A lifelong approach to sustainability

31st of October 2019
A lifelong approach to sustainability

Lynn Webster, ECJ correspondent in the UK, highlights issues surrounding sustainability.

At the recent European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards, one category, Best Practice in Sustainability was highlighted as the most discussed topic around. Growing further into both our corporate and individual world it more and more impacts into our everyday

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Plenty of job prospects in Italy

30th of October 2019
Plenty of job prospects in Italy

Anna Garbagna tells us about a new alliance in Italy’s professional cleaning sector.

There is a ‘new birth in the cleaning world: from ANIP-Confindustria (National Association of Cleaning and Integrated Services Companies); ANID (National Pest Control Association); ASSOSISTEMA (Association Integrated Industrial System of Goods and

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Did you say ‘thank you’?

25th of September 2019
Did you say ‘thank you’?

ECJ’s UK reporter Lynn Webster brings news of upcoming initiatives aimed at giving cleaning operatives the recognition they deserve.

In today’s highly competitive market the companies with the winning edge not only have well trained and skilled operatives but have a culture of well-motivated teams. One of the biggest motivators is

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Booklet helps and boosts healthcare cleaners

23rd of September 2019
Booklet helps and boosts healthcare cleaners

Lotte Printz reports from Denmark on the launch of a new publication on cleaning in healthcare facilities.

“The rather theoretical publication drawn up by Statens Seruminstitut (SSI) on national guidelines on cross-infection prevention (locally known as NIR]) is light years away from the cleaners who are to understand and use it,” Pia

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Business models of the future

17th of September 2019
Business models of the future

John Griep from VSR, ECJ’s correspondent in the Netherlands, tells us two interesting stories of businesses becoming involved in circular economy activities.

Are cleaning service providers the raw material managers of the future? If you asked two Dutch cleaning entrepreneurs, they’d say yes. Take WEPA. They furnish toilet areas and

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Plenty of job prospects in French cleaning sector

16th of September 2019
Plenty of job prospects in French cleaning sector

Christian Bouzols reports from France on how the professional cleaning sector is tackling its manpower shortage by setting up a number of new training schemes.

It’s been known for some time that the industrial cleaning sector in France lacks manpower and is currently recruiting in a big way.

Given this situation, the French cleaning

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