*Cleanzine_logo_2a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd June 2022 Issue no. 1022

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International News

Gothenburg gets world's first hospital linen optical waste sorting system

Östra Sjukhuset, one of four sites that form Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden's largest university hospital, is setting the global standard in sustainable hospital waste and linen management after appointing Envac to install its optical linen sorting technology as part of a major modernisation programme.

Christeyns launches enzyme technology to reduce wastewater costs

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Christeyns, manufacturer of detergents and disinfectants for industrial laundries in Europe and across the world, has launched EPIC, an innovative detergent system. EPIC, Enzymatic Process Innovation by Christeyns, is based on enzyme technology that allows laundries to reduce their wastewater costs by 25%.

ISSA Pulire 2023 to open Pest management area

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ISSA Pulire Network and Sinergitech Soc. Coop, respectively organisers of the ISSA Pulire trade show and the Disinfestando event, are to create an area dedicated to pest management within one of the pavilions that will host the next edition of ISSA Pulire in Fiera Milano from 9th to 11th May 2023.

Bunzl acquires businesses in Germany and New Zealand

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Bunzl, the specialist international distribution and services Group, has entered into an agreement to acquire a cleaning & hygiene business in Germany and has completed the acquisition of a healthcare consumables business in New Zealand.

TVH employees successfully complete quarter triathlon

On 26th May, employees of parts specialist TVH crowned their six-month sports training with the Izegem quarter triathlon. TVH guided them in the run-up to the race, together with professionals from Energy Lab.

Pylon Coatings uses Polygiene Biomaster and Verimaster for antimicrobial surface protection and identification

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Australian manufacturer Pylon Coatings has been formulating, supplying and supporting premium coatings for a wide range of industries since 1950.

We have Mail: Alan Hardcastle writes

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Dear Jan, 

I really enjoyed reading Toni D'Andrea's missive in your last newsletter. He's a deep thinker and is certainly someone of whom our industry can be very proud. 

A decade ago at the World Federation of Building Service Contractors, Curitiba, 2012, Toni presented a paper underscoring the need for hygiene to be measured as part of GDP (see a short summary below). 

SELF.Y: your new smart collaborative cleaning partner!

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Over the years, Comac has used its existing products and technical standards to guide its innovations, but recently it focused instead on the common thread that glues the company together: its floor scrubbers. From this change in outlook, came SELF.Y, Comac’s cleaning concept of the future and one that could become your new, smart cleaning partner.

College campus uses antimicrobial surface coating from AggreCoat Silver with Polygiene BioMaster

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In light of the still ongoing pandemic problems, the College of the Marshall Islands (CMI) has acquired an antimicrobial surface coating and begun applying this throughout the campus. As educational institutions the world over continue their return to classrooms and lecture halls, hygiene is of paramount importance for students, educators and parents alike.

Vantage helps facilities managers create a safe environment that meets workers' needs

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Violet Defense, an ultraviolet (UV) technology company with proven UV disinfection solutions, says its Vantage Ultraviolet Germicidal Disinfection Light System is purpose-built to provide facilities managers with the tools they need to drive the productivity and profitability of their business and facilitate creating an environment that ensures workers feel safe and comfortable each day.

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I mentioned in last week’s Leader that I was heading up to London for the 55th Annual Cleaning & Support Services Luncheon – for the third year a sell-out event – and as I strolled across to the Savoy via Waterloo Bridge I paused a couple of times to gaze out over the River Thames to some of London’s iconic buildings - most of which are cleaned by CSSA members. I reflected on the fact that however impressive they are from the outside, unless they’re properly cleaned for their users, they could be considered a waste of space, so I felt proud to be joining some of those whose teams ensure that these impressive looking buildings are kept fit for purpose.

During his Chairman’s Speech, Principle Cleaning Services’ Doug Cooke, who, during his 50 years in the industry has enjoyed two stints as chair of the CSSA, recalled how the Association had almost died a death a few years back, as a result of a failed merger with the Building Futures Group. He recalled how in 2016 five CSSA members nervously agreed to back the relaunch of the Association (you can read about it at: https://www.thecleanzine.com/pages/10947/cssa_relaunch).

On rereading the article myself just now, it’s quite clear that the guiding principles put in place back then by those who spearheaded the relaunch, have exceeded all expectations. “We are now fast approaching 200 members,” said Doug last week. “We are now a sustainable business with stable finances and we have an organisational and operational model which continues to grow and evolve.”

I'd like to congratulate everyone involved. They’ve shown that it is possible to reincarnate something that is virtually defunct, with the right people on board, careful planning & heaps of commitment. A project 'from the heart', I believe.

I was sad to learn that Doug is relinquishing his role as CSSA chair but having heard him sing the praises of new encumbent Paul Ashton, CEO of Birkin Group, (currently vice-chair) I can see the Association is going to continue to promote the professional face of cleaning in the best possible way. I believe industry Associations – wherever they may be in the world - play an important part in promoting professionalism and providing value for money for the customer. Long may they continue! 



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This Week's News

Why you have to pick up a calculator to dry your hands in a public washroom

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Juan Yuste works as a facilities manager in a large shopping centre in Madrid and as such is responsible for managing all the infrastructures and services of this macro-complex, with the aim of optimising all its resources. In other words, he is responsible for managing the various areas of this large space designed for shopping and leisure in order to adapt them to the needs of the commercial hub's workers and customers, by solving technical problems, optimising resources and making improvements.

