Cleaning quality key to survival in Finland

26th of October 2011
Cleaning quality key to survival in Finland

The cleaning sector has received some bad press in Finland recently, reports Tom Crockford for ECJ.

Recent headlines in Finland’s national press have not cast the local cleaning industry in a particularly good light. Stories of contractors employing foreigners working for low wages and not paying taxes, and of cleaning company employees

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Poland promotes nanotechnology

25th of October 2011
Poland promotes nanotechnology

A Polish company has been among the first in the cleaning sector to apply metallic nanoparticles in its chemicals – writes ECJ reporter Marek Kowalski.

Nanotechnology is a branch science and materials engineering dealing with nanostructure and nanomaterials production ranging in size from 0.1 to 100 nm. The name itself is derived from the

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New working methods affect Dutch cleaning operations

25th of October 2011
New working methods affect Dutch cleaning operations

ECJ correspondent Anton Duisterwinkel reports on ‘The New World of Work’ in the Netherlands and the effect it can have on cleaning operations.

The New World of Work is rapidly becoming popular for office workers in the Netherlands. Working at the time and place that is most convenient for the worker is one of the central themes in the

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FEP commits to sustainability

25th of October 2011
FEP commits to sustainability

French contract cleaning trade association FEP has developed a programme  aimed at helping businesses to implement sustainable development. Christian Bouzols reports.

Eleven cleaning companies in the central region of France are taking part in a sustainable development programme organised by the Fédération des Entreprises de

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Iceland on the road to the EU

15th of September 2011

Iceland has started accession talks to join the EU, setting off a process that could take several years and hit stumbling blocks over fishing rules and debt.

The early phase of talks should proceed smoothly, because unlike other EU hopefuls in the western Balkans, Iceland comes to the negotiating table well prepared in many areas thanks to its

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Delicate by nature

15th of September 2011
Delicate by nature

German correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh looks at how modern architecture is affected by sustainability policies.

Sustainability, environment, nature and purity have become key words in our modern world. Contemporary examples of architecture are supposed to reflect this shift from a disposable society to a sustainable, environmental friendly

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