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The news comes following an agreement by AsepticSure's manufacturer Medizone International, and Aglon a/s, announced on Tuesday. Medizone has granted Aglon exclusive distribution rights for the AsepticSure system in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.
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I used to work with a chap who'd disappear off to the washroom every morning with a newspaper, which - no doubt - he'd read whilst in the loo as he was always gone for around half an hour. I wonder if he'd have stayed in there for as long, had he been faced with the view offered by the latest winner of the America's Best Restroom Award...
OdySea Aquarium's designers very cleverly placed the washrooms so that users are in a kind of observation tank but of course while you're staring at the fish, they're staring back at you and the thought of sharing with a huge shark such an intimate experience as using the loo may well encourage washroom users to speed up a little. Very clever!
I was struck by the clever design of the washrooms in London's AquaShard when I visited, as the building's designers had gone to town in creating a room with a view. Having such memorable washrooms just adds to the experience but of course that only works if they're clean and well stocked - as these ones were. I'm not sure whether AquaShard was entered into the competition, but either way I'm looking forward to seeing who the winners are of this year's Loo of the Year Awards (www.loo.co.uk) in the UK. They'll be announced at a glittering ceremony on 8th December held in the West Midlands - not long now.
It's odd to be writing about stand-out washrooms today, having this week been sifting through various press releases written to coincide with World Toilet Day (19th November) which highlighted the lack of toilet facilities for millions of people on this planet. I applaud the actions of those who are working hard to redress this huge imbalance, just as I applaud those whose job it is to keep the facilities that are available, well stocked, clean and a pleasure to use. Decent toilets should be accessible to all, shouldn't they?
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This Week's News
The World Toilet Organisation, Lixil Group, Saraya and the Ana Blue Wing Program marked World Toilet Day (19th November) by issuing a joint declaration on sanitation and hygiene, outlining their joint commitment to support the realisation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): Ensure access to water and sanitation for all.
The public is hooked on the America's Best Restroom winner... Cintas Corporation has named the OdySea Aquarium in Scottsdale, Arizona as the winner of its 16th annual America's Best Restroom Award - and yes that is a real shark in the picture!
It is not uncommon at business seminars, especially after lunch, for the eyes - and attention - of the audience to veer slowly but inexorably away from the PowerPoint presentation.
Nanopool's high-performance, multi-functional surface coatings are protecting buildings and industrial facilities and considerably reducing cleaning costs in Europe, the US and parts of Asia. The German manufacturer is now gearing up for what it says will be "massive" expansion in the Chinese market.
"We consider China to be the market with the biggest growth potential in the high-performance coatings segment," says Nanopool's managing director, Sascha Schwindt.
The European Tissue Symposium has confirmed its presence at FIS 2017 taking place at the International Convention Centre, Birmingham from 30th November - 2nd December. The annual conference of the Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) will gather scientists, microbiologists and other experts from around the world.
In addition to exhibiting on Stand 21 in Hall 3 throughout the event, ETS will be hosting a Symposium slot - 'Drying hands matters - is the risk worthwhile' - at 10.00 on Saturday 2nd December in Hall 1.
CleanSafe Services' teams are now available 24 hours a day to respond to any urgent cleaning task the service needs its help with.
The R&D 100 Award winning IceStorm90 is a non-abrasive blasting machine which uses ice as the blasting media.
With Winter just starting to take hold, now is the perfect time to assure your access-ways, yards and sites are clear and safe. Thankfully the Sweepertec forklift sweeper attachment is as perfectly suited for snow and leaves as it is everyday dirty debris!
PVAmicro is a new generation of knitted, textile microfibre cloth with a patented PVA coating, which leaves nothing behind but clean, shiny surfaces. The cloth is especially effective on surfaces such as glass and stainless steel, where perfect, streak-free cleaning results are desired.
Bunzl has this morning announced that the acquisition of Hedis, Comptoir de Bretagne and Générale Collectivités; announced in July, has been completed following clearance of the transaction by the French Competition Authority. The company has also recently acquired Interpath in Australia and entered into an agreement to acquire Talge (pictured) in Brazil.
The contract, offered by competitive tender, covers all drain and sewer blockage and repair work at 18 station buildings across Cambridgeshire.
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Recent UK News
The Health & Safety Executive is consulting on the implementation of new and revised Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs) for 31 chemical substances - some of which are used in the manufacture of cleaning products - to help protect workers from the ill-health effects of exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace.
The consultative document sets out HSE's proposals for establishing workplace exposure limits for the substances listed in the 4th Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs) Directive 2017/164/EU, in order to implement it in Great Britain.
In July 2013, Karlis Pavasars was cleaning near a conveyor on a recycling line at Mid-UK Recycling, Barkston Heath. The recycling line was started up and the agency worker was drawn onto the conveyor, along the line through a trommel and into an industrial waste shredder.
More than eight million tonnes of plastic are discarded into the world's oceans each year, putting marine wildlife under serious threat. Up to 80% of this is estimated to have been originally lost or discarded on land before washing out to sea, and plastic bottles are a particular concern - with figures showing just 57% of those sold in the UK in 2016 collected for recycling.
ICE tells us it is extremely pleased to announce that last Friday (27th October) it agreed to acquire 100% of the Reintec and TecServ business.
Trading as Reintec, the business has led the way since 2010 in equipment rental, offering flexible hire and repair of professional cleaning equipment. TecServ delivers expert maintenance services which support the Reintec product offering.
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