Spring cleaning at 3,000 metres

27th of March 2019
Spring cleaning at 3,000 metres

Alexandra Lachner reports from Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain and popular ski resort.

Nine mountain railways and ski lifts, 20 kilometres of pistes, a passenger carrying capacity of 9,040 people per hour and around 250,000 visitors in the winter season:  this is the Zugspitze ski resort in numbers.

As ski resort manager Manfred

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Labelling lower wages

27th of March 2019
Labelling lower wages

With International Women’s Day taking place recently, Scandinavian correspondent Lotte Printz brings this, perhaps inspirational?, story from Sweden.

What happens to a female-dominated business if the wages equal men’s?” That is the question Linda Amiri and Sofia Jensfelt asked themselves when setting up 50-femme: “A

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Professional cleaning saves lives

26th of March 2019
Professional cleaning saves lives

Antibiotic resistance has been a growing problem for years and infection prevention in hospitals needs to be improved, writes Dutch correspondent John Griep of VSR. That includes better training in cleaning.

Professional checklists instead of individual scraps of paper, and better training in cleaning. These are just a few of the improvements

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New EFCI director aims to raise cleaning sector profile in Europe

26th of March 2019
New EFCI director aims to raise cleaning sector profile in Europe

Isabel Yglesias was appointed the new director of EFCI, the organisation representing the cleaning and facilities services sector across Europe, in summer 2018. She speaks to ECJ editor Michelle Marshall about its relaunch and ongoing projects for 2019.

Isabel Yglesias is a Spanish lawyer who worked in the private sector for 10 years before

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A change of leadership

20th of March 2019
A change of leadership

AfidampCOM, the Italian association of cleaning products manufacturers, has a new president - writes Anna Garbagna for ECJ.

Roberto Galli is the new president of AfidampCOM, the Italian association of machines, products and equipment for the professional cleaning sector. The businessman  is the head of Erremme,  a company offering

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Robots at railway stations

10th of December 2018
Robots at railway stations

Christian Bouzols reports for ECJ about cleaning robots now in use at SNCF railway stations.

Keeping its stations clean is a matter of great importance to the SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français). Some two tons of waste are picked up every day in a typical main railway station. The thousands of passengers who

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