Biodiversity - the time to protect nature is now

1st of February 2021
Biodiversity - the time to protect nature is now

Nature is under stress as never before. Wildlife species are being pushed to the brink of extinction and humankind is on notice that the accelerating decline in biodiversity threatens our survival too. Hartley Milner looks at how the businesses community is responding to this stark message.

Along London’s Thames Embankment, a battery of

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Covid-19 and hand washing

29th of January 2021
Covid-19 and hand washing

Posters, leaflets, stickers, government messages – everywhere we look there are reminders of the need to practise good hand hygiene to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But how are we responding? Tork manufacturer Essity has conducted a survey into people’s attitudes to hand hygiene in the wake of the pandemic - and the results are

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The value of fragrance

20th of November 2020
The value of fragrance

What function does an air freshener system fulfil in a washroom, hospital, restaurant or leisure facility? We ask manufacturers about the value that fragrancing systems can add to specific environments.

Most people would agree the main role of an air freshener system is to mask bad smells. And for obvious reasons, they are are most commonly used

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Inspiring confidence in railway hygiene

19th of November 2020
Inspiring confidence in railway hygiene

Facilities management services provider The Churchill Group in the UK has partnered with Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) since 2017 on a cleaning contract that covers around 300 stations. In this case study for ECJ, regional manager Tonka Valkinova focuses on the last six months and the work undertaken in light of the pandemic. She explains how the

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The end of the city as we know it?

18th of November 2020
The end of the city as we know it?

Covid restrictions are being tightened in the wake of a perilous ‘second wave’ sweeping the globe. The new tsunami of infections has forced governments to drop their not wholly successful efforts to coax city workers back to their desks, prompting Hartley Milner to ask…are we seeing the end of the city as we know it? 

At

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Cleaning in Japan - community ritual

17th of November 2020
Cleaning in Japan - community ritual

It’s something oddly Japanese: men and women in office attire roaming the streets looking for rubbish. Usually they won’t find anything as streets are spotless most of the time, but it serves more than just that purpose - writes Bobbie van der List.

On a Monday afternoon in the Marunouchi district of Japan’s capital Tokyo most

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