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Interclean: Embracing innovation and sustainability


AS WE gear up for Interclean Amsterdam 2024, it's evident that the professional cleaning and hygiene industry is experiencing a transformative period marked by innovation, technological advancements, and a steadfast commitment to sustainability.

Cleaning Matters Editor

The untold stories of migrant women


In the realm of domestic cleaning, hidden behind the closed doors of households, lies a narrative that often escapes our attention – the experiences of migrant women in this workforce.

British Institute of Cleaning Science

Imposter syndrome should not be part of infection control


Kelsey Hargreaves highlights the crucial role of cleaning professionals in various infection control measures and emphasises the importance of risk analysis, hygiene practices, and safety protocols followed by cleaning operatives.

The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association

Valid product performance claims or something meaningless?


Lorcan Mekitarian highlights the increasing issue of unverified product claims in the cleaning industry, driven by challenges in international supply chains and the emphasis on sustainable solutions due to climate change.

British Institute of Cleaning Science

Every day is a school day!


Neil Spencer-Cook describes the need for perpetual learning in the cleaning sector through collaborations, as well as the evolving focus on public health, and the value of apprenticeships.

Cleaning Matters Editor

A testament to progress and innovation


THE STAGING of the Cleaning Excellence Conference & Awards 2023 stands as a remarkable testament to the strides and innovations prevalent in the cleaning industry.

Cleaning Matters Editor

Supporting a national priority


THE BRITISH Cleaning Council (BCC) has embarked on a crucial campaign to elevate cleaning and hygiene to a national priority in the UK.

Robert Scott

Cobotics - the future of cleaning?


ALASTAIR SCOTT, director of sales at Robert Scott, has written an article on robotic solutions and cobotics which look set to dominate the field.

Cleaning Matters Editor

How we dry our hands can affect the spread of viruses 


ACCORDING TO the European Tissue Paper Industry Association (ETS) there is evidence that Europeans have changed their hand hygiene habits since the Covid-19 pandemic: washing their hands more frequently throughout the day and plumping for paper towels as the most hygienic way to dry hands when out and about.

Cleaning Matters Editor

Infection prevention vs complacency


A REPORT by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) reveals interesting data on work-related stress, depression and anxiety over the last year. While the total number of workers suffering has increased by 11.2%, new cases have actually fallen.