Skills make for a sustainable future

7th of February 2024 Article by Lynn Webster
Skills make for a sustainable future

In the UK, Lynn Webster reports from an event focusing on business responsibilities in key areas.

With so much media traffic and business responsibilities around the economy, climate change and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) specifically, these were the theme of a Cleaning & Support Services Association (CSSA) members event.

We were fortunate to have some eminent sp..

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General mood less positive

31st of January 2024 Article by Katja Scholz
General mood less positive

ECJ’s Katja Scholz in Germany tells us about the latest survey of the contract cleaning sector.

The Federal Association of Contract Cleaners (BIV) presented the results of its latest business survey, showing the overall mood in the sector along with market forecasts and sales expectations. This survey focused on the initial impact on companies of the ‘Citize..

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Getting equipped for the green transition

16th of January 2024 Article by Christian Bouzols
Getting equipped for the green transition

As cleaning firms strive to be more sustainable, they need training, writes Christian Bouzols in France.

In their journey towards ever better environmental practices, cleaning companies need to do more than just use ecologically certified products and green ways of working, all of which are already much used in the sector.

In answer to that requirement, two organisations - INHNI and Fare Propreté - are offering tra..

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A spirit of initiative brings success

8th of January 2024 Article by Anna Garbagna
A spirit of initiative brings success

From Italy Anna Garbagna brings the inspiring story of cleaning industry legend Luigi Marfella.

His name is Luigi Marfella and he is the protagonist of a story worth telling. The son of a lady janitor who worked in a state school, he has always associated his passion for the cleaning world to his moments of childhood when, following his mother in her daily work, he could detect the pungent smell of detergents and the scent of cle..

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Folded microfibre still effective

14th of December 2023 Article by John Griep
Folded microfibre still effective

VSR has been researching cross-contamination from folding microfibre cloths, writes John Griep from the Netherlands.

VSR has been researching cross-contamination from folding microfibre cloths for some time. I wrote about this last year after it was found that micro-organisms spread from a dirty surface to clean surfaces by the folding method. The microfibre cloth thus contaminates itself when the cloth is folded. Is that bad?

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