste streams.

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Mini wet wipe station

Wet wipe dispensers don't have to be a big bulky white plastic container on your wall.

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YPO joins CHSA as Accredited Distributor

YPO, the UK's largest public sector buying and procurement organisation, has joined the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's (CHSA) Accreditation Scheme for Distributors.

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Diversey announces executive transition

Diversey, a customer-centric global leader in the hygiene and cleaning industry, has announced a transition of executive responsibilities. Dr. Ilham Kadri will be resigning from her position as Diversey's chief executive officer effective 31st December 2018, to take another executive role, which will be separately announced.

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Robotic cleaner project

Ezitracker has collaborated on a project to increase productivity in the cleaning environment with The Perfect Little Company (TPLC). TPLC has successfully developed robotic vacuum cleaning systems for the commercial market, which are already being used to support schools, offices, warehouses and cleaning contractors across the UK.

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Strain-free cleaning tool

Duop Reach from Robert Scott & Sons is a versatile, extendable cleaning tool which features an ergonomic ball and socket joint making cleaning strain-free for users.

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