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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Littering - our dirty Europe

31st of May 2016
Littering - our dirty Europe

Litter disposal and accumulation is one of the fastest growing threats of the future, with 6.4 million tons of litter entering the oceans annually and a further 14 million tons collected from the streets of Europe every year. The new European Litter Prevention Association has established a number of activities, with the aim of achieving a

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Spanish cleaning companies waiting up to eight months for invoice payment

31st of May 2016
Spanish cleaning companies waiting up to eight months for invoice payment

Cleaning companies operating on Spanish public sector contracts are waiting up to eight months to receive payment of their invoices. That's according to latest data for 2015 compiled by the Professional Association of Cleaning Companies (Aspel).

The debt owed to Aspel companies by public administrations came to €518.9 million in 2015, a 16

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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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