Day to day impacts of cleaning machines

24th of November 2023
Day to day impacts of cleaning machines

In the cleaning sector, the benefits of a ‘sustainability first’ approach extend beyond the traditional, more obvious initiatives and touch on day-to-day machine-related operational impacts. Cost-effective servicing programmes can underpin machine repair, maintenance and reuse to extend working lifespans and ensure machines do not end

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The next big green ‘thing’

23rd of November 2023
The next big green ‘thing’

What is the main focus of companies’ sustainability policies today? And what will be the next big sustainability ‘thing’ as far as cleaning and hygiene companies are concerned? Ann Laffeaty poses these questions.

Green cleaning – like most things – is subject to trends. Over the years we have seen companies focusing

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Innovate with less risk

9th of November 2023
Innovate with less risk

John Norris, head of innovation for Samsic UK, discusses how an open approach with a clear evaluation process can keep the facilities management sector at the forefront of innovation. Samsic UK is a subsidiary of the Samsic Group, European provider of business and facilities services operating in over 25 countries with 93,000 staff and 30,000

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A cut and dried debate on hand dryers

18th of October 2023
A cut and dried debate on hand dryers

Claims that hand dryers may be spreading germs around the washroom have been circulating on the internet over the past few years. ECJ asks dryer manufacturers and other advocates to respond to these claims and explain why air dryers are a safe and effective method of hand drying.

The hand towels-versus-dryers debate has been going on for decades.

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Swept under the carpet

17th of October 2023
Swept under the carpet

Is it an open secret that increasing numbers of organisations are now swapping their carpets for hard floors? ECJ asks carpet care specialists about the elephant in the room – and invites them to make their own case for textile floor coverings.

Hard floors are appearing everywhere. It is becoming increasingly rare to find a restaurant, bar

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Mopping - the future is hygienic

12th of October 2023
Mopping - the future is hygienic

Hand hygiene and infection prevention have taken centre stage, and mopping equipment producers recognise the importance of reducing cross-contamination risks and promoting hygienic practices for cleaning staff. By introducing innovative mop systems that enable users to handle the soiled part of a mop without direct contact, cleaning professionals

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