Litterbugs and litter heroes

10th of August 2016
Litterbugs and litter heroes

ECJ correspondent Lotte Printz takes a look at waste management and litter attitudes at music festivals in Denmark.

Plastic cups, food wrappers, cigarette butts. The music festival season is upon us. Where 50,000 people (festival-goers, volunteers and artists) are gathered every day of a festival, which is the case at the second-largest festival

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Biofilms - should we worry?

5th of August 2016
Biofilms - should we worry?

Biofilms are everywhere. They are highly resilient; hard to remove and implicated in a staggering 80 per cent of infections. But what exactly are they? Are cleaners aware of the dangers they pose? And should we be scared?

It is the news that none of us wanted to hear: bacteria are becoming organised. We like to think of them as unsophisticated

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The rise of the robots?

2nd of August 2016
The rise of the robots?

Robots are gradually beginning to infiltrate the cleaning industry. But is it ready for them? And will they ever replace people? Robot manufacturers and contract cleaning companies speak frankly to Ann Laffeaty.

Robots used to be the stuff of science fiction. So much so that the idea of using them in our daily lives once seemed absurd. Yet here

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60th FIDEN Congress to be held in Athens

18th of July 2016
60th FIDEN Congress to be held in Athens

European contract cleaning association FIDEN will host its 60th congress in Athens, Greece from September 22-25. The theme: 'Global Trends Changing the World of FM Industries'.

Sessions will address what global trends will have the most impact on the sector, what challenges the industry faces in terms of digitalisation, and what the focus of the

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Recyling of cleaning machines gathers pace

17th of June 2016
Recyling of cleaning machines gathers pace

European Cleaning Machines Recycling (ECMR) - the Netherlands-based organisation that recycles cleaning machines when they have come to the end of their use - has signed its latest manufacturer agreement. It now has a two-year contract with Diversey Care to recall and recycle the company’s machines.

“Diversey Care has opted for a

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Ride-hailing and hired cars are hotbeds for germs: study

14th of June 2016
Ride-hailing and hired cars are hotbeds for germs: study

Ride-hailing vehicles and hired cars are both hotbeds of bacteria, according to a recent study. And shared cab services harbour three times the number of germs as the average rental.

A team from insurance comparison site NetQuote took swabs from seat belts, door handles and window buttons from a number of taxis and ride-sharing services. These

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