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.

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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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Consolidation in cleaning sector will continue, says Nilfisk’s Persson

27th of June 2014
Consolidation in cleaning sector will continue, says Nilfisk’s Persson

Jonas Persson, who joined Nilfisk-Advance as ceo at the beginning of this year, was at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam for the first time last month. Having come to Nilfisk from outside the cleaning sector, it was an ideal opportunity for him to get an overview of the market and the other machine suppliers.

Persson was previously a member of the

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Glastonbury toilets get much-needed makeover

26th of June 2014
Glastonbury toilets get much-needed makeover

Revellers at Glastonbury - one of the world's best known music festivals that takes place this week - will enjoy new 'super toilets' say the organisers.

Over the years the toilets at Glastonbury in the UK have become one of the event's biggest talking points, for all the wrong reasons. This year, however, festival goers will enjoy a comparatively

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ISS named world's best outsourcing service provider

25th of June 2014
ISS named world's best outsourcing service provider

For the second year running, facility services provider ISS has been ranked the world's number one outsourcing provider by an independent industry jury for The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).

The jury assessed the participants on a number of parameters. ISS received highest possible scores in the areas of size and

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