Small changes can have big sustainability impact

9th of March 2012
Small changes can have big sustainability impact

Many companies today have highly-publicised sustainability policies and are saving energy, reducing waste and donating to charities on a grand scale. But smaller, less newsworthy changes can also make a significant difference to a company’s overall sustainability.

Sustainability is a marketing manager’s dream. When an organisation

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Key healthcare cleaning challenges

9th of March 2012
Key healthcare cleaning challenges

Care homes, hospital wards, intensive care rooms, doctors’ surgeries, A&E units - which environments present the biggest cleaning challenges as far as hygiene is concerned? We ask companies and healthcare experts their views.

Healthcare facilities clearly present a major challenge for cleaning teams. Any environment that houses a

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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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