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
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
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
What is the ideal configuration for a cleaning trolley in an office, a school or a hospital? Ann Laffeaty asks trolley manufacturers how they adapt their products to fit specific locations.
Cleaning trolleys are ingenious inventions. They are sufficiently lightweight and easy to push while also housing a wide variety of tools, chemicals and waste
In the last of his exclusive series of articles for ECJ, Pedro Chidichimo of Diversey writes about the importance of service quality and customer satisfaction as components of measurable profit for a company. He advocates the development of a service quality model for facility management/service contractor companies, based on five simple
In recent years, indoor and outdoor sweeper technology has advanced considerably, making it easier for the customers to find the right solution for their sweeping requirements. Once the need for sweeping has been established, the choice for the most suitable equipment is driven by a number of criteria that relate to air quality, safety, cost of