Cleaning machines versus mops

4th of November 2015
Cleaning machines versus mops

In these highly mechanised times, what are the arguments for using a manual mop with all its associated labour costs in place of a machine to clean your floors? Ann Laffeaty asks mop manufacturers and machine suppliers their views.

A mop and bucket were once the chief tools for cleaning hard floors. But cleaning machines have gradually begun to

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Diversity & inclusion - transforming cultures

4th of November 2015
Diversity & inclusion - transforming cultures

Diversity & inclusion – one of the buzz phrases for the 21st century workplace. But what does it
really mean, and how are cleaning sector companies embracing the concept?

Diversity & inclusion. It’s a phrase we have all heard many times but do we know what it means, and how many businesses can say they are truly embracing its

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Fragrancing - the smell of success

22nd of October 2015
Fragrancing - the smell of success

We all have our favourite smells but as human beings we rely less on our noses to help us navigate the world, and use them as something to help us enjoy it a little more. And researchers have discovered that the human sense of smell is actually far more powerful than originally thought. Writing for ECJ, direct365 takes a look at the science of

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Daytime cleaning - impact on office staff

8th of October 2015
Daytime cleaning - impact on office staff

Daytime cleaning is becoming increasingly prevalent in Europe. But how do office employees feel about sharing their workspace with cleaning teams? Charlotte Branwhite from Tork manufacturer SCA shares the results of a study into the changing relationship between office staff and cleaners.

Over recent years there has been a general shift towards

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REACH legislation - staying compliant

7th of October 2015
REACH legislation - staying compliant

Dr Sandra Meijer and Dr Kath Carr of The REACH Centre share their learning on the substance identity and sameness checking process - in this exclusive article for ECJ.

The ingredients in cleaning products are subject to REACH registration therefore it is important for the manufacturers of these products to ensure they are compliant with the

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Matting - appearance matters

6th of October 2015
Matting - appearance matters

How important is the appearance of a mat when it comes to creating an entrance system for a commercial or retail facility? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

The chief purpose of an entrance mat is to trap and hold any walked-in dirt as soon as visitors arrive. But these days corporate image is becoming more important and companies are increasingly striving

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