ISSA/INTERCLEAN America award winners

18th of December 2013

The recent ISSA/INTERCLEAN America exhibition in Las Vegas saw the presentation of this year's ISSA Innovation Awards. The 2013 competition attracted 43 entries in five categories: Cleaning Agents, Dispensers, Equipment, Services and Technology, and Supplies.

The winners were Clorox for its Clorox Urine Remover; SCA for the Tork Xpress Countertop

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Spanish cleaning companies fall victim to late payment by government

17th of December 2013
Spanish cleaning companies fall victim to late payment by government

Public administrations in Spain owe a total of 632.9 million euros to cleaning companies that are members of the Professional Association of Cleaning Companies (ASPEL) - and late payment has increased by 68 per cent over the last year.

According to data gathered by ASPEL autonomous communities are the administrations owing the largest amount,

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam sets up steam cleaning pavilion

16th of December 2013
ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam sets up steam cleaning pavilion

ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam in May of next year will feature a dedicated steam cleaning pavilion for the first time, the organisers have announced. This means steam cleaning equipment manufacturers will be positioned together in order to enable visitors to better plan their visit.

"The steam cleaning sector has rapidly developed in recent years,

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UK supermarket chain cancels window cleaning

13th of December 2013
UK supermarket chain cancels window cleaning

UK supermarket group Morrisons has cancelled window cleaning at all its stores for two months. Maintenance Management Ltd (MML), which handles Morrisons' facilities, told contractors the retailer is facing a "tough end of year in respect of their budgetary position".

As well as the "financial constraints", MML claimed window cleaning was

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Hand hygiene that’s kind to the skin, and the planet

12th of December 2013
Hand hygiene that’s kind to the skin, and the planet

Mike Sullivan, managing director of hand hygiene products supplier GOJO Industries - Europe writes his latest hand hygiene blog for the ECJ website. He offers guidance on responsible purchasing of hand hygiene products.

Read it here

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Hostmanship - the art of welcoming

11th of December 2013
Hostmanship - the art of welcoming

Hostmanship is the art of making people feel welcome – encompassing areas such as customer care, quality, friendship and hospitality. As a concept it is becoming increasingly popular in many areas of business.

ECJ editor Michelle Marshall spoke to Aura Groen, personnel director at facilities services company Facilicom – based in the

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