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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 occurs in many different contexts, and uses many different methods. Several occupations are devoted to cleaning.

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Organizations relating to Cleaning

World Federation of Building Service Contractors / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 1979
Global Handwashing Partnership / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2001
European Federation of Tank Cleaning Organizations / Hamburg, Germany / Est. 1998
Europäische Schornsteinfegermeister-Föderation / St Augustin, Germany / Est. 1954
European Cleaning and Facility Services Industry / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1988
Global WASH Cluster / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 2006
International Fabricare Institute / Laurel MD, USA / Est. 1972
International Carwash Association / Chicago IL, USA / Est. 1955
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
European Laundry and Dry Cleaning Machinery Manufacturers Organization / Chessington, UK / Est. 1959
Nordiska Skorstensfejarunionen
Extreme Ironing International
Pigging Products and Services Association / Ipswich, UK / Est. 1990
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
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
International Drycleaners Congress / Calgary AB, Canada / Est. 1959
European Brushware Federation / Tilburg, Netherlands / Est. 1958
International Cleaning and Restoration Association / Sacramento CA, USA / Est. 2011
Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians / Wilmington OH, USA / Est. 1971

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World Problems relating to Cleaning

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Coral bleaching
Political purges

Action Strategies relating to Cleaning

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Tidying up
Expanding international information on cleaner production
Achieving cleaner production
Setting guidelines for cost/benefit assessment of cleaner production
Clearing unsightly debris
Funding cleaner technology research
Cleaning up dog excrement from pavements
Cleaning up pollution
Restoring beaches
Building public laundry facilities
Cleaning up abandoned military sites
Supporting industry in building cleaner production into product design
Building basic washing facilities
Supporting industry demonstration projects on cleaner production
Integrating cleaner production policies in industry operations
Expanding public information on cleaner production
Expanding international education and training programmes for cleaner production
Building public cleaning facilities
Providing clean air
Increasing cooperation among enterprises on cleaner production technology
Cooperating with industry on guidelines of conduct for cleaner production
Including cleaner production guidelines in industry training programmes

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