EFCI presents vision of recovery in post-Covid-19 Europe

22nd of September 2020
EFCI presents vision of recovery in post-Covid-19 Europe

EFCI, the organisation representing the contract cleaning sector in Europe, has been preparing a forward-looking analysis on the state of the sector with a view to addressing opportunities
and challenges. 

While Europe’s roadmap to recovery is gradually taking the shape of an unprecedented joint financial effort, the EFCI has been at

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When to disinfect? And when not?

21st of September 2020
When to disinfect? And when not?

To disinfect or not to disinfect? That is the big question. During the Covid-19 pandemic we have all been bombarded with information about the need to disinfect in all areas. But it's not quite that simple, because disinfecting surfaces in the wrong way, or when it's not needed, can be dangerous. Paul Harleman of Vileda Professional, based in the

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Cleaning - a complex combination

18th of September 2020
Cleaning - a complex combination

UK reporter Lynn Webster on the science of cleaning.

Cleaning has often been described as a science, in fact it is decades since we had the City and Guilds qualification in Cleaning Science providing the sound scientific background to many cleaning routines and processes. Never more so has the science behind cleaning being at the forefront of

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Robots are cleaning in Paris

18th of September 2020
Robots are cleaning in Paris

Robots are now being used to clean many sites in Paris, reports Christian Bouzols.

In the deep passages of the Paris métro, an odd looking machine, glowing in black and orange colours, can now be seen moving to and fro. It’s been tested for some while by the RATP and its supplier Onet, a major cleaning company. It’s now a

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Washroom dispensers - the legacy of Covid-19

17th of September 2020
Washroom dispensers - the legacy of Covid-19

ECJ considers how soap and paper dispensers will need to adapt to suit our socially-distanced washrooms - while also balancing the all-important issues of hygiene and efficiency.

Customers’ demands are changing dramatically in the wake of Covid-19 – in the washroom as well as everywhere else. Facility cleaning has suddenly moved to

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Italian cleaning sector offers expertise on coronavirus

17th of September 2020
Italian cleaning sector offers expertise on coronavirus

Anna Garbagna in Italy on how sector associations have been key in offering expertise during Covid-19.

For many months, the Covid-19 emergency has been occupying our lives, modifying them and changing how we plan for our future. It could not be any different for the professional cleaning sector, which has been in the front line from the start.

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