Sustainable cleaning - when less is more

26th of October 2011
Sustainable cleaning - when less is more

Less water, less energy and fewer chemicals are three of the major planks of sustainable cleaning. But can the three co-exist or is a compromise always required? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Companies that make sustainability claims about their products or services usually cite one or more factors that contribute to their

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Some truths about batteries

25th of October 2011
Some truths about batteries

Some machine manufacturers may disagree, but the most important component in battery operated cleaning machines is … the battery. Without energy, absolutely nothing happens. But which battery is right for my job, fits my machine and my budget? Stefan Louis of Emrol takes a look at the issues.

There are five important aspects to consider

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Remploy changes attitudes to disability at work

25th of October 2011

European Cleaning Journal editor Michelle Marshall visits a government-funded organisation in the UK that helps people with disabilities to find employment. Remploy has formed relationships with some of the industry’s leading contract cleaning companies, and ECJ discovers why the cleaning sector is such an ideal partner for Remploy.

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First line of defence

16th of September 2011
First line of defence

Cleaning chemicals and disinfectants play a vital role in the provision of public health; they are the first line of defence against harmful viruses and bacteria. Their safe and effective use in public areas is therefore key to infection prevention and control, writes Diversey.

Recent global outbreaks such as the H1N1 virus, norovirus and MRSA

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Spreading the hygiene message

16th of September 2011
Spreading the hygiene message

Should the industry seek to educate the public on personal hygiene, or should they leave this to impartial experts? We ask hygiene companies whether they are spreading the 'hygiene for health' message – and if it is really their place to do so.

Everyone seems to be a hygiene expert these days. Since the recent E.Coli outbreak in Germany and

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Visually clean, or hygienically clean?

16th of September 2011
Visually clean, or hygienically clean?

Often, consciously or unconsciously, the assessment of cleaning is based only on the visual result. Surfaces and floors are considered clean when no dirt or smears are evident. But mopping systems specialist Vermop asks, is this always enough? Is a more differentiated approach needed in individual areas? Is 'apparently pristine' the same as

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