The sustainable washroom

17th of December 2019
The sustainable washroom

Washrooms are a vital part of our lives. But could they become more sustainable? Washroom hygiene companies give their views - and ECJ looks at the bigger picture.

Washrooms are a basic necessity of life. But from a sustainability point of view they can be extremely wasteful.

Around 30 per cent of the water we employ at home is used for flushing

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High pressure cleaning - a high pressure job

16th of December 2019
High pressure cleaning -  a high pressure job

What are the risks involved to the operator when carrying out high pressure cleaning? And how much training is needed to ensure that it can be achieved as safely as possible? Ann Laffeaty assesses the role of the operator in any high pressure cleaning task.

High pressure cleaning is a highly effective method of removing hard-to-shift substances

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The disappearing cleaning trolley

12th of December 2019
The disappearing cleaning trolley

A large, cumbersome cleaning trolley can be an intrusive eyesore in any public area. So, how do trolley manufacturers ensure that their products are as unobtrusive as they can possibly be? ECJ finds out.

It is a sad fact that cleaners are usually expected to fade conveniently into the background, carrying out their work as quietly and as

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Public toilets - fair provision for women

26th of November 2019
Public toilets - fair provision for women

Many of us have witnessed the familiar scene – a long queue of ladies waiting to use the washroom while the men’s toilet flows congestion-free. A recent report from the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK has called for the fair provision of public toilets for women, specifying two female toilets needed for every male one. Jamie

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Act now to eradicate slavery

22nd of November 2019
Act now to eradicate slavery

While the scale of modern slavery in the UK has long been overlooked, since 2015 the Government’s increased focus on modern slavery in UK and beyond has rendered it essential that commercial organisations are seen to be treating modern slavery with the focus and gravity that it deserves. UK barrister Ben Douglas-Jones, QC, writes exclusively

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Asia Pacific cleaning sector thrives

8th of November 2019
Asia Pacific cleaning sector thrives

According to a study that focuses on the global professional cleaning market, most regions in the world are still growing. The largest growth figures can be found in the Asia Pacific region, where several factors contribute to a thriving professional cleaning industry. Bobbie van der List reports for ECJ.

As we pointed out in earlier features

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