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
A highlight of the ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition from May 8-11 will be the presentation of this year's Amsterdam Innovation Award, on the opening day of the show. Keynote speaker at the ceremony will be Prof Dr Michael Braungart, pioneer of the Cradle to Cradle concept of design.
Cradle to Cradle is a design concept based on nature - as in nature,
The first edition of the Hygienalia+Pulire professional cleaning exhibition for Spain took place in Valencia earlier this month, attracting almost 4,000 visitors.
Organised by Reed Exhibitions Iberia in conjunction with Afidamp Servizi, which is responsible for the Pulire show in Italy, the event was visited by distributors, contract cleaning
Amsterdam was the venue for a recent meeting of the European partners of industry association ISSA. The group gathered to exchange ideas and share experiences from their respective countries.
Association representatives from Hungary, Poland, Estonia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, the UK and Russia attended the event.
European professional cleaning association FIDEN held its annual conference in Naples, Italy. Attended by participants from Germany, Italy, Malta, Austria, Romania, Switzerland and Spain, the theme for the meet was Creating Added Value - For and Through Industrial Cleaning.
Speakers included Toni D'Andrea of Afidamp, Markus Asch of EUnited
Cleaning systems provider Unger - which has its headquarters in the USA - has appointed Torsten Deutzmann as managing director of its European division.
Based in Germany, Deutzmann - who joined the company in 1995 as a marketing assistant - has performed a variety of roles, most recently general manager.
Commenting on his appointment Mark Unger,