New business in energy?

15th of April 2010

As renewable energy becomes a much-discussed topic in Scandinavia, Tom Crockford - ECJ reporter - looks at the opportunities for the cleaning sector.

Renewable energy is a topic much discussed here in Scandinavia, despite the apparent failure of the Climate Change conference in Copenhagen at the end of last year. To be more accurate, it might

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Going un-Dutch?

15th of April 2010

Dutch correspondent Anton Duisterwinkel reports on the effects the internationalisation of ISSA/INTERCLEAN - taking place in Amsterdam later this month.

There is no denying it: each year ISSA/INTERCLEAN is becoming more and more international. For instance, this is reflected in the number of participating companies. In 2008, less than 10 per cent

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FISE appointment news

15th of April 2010

Anna Garbagna reports from Italy on new appointments at contract cleaning association FISE.

At the end of its recent meeting, Giulio Quercioli Dessena was confirmed as president of FISE - Confindustria’s Federation of Service Companies. At his side there are the new vice presidents Pietro Colucci (Assoambiente), Riccardo Formica (Acap),

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Sustainability training

15th of April 2010

Training programmes are being developed in every region of France so that cleaning managers can put sustainable development into practice - writes Christian Bouzols.

Hundreds of company bosses in France are being called back to the classroom. This is the result of an initiative by the French cleaning federation to organise training opportunities

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Lack of good service

15th of April 2010

The UK reporter for ECJ looks back at how the winter weather has affected the industry, and bemoans the lack of good service across the country.

There is nothing like a good winter for using any surplus grit, increasing cleaning and dealing with absenteeism caused by the weather. Some people managed to get to work. Others simply gave up, quoting

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Polishing the sun

15th of April 2010

Germany has seen a significant rise in the number of solar panels being installed - and they all need cleaning. ECJ correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reports.

Germany is not famous for its sunny weather in the first place, and for many Germans the idea of employing solar energy in Germany seemed as odd as using water power in the desert. That

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