The value of fragrance

20th of November 2020
The value of fragrance

What function does an air freshener system fulfil in a washroom, hospital, restaurant or leisure facility? We ask manufacturers about the value that fragrancing systems can add to specific environments.

Most people would agree the main role of an air freshener system is to mask bad smells. And for obvious reasons, they are are most commonly used

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Inspiring confidence in railway hygiene

19th of November 2020
Inspiring confidence in railway hygiene

Facilities management services provider The Churchill Group in the UK has partnered with Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) since 2017 on a cleaning contract that covers around 300 stations. In this case study for ECJ, regional manager Tonka Valkinova focuses on the last six months and the work undertaken in light of the pandemic. She explains how the

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The end of the city as we know it?

18th of November 2020
The end of the city as we know it?

Covid restrictions are being tightened in the wake of a perilous ‘second wave’ sweeping the globe. The new tsunami of infections has forced governments to drop their not wholly successful efforts to coax city workers back to their desks, prompting Hartley Milner to ask…are we seeing the end of the city as we know it? 

At

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Public washrooms - a change in attitude

17th of November 2020
Public washrooms - a change in attitude

“The public needs to have confidence in restaurants, bars, hotels, shops and gyms if they are to return to these facilities - and the same applies to away-from-home washrooms”, says Essity’s Stuart Hands. However according to the company’s latest survey, attitudes to public toilets are changing as people demand new Covid-19

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The balance between sustainability and hygiene

16th of November 2020
The balance between sustainability and hygiene

The use of disposable products and plastic PPE has been dramatically stepped up during the pandemic. But can such methods be sustainable? Or should we be prepared to compromise on sustainability while our health is at risk?

The sustainability movement has gathered momentum over recent years – in the cleaning industry along with everywhere

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Positive health in a time of crisis

5th of November 2020
Positive health in a time of crisis

VSR’s John Griep reports from The Netherlands from a recent seminar on positive health.

How different meetings have been since March this year. So it was with our annual VSR summer event. Known for years for its eye-catching speakers and drinks on the terrace (somehow, it’s always nice weather). Only this year, not a meeting but a

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