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Emergency messaging critical in preventing cholera after Nepal earthquake

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WaterAid Nepal has begun an emergency response programme providing water, sanitation and hygiene services to districts hit by the recent earthquake.
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Principle becomes first cleaning contractor in Europe to achieve CIMS accreditation

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Principle Cleaning is once again leading the way in the cleaning industry by having gained a coveted CIMS accreditation and in so doing has become Europe's very first cleaning contractor to achieve it.
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Asia's largest nonwovens exhibition SINCE/ANEX 2015 takes place next week

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As Asia's largest exhibition of nonwoven materials, technology and equipment, SINCE/ANEX has become a much anticipated event in the global nonwovens sector.
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When I was tiny, all our rubbish went into a metal dustbin which was collected every week by a ‘dustman’ who’d carry it over his hunched back, along our path to wherever he emptied it into a lorry. Although it never occurred to me at the time, he probably suffered constantly from back and shoulder problems, muscle strains, cuts and the like but he always came, week in, week out.

Nowadays our refuse collectors seem to have it easier, working in teams and generally placing wheeled bins into a mechanical contraption that hoists them over a lorry, rotating them so they empty, before returning them to ground level where they’re wheeled back to the footpath. And although kerbside recycling necessitates operatives having to sort tins, jars, bottles and plastics (which may not have been washed), I would still say that refuse collectors are far better off than they were when I was a child.

Am I the only one then, who gets frustrated with the system, upon reading fairly regular news stories about councils refusing to empty people’s bins for one reason or another and forcing householders to drag their bins to a collection point some way from their homes 

The latest involves a couple in their 70s who’ve lived since their 20s in a private lane in Rugby, which is now deemed too potholed for the bin lorry to negotiate. I can understand that the council needs to look after its fleet, but why can’t it arrange for one of its team to leg it the half a mile up the lane to collect the bins – even if they are left for the couple to pick up next time they go past?

Our own vehicles are constantly damaged and our bodies jarred by unseen potholes but we have to put up with it; yet more and more often we read about people having to drag their bins to a collection point some way from their homes, because there’s a problem with their road. Council ‘services’ - what’s happened to them? Or do those forced to do the council’s work receive a council tax refund for the pleasure?

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This Week's News

Gordon Brush's expansion supports ambition to become a global leader

* Gordon-Brush.jpgAs part of a master plan to become the nation's largest 'Made in America' brush manufacturer and a global leader in the industry, Gordon Brush, the privately held corporation that boasts one of the world's largest selections of industrial brushes, has acquired a new building, 3.5 times larger than its existing facility.
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President of New York pest management company meets with European counterparts for knowledge exchange

* Pest-control.jpgAssured Environments' president, Andrew Klein, recently visited Europe on a quest to discover some of the ways European pest management companies are adapting to new regulations.

Andrew, who has been at the helm for more than 20 years, was asked to present at a pest management conference in Spain. Afterwards, he met with industry professionals from around Europe to gain insight into how European pest management companies operate under EU chemical regulations, and to determine what new practices can be brought over to the states.
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Jet Airways jettisons cleaning mops as fliers fear hygiene issues

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Hindustan Times reports that the airline, which caters for more than a quarter of domestic fliers, issued an email this week informing cabin crews that it would stop issuing mops, citing frequent cases of mops being lest in public view, which had led to many complaints from fliers.
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Introduce weigh scale pallet trucks for significant efficiency improvements

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Midland Pallet Trucks is helping businesses boost the efficiency of operations with a wide range of weigh scale pallet trucks that eliminate the need for static weigh stations and give operators the ability to weigh loads on-the-go.
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SFSPac Degreaser gains Green Seal GS-37 certification

* PortionPac.jpgPortionPac Chemical Corporation is proud to announce that SFSPac Degreaser has met the criteria set forth by Green Seal to attain certification under the GS-37 standard. In meeting GS-37 (Cleaning Products for Industrial & Institutional Use), SFSPac Degreaser has surpassed the Standard's strict environmental benchmarks and performs as well as or better than other cleaners in its class.

