Is refillable bulk soap worth the risk?

27th of September 2013
Is refillable bulk soap worth the risk?

Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website. He discusses the use of bulk fill dispensers - where the soap is poured into an open reservoir at the top of the unit - and looks at the hygiene risks associated with them.

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Machine recycling - time to take responsibility

26th of September 2013
Machine recycling - time to take responsibility

A new European company which claims to offer a solution to the dilemma of how to dispose of used cleaning machines was launched in the Netherlands last year. ECJ speaks to Frank Smit, director of European Cleaning Machines Recycling (ECMR) about how it is now expanding its geographical reach.

Have you ever considered what happens to scrubber

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CMS cleaning exhibition opens in Berlin

25th of September 2013
CMS cleaning exhibition opens in Berlin

The 2103 CMS cleaning exhibition opened in Berlin yesterday, with organisers expecting more than 15,000 visitors from 60 countries.

The event, which runs until Friday, is organised by Messe Berlin, in cooperation with industry organisations the Federal Cleaning Trades Association (BIV), the VDMA Cleaning Systems Trade Association and the

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Living Wage - linking salaries to the true cost of living

24th of September 2013
Living Wage - linking salaries to the true cost of living

The minimum wage was made law across much of Europe to lift low-paid workers out of poverty. Critics say the rates set |nationally are too low to have a real impact. Hartley Milner reports on a campaign to provide people with a pay packet they can live on.
  
‘Get a life’ we are told when we plunge ourselves into our work to

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Kärcher-Tennant final judgement - Tennant withdraws appeal

23rd of September 2013
Kärcher-Tennant final judgement - Tennant withdraws appeal

So-called 'activated water' is no more effective than tap water. Tennant's advertising claims regarding the cleaning power of an all-purpose cleaner that is water 'activated' using its ec-H2O technology, are deemed to be anti-competitive.

This decision by the Stuttgart Regional Court in Germany is now legally binding and Tennant has withdrawn its

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'Nothing exciting about cleaning industry'

23rd of September 2013

Dear Michelle (Editor),

Tne answer to Dr IIham Kadri's hypothetical question in her recent blog: 'What's so exciting about the cleaning industry?' is: nothing.

There are of course excitements to certain activities within it: the launch of a new product, be it machine or cleaning product, or obtaining a large important contract but in overall terms

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