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EU prepares to re-open REACH 'can of worms'

...nces which are currently on the market and screen them for potential threats to human health or the environment. Since then, only a small number of chemicals have actually been reviewed, starting with a list of 47 'Substances of Very High Concern' (SVHC), which are suspected of causing cancer or disturbing the human reproductive system. Five ...

"The technology is very practical and uses icon based instructions. This makes it possible to vary shot sizes for any of the different cleaning methods including spray cleaning, bucket cleaning or scrubber driers, but it requires minimal user training or

"SmartDose also dramatically reduces the environmental footprint of all its users. As dosage is controlled, less product is used which means there is less waste. As the concentrate lasts longer, packaging, transport and storage requirements are reduced too. All daily formulations are EU-Flower certified too." We liked the way everything is colou...

Vectair Omniscent chosen for its impressive innovations at the upcoming AHCP National Conference!

...ing ceramic cartridge technology instead of an aerosol refill. The disposable, biodegradable and environmentally friendly ceramic cartridge block is gently heated within the unit and fragrance is dispersed via an internal fan and is safe to handle and easily replaceable - 'Greenious!' This gives large, uniform fragrance coverage over an area of ...

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...ling company has opened a compressed natural gas fuelling station in Camden and this clean-burning, environmentally-friendly fuel is being sold to commercial fleets as well as individuals with CNG-equipped vehicles, at prices typically one-third below the cost of gasoline (petrol) and diesel. There are many benefits to the environment and with p...

TVH Parts Holding sponsors FLTA Environment Awards

...terial 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. Each year, the FLTA Awards for E...

Access to plastics recycling more widespread than previously believed

...ease awareness, so that more people take advantage of this opportunity to do something good for our environment and for the businesses that depend on this valuable material." Recyclers, typically small community-based businesses, rely on consumers to recover a steady supply of used plastics, such as assorted bottles, containers, bags and wraps. ...

'Magic' trolley systems

...ue to their smooth plastic surfaces. 'Magic' Trolleys are ergonomic, easy to handle and are also environmentally friendly as they are completely made from plastic making them completely rustproof and recyclable. For more information or a visit, please email sbaldock@ramonhygiene.co.uk or telephone 0116 276 1881 ...

Waste Management opens first public compressed natural gas fueling station in Camden

...tation in Camden yesterday and announced plans to convert its regional fleet to this clean-burning, environmentally-friendly fuel. The new 'Clean N' Green Fuel' public fuelling station, to be operated by PetroCard, is the first such facility in Camden County and will sell CNG to commercial fleets as well as individuals with CNG-equipped vehicles...

Inadequate cleaning causes unnecessary deaths in hospitals and care facilities

...ld. This is the case with all bacteria, MRSA especially. But it doesn't end there. In healthcare environments, MRSA can survive on surfaces and fabrics, including privacy curtains or garments worn by care providers. Complete surface sanitation is necessary to eliminate MRSA in areas where patients are recovering from invasive procedures. Testing...

Cleanliness of premises 'is top priority'

...ises, with 15% voting for saving time and money. Other key areas voted for were a commitment to the environment and more information about hygiene standards, which polled 8% each. The blog site, run by Jigsaw Cleaning Systems, looks at key challenges facing the healthcare sector according to visitors to its site, which shares views regarding key...

Tennant Company and its Orbio Technologies Group acquires Water Star

...y of industries. We believe we have found the right partner to continue a mission of innovation and environmental stewardship, while providing effective business solutions." Orbio Technologies Group, with Tennant Company, already has a portfolio of water-based cleaning technologies including Orbio Blended Stream (marketed as ec-H2O on Tennant au...

Testing green cleaning products for performance - IEHA/TURI programme continues expansion

... with green attributes to aid the selection of those that effectively clean a range of building and environmental surfaces. "While green certification programmes (e.g., Green Seal, EcoLogo, DfE, etc.) do include basic product performance and efficacy criteria as part of an overall environmental review, these organisations, while laudable, emphas...

HSS Outsource: time/money-saving solution for cleaning and FM contractors

...nds, maintenance, depreciation and write-off. HSS Outsource will be supported by Reintec, a new, environmentally and operator-friendly range of what the organisation says it "best in class" cleaning equipment sourced and enhanced in Western Europe and the US and available exclusively in the UK via HSS Outsource. Alongside the range is a full con...

