Some truths about batteries

25th of October 2011
Some truths about batteries

Some machine manufacturers may disagree, but the most important component in battery operated cleaning machines is … the battery. Without energy, absolutely nothing happens. But which battery is right for my job, fits my machine and my budget? Stefan Louis of Emrol takes a look at the issues.

There are five important aspects to consider

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Remploy changes attitudes to disability at work

25th of October 2011

European Cleaning Journal editor Michelle Marshall visits a government-funded organisation in the UK that helps people with disabilities to find employment. Remploy has formed relationships with some of the industry’s leading contract cleaning companies, and ECJ discovers why the cleaning sector is such an ideal partner for Remploy.

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Poland promotes nanotechnology

25th of October 2011
Poland promotes nanotechnology

A Polish company has been among the first in the cleaning sector to apply metallic nanoparticles in its chemicals – writes ECJ reporter Marek Kowalski.

Nanotechnology is a branch science and materials engineering dealing with nanostructure and nanomaterials production ranging in size from 0.1 to 100 nm. The name itself is derived from the

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New working methods affect Dutch cleaning operations

25th of October 2011
New working methods affect Dutch cleaning operations

ECJ correspondent Anton Duisterwinkel reports on ‘The New World of Work’ in the Netherlands and the effect it can have on cleaning operations.

The New World of Work is rapidly becoming popular for office workers in the Netherlands. Working at the time and place that is most convenient for the worker is one of the central themes in the

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FEP commits to sustainability

25th of October 2011
FEP commits to sustainability

French contract cleaning trade association FEP has developed a programme  aimed at helping businesses to implement sustainable development. Christian Bouzols reports.

Eleven cleaning companies in the central region of France are taking part in a sustainable development programme organised by the Fédération des Entreprises de

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Kowalski earns industry accolade

13th of October 2011
Kowalski earns industry accolade

Marek Kowalski of the Polish Cleaning Chamber of Commerce (PIGC) and also a correspondent of ECJ, has been awarded the Jack D Ramaley Industry Distinguished Service Award by international trade association ISSA, based in the US.

Kowalski played a major part in founding the Polish Cleaning Association in 2000-2002 and in 2010 was appointed by

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