ECJ looks back on 20 years - Markus Asch, Kärcher

19th of March 2013
ECJ looks back on 20 years - Markus Asch, Kärcher

ECJ celebrates its 20th birthday this month. To celebrate our birthday we look back at the key trends affecting the industry over the last 20 years, with the help of some of the best-known names in the industry. Today, Markus Asch of Kärcher.

Our industry has developed in a highly professional manner. This has meant that companies are

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Public toilets in Brighton UK to become ‘gender neutral’

18th of March 2013
Public toilets in Brighton UK to become ‘gender neutral’

A city on Britain's south coast plans to phase out all male and female lavatories and replace them with 'gender neutral' toilets.

The project will begin with the installation of four new 'gender neutral' toilets at Rottingdean seafront near Brighton, East Sussex. Councillors have claimed that single-sex lavatories will gradually be phased out in

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ECJ looks back on 20 years - Andreas Lill, EFCI

18th of March 2013
ECJ looks back on 20 years - Andreas Lill, EFCI

ECJ celebrates its 20th birthday this month. To celebrate our birthday we look back at the key trends affecting the industry over the last 20 years, with the help of some of the best-known names in the industry. Today, Andreas Lill from the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI).

From a European perspective, the most significant

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Hotel cleaners forced to take 'hygiene shortcuts'

15th of March 2013
Hotel cleaners forced to take 'hygiene shortcuts'

Hotel cleaners in Australia are being forced to take shortcuts when cleaning guest rooms in order to meet stringent deadlines, a union claims.

Jess Walsh of the United Voice union estimates that it takes 45 minutes for a cleaner to properly maintain a guest room. But hotel bosses are demanding the job be done in as little as 15 minutes, she

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ECJ 20th birthday - looking back at industry trends

15th of March 2013
ECJ 20th birthday - looking back at industry trends

European Cleaning Journal, the only pan-European magazine for the professional cleaning sector, celebrates its 20th birthday this month. Since February 1993 ECJ has been a vital source of information, comment and news for Europe’s cleaning professionals. To celebrate our birthday, we
look back at the key trends affecting the industry over

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Sustainability - the next steps

14th of March 2013
Sustainability - the next steps

Sustainability is susceptible to trends in society in the same way as everything else is. Water savings, energy savings, reducing waste, recycling – which elements of sustainability resonate most with today’s companies and their customers? And what will tomorrow’s key sustainability focus be? We ask sustainable companies their

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