Healthcare cleaning - is it a special case?

13th of March 2017
Healthcare cleaning - is it a special case?

Many companies offer specialist cleaning and hand hygiene solutions for the healthcare sector. But since cleaning should be a high priority in any facility, does healthcare really need to be treated as a special case? Ann Laffeaty poses this question to the industry’s companies.

Healthcare cleaning has become big business as a growing

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Greece’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

13th of March 2017
Greece’s cleaning sector - challenges and opportunities

Anthi Iliopoulou is general manager of Alter Ego, one of the largest integrated facility management providers in Greece. With its headquarters in Athens, Alter Ego has over 800 employees and provides services throughout the country. It has 68 major Greek and multinational businesses among its clients and is a subsidiary of the European Reliance

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Japan - cleaning on the curriculum

3rd of March 2017
Japan - cleaning on the curriculum

In previous editions of ECJ correspondent Bobbie van der List has brought an overview of the Japanese cleaning industry, illustrating the enormous importance people place on cleaning. Visiting the cleaners of the Shinkansen trains, for instance, provided an interesting insight into the thoroughness and efficiency of cleaners, but also their

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Feminine hygiene - creating a positive experience

2nd of March 2017
Feminine hygiene - creating a positive experience

ECJ takes a look at the issue of menstrual equity, a new movement calling for free, tax free and/or freely available sanitary products in all women’s washrooms. This drive could present opportunities for washroom service companies, and for distributors.

In the UK, the umbrella term Duty of Care applies to a range of regulations governing

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Cleaning London’s diverse skyline

17th of February 2017
Cleaning London’s diverse skyline

Cleaning at height is dangerous work requiring skill, planning and a head for heights. Chris Parkes, operations director at cleaning services specialist Julius Rutherfoord, highlights the unique challenges of cleaning the London's skyline.

London is a city which is changing all the time, including a constant flow of new additions to its skyline.

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Augmented reality - the next big thing in cleaning?

7th of February 2017
Augmented reality - the next big thing in cleaning?

Pokemon Go revolutionised the gaming world when it exploded on to our lives last summer. Could augmented reality now have a similar impact on the cleaning industry? ECJ's Ann Laffeaty talks to Martin Cudzilo, developer of the AR-Check system.

Pokemon Go was a major craze when it was released worldwide in 2016. Suddenly our streets were filled

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