Hygiene in healthcare - cleaning in the spotlight

18th of March 2014
Hygiene in healthcare - cleaning in the spotlight

Outbreaks of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) have made the news across Europe, bringing the issue of hygiene into the spotlight. ECJ asks cleaning service providers what their main challenges are when working in hospitals, and how their processes have altered in recent years in line with better knowledge and higher standards.

Healthcare

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Sustainable detergents - one standard for all

13th of March 2014
Sustainable detergents - one standard for all

A brand new standard has been developed by Europe’s leading producers of sustainable detergents, called the Greenway Standard. The focus is on economical, ecological and social issues, all at the same time. This is a significant challenge, explains Peter Malaise, consultant on sustainable development issues, writing exclusively for

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Cleaning - the quest to be green and lean

10th of March 2014
Cleaning - the quest to be green and lean

Is it possible to combine a sustainability policy with real cost savings? We ask companies their views and find out which “green” policies have cost them money – and which have paid for themselves.

No-one is in any doubt these days that pursuing a policy of green cleaning is an ethical way to do business. However, an increasing

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Ecover Multi Daily wins Cradle to Cradle gold

10th of March 2014
Ecover Multi Daily wins Cradle to Cradle gold

Multi Daily, the interior cleaner from Ecover Professional, has been awarded gold level in the Cradle to Cradle certification programme.

The company launched its first Cradle to Cradle certified products in April 2013 and to achieve gold status with this product has worked to achieve greater transparency regarding social fairness. A comprehensive

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Sustainability - much work still to do, says Ecolab’s Storinggaard

10th of March 2014
Sustainability - much work still to do, says Ecolab’s Storinggaard

Christian Storinggaard, vice president of facility care for Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, tells ECJ that sustainability is here to stay and must come higher on the list of priorities for every industry.

The professional cleaning sector as a whole must cooperate more effectively in order to

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Scrubber dryers - where size is everything

7th of March 2014
Scrubber dryers - where size is everything

A growing number of today’s scrubber dryers boast a compact design and a smaller footprint….. but is this a market trend? And if so, why? Ann Laffeaty finds out.

Many of today’s scrubber dryer manufacturers are bringing out new models claimed to be smaller and more compact than those of their rivals. There are significant

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