Army of cleaners move in to clear Glastonbury of festival rubbish

7th of July 2014
Army of cleaners move in to clear Glastonbury of festival rubbish

Glastonbury Festival lasts for just five days - but the cleaning operation following this year's event is expected to last for up to six weeks.

As the last revellers left at the end of the annual event, cleaning crews moved in to clear the 1,200 acre site which was left carpeted in rubbish.

Also left behind by the 175,000 festival-goers this

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Altering hand washing behaviour

4th of July 2014
Altering hand washing behaviour

We are constantly being reminded of the role that hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of illness. But studies show that many people – even those working in hygiene-critical industries – are still failing to wash their hands as often as they should.

So why is this the case? Hand hygiene and behaviour change experts gave their

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French cleaning firms in crisis

3rd of July 2014
French cleaning firms in crisis

As French correspondent Christian Bouzols explains, over 600 of the country’s cleaning companies are officially in financial difficulty.

More than 600 cleaning companies in France were declared ‘en situation de défaillance’ (in a situation of default) in 2013 for not having honoured their payment obligations. The rate of

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More freedom for Danish cleaners

2nd of July 2014
More freedom for Danish cleaners

ECJ’s correspondent in Scandinavia, Petra Sjouwerman, gives us an update from Denmark. The municipality of Gladsaxe is the first in the country to achieve the new Nordic standard for cleaning, Insta 800. This has resulted in a significant improvement in cleaning quality, while employee motivation has also increased.

Are you striving for

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Tennant - the drive towards reducing the cost of cleaning

1st of July 2014
Tennant - the drive towards reducing the cost of cleaning

Tennant, the US based manufacturer traditionally associated with floor care machine technology, presented a number of innovations in other product areas during ISSA/Interclean. Yves Derycke, vice president EMEA, explained the company’s strategy in launching these new developments.

“For BSCs the economic crisis in Europe has definitely

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US state bans Triclosan

30th of June 2014
US state bans Triclosan

Triclosan - a chemical widely used in products such as liquid soaps and body washes - has been banned in US state Minnesota.

This is the first US state to have outlawed the key antibacterial ingredient due to environmental and health concerns.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, Triclosan is used in an estimated 75 per cent of

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