EU to start taxing road freight to contain pollution

...k periods. This is a very important step in the right direction - towards creating a fair financial environment where prices across different transport modes reflect the real costs to society and the taxpayer." He also noted that: "In a time of scarce public funding, the charging for external costs provided by the new directive will generate rev...

Glass Clean System

...ps are highly absorbent, durable and machine washable to provide long life, cost efficiency and are environmentally friendly. As part of the launch of the new Glass Clean System, Ramon is offering a 'Kit' version at a special discounted rate. For more information, please email sbaldock@ramonhygiene.co.uk or telephone 0116 276 1881 ...

Rubbermaid's new Hygen clean water system turns dirty water into clean

... mind. It improves productivity, reduces both water and chemical usage and creates healthier, safer environments." Designed to promote green cleaning and improve cost efficiencies, Hygen provides several distinct benefits: * It generates cleaner water * Microfibre mops are proven to remove 99.9% of microbes to reduce cross contamination * It ...

Acumen proves key in Newcastle-under-Lyme winning waste management award

...government. The Waste Management Award is presented to the Local Authority that has presented an environmentally sound and cost effective waste management programme that reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill and provides a high level of service to residents. The borough council beat off stiff competition from schemes run by Greater Manche...

Vectair launches 'Green Tea' aircare fragrance

...ntal, uplifting and energising fragrance that removes nasty odours whilst creating a fresh-smelling environment. This, as well as the company's other popular, established ranges, is available now for use with the Vectair range of aerosol / non-aerosol fragrance dispensers and systems. These include hand held aerosols, the V-Air non-aerosol conti...

Tennant UK Cleaning Solutions celebrates opening of new Head Office

... Tennant UK has incorporated many energy efficient features into the new building to minimise the environmental impact and lower its ongoing utility costs. These include movement activated lighting sensors, floor to ceiling insulation in all offices, numerous clear roof panels in the warehouse to completely remove the need for additional lighting...

Higiexpo 2011, Brazil, opens in just a few weeks

...tional Cleaning Market (Abralimp) promotes Higiexpo - the exhibition covering Hygiene, Cleaning and Environmental Preservation Products and Services and also Higicon - the International Congress of the Professional Cleaning Market. The events are taking place from 3rd to 5th of August, in the Yellow Pavilion of the Expo Center North, in São ...

PPE assessment: improving your bottom line

...ntially reduce the amount of waste and the associated costs that may be present in the current work environment." With operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, Ansell employs more than 10,000 people worldwide and holds leading positions in the natural latex and synthetic polymer glove and condom markets. It operates in three main business se...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners

...ll me on 07785 700523 Best regards Maureen Marden Junior Warden, The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners ...

Bio trunking makes a meal out of food factory bugs

Strict hygiene control is a top priority in food preparation environments, making a new antimicrobial cable management system that is effective against E-Coli and Salmonella a perfect solution for assisting in ensuring the ultimate level of cleanliness is maintained at all times. Bio Trunking Solutions, from British manufacturer Marshall-Tuffle...

RCM gears up to look after cleaning needs of Yamaha Motor Racing, Milan

...e workshop on which large Yamaha trucks inevitably leave tyre tracks. It's a common problem in many environments and garages in particular where you need to use specific products and techniques to effectively remove the rubber track marks without damaging the floor. Having previously shared assessments and possible solutions that needed to be te...

BCC announces keynote environmental speaker at Conference 2011

...red to our industry; we are delighted to have him onboard." Dr. Redfern is Principal Lecturer in Environmental Biology and Module leader for Sustainable Resource Management. In addition to his work at the University, he is the Managing Director of the University spin out company Loreus, as well as a Director of EcoCampus, a National Steering Gro...

WWF and Kimberly-Clark announce new global commitment to responsible forestry

...cludes a preference for the FSC certification, which best meets WWF key requirements for protecting environmental, social and economic values essential to maintaining priority forests. Through its Market Transformation Initiative, WWF collaborates with top brands like Kimberly-Clark to spur adoption of sustainable practices in key commodity mark...

'Mission Green Clean'

...th, has released details of its new expanded range of green cleaning products that are suitable for environmentally conscious cleaning and facilities management companies. Dubbed 'Mission Green Clean', this range of probiotic based cleaning products has been developed for all areas of daily office and industrial cleaning. "Less is more," explain...

Growth at The Facilities Show highlights industry optimism

...ities professionals to keep abreast of new and emerging technologies Looking towards the future, environmental and sustainability issues were seen as growing concerns for The Facilities Show attendees. The Sustainable FM Academy was packed with informative sessions from some of the UK's leading organisations covering topics including waste manag...

