EFCI and UNI Europa launch Selecting Best Value guide

27th of June 2017
EFCI and UNI Europa launch Selecting Best Value guide

Contract cleaning associations, clients and trade unions from around Europe gathered in Brussels recently for the launch of Selecting Best Value, a guide for private and public organisations awarding contracts for public services.

The guide was developed by contract cleaning umbrella organisation the European Federation of Cleaning Industries

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Read the June/July edition of ECJ online now

26th of June 2017
Read the June/July edition of ECJ online now

The June/July edition of ECJ is now available to read online or via the ECJ app. Highlights include:

 

Productivity – the impact of longer working hours

Food hygiene – street food trend changes hygiene practices

European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards – closing date for entries approaches

Digital world – solutions

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Another summer of litter shaming?

23rd of June 2017
Another summer of litter shaming?

Should we rely on civil service employees to clean up after us? ECJ reporter Lotte Printz takes a look at summer littering in Denmark in her latest blog.

Read it here

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Glastonbury Festival uses 'Pee Power' to turn urine into electricity

22nd of June 2017
Glastonbury Festival uses 'Pee Power' to turn urine into electricity

Information boards powered by urine will keep visitors up to date with events at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Liquid waste from some of the festival's toilets will be fed through microbial fuel cells to create sufficient "Pee Power" to light up 10 boards. The technology has been designed by scientists at the Bristol Bioenergy Centre at the

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Superbug outbreak blamed on hospital cleaning cuts

21st of June 2017
Superbug outbreak blamed on hospital cleaning cuts

A decision to cut cleaning schedules from seven days a week to six has been implicated in an outbreak of a superbug at an Irish hospital.

Carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae (CPE) was first identified at Dublin’s Tallaght Hospital in 2015. Since then more than 2,000 patients have come into contact with the superbug.
The outbreak has

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Super-fast hand dryers in public toilets are 'as loud as pneumatic drills'

20th of June 2017
Super-fast hand dryers in public toilets are 'as loud as pneumatic drills'

Modern jet air hand dryers have the same impact on our ears as a close-range pneumatic drill, according to a hearing aid company.

Jonathan Ratcliffe from Audiologist.co.uk claims that powerful drying machines can cause lasting damage to children, the elderly and those with hearing problems.

“The effects are particularly dangerous for

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