Sustainability - the plastic peril

7th of November 2018
Sustainability - the plastic peril

Everyone is talking about plastics these days as the need to reduce the burden of waste becomes more pressing. But plastic is still one of the most widely-used packaging materials for cleaning products. Why is this the case? And what are manufacturers doing to reduce their plastics waste?

Europeans generate around 25 million tonnes of plastic

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Sustainability - how to buy responsibly

6th of November 2018
Sustainability - how to buy responsibly

With the announcement of the latest Circular Economy Package, an even greater onus has been placed on industry to demonstrate a commitment to sustainable business. Lorcan Mekitarian, RPC bpi recycled products sales director, explains how, for cleaning firms looking to expand their environmental behaviour, procurement is the best place to

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Making sense of jargon

2nd of October 2018
Making sense of jargon

Ever sat through a business seminar gawping in bewilderment at the bizarre vernacular coming at you from the platform and musing that the speakers must have beamed down from planet Gobbledygook? Well, you’re clearly not up to speed with the latest corporate jargon. But don’t despair. Hartley Milner offers the following guide to help

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Future-proofing for distributors

1st of October 2018
Future-proofing for distributors

Joanne Gilliard is chief executive officer (ceo) of Jangro, one of the largest cleaning and hygiene products distribution groups in the UK and Ireland. She speaks exclusively to ECJ editor Michelle Marshall about the challenges and opportunities facing suppliers, and how this part of the cleaning sector is moving forward to safeguard its

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A more modern approach for cleaning suppliers

18th of July 2018
A more modern approach for cleaning suppliers

A new report focusing on the concerns, preferences, hopes and ambitions of supply chain companies across multiple industries - including cleaning - has thrown up some interesting findings. Paul Black, ceo of sales-i, reports for ECJ.

The cleaning supplies industry is among the world’s most important markets. Many other sectors depend on it,

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Brexit drives skilled workers from UK

10th of July 2018
Brexit drives skilled workers from UK

Skilled European workers played a crucial role in lifting Britain out of its economic doldrums, contributing billions of pounds each year in much-needed tax revenues. Since the Brexit vote, however, they have been leaving in droves. Hartley Milner looks at the impact of the exodus on one of the UK’s world-leading sectors.

Britain’s

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