ECJ celebrates 30 years as only pan-European cleaning magazine

22nd of May 2023
ECJ celebrates 30 years as only pan-European cleaning magazine

The first edition of European Cleaning Journal (ECJ) was published in March 1993, just as trade barriers across Europe were coming down and the possibilities for business expansion and greater co-operation between the countries of Europe grew.

Founding editor Michelle Marshall is still the editor of ECJ today and she takes a look back at the

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Brexit - fresh uncertainty for UK firms

20th of April 2023
Brexit - fresh uncertainty for UK firms

Swathes of EU-derived legislation look set to be scrapped in the UK by the end of 2023 in a government drive to ‘get Brexit done’ once and for all. But opponents of the move fear vital citizen rights and safeguards could be stripped away in the haste to push the reforms through, Hartley Milner reports.

Around 4,000 pieces of

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Green cleaning - reducing water use

19th of April 2023
Green cleaning - reducing water use

Most cleaning tasks involve water in some form, but the use of this precious commodity needs to be limited where possible. What are the latest cleaning systems that reduce the use of water, asks Ann Laffeaty? 

WATER HAS A VITAL ROLE in cleaning. It is used for diluting chemical concentrates and is an important means of washing away dirt from

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Bringing floors back to life

17th of April 2023
Bringing floors back to life

Resilient floor renewal is one of the emerging trends in the flooring market – one which has been gaining momentum for both financial and environmental reasons. It can also make for healthier, more hygienic floors says Marc Janssen of Bona.

Resilient floor renewal is one of the emerging new trends in the flooring market, and one which has

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High-tech scrubbing

13th of April 2023
High-tech scrubbing

How ‘high-tech’ does a scrubber dryer need to be? ECJ looks at the growing use of technology in the scrubber dryer market and finds out how widely it is being adopted.

A scrubber dryer has just two functions: to scrub and to dry. But today’s technological advances are making these machines more sophisticated than ever Automated

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Antivirals - the regulation maze

11th of April 2023
Antivirals - the regulation maze

There is increasing attention surrounding antiviral technologies. In some jurisdictions, they can be incorporated into products and onto surfaces to reduce viral loads, helping to give consumers peace of mind.

However, permissible antiviral claims depend hugely on where the products are marketed and sold, which can lead to widespread

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