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I live in Epsom in southern England in what used to be called 'the stockbroker belt' where decades ago, wealthy gentlemen would don their pinstripe suits and bowler hats and take the train into the City of London, with a posh brolly and a copy of the Financial Times in their hands, which would in turn keep them dry and informed during their commute to the office.
Just a few minutes' walk from Epsom station is an illegal dump which in eight days became filled with some 100,000 tonnes of fly-tipped waste - some of it contaminated and some of it potentially hazardous. A huge chunk of our council tax, which is badly needed for local services, will be spent clearing that tip and I'm not happy! The dump is within walking distance of my home and close to the civic amenity tip - in place to deal responsibly with the type of waste that's been dumped.
I'm delighted that the BBC (www.bbc.co.uk ) was able to identify the gang leader responsible for this crime and I sincerely hope that the criminals are imprisoned and their ill-gotten gains confiscated. But what of the businesses and ordinary householders who paid cash to have their rubbish removed, probably because they thought it would be less expensive than using a licenced company? Hasn't it occurred to them that although it might be cheap and convenient, it's going to cost them more money in the end, because by encouraging this sort of crime it's going to become more widespread?
In England alone, it's estimated that there are 114 cases of illegal dumping every hour and that last year £58 million from our council tax was spent cleaning it up.
Why has it become so lucrative and easy for waste to be illegally dumped rather than being taken to the official tip?
We're told not to pay tradespeople cash as it encourages tax avoidance and makes it harder for the authorities to trace fly tippers, and we're also told to check carrier registration details before paying anyone to remove our rubbish. It's clearly not enough to stop the rot, is it, but what's the answer? Please get in touch with your ideas!
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The Team ISSA Welcome Reception was an occasion to not only renew business relationships for hundreds of cleaning industry professionals, but also to announce the winners of some well-deserved awards.
As an event marking the kick-off of ISSA Show North America 2018, taking place in Dallas, Texas and finishing today, the reception was selected as the venue to reveal the Category Award winners of the 2018 ISSA Innovation Award Program; a platform to gather and recognise the cleaning industry's most innovative products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers.
"We're thrilled that the public is as wild about our restrooms as we are," says Toni Westland, the wildlife refuge's supervisor refuge ranger. "As one of 566 national wildlife refuges around the country, we saw the restrooms as a major missed opportunity for educating visitors, which is why our new Learning Lavatories encourage visitors to become entirely immersed in refuge habitat and wildlife."
A hard hitting campaign to target fly tippers and people who drop litter in North Lanarkshire is running on buses, signs and billboards. The campaign asks people to do the right thing, put litter in a bin or take it home and 'don't be a tosser' by dropping litter.
It supports the message used by charity Keep Britain Tidy in their UK-wide initiative to tackle the problem of roadside litter.
Since late 2017, Diversey's business has been presented with significant cost increases in labour, energy, transportation and raw materials. These increases, it reports, have been due to strong inflation, capacity constraints, 'Force Majeure' supplier events and an increasingly stricter global regulatory landscape.
The Cleaning Show, one of Europe's fastest growing trade events dedicated to commercial cleaning, has announced more details of next year's three-day expo, which is taking place from 19th - 21st March at London's Excel - and there will be a lot going on...
A new Resource Management Show is set to run alongside main exhibition and conference, which will once again feature suppliers, manufacturers, training organisations and trade organisations that are all involved in the cleaning, facilities management and waste management sectors.
The sponsor line-up for the 2018 Loo of the Year Awards has been announced. Associate Sponsor Clos-o-Mat has been supporting the Awards since 2007 and sponsors the Changing Places toilet entries and Space to Change toilet entries awards.
A family owned business established over 57 years ago, Clos-o-Mat (pictured) has a continued vision of enabling everyone to deal with their intimate toileting needs with as much independence, dignity and control as possible, at home and away, however big or small the space available.
Green-Maximum Biological Washroom Deodoriser & Cleaner does just what the label says it will - it removes organic staining and maintains a clean, odour free washroom. Green-Maximum is available in 5L bulk canisters as well as 750ml Ready To Use trigger sprays.
OspreyDeepclean has announced the launch of the new iS80 Pro. This latest edition to its range of professional dry steam cleaners, compliments what is probably the largest range of diesel powered dry steamers on the market.
One of four models making up the iSteam range; the iS80 Pro has an increased steam powered output of up to 16 bar and utilises up to 1.8 litres/minute of water (dry) and 3.3 litres/minute (wet) making it ideal for heavy duty degreasing tasks in engineering industries including the maritime and oil trades. It is also ideally suited for facade cleaning, exterior building restoration work and sports stadium cleaning.
From the moment you enter Dolphin Solutions' reception, you are greeted by music that is supplied not via a Musak tape on endless loop, but by a genuine baby grand piano! That's the first nod to quality at the company, with true resonant sound being provided by an actual musical instrument - far superior to anything provided digitally.
You might be familiar with the Dolphin Solutions name from when the company won the 2017 Cleaning Show Innovation Award, having impressed the judges with its Twin Micro and Mini Jumbo products. However, the company is not 'just' a washroom dispenser manufacturer; it is truly a washroom solutions provider.
This week, SC Johnson announced a series of commitments to further reduce its own plastic footprint, by boosting recycled plastic content in its packaging, supporting reuse of plastic bottles through concentrated refills, and launching an effort to make Ziploc bags recyclable at curbside.
Ocean plastic has reached a global crisis level, with eight million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean every year - the equivalent of one dump truck load every minute. Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, witnessed this pollution himself on a dive recently in Indonesia.
The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) will be presentsing its Awards for Excellence for the 25th time next year and TVH Parts Holding - the one-stop shop for parts and accessories for material handling, industrial and agricultural equipment - has taken on the commitment to sponsor the Environment Award on this Silver Anniversary edition.
The FLTA Awards of Excellence 2019 will be presented at the International Centre in Telford on 30th March. The host will be TV personality Mark Durden-Smith.
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