True definition of green

21st of September 2012
True definition of green

ECJ US reporter Ron Segura talks to an expert in 'green' cleaning about its definition.

Here in the US there are more and more requests for building service contractors to provide 'green'/sustainable cleaning. I asked David Holly, author of Green Cleaning For Dummies and chancellor of Green Cleaning University to give us an overview of the

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Can we create new jobs?

21st of September 2012
Can we create new jobs?

Our UK correspondent discusses the part the cleaning sector can play in economic recovery.

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee is gone but not forgotten. Particular praise must go to the waste management side of our industry for their efforts in cleaning up after the events. Working from dawn to dusk they gave us litter free, clean, washed streets as

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New laws affect cleaning

21st of September 2012
New laws affect cleaning

Oleg Popov at Cristanval cleaning company in Russia updates us on new immigration laws.

According to statistics, arrivals from neighbouring countries commit tens of thousands of crimes within Russia. And each year this number increases by 10 per cent. Primarily, the arrivals commit burglaries and deal in narcotics. The most serious indicators are

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Investor friendly

21st of September 2012
Investor friendly

ECJ Poland reporter Marek Kowalski argues that the country has proved itself as one worth investing in.

When I was writing the last article for ECJ I was wondering if Poland would pass the test of hosting the biggest sports event in our country so far. Today I can honestly say that not only did we pass, we also earned extra appreciation from

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Fight against burn-out

21st of September 2012
Fight against burn-out

Our correspondent Petra Sjouwerman reports from Denmark, where a Danish municipality takes the lead in the fight against physical burn-out.

Tough competition in the cleaning sector has forced cleaners to swing the mop faster than ever. This is also the case for cleaners working for municipalities - in Denmark amongst the biggest clients on the

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Tackling 'mini-jobs'

20th of September 2012
Tackling 'mini-jobs'

Thomas Schulte-Marxloh addresses the topic of 'mini-jobs' in the German cleaning sector.

For many years the contract cleaning industry had to fight a bad image and reputation in terms of wages and social insurance. ‘Mini-job’ is one of the buzzwords in this debate which is often related to the contract cleaning industry, though

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