The world of cleaning, 2028

15th of January 2019
The world of cleaning, 2028

How has the cleaning industry evolved from a technological viewpoint over the past 10
years? And what changes will we see 10 years from now? Ann Laffeaty looks back on the past and canvasses the views of industry players about future developments.

If we were to go back in time a mere 10 years we would probably be astonished at how rudimentary the

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Right time, right place

8th of January 2019
Right time, right place

Swiss Post is a business that takes innovation very seriously. In fact in 2014 it established its Development & Innovation unit to act as a hub for projects and bundle them into subject-specific development programmes. One of the areas of focus has been facilities services. ECJ speaks to Kaspar Adank, head of innovation for Swiss Post real

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Waste management - recycling is part of the solution

11th of December 2018
Waste management - recycling is part of the solution

Total Recycling Services, one of the UK’s leading waste management providers, believes in the important role recycling companies play in the worldwide plastics pollution problem. ECJ spoke to operations director Andy Dobson about the effects plastics are having on the environment right across Europe and what the waste management industry is

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The rise of the machines?

10th of December 2018
The rise of the machines?

Robots will put us all out of a job as the march towards automation in our workplaces continues apace, we were told. Scary stuff. But now we are beginning to hear that we may have less to fear from machines than the doomsayers would have us believe, writes Hartley Milner.

We all love watching Charlie Chaplain’s cane-swinging tramp shuffling

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In safe hands?

7th of December 2018
In safe hands?

Knowing that your facilities are secure when outsourcing contracts is paramount. Secure commercial cleaning expert Julius Rutherfoord & Co wants to see levels of security vetting improved across the professional cleaning industry, says operations director Caroline Hutchins.

Security is an issue that every business, large and small, must take

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Plastics - global enemy number one

19th of November 2018
Plastics - global enemy number one

Once our flexible friend, plastic is now global public enemy number one. We are told we must cut back on its use in every area of our lives if we are to save the oceans, and that includes in the workplace. Hartley Milner reports on how SMEs can strike a powerful blow in the fight against plastic pollution.

Who could forget those pitiful scenes

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