2015 - questions and opportunities

16th of January 2015
2015 - questions and opportunities

Markus Asch, deputy 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 business in 2014, and speculates about the opportunities for the industry in 2015.

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Royal Society for Public Health to host conference on avoiding outbreaks

14th of January 2015
Royal Society for Public Health to host conference on avoiding outbreaks

The Royal Society for Public Health in the UK is to host a conference next month entitled Avoiding Outbreaks: Maintaining Standards for Holidaymakers. The event takes place from February 12-13 in London.

When travelling abroad, holidaymakers depend on the leisure industry to ensure that food they eat and the water they drink is safe. By

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Top tips for cold and flu prevention

14th of January 2015
Top tips for cold and flu prevention

It's typically challenging to make it through this time of year without catching a cold or the flu. Since there are approximately 200 viruses that can cause the common cold, millions of people are affected, usually several times throughout the year. Those with the flu can also infect others beginning between one and four days before their symptoms

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‘There’s no toilet roll, please send help’

13th of January 2015
‘There’s no toilet roll, please send help’

An embarrassed teenager was rescued after running out of toilet tissue on board a Virgin long distance train in the UK - thanks to Twitter!

Social networking now seems to provide an answer to every problem and it certainly proved to be the case for 16-year-old Adam Greenwood, who was saved just in time on the 19.30 Euston to Glasgow train last

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Greek cleaners fighting back against austerity

13th of January 2015
Greek cleaners fighting back against austerity

A 53-year-old cleaning lady in Greece has become a figurehead for a nation fed up with austerity.

Since Despoina Kostopoulou became one of almost 600 cleaning ladies sacked by the Greek Finance ministry on a cost-cutting drive in 2013, she has terrorised not only her own government, but also the bureaucrats from the International Monetary Fund

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Hagleitner takes over the hygiene product division of Initial Hygiene Austria

12th of January 2015
Hagleitner takes over the hygiene product division of Initial Hygiene Austria

With effect from January 1, Austrian hygiene systems specialist Hagleitner has taken over the hygiene product division of Initial Hygiene Austria.

"The increasing hygiene demand with our clients calls for innovations and a higher service level, explained  managing director Hans Georg Hagleitner. "This acquisition allows us an even tighter

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