Is microfibre pollution a growing ecological problem?

30th of May 2016
Is microfibre pollution a growing ecological problem?

Scientists are warning that microfibre products are becoming an ecological concern in freshwater systems.

They claim that the tiny synthetic fibres from microfibre products could prove as much of an issue as microbeads.

Microbeads are microscopic abrasive balls that have an exfoliating action and are present in many cosmetic and cleaning

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Mitie rebrands cleaning business to Clean Environments

27th of May 2016
Mitie rebrands cleaning business to Clean Environments

UK-based facilities management company Mitie has rebranded its cleaning business, Environmental+, to Clean Environments. This, the company says, better reflects the increasing number of services it delivers and the sectors in which it operates.

These have grown to include contract cleaning, food hygiene, window cleaning, technical and industrial

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'Free walls' pilot launched in Oxford to fight graffiti

26th of May 2016
'Free walls' pilot launched in Oxford to fight graffiti

Walls on which graffiti artists are permitted to paint are being introduced in Oxford in a bid to reduce vandalism in the city.

The new approach was prompted by the jailing of high-profile graffiti artist Charlie Silver last year. This led to an increase of nearly 400 per cent in the number of graffiti incidents reported in the city, according to

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European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - entry deadline extended

25th of May 2016
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - entry deadline extended

The deadline for entries in the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards - the pan-European awards programme launched by ECJ - has been extended to June 8. So now is the time to share your success stories and book your place at the inaugural awards ceremony in Barcelona on September 29.

The value of an accolade of this magnitude is immeasurable to

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Servest and Atalian form joint facilities services venture

25th of May 2016
Servest and Atalian form joint facilities services venture

Facilities management companies Servest in the UK and France's Atalian have formed a joint venture to enable them to provide integrated FM solutions on a pan-European basis.

The 50/50 owned project, which will operate under the name Atalian Servest Ltd, will look to capitalise on both organisations' reputations in their respective markets and

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Professional cleaning is becoming more technologically advanced

24th of May 2016
Professional cleaning is becoming more technologically advanced

Markus Asch, vice chairman of the management board at cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher and president of EUnited Cleaning, writes his latest blog for the ECJ website. He looks back at ISSA/Interclean in Amsterdam earlier this month and the main trends emerging there.

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