IAEE and GBAC add infection disease awareness education for events professionals

* IAEE_David-DuBois.jpgThe Global Biorisk Advisory Council and the International Association of Exhibitions & Events are expanding their partnership to include GBAC's Infection Disease Awareness course in IAEE's Certified in Exhibition Management Learning Program for exhibition and events professionals.

IAEE will offer the Infection Disease Awareness Course from GBAC Academy, designed to increase participants' knowledge of infectious disease basics, including how they spread and how people become sick. The course will supplement the Security, Risk, and Crisis Management module within the CEM Learning Program curriculum.

Demand for eco-friendly products and private label brands fuel hand hygiene markets globally

* global_hand_hygiene_market.jpgResearchAndMarkets.com's new Global Hand Hygiene Market report, predicts that the market will grow by $3.05 bn during 2022-2026, accelerating at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 7.73%, fuelled by demand for eco-friendly hand hygiene products and the growth of private label brands.

Increasing research & development investments by vendors will lead to sizable demand in the market. Other contributory factors include the increasing use of skin-safe products, growing cases of pandemic diseases and a growing number of hygiene-related campaigns.

New products will help provide 'Washroom Dignity' for women

* Initial.jpgInitial Washroom Hygiene has this week unveiled two innovations - the Signature Lite White Eco Mini and the Initial In Cubicle Period Dignity Dispenser - to help provide a dignified washroom experience for those who menstruate.

The launch of these two new innovations is in direct response to consumer demand, with new research revealing that the majority (78%) of UK women believe that public washroom facilities need to be more accommodating of menstrual hygiene.

Cleanology goes national in major new expansion drive

* cleanology-truck.jpgAward-winning commercial cleaning contractor Cleanology is bringing its sustainable and ethical approach from London, to the rest of the country.

After 20 years servicing the capital and nearly 10 years in Manchester, Cleanology is forging ahead with new hubs across the Midlands, Scotland and the South-West. Now working in 14 cities across the UK, national clients include a well-known electric vehicle manufacturer and a number of leading national chains.

Sustainably reducing, reusing & recycling electrical equipment

* Sustainably-Reducing.jpgSustainability is at the centre of public discussion. In 2022, world leaders gathered at COP26, deciding that greenhouse gas emissions need to see a reduction of 45% by 2030 and net-zero will be achieved by 2050.

To achieve these goals, businesses everywhere must continue to minimise and reverse the negative effects of global warming. This can be achieved through actively reducing, reusing, and recycling wasted goods, including waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE).

Nominations open for the 2022 Cintas C.A.P.E. Awards

* Nominations-Cintas-Awards.jpgTo recognise and honour exceptional Environmental Services technicians, Cintas Corporation is accepting nominations for its 2022 C.A.P.E. Awards (Cleaning to Advance the Patient Experience) through 8th August 2022.

The C.A.P.E. Awards celebrate EVS staff in acute or long-term care facilities who are at the frontline of patient care, providing clean and safe facilities for healthcare workers, patients, residents and visitors across the country.

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Recent UK News

Government-backed campaign aims to alleviate logistics issues

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The logistics industry took a decisive step yesterday to address the industry's long-term recruitment and staff retention issues, with the launch of a major new awareness and recruitment campaign, Generation Logistics.

Jangro shows support for The Trussell Trust

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Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors in the UK and Ireland, is proud to announce that it is supporting The Trussell Trust as its chosen charity this year. All 47 members in its network have started collecting foods and other essentials and have been dropping them off to their local food banks across the country.

Reckitt distributes 10,000 bottles of hand sanitiser to Platinum Jubilee celebration crowds

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Reckitt, appointed Official Hygiene Partner of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant last month, has revealed that Dettol Pro Solutions, Dettol's business-to-business offering, distributed more than 10,000 bottles of hand sanitiser and installed over 100 hand sanitiser dispensers across the celebration weekend and also distributed hygiene kits for all volunteers, staff and attendees

Sodexo celebrates its dedicated frontline colleagues whose vital work helps hospitals run smoothly

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Yesterday, the first ever National Healthcare Estates & Facilities Day showcased the hundreds of thousands of committed people behind the scenes, carrying out non-medical frontline work in healthcare. Says enthusiastic participant Sodexo Healthcare:

Former intern Craig Bowman becomes Kimberly-Clark Professional’s general manager, UK & Ireland

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Kimberly-Clark Professional has appointed Craig Bowman as general manager for the UK & Ireland - 14 years after he started at the global giant as an intern on an industrial placement from university.

Talented employees reach lofty heights

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Principle Cleaning Services prides itself on recognising and rewarding talent - hence the promotion of the window cleaning division's Fabio Silva and Pawel Kochan, to the positions of general manager.

Jubilee Tea to kick-start the Bank Holiday

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Cleaning chemicals company Bio-Productions in Burgess Hill enjoyed a sumptuous spread fit for a Queen, to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, with flags and fun much in evidence.

Events & Exhibitions

AHCP National Forum
7-9th September 2022

Cleaning Show
4-7th October 2022

Cleantex Africa
12-14th October 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa

CleanNZ Expo
25-26th October 2022

Interclean China 2022
23-25th November 2022

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