Germgard Lighting demonstrates two-second, bare and gloved hand sterilisation

...arable level of compliance, lowering the infection risk from any pathogen appearing in the hospital environment. In addition, the WHO strongly suggests, because surfaces in the room are unavoidably contaminated, the use of bedside hand sanitation each and every time healthcare workers (HCWs) or visitors are about to administer to or touch the pa...

Bunzl: looking good

...uisitions, together with the nine acquisitions announced in 2010, are integrating well. The current environment is promising and the company is continuing discussions with a number of interested parties. Bunzl believes that its well established competitive position, international growth strategy and strong cash flow and balance sheet should enab...

New technology kills bacteria that cause hospital infections

... a 40% reduction in the risk of acquiring an infection. Study results are to be submitted to the US Environmental Protection Agency for review and approval. Initial study results were presented at the World Health Organization's 1st International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) in Geneva, Switzerland, last Friday. The...

BICSc Education Conference helps set new environmental and training standards

New environmental and training standards were discussed and developed during the British Institute of Cleaning Science's highly successful inaugural education conference for the cleaning and FM industry. The conference, entitled 'Green and keen cleaning workforces - setting new environmental and training standards in the cleaning industry'...

Ecolab recognised with IFT Food Expo Innovation Award

...irst and only cleaning programme designed to address zero trans fat oil build-up in food processing environments. Presented to Ecolab by the Institute of Food Technologists at its Annual Meeting & Food Expo, the award recognises outstanding innovation in products, ingredients, applications, equipment, instruments, technology and services. "F...

Fimap receives from QCB Italy, 'Top Peformance 2010' quality award

...ity performance, of adherence to safety regulations for its employees and to work... respecting the environment, making responsible choices to ensure the lowest impact thanks to reduction in energy consumption and the use of natural resources, " says Massimiliano Ruffo, Fimap CEO. "These choices encouraged our company to pursue the international...

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...ideration. The potential for increased productivity must be balanced against fuel costs, safety and environmental impact - or whether it will have any real impact on fleets at all, as recognising that many drivers ignore the current limit, some respondents consider that a rise to 80mph will make little difference, or will encourage driving at speed...

World Workplace Conference & Expo showcases latest trends and innovations

...& Expo, in Phoenix, Arizona, US, to analyse the trends and new products impacting today's built environment. The event is taking place from October 26th - 28th at the Phoenix Convention Centre. Long recognised as the world's premier educational and networking conference for facilities managers and those in related fields, World Workplace bri...

Commercial Janitorial continues to grow by providing green cleaning services

...levels of volatile organic compounds as found in traditional cleaning products, but they are not as environmentally friendly as most GSC products that don't emit a heavy smell of disinfectant, so clients may feel as if the area isn't as clean as it should be. However, once these clients were told that EPA studies have found air inside a building...

Ecolab and Nalco in merger agreement

...ustomers reduce energy, water and other natural resource consumption, enhance air quality, minimise environmental releases and improve productivity and end products while boosting the bottom line. More than 12,000 Nalco employees operate in 150 countries supported by a comprehensive network of manufacturing facilities, sales offices and research...

Defra launches consultation on draft national policy statement on hazardous waste

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has issued for consultation a draft National Policy Statement on the provision of major new infrastructure for Hazardous Waste. Treatment of hazardous waste is essential for public health and a clean environment. Only relatively small amounts of hazardous waste are currently sent for recy...

V-Air Zero - Neutralising odours in an environmentally friendly way!

...ons. It is now available in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America and is recommended in environments where persistent malodours occur - such as busy washrooms, areas with tobacco odours and animal odours. V-Air Zero freshens the air by using an effective ingredient 'Ordenone'. Often used in personal care products, Ordenone surrounds...

Contract Cleaning Market Report - UK 2011-2015 Analysis

... decline. Other key drivers of growth and change within the sector include daytime cleaning, the environment and sustainability, legislation, technology/new product development, multi-service provision, construction activity and output, PPP and PFI, as well as issues such as staffing, skills and qualifications. Suppliers' experience of the re...

Industry elite co-host celebration dinner for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners co-hosted a special dinner to celebrate the 90th Birthday anniversary of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh who is an Honorary Freeman of the Company. The event, held at the Fishmonger's Company Hall in London, was jointly hosted by the Fishmongers' Company (of which HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is a me...

