Plastic-eating apparatus heads for the ocean

1st of May 2018
Plastic-eating apparatus heads for the ocean

A device for removing plastic waste from the ocean is about to head for the Pacific.

Its mission is to collect the 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic rubbish amassed by the tides in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch which lies between California and Hawaii.

The apparatus comprises huge floating nets held in place by giant tubes that suck stubborn

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ECJ April/May edition - read online now!

30th of April 2018
ECJ April/May edition - read online now!

The April/May edition of ECJ is now available to read online. This is the special Interclean Amsterdam preview edition. Other highlights include:

• Business - corporate charitable giving

• Smarter FM - Microsoft is exploring new solutions

• Is the 'smart' revolution leaving the cleaning industry behind?

• Are we turning

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Closing date for entries to Irish cleaning awards is today

30th of April 2018
Closing date for entries to Irish cleaning awards is today

Today is the final date for entries to this year's Irish Contract Cleaning Association (ICCA) awards, with the ceremony due to take place on October 19.

There are 13 categories: Retail Buildings; Small Retail Buildings; Hospitality/Leisure/Residential Buildings; Educational Buildings up to Secondary Schools; Educational Buildings, Third Level

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Diversey and Zenith officially form combined group

27th of April 2018
Diversey and Zenith officially form combined group

Diversey and Zenith Hygiene Group have announced completion of the transaction by Bain Capital Private Equity which will combine the two companies, creating the UK and Ireland's largest manufacturer and supplier of cleaning and hygiene products.

Completion of the deal follows on from customary anti-trust clearance by the Competitions and Markets

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ISSA Oceania appoints new leader

26th of April 2018
ISSA Oceania appoints new leader

The Oceania division of cleaning association ISSA has appointed Lauren Micallef to manage it. She succeeds Kim Taranto who is leaving the organisation.

"We are excited to welcome Lauren to the ISSA team and look forward to her future contributions toward the continued growth of the association and the Oceania professional cleaning industry," said

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Facility Inspiration Event to take place at Interclean Amsterdam

25th of April 2018
Facility Inspiration Event to take place at Interclean Amsterdam

Interclean Amsterdam, which takes place from May 15-18, will feature the Facility Inspiration Event for the first time this year.

This is a daylong event organised in conjunction with consultancy company ATIR. The event is dedicated to inspiring facility managers to explore the opportunities available in implementing more efficient and

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