European Cleaning Journal, the only pan-European magazine for the professional cleaning sector, celebrates its 20th birthday this month. Since February 1993 ECJ has been a vital source of information, comment and news for Europe’s cleaning professionals. To celebrate our birthday, we
look back at the key trends affecting the industry over
Sustainability is susceptible to trends in society in the same way as everything else is. Water savings, energy savings, reducing waste, recycling – which elements of sustainability resonate most with today’s companies and their customers? And what will tomorrow’s key sustainability focus be? We ask sustainable companies their
Customers delaying payment is a headache for SMEs at the best of times. With loan pools dry across much of Europe, it is having an increasing, and sometimes calamitous, impact on their finances. Hartley Milner reports on new EU legislation that confronts the late payment crisis.
It’s as much a test of your diplomacy as your patience. How do
Noise levels, operator comfort, aesthetics, size – all are important points to consider when choosing a scrubber dryer. But customers will also want a machine that can carry out the job quickly and efficiently while keeping down costs. How crucial is productivity to the customer when choosing a scrubber dryer? Ann Laffeaty finds
All hospitals and healthcare settings have risks related to contagion of infectious diseases for patients, hospital staff, as well as cleaning or housekeeping staff, but in a dialysis setting these risks are much bigger. Gary Johns of In Depth Managed Services, looks at the importance of using specialised staff and equipment to comply with
Reports of patients contracting conditions such as MRSA and C.difficile during a hospital stay have become particularly prevalent over the past 30 years. Can hospital cleaning and hygiene regimes make any real headway against health threats such as norovirus, MRSA and C.difficile? Or are hygiene teams fighting a losing battle?
Reports of patients