When art and cleaning meet

24th of June 2021 Article by Katja Scholz
When art and cleaning meet

From Germany, Katja Scholz on a special art project being supported by cleaning professionals.

When an artist and experts in all things to do with contract cleaning cooperate with a common purpose, something exceptional can happen. In a current project in Germany’s capital city Berlin, this has a name: MaHalla – the work of an artist, supported by the technical expertise of cleaning professionals.

The sett..

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Do scrubbers degrade air quality?

17th of June 2021 Article by John Griep
Do scrubbers degrade air quality?

Dutch reporter John Griep on a study into whether cleaning machines actually pollute the air.

For once, this column is not about coronavirus, but about the paradoxical question of whether a cleaning machine can pollute at the same time. Although coronavirus still dominates our lives, other research continues. This includes research into the emission of micro-organisms by scrubber dryers.

You read it right: the questio..

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Cleaners become wellbeing workers

10th of June 2021 Article by Christian Bouzols
Cleaners become wellbeing workers

France reporter Christian Bouzols speaks to Guillaume Hubert at O’Petits Soins - a company offering innovative services alongside cleaning.

What is your philosophy? What we’re offering are cleaning operations and wellbeing solutions. Our first challenge is to demonstrate that our job requires specific techniques and skills. At O’Petits Soins, we are also wellbeing workers. Staff are involved in housekeeping..

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It takes two to tango

3rd of June 2021 Article by Lotte Printz
It takes two to tango

Scandinavian reporter Lotte Printz on the interaction between journalists and the cleaning industry. A clash of professions? 

Let’s make it very clear from the beginning. This is not some sob story from a hurt journalist. In my time as a correspondent for ECJ, I’ve talked to and met many obliging people in and around this industry.  But I’ve also ‘met’ some closed doors and ‘silent&rs..

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