Appeal for public spiritedness in France

16th of May 2018
Appeal for public spiritedness in France

French reporter Christian Bouzols on how the authorities are tackling litter more positively.

During its first stage the new campaign to keep Paris clean, launched at the end of March, aimed at shocking the population by showing pictures of Paris covered by heaps of plastic bags, cigarette ends and bottles.

But during a second stage the

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A new board for AfidampFAB

15th of May 2018
A new board for AfidampFAB

Anna Garbagna reports from Italy on changes to the board of the cleaning product manufacturers’ body.

The assembly of AfidampFAB (Association of Italian Manufacturers of Machines, Products and Tools for the Professional Cleaning and Environment Hygiene) took place in Milan recently for the election of the board of directors for

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Spring clean vs pavement puffing?

14th of May 2018
Spring clean vs pavement puffing?

ECJ’s Scandinavian correspondent Lotte Printz brings bad news from Norway: “cleaning can be
as harmful to your lungs as smoking,” yet ends on a positive note.

Spring is in the air. And so are small particles from cleaning agents. So if you’re planning a good spring cleaning soon in your own home, you might want to think

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Industrial climbers replace robot

11th of May 2018
Industrial climbers replace robot

German correspondent Alexandra Lachner on the cleaning of the Glass Hall in Leipzig.

Around 30 metres high, 238 metres long and 80 metres wide, the Glass Hall in Leipzig is the largest all-glass hall in Europe. Who is responsible for cleaning this architectural masterpiece? Felix Eckert, divisional manager Central Germany of contract cleaning

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The times they are a-changin’...

10th of May 2018
The times they are a-changin’...

UK reporter Lynn Webster examines the evolving role of the sector’s trade associations.

It is time to consider the renewal of many of those trade body memberships we hold onto year on year. Often when life is busy we pay the fees without question; without considering the slight increase, waiting for the next annual membership card to drop

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Design trends affect measurement of cleaning

10th of May 2018
Design trends affect measurement of cleaning

ECJ Dutch correspondent Jacco Vonhof from VSR (Association of Cleaning Research) reports on how changes in office design are affecting cleaning.

Trends in materials and office design affect cleaning and therefore also the measurement of agreed cleaning quality.

When using the VSR Quality Measurement System (known as VSR-KMS) to assess the

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