Sustainability - the plastic peril

7th of November 2018
Sustainability - the plastic peril

Everyone is talking about plastics these days as the need to reduce the burden of waste becomes more pressing. But plastic is still one of the most widely-used packaging materials for cleaning products. Why is this the case? And what are manufacturers doing to reduce their plastics waste?

Europeans generate around 25 million tonnes of plastic

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Sustainability - how to buy responsibly

6th of November 2018
Sustainability - how to buy responsibly

With the announcement of the latest Circular Economy Package, an even greater onus has been placed on industry to demonstrate a commitment to sustainable business. Lorcan Mekitarian, RPC bpi recycled products sales director, explains how, for cleaning firms looking to expand their environmental behaviour, procurement is the best place to

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Carpet cleaning conundrums

3rd of October 2018
Carpet cleaning conundrums

Cleaning a carpet can be fraught with difficulties - but what are the hardest tasks facing today’s carpet care experts and why?

Carpet cleaning is one of the most complex tasks in the industry. The types of substances that are likely to end up on a soft floor vary tremendously: carpet care experts may have to remove the residue from sticky

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Future-proofing for distributors

1st of October 2018
Future-proofing for distributors

Joanne Gilliard is chief executive officer (ceo) of Jangro, one of the largest cleaning and hygiene products distribution groups in the UK and Ireland. She speaks exclusively to ECJ editor Michelle Marshall about the challenges and opportunities facing suppliers, and how this part of the cleaning sector is moving forward to safeguard its

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Cleaning up mopping

1st of October 2018
Cleaning up mopping

Ann Laffeaty looks at the latest products and technologies on the market designed to clean up the task of mopping and reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

If you run a mop around a dirty floor using detergent and clean water, the chances are that the floor will end up looking cleaner afterwards than it did beforehand. But mopping is a dirty

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Breedweer social enterprise - making people happy

28th of September 2018
Breedweer social enterprise - making people happy

Social enterprise cleaning services company Breedweer is based in the Netherlands and headed up by Jack Stuifbergen, a man with a vision of making a true social impact with his business. The company won the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards Workforce award in 2017 for its policies concerning employee relationships, training and diversity

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