* Cleanzine-logo-7a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 4th August 2016 Issue no. 735

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IICRC calls for s400 consensus body volunteers

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) is seeking volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of the new BSR-IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance & Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment. Applications are now being accepted.
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Captive audience situation leads to development of micro cleaning/disinfecting system

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Having contracted MRSA in a hospital in Dublin in 2004, following major surgery, the owner of Creative Biocidal Solutions recognised - over his four and a half month stay - the need for micro cleaning of his hospital room on a daily basis, as well as the need to limit access to essential medical personnel only.
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New hospital facility service technology aims to improve patient experience

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Hospital technology available to manage functions such as room cleaning, heating and cooling maintenance and patient transportation, typically operates on different systems that do not interface with one another. To streamline facility service management, Aramark has integrated multiple systems into a new web-based platform called FacilityFit it was announced today.
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Are sanitary bin liner consumables keeping users protected?

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Award-winning biosciences company Genesis Biosciences is asking for more in-depth scientific data to support claims made for 'antimicrobial' consumables used within sanitary bin services.

With on-site liner exchange services, sanitary waste bin liners are often complemented with an antimicrobial consumable which acts as a disinfectant to protect users until the bin liner is replaced again.
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RCM's new Kilo scrubber drier offers increased productivity

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RCM says its new Kilo compact, ride-on scrubber drier can increase productivity, since it offers precision manoeuvring in narrow spaces, a good running time and perfect drying, while a comfortable 'true' seat and user friendly controls can keep the operator content for long periods. There is a double brush version that offers even better performance.
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New Eisl eco mixer tap range cuts energy usage and costs

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Ideal for 'away from home' washroom providers that need to cut costs and offer a more sustainable solution to washroom users whilst creating an upmarket look, Eisl UK has launched its new Eco range of mixer taps.
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UN agency urges heightened vigilance after H5N1 outbreaks in West and Central Africa

The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation has alerted Western and Central African governments to be vigilant, and to continue their raised surveillance and prevention efforts after H5N1 avian influenza outbreaks were recently confirmed in chicken farms in Cameroon.
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American Cleaning Institute: EPA mandates threaten US jobs and soap raw material supply

The American Cleaning Institute has urged the US Environmental Protection Agency to exempt or minimise the use of animal fats under its Renewal Fuel Standard programme, as it threatens a key raw material used in the cleaning products industry.
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Odour control inside and out from Greyland

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With weekly local authority bin collections being deferred by alternating with recycling collection, many business premises are faced with stepping up odour control both inside and out.
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Would you like a Cassava in that too?

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In Cleanzine's infancy (we're not sure when, but it was well over a decade ago) we ran a news item about Sainsbury's trialing semolina-based shopping bags.
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Sustainability-savvy hotels reduce water and energy resources with simple solution

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On-premise laundry operations account for 16% of a hotel's water usage, second only to guest rooms, and require significant energy resources, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.
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Holchem goes global with training sessions in Ghana

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Holchem, the Pilsworth, UK-based hygiene technology solutions provider, has spread its wings and knowledge base to reach international shores by carrying out a series of training sessions with Blue Skies Foods in Ghana.
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If you’ve been a reader for most or all of the 14-plus years Cleanzine has been broadcasting, (my goodness – this is issue no. 735!) you’ll be well aware that I’ve never wasted an opportunity to have a grumble about the damage caused to the environment by ‘single use’ plastic shopping bags.

I’ve had a car boot filled with bags that I reuse time and time again that’s been growing for at least 20 years and if you’re a manufacturer or association who’s cleverly given out logo’d cloth bags at a cleaning show I’ve attended, just imagine the value in advertising you’ve had from it – and that’s just from one user!

Naturally I was delighted when legislation meant that less environmentally-aware people were going to be encouraged to take their own bags with them when they shopped, by a 5p charge for each bag supplied by the store. The fact that the proceeds were destined for charity made things even better.

Clearly the scheme has been a huge success… figures released a few days ago revealed that six billion fewer plastic bags were taken home by shoppers in England and over £29 million was donated to good causes thanks to 5p charge – and that’s only since October!

