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Athens congress for FIDEN

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European contract cleaning association FIDEN will host its 60th congress in Athens, Greece, from September 22-25. The theme: “Global Trends Changing the World of FM Industries”. Sessions will address what global trends will have the most impact on the sector, what challenges the industry faces in terms of digitalisation, and what the focus of the cleaning and FM industries will be in the coming years.

Zuckerberg and Gates support zero-carbon technology

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The Facebook and Microsoft founders, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, have announced the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, an initiative that will support the best eco-friendly ideas from public research institutions, investing in zero-carbon technology. The investments will impact diverse sectors such as electricity, transport and agriculture to “transition the world to a near zero emissions energy future,” reports ozy.com.

BCC Issues Study on UK Cleaning Industry

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The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has published the results of a study on the cleaning industry in the UK. The BCC’s report showcases changes in the industry, such as changes in revenue, employment, demographics, and wages, during a six-year period (2008-2014).

New Hygiene Solution for Public Washrooms

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Florida based diversified World Patent Marketing has launched the innovative Splash Screen, a solution to protect men from back splash while urinating in urinals.

It comprises a detachable covered top half, multiple slits located at the bottom half and multiple adhesive tabs which are detachable and are used to securely stick the urinal screen on various surfaces of the urinal.

Commission presents measures to modernise vat in the eu

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The European Commission has presented an Action Plan setting out ways to reboot the current EU VAT system to make it simpler, more fraud-proof and business-friendly.
The current VAT rules urgently need to be updated so they can better support the Single Market, facilitate cross-border trade and keep pace with today’s digital and mobile economy.

Best countries in the world

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Indonesia has made the most radical improvements since 2009, while the least prosperous countries are in sub-Saharan Africa. That is the outcome of the 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index, ranking which countries in the world which are the most fortunate.

Cleaning and sanitation: a global history

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With this book, Giulio Guizzi has recounted the history of cleaning in various eras by blending a purely chronological account of the various key and particular periods for dirt and cleaning with the cultural concept, highlighting social and private aspects related to notions of dirt/clean and healthy/unhealthy with all their consequences on the life of society.

Closing the loop - An EU action plan for the Circular Economy

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The European Commission adopted an ambitious Circular Economy Package, which includes revised legislative proposals on waste to stimulate Europe’s transition towards a circular economy which will boost global competitiveness, foster sustainable economic growth and generate new jobs.

European Rental Association to promote sustainability

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The European Rental Association (ERA) has outlined its plan to promote the sustainability of rental, focusing on engagement with EU policymakers and highlighting opportunities for small and mid-sized rental companies.

The association argues that equipment rental offers enormous benefits for sustainability, including higher efficiency through the intensive use of modern, rented equipment with high quality maintenance,

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