Small scrubber dryers are beautiful

8th of March 2012
Small scrubber dryers are beautiful

What are the most dominant trends in the market for scrubber dryers? Are customers demanding more productive, cost-effective machines, for example? How important are sustainability and ‘green’ issues to scrubber dryer purchasers in these difficult economic times? ECJ heads up this special report with an overview of the market.

What

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Are cheap washroom dispensers the most economical?

8th of March 2012
Are cheap washroom dispensers the most economical?

In these harsh economic times, why should a washroom manager not simply equip his or her washroom with the cheapest products they can find? Washroom manufacturers give the case for low cost-in-use as opposed to low cost.

No-one likes to feel that they are throwing their profits down the toilet. So in these harsh economic times, many companies

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Origins of our hygiene rituals

7th of March 2012
Origins of our hygiene rituals

In a new ECJ series of articles, we look at hygiene and cleanliness through the ages. When did we human beings become aware of our own personal cleanliness, and that of the world around us? And when did we discover that lack of hygiene could be dangerous, and sometimes fatal? In this first part, we start back in ancient times.

Brushing our teeth,

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The art of ecodesign

6th of March 2012
The art of ecodesign

Ecodesign is the development of environmentally products, ie, minimising a product's environmental impact at the design stage, for its entire life cycle. Eco-efficiency expert Dr Udo Hermenau of e-hoch-3 writes exclusively for ECJ about the challenges presented by true ecodesign, and how it can be incorporated into every company's culture. The

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High pressure cleaners - can they be sustainable?

28th of November 2011
High pressure cleaners - can they be sustainable?

High pressure cleaning systems use plenty of water and energy - but they also reduce the need for chemicals and speed up the cleaning process.  So how sustainable are they? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Reducing water and energy consumption are widely regarded as important moves in increasing the sustainability of any operation. Water, in

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Irish trades union SIPTU campaigns for cleaners

28th of November 2011

European Cleaning Journal editor Michelle Marshall visits the trades union representing contract cleaning workers in Ireland - SIPTU - to find out about how it started  its successful Fair Deal for Cleaners campaign earlier this year.

The cleaning sector in Ireland is remarkably diverse in that it employs people from many countries around

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