Raising the bar in washrooms

18th of March 2016
Raising the bar in washrooms

A new chain of smart, upmarket toilets have recently appeared in Europe’s city centres while upgraded facilities are cropping up in stadiums and many other locations.  What effect have these had on standards in public washrooms across the board? ECJ finds out.

Over the past four years, a chain of more than 200 premium toilet shops have

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Waste management - keep hazards out of the bin

18th of March 2016
Waste management - keep hazards out of the bin

Many small businesses are unintentionally operating outside of the law by disposing of their hazardous wastes with general rubbish, but it’s easy to do the right thing explains Barry Dennis, chairman of European waste management event RWM.

When most of us think about hazardous waste, we tend to think of industrial effluents. But in fact,

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Green cleaning - the jolly green client

17th of March 2016
Green cleaning - the jolly green client

The wellbeing of customers and end-users is an important part of any green cleaning policy. But truly sustainable companies will do what they can to enhance the lives of their employees and the wider community as well. Ann Laffeaty asks companies in the sector how they go about this.

The terms ‘green cleaning’ and

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Piling on the pressure in cleaning

28th of December 2015
Piling on the pressure in cleaning

Cleaning away substances such as chewing gum, paint, rust and scale can be tricky - even with a state-of-the-art high-pressure cleaning system. And removing any substances from a delicate surface such as a car’s bodywork or the crumbling façade of an old building can also be problematic. ECJ’s Ann Laffeaty looks at some of the

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Hand hygiene - a change will do you good

28th of December 2015
Hand hygiene - a change will do you good

Trudi Osborne, marketing and communications manager at hand dryer manufacturer Airdri, explains how people not washing their hands properly, or at all, requires a new approach if we are to improve hand hygiene.

It is widely accepted that unclean hands are a major source of infection but surveys regularly show that a significant number of people

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How to choose a sweeper

24th of December 2015
How to choose a sweeper

Sweep area, environment, dirt level, power source – what are the chief factors that a customer needs to consider when choosing a new sweeping machine?

Sweepers come in all shapes, sizes and models. And it can be confusing for customers when trying to decide on the type of machine that best suits their needs – particularly when there

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