Sustainability - moving the goalposts

2nd of April 2019
Sustainability - moving the goalposts

Moving raw materials, products and employees around the country – and potentially the world – can have a huge impact on the environment. So, what are cleaning manufacturers doing to reduce the impact of such journeys, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Transport in all its forms has a major effect on our planet. The use of fossil fuels to power

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Hygiene in healthcare - a touching bedside scenario

29th of March 2019
Hygiene in healthcare - a touching bedside scenario

Which healthcare surfaces pose the highest risk of spreading infections and viruses around a hospital, asks Ann Laffeaty? And how can this risk be minimised?

A healthcare facility is the place where people go to be cured. But when sick people are kept together in close confinement, the risk of catching a new illness becomes huge. Most viruses and

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The robot evolution

21st of January 2019
The robot evolution

Too expensive, too limited and not fully autonomous – these were the general criticisms of contemporary robot cleaners when we last ran an ECJ Cleaning in the Digital World supplement two years ago. How far has this picture changed, asks Ann Laffeaty.

It was a little more than 20 years ago when the idea of an autonomous cleaning machine

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The role of the smartphone

17th of January 2019
The role of the smartphone

Practically everyone today has a smartphone, and these ubiquitous devices are used for everything from communication to game-playing and information-gathering to navigation. But how far have they encroached on to the world of cleaning, asks Ann Laffeaty?

Glance around any train carriage, shopping centre, bus, street or waiting room and at least

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Sweepers - six degrees of separation

12th of December 2018
Sweepers - six degrees of separation

Dust, stones, rubble, leaves, paper cups, broken glass, takeaway cartons – these are just a few of the items that a sweeper has to pick up. So, what are the challenges involved in removing such a vast array of debris, asks Ann Laffeaty? And do sweepers need to be able to separate out all those different types of rubbish?

Most cleaning

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Abrasive blasting - high pressure opportunities

6th of December 2018
Abrasive blasting - high pressure opportunities

High pressure cleaners can be used for many cleaning tasks - among them is professional abrasive blasting. This brings with it new business opportunities, writes RM Suttner for ECJ.

The high pressure cleaning device is the universal platform for a wide variety of cleaning tasks. In order to open up new fields of application of the device and to

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