More than one third of Americans personally affected by HCAIs, reveals survey

...ractices and technologies that strengthen infection prevention capabilities to offer patients safer environments." According to the latest scientific research, contamination of the hospital environment, which includes hospital rooms and operating suites, plays an important role in the transmission of many superbugs that cause HCAIs. Superbugs MR...

Corporate responsibility in a harsher business landscape

...so comply with the law. Every business knows that they must take a responsible approach to their environmental impact from air pollution to unused food. Organisations with even the barest notion of responsibility now have concerns about the environment and the risks associated with their storage of their data. Convergence technology As awa...

Brightwell and All Care distribution alliance

... The company is certified to quality standard ISO 9001 and is firmly underway for the international environmental certification ISO 14001. All Care manufactures and imports whole ranges of washroom dispensers and has years of expertise in the production of aluminium and stainless steel-based units. Thanks to their new collaboration, Brightwel...

Antibacterial composition means machines are food-safe and ideal for hospital use

...ical - there are no interactions. The production, use and recycling of the tanks doesn't damage the environment at any point and is non-hazardous to health. NoBac does not have a use-by date; it works for the entire lifespan of the tank. It also protects users against bacteria. "Other benefits include better hygiene and disinfection, less w...

Prestigious international Red dot award for Vermop Salmon’s Sprint V holder

...rt panel with the high quality of the design of the Sprint V holder. Within the current competitive environment the international experts discussed and evaluated 4,815 submissions from 53 nations. Only designs which enthuse with quality and innovative capacity are awarded a Red Dot by the judges. The new generation Sprint V flat mop holder guara...

Recycling revolution grows in the US

Athens, GA-based Product Policy Institute announced last week that it has hired a leading environmental advocate to expand PPI's reach in growing the rising movement for producer responsibility for recycling, currently sweeping the US.[TRIMTO] Matt Prindiville joined Product Policy Institute as Associate Director in July to support citizens, pu...

Heading to the beach this Summer?

...vers and lakes meet the EU's minimum standards for cleanliness. The findings - from the European Environment Agency's annual bathing water report - are based on regular samples taken from more than 21,000 coastal and inland bathing sites across Europe. While overall fewer sites met the EU's minimum standards compared with 2009, a number of co...

Kimberly-Clark expands network of global innovation centres

... and our businesses. Our Global Innovation Centres will help us stay competitive in a fast-changing environment." The Colombia and Korea expansion sites will join a global network that includes Kimberly-Clark's North American facilities in Neenah, Wisconsin and Roswell, Georgia as well as the Innovation Centre of Asia in Seoul, Korea. "The Co...

Toucan-Eco beats chemical price increases

...tap water and salt, the device uses electrochemical activation (ECA) to produce a highly effective, environmentally friendly substitute for many commonly used chemicals. The Toucan fluid is produced on the spot - saving time and money.[TRIMTO] Says the manufacturer's Oliver Weisflog: "Recently a well-known international chemical manufacturer sen...

BCC's Sustainability Conference 2011: an update

...ahmood MP, Shadow Immigration Secretary - Lawrence Waterman, Head of H&S, London 2012 Talley Environmental Care is the final organisation to confirm sponsorship for the event. The UK based antimicrobial technologies manufacturer has Environment Protection Agency approved antimicrobial technology manufacturing facilities at its Hampshire plan...

Getting your strategy right in the UK Cleaning Equipment & Materials industry

...to no debt. Their challenge is to maintain this outstanding performance in such a difficult trading environment and avoid complacency. They might even consider the acquisition of distressed competitors. Try to survive or be rescued Finally, there are 185 companies for whom the strategy for the next 12 months is mere survival or rescue via a...

September 8th leader continued

...ow aiming to hit a 70% household waste recycling target by 2014.  As well as helping the environment, this saves Surrey taxpayers £ millions a year in reduced landfill costs - although we are still paying £600,000 every month (that's £7,200,000 per annum) which would be better spent elsewhere. Surrey's proud of its su...

A day in the business

...stering, cleaning duties and deployment of cleaning teams. "We ended that visit sitting in on an environmental training session being given to a few of our operatives by Donna Bryant, our full time Training Manager. "Well done on your answers to the air pollution quiz - we will make a cleaner of you yet!" After a brief lunch stop, a return...

