Creating a greener world

20th of March 2017
Creating a greener world

Many sustainable companies set themselves long-term goals for reducing water and chemical use and minimising their environmental impact. We ask ‘green’ companies about their key sustainability targets - and how they aim to meet them.

Many companies claim to be sustainable via bold statements about reducing emissions, energy use,

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Scrubbing safely

14th of March 2017
Scrubbing safely

Safety is an important factor in any scrubber dryer – both for the person using the machine and any members of the public nearby. Ann Laffeaty asks scrubber dryer manufacturers how they make their machines safe.

Any machinery has its potential dangers and the scrubber dryer is no exception. Its very size means that a collision could cause

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Healthcare cleaning - is it a special case?

13th of March 2017
Healthcare cleaning - is it a special case?

Many companies offer specialist cleaning and hand hygiene solutions for the healthcare sector. But since cleaning should be a high priority in any facility, does healthcare really need to be treated as a special case? Ann Laffeaty poses this question to the industry’s companies.

Healthcare cleaning has become big business as a growing

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Greece’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

13th of March 2017
Greece’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

Anthi Iliopoulou is general manager of Alter Ego, one of the largest integrated facility management providers in Greece. With its headquarters in Athens, Alter Ego has over 800 employees and provides services throughout the country. It has 68 major Greek and multinational businesses among its clients and is a subsidiary of the European Reliance

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Japan - cleaning on the curriculum

3rd of March 2017
Japan - cleaning on the curriculum

In previous editions of ECJ correspondent Bobbie van der List has brought an overview of the Japanese cleaning industry, illustrating the enormous importance people place on cleaning. Visiting the cleaners of the Shinkansen trains, for instance, provided an interesting insight into the thoroughness and efficiency of cleaners, but also their

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Feminine hygiene - creating a positive experience

2nd of March 2017
Feminine hygiene - creating a positive experience

ECJ takes a look at the issue of menstrual equity, a new movement calling for free, tax free and/or freely available sanitary products in all women’s washrooms. This drive could present opportunities for washroom service companies, and for distributors.

In the UK, the umbrella term Duty of Care applies to a range of regulations governing

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