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs says that this is the equivalent to the weight of roughly 300 blue whales, 300,000 sea turtles or three million pelicans. The difference the money will make to good causes is priceless…

Around eight million tonnes of plastic makes its way into oceans each year, posing a serious threat to our natural and marine environment – experts estimate that plastic is ingested by 31 species of marine mammals and over 100 species of sea birds. As well as keeping our precious marine life is safer, this legislation means our communities are cleaner and that future generations won’t be saddled with mountains of plastic sat, taking hundreds of years to break down, in landfill sites.

Hurrah!

It shows small actions can make the biggest difference… but we must not be complacent as there is always more we can all do to reduce waste and recycle what we use.

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This Week's News

ISSA/Interclean Istanbul postponed

RAI Amsterdam, ISSA and local partner UBM, have announced that the ISSA/Interclean Istanbul exhibition, originally scheduled for 7th - 9th September 2016, has been moved to 18th - 20th October, 2017. After careful deliberation the organisation has made the decision to postpone the event, citing rising concerns from exhibitors and visitors regarding travel in and out of the country as the chief motive.
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UK drivers urged not to stop for anything other than marked police vehicle

* Essex-police-alert.jpgFollowing a second theft of a vehicle on a motorway in Essex this week, police are advising motorists not to pull over if requested to do so by anything other than a marked police vehicle.

This warning follows a second theft between junctions 28 and 27 on the anti-clockwise M25 at around 14:10 on Monday, July 25th.
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Australia's contractors continue to embarrass themselves

* ALAN-Hardcastle.jpgWrites Australian-based cleaning industry expert & ex-Inclean/ Inclean New Zealand publisher, Alan Hardcastle...

"Thank goodness Australia has a Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). It seems to be the only organisation, apart from an under-resourced union, that stands up for cleaners in their quest to be respected in terms of wages and working conditions.
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Soapbox: real innovation at last!

Glyn Sands, now a retired member of what he describes as being 'our great cleaning industry', writes in response to the Cleaning & Support Services Association's recent article in Cleanzine: 'CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology' (thecleanzine.com/pages/)
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A great initiative brings recycling to more public parks

* Dr-Snapple-recycling.jpgEd: Much of the litter we see throughout the developed world, is thanks to the general public leaving signs of eating and drinking 'on the hoof' around our landscape.

Despite it really being down to the individual when it comes to either littering or not littering, I like the idea that those supplying the food and drink are prepared to take responsibility for helping reduce littering...
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Hilton London Kensington Hotel's new laundry equipped by Girbau UK

* GIRBAU-Hilton-Laundry.jpgHilton London Kensington is the latest Hilton Hotel in the UK to have an on-premise laundry installed by Girbau.

Hilton London Kensington has over 600 rooms and its facilities include 11 function rooms, a gym and sauna. Previously its laundry processed bath robes, face cloths, blankets and general housekeeping items, while bed linen and towels were processed off-site. A key objective of the new laundry was to enable the hotel to add the processing of a daily average of 1,200 kg of towels.
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New Energy Trust course equips contractors/small businesses with Legionella Risk Assessment expertise

* energy-trust-legionella.jpgOver the past few years, instances of illness and death due to outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease, caused by Legionella bacteria, have appeared on the news and in the press. While this may have raised public awareness of the risks of Legionella, a duty of care on employers has been imposed by UK legislation since the mid-70's.
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Microban relaunches global textiles division this month

* Microban-lab.jpgMicroban International, the global textile odour control and prevention specialist, announced on Tuesday that it will relaunch its textiles division globally this month.
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Discover the colour psychology in your washroom with Rentokil Initial

* INITIAL-SIGNATURE.jpgInitial Singapore, the first in Asia, has launched the Signature Colour range - a large selection of hygiene products: soap dispensers, air fresheners, toilet seat cleaner, dual sanitiser, feminine hygiene bins - for optimising a facility's hygiene needs while complementing interior design trends.
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Pure Gleam cements position as a standard bearer for innovative water fed pole cleaning

* pole-system.jpgPure Gleam, the established commercial and residential window cleaning service that covers the Liverpool and the Merseyside area of the UK, has announced its complete transition to an innovative water fed pole system which benefits from the latest pure filtration technology.
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Mitie awarded FM contract with Merseyrail

