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Cleaning is the process of removing unwanted substances, such as dirt, infectious agents, and other impurities, from an object or environment. Cleaning is often performed for aesthetic, hygienic, functional, safety, or environmental protection purposes. Cleaning occurs in many different contexts, and uses many different methods. Several occupations are devoted to cleaning.

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Organizations relating to Cleaning

European Federation of Tank Cleaning Organizations / Hamburg, Germany / Est. 1998
European Brushware Federation / Tilburg, Netherlands / Est. 1958
Global WASH Cluster / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2006
International Fabricare Institute / Laurel MD, USA / Est. 1972
International Carwash Association / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 1955
International Cleaning and Restoration Association / Sacramento CA, USA / Est. 2011
WASH Alliance International / Est. 2011
International Cooperative Federation of Dyers and Cleaners / Est. 1903
Comité international de la teinture et du nettoyage à sec / Est. 1950
Nordiska Skorstensfejarunionen
Extreme Ironing International
Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians / Wilmington OH, USA / Est. 1971
Pigging Products and Services Association / Ipswich, UK / Est. 1990
International Technical Committee for Textile Care / Ecully, France / Est. 1999
International Dry-Cleaning Research Committee / Harrogate, UK
International Union of Chimney-sweepers
International Scientific and Technical Committee for Laundering / Taastrup, Denmark / Est. 1968
Protocol Amending the European Agreement on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Detergents in Washing and Cleaning Products / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1983
European Agreement on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Detergents in Washing and Cleaning Products / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1968
Global Handwashing Partnership / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2001
Europäische Schornsteinfegermeister-Föderation / St Augustin, Germany / Est. 1954
European Laundry and Dry Cleaning Machinery Manufacturers Organization / Chessington, UK / Est. 1959
Fédération internationale des entreprises de nettoyage / Munich, Germany / Est. 1956
International Detailing Association / St Paul MN, USA / Est. 2008
European Federation for Services to Individuals / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2006
World Federation of Building Service Contractors / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 1979
International Drycleaners Congress / Calgary AB, Canada / Est. 1959
European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1988

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Action Strategies relating to Cleaning

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Clearing unsightly debris
Funding cleaner technology research
Achieving cleaner production
Expanding international information on cleaner production
Cleaning up dog excrement from pavements
Setting guidelines for cost/benefit assessment of cleaner production
Cleaning up pollution
Restoring beaches
Building public laundry facilities
Cleaning up abandoned military sites
Supporting industry in building cleaner production into product design
Exchanging research in commercial laundering
Constructing accessible washing facility
Creating inexpensive laundry facilities
Building public cleaning facilities
Providing clean air
Expanding international education and training programmes for cleaner production
Researching corporate social responsibility
Cooperating with industry in identifying and cleaning-up hazardous waste disposal sites
Expanding public information on cleaner production
Cooperating with industry on guidelines of conduct for cleaner production
Including cleaner production guidelines in industry training programmes
Cleaning up backlog
Increasing cooperation among enterprises on cleaner production technology

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