Cleaning machines - buy or rent?

7th of June 2016
Cleaning machines - buy or rent?

For any operation offering professional cleaning services, the management of its equipment can present numerous headaches – including downtime, maintenance and repair, compliance and replacement. The traditional route chosen by many service providers has been straightforward purchase. However a different option is becoming increasingly

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European Federation of Cleaning Industries confirmed as trade partner of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2016

6th of June 2016
European Federation of Cleaning Industries confirmed as trade partner of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2016

The European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) is giving its support to the inaugural European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards by becoming the official trade partner. As such, EFCI is now calling on all professionals in the industry to submit an entry, book their place at the conference and join them in Barcelona this September.

There are

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Japan’s cleaning sprinters

6th of June 2016
Japan’s cleaning sprinters

If you have ever visited Tokyo you probably noticed how clean the city is. This is not surprising in a country where cleaning has historically been considered an important part of the culture. To better understand the importance of the cleaning industry, Bobbie van der List - writing exclusively for ECJ -  followed the cleaners of SMT, the

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The cleaning and hygiene industry deserves to be celebrated

3rd of June 2016
The cleaning and hygiene industry deserves to be celebrated

Dr Ilham Kadri, president of the Diversey Care division at Sealed Air, writes her latest blog for ECJ. Here she discusses the importance of acknowledging success at awards ceremonies, whilst also explaining why winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.

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Cleaner wins €13,000 payout after developing dermatitis when bosses refused to provide rubber gloves

1st of June 2016
Cleaner wins €13,000 payout after developing dermatitis when bosses refused to provide rubber gloves

A cleaner in the UK who was left with skin hanging off her hands has received more than €13,000 in compensation after her former employer told her she would have ‘to live with' debilitating condition contact dermatitis.

Susan Davies developed the condition after using an abrasive solvent cleaner while working for L&T Cleaning

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New gadget scents when toilets need cleaning

1st of June 2016
New gadget scents when toilets need cleaning

A device that can measure odour levels in the loo has been successfully trialled in public washrooms in Singapore.

The Restroom Visitilizer System is claimed to be able to improve cleaning efficiency and reduce labour costs.

The system, developed by engineers from Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research, uses sensors to assess

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