Chemical dispensing systems - the pros and cons

17th of June 2024
Chemical dispensing systems - the pros and cons

How can chemical dispensing systems help companies to work more productively while also cutting costs and benefiting the environment? And do such systems have any downsides? ECJ asks companies their views.

THERE IS A GROWING TENDENCY for firms to use chemical dosing systems when carrying out cleaning procedures rather than having to dilute their

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Sustainability - claims must pass the test

12th of June 2024
Sustainability - claims must pass the test

‘The most sustainable solution’. ‘Better for the environment’. ‘Made with recycled plastic’. Our industry has no shortage of sustainability-related product claims. But do they hold water? And do they benefit customers? Let’s work together to get our industry’s green claims right - says Malene Thiele,

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Portugal's cleaning sector growth continues

10th of June 2024
Portugal's cleaning sector growth continues

In this exclusive report for ECJ Fernando Sabino and Daniela Rocha at the Portuguese contract cleaning association APFS tell us about the key trends and statistics. The cleaning sector in Portugal grew by 50 per cent between 2018 and 2022, and there are now 7805 businesses operating.

Portugal is the host country for the 2024 European Cleaning

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Vision of a better future for cleaning operatives

7th of June 2024
Vision of a better future for cleaning operatives

In November 2023 ECJ ran a news story highlighting the findings of a report in the UK about working conditions for cleaning operatives. The year-long investigation by the Centre for Progressive Change found that more than a third of them had worked while unwell because many of them are unable to claim sick pay. In this special report we delve

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Embracing diversity

5th of June 2024
Embracing diversity

The professional cleaning sector across Europe is a melting pot of different cultures, languages, faiths and nationalities. For service providers that requires understanding and planning. Georgia Jordan at Biological Preparations takes a look at the key points to consider when encouraging collaboration and unity among a diverse workforce.

THE

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Washroom hygiene - avoiding the queues

25th of April 2024
Washroom hygiene - avoiding the queues

With Interclean Amsterdam just around the corner and the Paris Olympics due to take place this summer, what are the challenges involved when equipping the large, busy washrooms of an exhibition hall or stadium? ECJ poses the question.

THE BIGGER THE WASHROOM, the greater the cleaning and maintenance task. And the busier the washroom, the harder

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