Investor friendly

21st of September 2012
Investor friendly

ECJ Poland reporter Marek Kowalski argues that the country has proved itself as one worth investing in.

When I was writing the last article for ECJ I was wondering if Poland would pass the test of hosting the biggest sports event in our country so far. Today I can honestly say that not only did we pass, we also earned extra appreciation from

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Fight against burn-out

21st of September 2012
Fight against burn-out

Our correspondent Petra Sjouwerman reports from Denmark, where a Danish municipality takes the lead in the fight against physical burn-out.

Tough competition in the cleaning sector has forced cleaners to swing the mop faster than ever. This is also the case for cleaners working for municipalities - in Denmark amongst the biggest clients on the

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Hygiene fight against disease

20th of September 2012
Hygiene fight against disease

In the second part of our special series looking back at the history of hygiene, ECJ asks how we first discovered germs and how harmful they can be. We look back at the pioneers who convinced us that bacteria can be so dangerous to public health and how their findings formed the very foundations of hygiene and public health as we know them

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Indispensible tool

20th of September 2012
Indispensible tool

Mops are arguably the most traditional tool in the cleaner’s cupboard, however they still have a vital role to play in the modern cleaning operation. Writing for ECJ, Vermop looks at how product development and the customising of mopping systems to make them more suitable for specific applications has secured their future.

The use of

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No bucket required for Contico Stream

20th of September 2012
No bucket required for Contico Stream

Stream is a lightweight rust-free aluminium mop handle which incorporates its own 500 ml reservoir within the mop handle for water or mopping solution. Developed by Contico, it allows the operator to fill the reservoir using a jug or bottle.

By pushing the handle top cap down three jets of liquid are sprayed onto the floor ahead of the mop head.

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Pre-prepared Vileda mop

20th of September 2012
Pre-prepared Vileda mop

For pre-prepared damp flat mopping Vileda Professional has developed the ClickSpeed. It is designed for areas with light to medium soiled floors that want to use pre-prepared mops but have limited funds.

ClickSpeed comprises a magnetic frame - which can be used with a telescopic or fixed handle - and either a microfibre mop or disposable mop with

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