Success in Poland

30th of June 2011
Success in Poland

Marek Kowalski from the Polish Cleaning Chamber of Commerce reviews the recent ISSA/INTERCLEAN CEE show in Warsaw.

We are through the fifth ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) event - another successful show. The number of exhibitors grew by 10 per cent, the exhibition area by 20 per cent and the number of visitors by 33 per cent.

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Numbers up

30th of June 2011
Numbers up

The Europropre cleaning exhibition, which took place in Paris in April, attracted just under 11,000 visitors, say the organisers - a two per cent improvement on the last event two years ago.
Almost 10 per cent of those attending came from outside France, most of them from African countries.

Innovation awards were presented to Movework, Chicopee,

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Duct cleaning benchmark

29th of June 2011
Duct cleaning benchmark

A new European standard creates a benchmark for the cleanliness of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and ductwork. Hartley Milner takes a closer look.

Input from the cleaning and hygiene sector has helped shape a new standard for safeguarding the well-being of people in buildings across the EU. The document from CEN, the

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Eurozone growth accelerates

29th of June 2011

The economy of the 17 countries in the eurozone grew by 0.8 per cent in the first three months of 2011, up from 0.3 per cent in the previous quarter. Germany was largely responsible for the figure - which was better than expected - reporting growth of 1.5 per cent.

Debt-laden Greece surprisingly showed growth of 0.8 per cent, while France grew by

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New Dutch labour law

29th of June 2011

From July 1 it will be a condition for companies bidding for Dutch state tenders over 286,000 euros that at least five per cent of their staff are registered disabled or employed directly from the unemployment register.

This policy will be elaborated further during the next two years and eventually enshrined in legislation.

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Food hygiene - can it be sustainable?

29th of June 2011
Food hygiene - can  it be sustainable?

In this article written exclusively for ECJ, Neil Brown from leading contract cleaner Hygiene Group asks just how sustainable cleaning in the food industry can be.

Totally sustainable, environmentally friendly cleaning in the food production industry is currently not achievable – as no matter how ‘green’ the substances used, the

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