ISSA/INTERCLEAN - 25th edition celebration

8th of March 2014
ISSA/INTERCLEAN - 25th edition celebration

Europe’s largest event for the professional cleaning sector - ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam - takes place from May 6-9 in the Netherlands. And this year the organisers are promising the biggest show yet, as it celebrates its 25th edition.

Ahead of the special show guide edition in April/May, ECJ looks at how the organisers will be celebrating

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Sodexo named top sustainability performer

7th of March 2014
Sodexo named top sustainability performer

Facilities services leader Sodexo has been ranked as the best performing company for social, environmental and economic performance in the RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook 2014 as Sector Leader and Gold Class. This is the seventh consecutive year the company has won this accolade.

Sodexo earned the highest overall score in its peer group, 80 per

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Interserve buys Rentokil business

6th of March 2014
Interserve buys Rentokil business

UK building services and construction company Interserve is to buy Rentokil's Initial Facilities maintenance business in a deal worth 303 million euros. The acquisition gives Interserve access to more than 400 private sector customers including JP Morgan, the London Underground and Debenhams.

The deal will add double-digit percentage growth to

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Sustainability becomes a performance issue with Product Environmental Footprint

5th of March 2014
Sustainability becomes a performance issue with Product Environmental Footprint

In Brussels over the last few years DG Environment (Directorate General) has been working with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre to develop a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based method to calculate the environmental performance of products and companies. ECJ spoke to Sandy Smith of sustainability consultancy firm thinkstep AG about the

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Cleaner throws out 'rubbish' artwork

5th of March 2014
Cleaner throws out 'rubbish' artwork

A cleaner has mistakenly thrown away contemporary artworks meant to be part of an exhibition in southern Italy.

Works made out of newspaper, cardboard and biscuit crumbs scattered across the floor as part of Sala Murat's display were thrown out.

Lorenzo Roca from cleaning firm Chiarissima said the unnamed cleaner was "just doing her job".

He

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Deodorising hand towels for gym-goers launched in Japan

4th of March 2014
Deodorising hand towels for gym-goers launched in Japan

A hand towel said to be able to make odours "simply disappear" on contact has been launched in Japan where it is being sold to gym users and yoga practitioners.

According to the manufacturer, the cotton threads of the towel are capable of neutralising any foul-smelling chemicals at molecular level.

Made from a bronze-infused proprietary fibre

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