Washroom solution saves water, time and money

Sustainability and resource efficiency are a growing environmental concern across the world. Many organisations are striving to reduce their environmental impact and in the process save money by using less energy and natural resources. However, an area that organisations often over-look when assessing their environmental impact is the washroom,...

Worlds apart! Xperience intensely different 'scentsations' with FOUR new Airoma(r) XTREME fragrances!

... of musk will keep the prey close. * Florida Zest - Bring the orange groves of Florida to your environment with just one hit. This Xtremely bright and glorious burst of citrus will offer energy and power. To feel different from the rest, you've got to smell the zest. * Oriental Harmony - Harmonise your surroundings with an Asian fusion fr...

SMC's success spawns specialist division set-up

... and in its drive to reduce its carbon footprint, SMC has converted 50% of its vehicle fleet to the environmentally friendly petrol alternative (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), and uses eco-friendly products. "We get management visits on a regular basis." says the Premises Manager at Cheadle & Marple 6th Form Colleges. "We get monthly cleaning aud...

Healthcare expert applauds new cleaning initiative

...nliness and importantly gives hospitals clear guidelines on how to ensure a clean and safe hospital environment. "Patient safety needs to be at the heart of hospital care and the standard provides a framework for continuous improvement to cleanliness. It ensures risks associated with hospital cleanliness have been fully assessed and will assist ...

A significant anniversary: 25 years of cleaning trade fairs in Berlin

...particular, "outstanding handling features", and to be especially well designed for use in sanitary environments, kitchens and workshops. Winner in the category Washroom Equipment: _SCA Hygiene Products AFH Sales GmbH _Dietmar Mühr, Member of the Jury; Judith Rapp, Product & Market Manager, SCA Hygiene Products AFH Sales GmbH and J&uu...

Ecolab introduces new cleaning formulations for food industry CIP

..., a product line of 10 new cleaning formulations that deliver maximum cleaning efficacy and optimal environmental performance in the Food and Beverage industries. The new range is intended to completely replace Ecolab's current caustic-based clean-in-place cleaners and will be available throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) during th...

UK Contract Cleaning Market - optimism for 2012

...iators employed by contractors to add value to their core offering identified in the report include environmental credentials, rapid reaction, improved CRM strategies and staff training amongst others. Whilst the recent economic downturn has resulted in declining liquidity and lower capital expenditure by contract cleaners, the report offers a m...

Gatwick gets Green Apple award

...ompanies, councils and communities, Bio-Productions, in partnership with OCS, has won a Green Apple Environment Award for helping to reduce the environmental impacts of cleaning Gatwick, the UK's second largest airport. The Green Apple Awards are run by The Green Organisation to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice around the ...

US automotive aftermarket contributes to a cleaner environment

The US automotive aftermarket's commitment to widespread environmental practices is featured in a new portfolio developed by the Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association. The portfolio, online and in printed format, is designed to build awareness of the industry's extensive contributions to a cleaner environment and is part of AAIA's initiative...

Attendance rises at CMS Berlin to 15,500 trade visitors from 60 countries

...ns of their tried and tested products as well as eco-approved innovations, most of which do not use environmentally harmful substances. Cleaning agent innovations included a method which, by means of an electrochemical process, produces a disinfectant made up entirely of tap water and a small quantity of table salt. Measuring only the size of a pla...

UK's first absorbent hygiene product recycling plant opens for business

.../Cannon Hygiene and many of our customers. "This Knowaste technology is setting us on a new path environmentally and we look forward to recycling greater quantities of AHP waste both in the Midlands and across the UK as more Knowaste facilities emerge." In Dec 2010, Deloitte completed a Life Cycle Assessment comparing the environmental perfor...

New research highlights potential corrosive impact of some chlorine-based disinfectants

...han chlorine-based solutions. During the 11 month clinical trial AzoMaxActive was proven to reduce environmental MRSA levels by 33% compared to wards cleaned with hypochlorite. The residual effectiveness of AzoMaxActive enables it to continue killing micro-organisms for days after it has been applied to a surface. Conventional technologies, includ...

International Facility Management Association celebrates 20,000 member milestone

...ers are a diverse group of facility professionals concerned with the form and function of the built environment. Representing 78 countries, they manage more than 37 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$100 billion in products and services. IFMA counts among its membership facilities managers, architects, engineers, ...

Leader 29th September continued

...ther surreal, being with so many new industry friends and colleagues in such an unusual and relaxed environment, but it was lots of fun, and we're grateful to Reinhard for inviting us. The feeling of it all being rather surreal continued the following evening when we were guests of Vermop at a cocktail party thrown by several of the major manufa...