"Our ultimate goal was to offer a complete food safety and sanitation programme that is 100% Green Seal certified and EPA-registered," says PortionPac president Burt Klein. "We have realised this goal with the certification of SFSPac Degreaser; providing a truly unique sanitation programme to our customers."
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Recent UK News

Spreading the word, not the microbes, on safe hand drying to optimise hand hygiene

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The European Tissue Symposium, ETS, has announced that it will be taking part in the International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) in order to stress the importance of proper hand drying as a part of optimal hand hygiene.
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Ecoppia's E4 water-free solar panel cleaning robots now cleaning 5 million panels/month

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Ecoppia, a developer of automated, water-free photovoltaic (PV) solar panel cleaning solutions, has announced that its E4 robotic solar panel cleaning system is now fully operational on five additional PV production facilities in the Middle East, totalling more than 35 MW.
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State Opening of Parliament and Trooping of the Colour may be marred by cleaners' strike

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Just prior to the State Opening of Parliament and the Trooping of the Colour at St James's Park, is not the best time for the people responsible for cleaning those locations to be on strike - but that is what we may be facing unless an ongoing dispute can be quickly resolved.
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Strengthening healthcare systems and delivery - 'Hand Hygiene is Your Entrance Door'

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Hong Kong's Department of Health (DH), through a series of events and promotional materials, called for healthcare workers and the public to pay attention to hand hygiene in support of the annual Hand Hygiene Awareness Day on May 5th.
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Distributor support, training and advice with Greyland

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Distributors of janitorial products, and especially cleaning chemicals, naturally expect product support from their suppliers, and Greyland is no exception.

Detailed information on all their chemicals is readily available from their website, and luckily, due to the 'says what is does' labelling policy, customers know exactly what they are looking for, and are examining the correct product information without any confusion!
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TCFM awarded further distribution centre contracts

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TC Facilities Management has been awarded the cleaning contract at a new build distribution centre in Daventry, following a rigorous tender process, TCFM is providing all area cleaning at this 980,000sq.ft general merchandise facility, located in the heartland of the distribution centre world. The company is also celebrating other contract wins.
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Distributors demand transparency

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Distributors are turning to members of the CHSA's Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes for soft tissue products, plastic refuse sacks and industrial cotton mops to obtain greater transparency in their supply chains.
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New module in Cleaning Masterclass series launched

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A brand new, unique, online course in domestic and residential cleaning is now available. This course is also perfect for guesthouses, bed and breakfasts, small hotels and holiday homes, where a high standard of cleaning and appearance is expected without question and the lack of good cleaning can ruin the reputation and break the business.
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James Briggs announces acquisition of Premiere Products

James Briggs, one of the UK's largest independent aerosol and speciality chemicals manufacturers, announced yesterday that it has acquired the business and assets of Premiere Products, the renowned manufacturer of branded and private label janitorial cleaning products.
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Investment improves fortunes at The Laundrette

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A makeover and investment in new Girbau washers has transformed The Launderette in Stoke-on-Trent. Within weeks of opening, turnover has more than tripled, helping to deliver a rapid return on investment for investor Dave Robson, proprietor of Staffordshire Cleaning Solutions which took over the once-struggling business.
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Designer of housework management app 'MoppedUp' comes clean about mid-life crisis solution

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For many people, reaching 40 is a time to splurge on a sports car or a motorbike. However for Malcolm Lewis, 39, a business analyst from London, the ticking clock signalled a time to create rather than spend.
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Matrix makes easy work of training in steam cleaning procedures and machine set up

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We all know how important it is to get the best out of any cleaning machine, and using any type of cleaning machine correctly is all down to the training being delivered professionally and accurately.

This can be a very costly exercise - especially if the machine has been supplied by a company that is located a long distance away from where the machine is to be used.
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Cleaners kicking up some dust

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UK cleaners have got their union involved in a couple of disputes this week, with one group currently on strike (unless the strike action has been averted between writing this piece and Cleanzine's subsequent broadcast).
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Should shops provide washroom facilities for their customers?

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Gillian Kemp, leader of the ‘Truckers Toilets UK Campaign’
asked readers of the Public Toilets UK newsletter last month whether there should be customer washrooms in shops.

“Two main comments were made,” she tells us:

(1) Shops selling food and drink to be consumed on the premises should have a customer loo available – nothing fancy; just a clean loo and wash basin with toilet tissue, soap and drying facilities
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Events & Exhibitions

CRS 2019
19th October 2019
Cleaning & Restoration Show 2019
Harrogate Convention Centre

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CleanExpo Pulire
29-31st October 2019
Moscow
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Sustainable Cleaning Summit
6-7th November 2019
Paris
France

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Hygienalia+Pulire
12-14th November 2019
Madrid, Spain
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ISSA North America
18-21st November 2019
Las Vegas
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Loo of the Year Awards
6th December 2019
Prestigious Awards in the heart of England
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Surfactants Summit
12-13th February 2020
Berlin
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Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020
Budapest,
Hungary

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