Façade maintenance - vital first impressions

1st of May 2012
Façade maintenance - vital first impressions

Cleaning and maintaining the exteriors of buildings is an important way to improve company image. Dave Rogers, European sales manager for Unger Germany, explains how legislation, technological advances and customer needs are shaping this part of the cleaning sector.

First impressions count – it’s an accepted fact in all walks of life.

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Who's looking after our cleaners' health?

1st of May 2012
Who's looking after our cleaners' health?

The responsibility for the safety of cleaning workers is an extremely difficult question.  And one of the best things a manager responsible for cleaning staff can do is… go for a walk. This recommendation comes from the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), and according to 3M, a global supplier to the contract cleaning market,

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Challenging times ahead for the Netherlands

1st of May 2012

In the second of our special country focus reports, ECJ takes a look at the cleaning sector of the Netherlands. With the help of industry experts we focus on the contract cleaning sector, training and the distribution of supplies.

The contract cleaning sector in the Netherlands is currently worth 4.3 billion euros and there are almost 8,000

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ISSA/INTERCLEAN - what's in it for you?

1st of May 2012
ISSA/INTERCLEAN -  what's in it for you?

Why do companies return to Amsterdam again and again to exhibit at ISSA/INTERCLEAN? And in these tough times is their investment still worth it? Ann Laffeaty asks exhibitors their chief reasons for attending – and whether the economic crisis has tempted them to think again this year.

The ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition in Amsterdam has now been

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Cross-Channel train cleaning on Eurostar

1st of May 2012

European Cleaning Journal editor Michelle Marshall visits St Pancras International station in London, home of the Eurostar rail service, to find out about the challenges of providing turnaround cleaning services on its trains.

Eurostar is the high-speed railway service connecting London with Paris and Brussels. Launched in 1994 from

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Cradle to Cradle - make a positive contribution

30th of April 2012
Cradle to Cradle - make a positive contribution

Michael Braungart is a German chemist and former Greenpeace activist who advocates that we humans can reduce our negative environmental impact by redesigning industrial production processes. He will be the keynote speaker at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Awards presentation next month, and here he talks to ECJ editor Michelle Marshall.

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