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26th of October 2011
Make a real contribution

ECJ's UK correspondent asks how the cleaning sector could be affected by recent social unrest.

Cheer up.” They said, “Things could be worse.” So I cheered up and they got worse.

That is how it may seem just now what with slow growth,  riots (which since the repeal of the Riot Act you cannot have; financial carnage and

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Afidamp presents Clean Green Awards

26th of October 2011
Afidamp presents Clean Green Awards

Italian reporter Anna Garbagna looks back at the presentation of the Clean Green Afidamp Awards.

Companies in every sector are tending more and more towards being ‘green’, or paying attention to ecology and sustainability. There are many awards which encourage this trend. The Clean Green Afidamp Award is the annual award for the

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Cleaner numbers decrease in Germany

26th of October 2011
Cleaner numbers decrease in Germany

Thomas Schulte-Marxloh reviews statistics revealed in Germany about the contract cleaning market – which show a significant decrease in the number of people employed.

The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself." For many years Germans believed Winston Churchill shared his wisdom with us. However, after a closer look,

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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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