Another summer of litter shaming?

3rd of July 2017
Another summer of litter shaming?

Should we rely on civil service employees to clean up after us? ECJ reporter Lotte Printz takes a look at summer littering in Denmark.

Summer is here. And hopefully temperatures and lots of sunny spells allow us to spend time outdoors, enjoying a can of beer by a stream of city lake or barbecuing in public parks. But who’s going to clean

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Apprenticeships - swept under the rug

30th of June 2017
Apprenticeships - swept under the rug

UK reporter Lynn Webster discusses apprenticeships in the professional cleaning sector.

With the Apprenticeship Levy having come into effect on April 6, any issues and wrinkles are probably still being dealt with. Introducing a whole new system of payment is difficult enough, and plans to maximise the impact of this 0.5 per cent self-investment

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Allies in corporate social responsibility

5th of June 2017
Allies in corporate social responsibility

UK reporter Lynn Webster discusses the issues around Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The Financial Times defines corporate social responsibility (CSR) as “a business approach that contributes to sustainable development by delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all stakeholders”.

For CSR to be as

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Italian food hygiene project

2nd of June 2017
Italian food hygiene project

Anna Garbagna reports from a recent tourism exhibition in Milan, attended by Afidamp.

Cleaning industry association Afidamp was present recently at  BIT tourism exhibition in Milan. Distributors from Afidamp’s world were in fact among the key players on the stand of APCI, the Professional Association of Italian Chefs, with the role of

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Cleaning Paris’ transport network

2nd of June 2017
Cleaning Paris’ transport network

Cleaning contracts for the entire Paris transport network are worth €80 million a year, reports French correspondent Christian Bouzols.

Cleaning operations for the whole RATP network (tubes, busses, trams and their stations) in Paris represent a market worth €80 million a year. This is the money required for the maintenance of 1.3

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Collective agreements of the future

2nd of June 2017
Collective agreements of the future

Jacco Vonhof, chairman of the Dutch Association of Cleaning Research (VSR), reports on negotiations on working conditions in the Netherlands.

At the beginning of this year employers and employees in the Dutch cleaning sector undertook renewed negotiations on working conditions. Agreements on wages, bonuses, overtime payment, probation or pension

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