Benchmarking in washrooms

23rd of November 2017 Article by Lynn Webster
Benchmarking in washrooms

ECJ's UK correspondent Lynn Webster reports on a new study into office washroom standards.

It is essential to periodically highlight FM realities, which is what the recent Kimberly-Clark Professional UK Benchmark Report 2017 on Office Washroom Standards has done. The office washroom has been shown to be more of an issue than openly acknowledged.

Surely every FM knows what is wrong with office washroom facilities in genera..

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Recognising a hacker

13th of November 2017 Article by Jacco Vonhof
Recognising a hacker

Netherlands correspondent Jacco Vonhof, chairman of VSR, reports on a new book about hacking and its implication for cleaning companies and suppliers.

Many companies and private individuals think: “I have nothing to hide. I wouldn’t be of interest to a hacker.” But research journalist Maria Genova dispensed a rude awakening for our members during our annual VSR summer party. She began by asking us all what we ha..

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Fighting back against litter

3rd of November 2017 Article by Christian Bouzols
Fighting back against litter

From France, Christian Bouzols reports on a major change in policy by the local authority responsible for tackling litter in Marseille.

Starting from September, the Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan authority, which is responsible for street cleaning and litter collection,has been deploying a new system to improve the cleanliness of downtown Marseilles, an area of great importance for the touristic attraction and reputation of ..

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Using the news to create customer engagement

24th of October 2017 Article by Laura Napper
Using the news to create customer engagement

Laura Napper, managing director of Twilight Cleaning and Facilities Management, continues her series of exclusive blogs about social media for the ECJ website. Here she talks about staying abreast of the news can help your social media activity.

Staying on top of the news can at times be overwhelming. At times there's so much going on, not just in the UK, but Europe and the US. Not a day goes by without some controver..

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Recycling - what goes around comes around

13th of October 2017 Article by James Lee
Recycling - what goes around comes around

Cromwell Polythene managing director James Lee encourages the cleaning industry to lobby government to take recycling in public more seriously.

Championed by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the theme of the recent Recycle Week in the UK is Recycle - It's Worth It, focusing on the idea of what goes around, comes around.

The concept is to highlight the lifecycle of mate..

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