P&G Professional survey finds 'cautious optimism' in US cleaning market

3rd of October 2013
P&G Professional survey finds 'cautious optimism' in US cleaning market

The cleaning industry in the USA has become more efficient in its operations and keeping costs down in the last two years. And in light of an improving economy a tone of cautious optimism is apparent.

That's according to the 2013 Cleaning Industry Insights Survey from P&G Professional, the away-from-home division of Procter &

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World Toilet Summit starts in Indonesia

2nd of October 2013
World Toilet Summit starts in Indonesia

The 13th World Toilet Summit starts today in Surakarta, Indonesia. Up to 400 delegates from 19 countries are expected to attend.

The event opened on Monday with a Training on Trainers session - attended by 230 delegates. They learned about the waste water processing system and how to properly clean a toilet.

“We want to make the public

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CMS Purus Awards presented at Berlin cleaning exhibition

30th of September 2013
CMS Purus Awards presented at Berlin cleaning exhibition

The first day of the CMS professional cleaning exhibition in Berlin last week saw the presentation of the CMS Purus Awards for product design.

This year there were five winners in three categories. In the machines section there were three winners for the first time: the BR 35/12 C compact scrubber dryer from Kärcher; Nilfisk's VL500 75-2 EDF

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Is refillable bulk soap worth the risk?

27th of September 2013
Is refillable bulk soap worth the risk?

Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website. He discusses the use of bulk fill dispensers - where the soap is poured into an open reservoir at the top of the unit - and looks at the hygiene risks associated with them.

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Machine recycling - time to take responsibility

26th of September 2013
Machine recycling - time to take responsibility

A new European company which claims to offer a solution to the dilemma of how to dispose of used cleaning machines was launched in the Netherlands last year. ECJ speaks to Frank Smit, director of European Cleaning Machines Recycling (ECMR) about how it is now expanding its geographical reach.

Have you ever considered what happens to scrubber

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CMS cleaning exhibition opens in Berlin

25th of September 2013
CMS cleaning exhibition opens in Berlin

The 2103 CMS cleaning exhibition opened in Berlin yesterday, with organisers expecting more than 15,000 visitors from 60 countries.

The event, which runs until Friday, is organised by Messe Berlin, in cooperation with industry organisations the Federal Cleaning Trades Association (BIV), the VDMA Cleaning Systems Trade Association and the

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