New ways of dealing with litter

13th of September 2017
New ways of dealing with litter

As French reporter Christian Bouzols writes, the country’s litter problem demands radical action.

Keeping French beaches and public places clean, particularly in the south of the country, is a matter of major concern.

Local authorities involved with this problem are often overworked due to the lack of civic-mindedness and negligence of the

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November Paris sustainable cleaning products summit

12th of September 2017
November Paris sustainable cleaning products summit

The Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit takes place in Paris from November 8-9. This two-day programme will feature bio-based surfactants, ethical labels, green formulations and marketing developments.

Krister Solmberg, professor of surface chemistry at Chalmers University of Technology will lead a workshop on bio-based surfactants. Themes

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Pan-European solutions offer consistency in facility services

11th of September 2017
Pan-European solutions offer consistency in facility services

European Customer Synergy (ECS) is a pan-European facilities management (FM) company, headquartered in Brussels. It delivers a range of facilities management services, varying from single services to integrated FM solutions. With more than 400 offices in 41 countries, the company generates an accumulated revenue of €3.6 billion.

Recently

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Diversey becomes standalone company as Bain Capital deal completes

8th of September 2017
Diversey becomes standalone company as Bain Capital deal completes

The acquisition of Diversey from Sealed Air Corporation by Bain Capital Private Equity Firm is complete. Diversey will now be a standalone company that will include the Diversey Care division of Sealed Air as well as the food hygiene solution business that was part of its Food Care division.

Dr Ilham Kadri, appointed ceo of Diversey upon

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Read the September edition of ECJ online now

7th of September 2017
Read the September edition of ECJ online now

The September edition of ECJ is now available to read online.

Special reports include:

• Case study - professional cleaning in Singapore
• Shaping the future - new ways of working
• Business - Brexit labour shortages
• Preview - WFBSC Congress and CMS exhibition Berlin
• Bad for our health? - Air fresheners

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Used toilet paper paves the way for Dutch cyclists

6th of September 2017
Used toilet paper paves the way for Dutch cyclists

Used toilet paper is being processed in the Netherlands and repurposed as cycle paths.

Cellulose - the natural fibres found in loo roll - is being separated out from toilet sludge at a Dutch wastewater treatment plant. The entrepreneurs behind the project are selling on this cleaned and sterilised residue in the form of fluffy material and

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