To clean, or to disinfect?

20th of September 2021
To clean, or to disinfect?

John Griep reports from the Netherlands on VSR’s new list of definitions and recommendations.

VSR investigates new and existing cleaning methods and agents. Cleaning and disinfection are two of those existing methods. You may be thinking: there’s no need to explain this among cleaning professionals, is there? After all, these are core

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German cleaning sector speaks to the politicians

17th of September 2021
German cleaning sector speaks to the politicians

Katja Scholz reports from Germany where the cleaning sector is taking a keen interest in elections.

Germany is about to embark on elections to the Bundestag. By early summer, the contract cleaning association BIV had spelt out the political issues closest to its heart. More than 300 firms took part in an online questionnaire to rate political

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More than another brick in the wall

16th of September 2021
More than another brick in the wall

Lotte Printz in Denmark on a cleaning tour in LEGO House, Home of the Brick. 

The managing director of LEGO House bungee jumping off a bridge in a mountainous landscape. That’s just one of numerous details that guests – or perhaps more likely AFOLs (Adult Fans of LEGO) – may spot inside this house of bricks, play and

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Olena Neznal - driven by the outcome

15th of September 2021
Olena Neznal - driven by the outcome

ECJ speaks exclusively to Olena Neznal, vice president and head of EMEA for Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP). She talks about the impact of the pandemic on the industry as a whole, and looks ahead to the trends that will shape its future.

Olena Neznal is a currently serving as vice president and head of EMEA for Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP)

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EFCI to host online conference week from October 11-15

14th of September 2021
EFCI to host online conference week from October 11-15

The EFCI is organising its eleventh conference on October 11-15. Following the limitations brought by Covid-19 pandemic, the EFCI has decided to organise a programme of online seminars and exchanges, that will give the opportunity to its members and stakeholders of discussing the most pressing issues for the sector in the context of the recovery

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Concerns over plan to use ozone in Welsh classrooms

13th of September 2021
Concerns over plan to use ozone in Welsh classrooms

A €3.83m scheme to equip Welsh schools with machines that disinfect classrooms after a Covid-19 outbreak has provoked controversy.

Every school, university and college in the country is to be supplied with ozone disinfecting machines, according to the Welsh education ministry. But Plaid Cymru has raised questions about toxic chemicals

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