EFCI publishes 2020 study on the state of the European cleaning sector

24th of June 2020
EFCI publishes 2020 study on the state of the European cleaning sector

EFCI, the organisation representing the interests of the professional cleaning industry at EU-level, has published its 2020 statistical report, The Cleaning Industry in Europe. This presents a detailed overview and analysis of the most recent publicly available data up to June 2020.

The report includes comparisons on the main aspects of the

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New study tracks how fast a virus can spread across a hospital ward

22nd of June 2020
New study tracks how fast a virus can spread across a hospital ward

Researchers have published a study investigating how fast a DNA virus is able to spread on contaminated surfaces in a hospital setting.

Researchers placed DNA from a plant-infecting virus on a hospital bedrail with the aim of tracking how it was spread. A small amount of water was added to the virus to replicate the water concentrations found in

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New cleaning measures could cost US hotel industry $9 billion a year

19th of June 2020
New cleaning measures could cost US hotel industry $9 billion a year

New cleaning protocols related to Covid-19 could cost the US hotel industry up to $9 billion annually, according to a report.

Issued by Hotel Asset Value Enhancement, the report puts the increase down to the need for enhanced cleaning of rooms and public spaces along with extra supply costs incurred on reopening.

The asset management company's

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Cleanology staff wear uniforms made from 7,000 plastic bottles

18th of June 2020
Cleanology staff wear uniforms made from 7,000 plastic bottles

UK cleaning company Cleanology is saving 7,000 plastic bottles a year from landfill by kitting out staff in uniforms made from recycled plastic.

The uniforms have been rolled out following a full trial in 2019. Manufactured from a blend of plastic bottles and organic cotton, they are 100 per cent sustainable, ‘fair wear' garments.

Over the

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Cleaning sector is key in Europe’s recovery phase, says EFCI

16th of June 2020
Cleaning sector is key in Europe’s recovery phase, says EFCI

The role of the cleaning and facility service sector has been well recognised during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Isabel Yglesias at EFCI explains, the industry has a crucial role to play in Europe’s continuing recovery.

While European governments start to design a gradual phasing out of COVID-19 containment measures, the EFCI welcomed the

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World Travel & Tourism Council launches global safety and hygiene stamp

15th of June 2020
World Travel & Tourism Council launches global safety and hygiene stamp

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a global safety and hygiene stamp. This will allow travellers to recognise governments and businesses around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

The move has also received the backing of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation

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