French apprentices make UK study visit

4th of May 2011
French apprentices make UK study visit

A group of apprentices currently studying health and environment studies at the Centre de Formation des Apprentis (CFA) in Tours, France visited the UK recently on a study tour. The purpose of the tour was for the 23 students to learn more about various aspects of the cleaning sector, deepen their knowledge about sustainable development and

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Taking the long-term view

4th of May 2011
Taking the long-term view

Pedro Chidichimo, president of customer solutions and innovation at global cleaning solutions provider Diversey, writes the second of his series of exclusive articles for ECJ. Here he explains how implementing a long-term sustainability strategy brings real return on investment for manufacturers.

As I attend industry exhibitions and events

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Hands-free taps can 'harbour more germs'

3rd of May 2011
Hands-free taps can 'harbour more germs'

Hands-free electronic taps, which dispense water without the user having to touch them, harbour more germs than old fashioned manual ones - according to a hospital study in the USA.

Researchers compared bacterial growth in both types of tap at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. They found Legionella growing in 50 per cent of water samples

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EU launches cleaning industry sustainability programme

2nd of May 2011
EU launches cleaning industry sustainability programme

A new sustainable development programme for the contract cleaning industry has been created with the support of the European Union’s Life + programme. This initiative has as its priorities reduction of environmental impacts; support for SMEs in engaging partners on sustainability issues; creating a pan-European approach; and improving the

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