Machine recycling - time to take responsibility

26th of September 2013
Machine recycling - time to take responsibility

A new European company which claims to offer a solution to the dilemma of how to dispose of used cleaning machines was launched in the Netherlands last year. ECJ speaks to Frank Smit, director of European Cleaning Machines Recycling (ECMR) about how it is now expanding its geographical reach.

Have you ever considered what happens to scrubber

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Living Wage - linking salaries to the true cost of living

24th of September 2013
Living Wage - linking salaries to the true cost of living

The minimum wage was made law across much of Europe to lift low-paid workers out of poverty. Critics say the rates set |nationally are too low to have a real impact. Hartley Milner reports on a campaign to provide people with a pay packet they can live on.
  
‘Get a life’ we are told when we plunge ourselves into our work to

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Training - key to future growth

23rd of September 2013
Training - key to future growth

Distributors need to be trained about the products they sell to help them come up with persuasive arguments for customers to buy. But how much training are they offered, and is this carried out in-house or provided by the manufacturers and suppliers?

Distributors need to have any number of skills to allow them to carry out their jobs efficiently.

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Cleaning products distribution - a logistical challenge

23rd of September 2013
Cleaning products distribution - a logistical challenge

Logistics are a vital element of any distributor’s business. Ann Laffeaty asks distributors how they manage to store, load and deliver their products in the most cost-efficient possible way in a marketplace that is becoming more competitive all the time.

The term ‘logistics’ originated in the late 19th century when it referred

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Mop ‘til you drop

23rd of September 2013
Mop ‘til you drop

Mopping is an arduous task and one that can take its toll on the arms, backs and shoulders of the operator. A look at the latest and most ergonomic mopping systems that have been designed with operator comfort in mind.

Mopping can be one of the most fatiguing of cleaning tasks. The manual act of mopping often requires the operator to stoop,

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Facilicom introduces C2Zero carbon neutral cleaning

23rd of September 2013
Facilicom introduces C2Zero carbon neutral cleaning

C?Zero is a cleaning system developed by cleaning services provider Facilicom that assesses the carbon emissions and impact of each element of the cleaning process in order to establish an accurate carbon footprint. The company is now offering this programme on its contracts and ECJ editor Michelle Marshall visited the London office of global

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