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We all have our favourite aromas – but could our air freshener preferences be partly governed by where we live? Ann Laffeaty asks manufacturers about the geographical breakdown of their sales to find out whether or not our roots determine our preferences for certain scents.
Aroma preferences are notoriously difficult to pin down. It is hard
In the latest of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of Italy. Giuseppe Gherardelli, general secretary of ANIP (National Association of Cleaning Companies) and UNIFERR (Union of Railway Cleaning Companies), offers his viewpoint on the contract cleaning sector. Both organisations are part of FISE, a member of
Many companies are coming up with cleaning systems that use water only, claiming these to be sustainable since they remove the need for chemicals. But as water supplies dwindle, are such claims justified? Ann Laffeaty looks at arguments for and against water-based and chemical-based cleaning systems.
Products and systems were once considered to
In the third part of our special series looking back at the history of hygiene, ECJ looks back at when the consequences of bad hygiene first became apparent in hospitals and other healthcare institutions, and how proper practices were put in place.
In modern Europe we like to think we can take it for granted that our hospitals are clean, hygienic
Cleaning professionals and facility managers are increasingly confronted with budgets under pressure while cleaning standards become more stringent every day. So how do you choose the best solution and what challenges play a crucial role in the decision? Floor care solutions manufacturer Tennant offers an overview.
Faced with cleaning
Is the office set to become redundant? Well, perhaps not – but its role at the heart of business is certainly undergoing radical change with the emergence of a new technology-led trend. Hartley Milner reports on the rapid rise of flexible working.
The great office breakout is unstoppable. Desk-bound employees across a range of industries