Is the cleaning industry ready for Ebola?

22nd of January 2015
Is the cleaning industry ready for Ebola?

The ECJ correspondent in the UK asks how the cleaning sector can help in the fight against Ebola.

There is an apocryphal story told of US president Lyndon Johnson climbing board Air force One and saying to the pilot: “Go any place. We got troubles all over!”

This could in fact apply to any succeeding president and particularly

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Pulire 2015 to take in laundry

22nd of January 2015
Pulire 2015 to take in laundry

Anna Garbagna in Italy reports on a new section of the Pulire exhibition to be included in 2015.

The new project for the next Pulire exhibition in Verona next May was presented in Milan recently. It is Pulire Clean, an area dedicated to manufacturers of machines for the washing and care of textiles, which next year will offer its visitors a whole

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Managing quality in German contract cleaning

21st of January 2015
Managing quality in German contract cleaning

German correspondent Thomas Schulte-Marxloh on quality certification in contract cleaning.

Public awarding authorities as well as private customers in Germany trust in quality assurance more and more. While some years ago the main requirement was that potential contracting companies were run by a master craftsman, customers today commonly rely on

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Street cleaning in France - an overview

21st of January 2015
Street cleaning in France - an overview

From France, ECJ reporter Christian Bouzols offers an insight into street cleaning and refuse collection in Paris.

They are to be seen every day in the streets of Paris, holding a broom or a water hose. Always dressed in green, the ‘éboueurs’ work all year round to keep the streets of the French capital clean. A visit to the

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European FM report predicts cleaning market of the future

20th of January 2015
European FM report predicts cleaning market of the future

Dutch reporter for ECJ Nico Lemmens of ISS Facility Services looks at the findings of a new European FM report.

During the last few decades multi or integrated facility services contracts have made their entry into European markets, although there are variations in different countries’ markets. It undoubtedly would have serious consequences

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Aramark takes top prize at Irish ICCA cleaning awards

13th of November 2014
Aramark takes top prize at Irish ICCA cleaning awards

The Irish Contract Cleaning Association (ICCA) presented its annual awards in Dublin recently, with Aramark named as Overall Winner for the Best Cleaned Contract in Ireland for its contract at Genzyme in Waterford.

Chairman of ICCA David Hogan commented during the ceremony: "These awards provide a benchmark for quality within the industry. Over

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