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RCM performs at Urban Renewal day in Formigine
Earlier this month, in the Italian town of Formigine, RCM introduced its 'urban microcleaning' products and showed them off to assembled members of the Environment Department to their best advantage - using them to clean up the main square.
The spectators showed great interest in the electrical tricycles/cleaning trolleys which, as our picture shows, provide a fast, simple, economical and environmentally friendly way for the cleaner to get from one job to the next in the busy town centre, with the equipment he or she needs to complete the task.
The RCM Zero System, for example, comprises a small electric sweeper carried by a tricycle, whose batteries are recharged by the on board solar panels. This product so impressed the Hera Group with both its capability and the sustainable way in which it operates, that six units are currently being put to good use in Bologna city centre.
To remove the chewing gum residue that blights any town and ruins the pavements, RCM has also introduced a powerful, self-propelled steam generator, which is very simple and efficient not just on chewing gums but also when used to eliminate weeds and for sanitisation purposes.
RCM also demonstrated how well its products can handle the cleaning of monuments. With the collaboration of the Lugo-based Ibix company, it showed how well its machines removed smog residue and the moulds from the War Memorial, erected in memory of those citizens of Formigine who had sacrificed their lives in a war that had started 100 years previously.
Perhaps most surprising though, was the presentation of the Celerifero, "Which," says RCM "involves the citizen himself as the protagonist of virtuous and eco-friendly actions.
"It was born and developed in collaboration with Ipsia Ferrari in Maranello, and its aim is to spread and promote the idea of Collaborative Urban Cleaning: the private citizen can buy Celerifero at a special price and use it to clean, every now and then, a piece of street and pavement, or a park, etc..."
Ed: Now that's a thought-provoking initiative - and one we'll be watching very closely to see what sort of response it receives from members of the general public. Watch this space!
29th May 2014