Taking the long-term view

4th of May 2011
Taking the long-term view

Pedro Chidichimo, president of customer solutions and innovation at global cleaning solutions provider Diversey, writes the second of his series of exclusive articles for ECJ. Here he explains how implementing a long-term sustainability strategy brings real return on investment for manufacturers.

As I attend industry exhibitions and events

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New ECJ website goes live

4th of May 2011
New ECJ website goes live

Today sees the launch of the updated European Cleaning Journal website, an exciting new online resource for the professional cleaning sector across Europe and beyond.

As well as featuring latest news and current editions of ECJ, the new site at www.europeancleaningjournal.com offers users a wealth of archive information from past editions in an

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Hands-free taps can 'harbour more germs'

3rd of May 2011
Hands-free taps can 'harbour more germs'

Hands-free electronic taps, which dispense water without the user having to touch them, harbour more germs than old fashioned manual ones - according to a hospital study in the USA.

Researchers compared bacterial growth in both types of tap at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. They found Legionella growing in 50 per cent of water samples

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EU launches cleaning industry sustainability programme

2nd of May 2011
EU launches cleaning industry sustainability programme

A new sustainable development programme for the contract cleaning industry has been created with the support of the European Union’s Life + programme. This initiative has as its priorities reduction of environmental impacts; support for SMEs in engaging partners on sustainability issues; creating a pan-European approach; and improving the

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Warsaw date for CEE sector

17th of March 2011
Warsaw date for CEE sector

Warsaw in Poland is the venue for this year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) exhibition, which takes from May 18-20. Over 40 international exhibitors are set to attend, with the total number expected to reach 180.

Companies such as Vileda, Diversey, Kränzle, Columbus, Kärcher, Ehrle, Kiehl and Nilfisk-Advance will

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Industry round table tackles copycat products

17th of March 2011
Industry round table tackles copycat products

Senior figures from the cleaning industry gathered in Amsterdam recently to discuss the increasingly widespread problem of ‘copycat’ products entering the European market. The meeting was hosted by European Cleaning Journal and Amsterdam RAI.

The subject of intellectual property (IP) violation has been highlighted by a number of the

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