* Cleanzine-logo-8a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 9th July 2020 Issue no. 926

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We have Mail: School litter picking

With reference to your comment about the high school litter picking, you may be interested to know that following numerous reviews we've done in educational environments, we're increasingly seeing the effects of what others refer to as the 'broken windows theory'... That is, the longer litter remains on the floor, then the more likely it will be that others will drop litter.

The interesting thing is that as organisations reduce cleaning frequencies, more litter is actually generated. This, in turn, obviously reduces productivity and increases costs. If the school reallocated the time so that litter was picked up during the day, it would likely find it could keep the place cleaner using fewer man hours.


Mike Boxall (i-Clean)
T: 01684 580 680
E: [email protected]

John Austen: In my day of course it was a severe ear tugging if a teacher saw you dropping litter!

Mike Boxall: You're right John. Frankly, I think we've been on a very slippery slope for a long time and I don't think we'll ever get back there to be honest!

19th July 2012

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