* Mitie-technician.jpgMitie has been awarded a five-year contract with Merseyrail, valued at over £10m. The contract will see Mitie deliver maintenance, cleaning, and helpdesk services to 66 stations, two depots and office accommodation across the transport network.
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Ho Chi Minh City to keep close eye on chemical business after food hygiene scares

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Recent UK News

CSSA makes further progress at Summer board meeting

The recently reformed Cleaning & Support Services Association made further progress at its Summer board meeting, held recently at the offices of Principle Cleaning Services - whose Doug Cook is CSSA chairman and one of the main drivers behind the re-establishment of this important industry association.
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Microbial Control Executive Council announces launch of Information Centre

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The Microbial Control Executive Council, a sector group of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), announced this week the launch of its Information Centre.
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Environmental Cleaners opens doors

City of London livery companies may have their roots in the past, but they have a big part to play in modern London life, offering outstanding opportunities to network with industry colleagues and take part in social and community activities. The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is no exception and it recently held an event for prospective new members at the Bucks Club, London.
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Action plan to boost England's food waste recycling unveiled

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England's first action plan designed to increase the quantity and quality of household and commercial food waste collected and recycled, was launched this month.
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Greyland charity sponsorship in the Pink!

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Greyland were proud to sponsor Dowson Primary School staff members recently who ran the Heaton Park 'Race for Life' in memory of former pupil Kirsty Saunders who tragically died earlier this year of Leukemia just two weeks after her 16th birthday.
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Hospice sentenced after Legionella death

A hospice based in Sydenham, Kent, has been sentenced after a patient died of Legionnaires' disease and a worker suffered life changing effects as a result of contracting the disease.
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Fire damages Green Machines factory in Falkirk, Scotland

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During the night of 17th July there was a fire in the Green Machines factory in Falkirk, Scotland. The fire brigade had everything under control quickly and therefore, blessedly, there were no injuries and there has just been some damage at the assembly building.
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Soapbox: don't use Brexit as an excuse to raise prices - and remember - prompt payment is the lifeblood of a small business

By Mark Errington, sales & marketing director, City Distribution

City Distribution, based in Blackpool, has been servicing the North of England for 29 years. We take orders up to 4:45pm delivering the following day and even man our sales office on probably our customers' busiest day, Saturday, to deal with product enquiries and process orders for Monday delivery - arguably making a rod for our own back but today's retailer need every tool in the box to secure that all important sale and contractors need continuity of supply.
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Three record-breakers in a row for Greyland!

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Cleaning chemicals manufacturer Greyland has announced that it has achieved three record-breaking sales milestones in a row: a record month, a record Quarter, and a record year!
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CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology

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The Cleaning & Support Services Association has issued an Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin, which looks at battery technology in detail, examining the different types and their advantages and disadvantages and in particular with regard to their use in cleaning equipment. It was compiled using information supplied BSA (Battery Safety Hub) and ICE - (Industrial Cleaning Equipment).
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Are stagnant labour productivity levels down to the working environment?

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The latest Office for National Statistics Labour Productivity report has revealed that labour productivity, as measured by output per hour, grew by a mere 0.5%. However, the figures are 17% below an extrapolation based on its pre-downturn trend. Therefore, labour productivity per employee has failed to markedly rise since the global downturn.
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Waste as a resource: report, recycle, re-use

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The UK generates approximately 200 million tonnes of total waste in a year. About half of this is generated by construction, with commercial & industrial activities generating almost a quarter (24%), and households responsible for a further 14%. About a quarter of that total is sent to landfill.
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Merger set to clean up

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The joining of two highly successful northern businesses has established a new powerhouse in the cleaning, security and facility maintenance sector.
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Incentive FM Group strengthens window cleaning portfolio with acquisition

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Independent facilities services organisation Incentive FM Group has acquired ARL Support Services, a specialist company providing window-cleaning services to many of the UK's most recognisable retailers located on the high street or within retail parks.
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Events & Exhibitions

Loo of the Year Awards
6th December 2019
Prestigious Awards in the heart of England
2018 Awards video

Surfactants Summit
12-13th February 2020
Berlin
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Manchester Cleaning Show
25-26th March 2020
EventCity
Manchester

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China Clean Expo 2020
27-29th April 2020
Expo Clean for Commercial Properties and Hotels
Shanghai
China

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Interclean
12-15th May 2020
Amsterdam
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Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020
Budapest,
Hungary

Website


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