A sustainable formula?

15th of June 2010

From Italy, reporter Anna Garbagna looks ahead to a round table discussion on sustainable cleaning later this month in Milan.

The round table event is being organised by AfidampFAB (Italian Association of Manufacturers, Equipment, Machines and Products for the professional cleaning sector) with the scientific co-ordination of Legambiente and

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Clean public transport

15th of June 2010

ECJ correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh on an initiative designed to improve cleanliness on the public transport system.

Cleanliness is a prerequisite, not only for public transport. Unfortunately, cleanliness is a service most people only notice when it is missing.

The ‘Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe’ (KVB) is one of the major

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Career opportunities

15th of June 2010

French correspondent Christian Bouzols reports on how schoolchildren are being made aware of career prospects in the cleaning sector, in a new initiative.

What can be done to make the cleaning trades and their study courses better known to young people? This is the challenge that the presentation 'Destination propreté' has been designed to

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Baudoin wins innovation prize

15th of June 2010
Baudoin wins innovation prize

The Travelator Cleaner from Baudoin Wash-Systems was declared the best innovation for the professional cleaning industry at the ISSA/INTERCLEAN exhibition in Amsterdam. It was chosen to be awarded the overall prize from the three category winners – the other two being Kärcher and Alpheios International.

The results were announced at a

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Dutch cleaners' victory

15th of June 2010

After holding strike action for nine weeks, cleaner members of the FNV Bondgenoten trade union in the Netherlands have reached a settlement - winning the pay increases and education allowances they were campaigning for.

The settlement consists of a 3.5 per cent pay increase over two years, which is 1.5 per cent more than the general wage

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New REACH breakthrough

15th of June 2010

The European Commission has broken the deadlock on setting criteria for identifying hazardous chemicals, requesting companies to table plans to substitute them even if no alternatives have been clearly identified.

Environment commissioner Janez Potocnik and industry commissioner Antonio Tajani announced they have found a common approach to

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