New study finds soft surface textiles significant source of bacterial infection in healthcare settings

...s not currently being employed." Soft surface textiles account for 90% of the healthcare patient environment and include patient gowns, privacy curtains and bed linens. Of the 238 samples obtained in the study, 119 (50%) were positive for any pathogen most with one pathogen (94 cultures; 79% of the positive cultures) and fewer with two or three ...

WEEE Directive recast negotiations sparking disagreements

...e-waste than the member states can accept, reports EurActiv .[TRIMTO] The European Parliament's Environment Committee voted on Monday on its second reading recommendation on the recast of the Waste from Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, aiming at toughening existing rules on electrical and electronic equipment. The repo...

Study confirms 'no link' between use of antibacterial soaps and antibiotic resistance

...cterial cleansers. Lead author Dr. Eugene Cole, who has spent more than 35 years in the field of environmental health research, says the study discounts claims that the use of antibacterial wash products have contributed to the selection and spread of drug-resistant bacteria on human skin. From a pool of more than 450 individuals, 210 study p...

Clever Lucart produces recycled paper from drinks cartons

... off the product, whereas we felt that with the changing attitudes towards our need to preserve our environment, this would not be a problem. Indeed with the ongoing trend for neutrals in the UK, the attractive beige colour works very well. The tissue is very soft too... T: +39 348 9174183 E: F rancesco.pasquini@lucartgroup.com W: www.lucartgr...

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...tion service, his has fallen short. This has meant that either he has to waste time and pollute the environment by taking to the dump the recyclables that aren't collected, or risk his waste bin being so full at the end of the fortnight that his council refuses to collect it (although to be fair this hasn't happened to date). If John's experienc...

leader continued 13th October 2011

...urned to the offending plant. As well as the transportation of these failed batches contributing to environmental decline, this is so wrong because the entire batch is likely to end up in landfill. Earlier this week the UK's frightening unemployment figures showed that like much of the world, there are even more people out of work now and claimi...

MITIE wins inaugural Co-operative Food Award

...naugural Co-operative Food Property Awards Charity Dinner. The award is Supplier of the Year in the Environmental, Cleaning and Waste category and is in recognition of MITIE's efforts in working for Co-operative Food across the country.[TRIMTO] The awards ceremony, which included over £200,000 being presented to Mencap and Enable Scotland,...

Survey finding shifts in green attitudes and behaviours

... survey, which is part of the 20th Anniversary Green Gauge survey, examines how American consumers' environmental knowledge affects their actions and behaviours. The results found that 75% of American consumers say they feel good when they take steps to help the environment, a positive sentiment that is reflected by their increased environmental ac...

Environmentally responsible lamp recycling initiative now available in Canada

Furthering their commitment to lamp recycling and to protecting the environment, Veolia ES Technical Solutions, the hazardous waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA) and Osram Sylvania have anounced the expansion of their joint online programme to offer RecyclePak recycling kits into Canada.[TRIMTO] This collaborat...

We have mail: Bill Bryson, President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England

...; District. They have written an excellent report about why balloon releases are a disaster for the environment and what alternatives there are when you want to mark a special occasion. Do take note of their suggestions. They also set up a 'balloon cemetery' which showed that even biodegradable balloons hardly decompose at all over 18 months. I hav...

Soapbox: Food Manufacturing Cleaning Companies are Gangmasters

...gricultural work, or shellfish, fish or products derived from shellfish or fish'. Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs lawyers consider that cleaning of production equipment counts as 'processing' and have specifically stated: "Factory Cleaners (including from a Facilities Management Company) - Those engaged in cleaning the produ...

ISSA aims to change the way the world views cleaning

... - 'Advancing Clean. Driving Innovation'. Ongoing market consolidations, cost pressures, complex environmental considerations, new product innovations and increasing threats from pandemics and other health issues continue to reshape the scope and impact of the global cleaning industry. To help members address these issues, ISSA is rededicating i...

Chemical-free floor stripping in just one pass

...can be a problem when chemicals are used and residues are left behind.[TRIMTO] "You can help the environment while saving money and just use water to remove the floor finish," explained Sean. "The Edge system, combined with our maroon 'Prep Pad' prepares a floor for quick and easy recoat. "We've calculated that the system offers up to 70% red...

Get involved in review of EcoLogo's Sanitary Paper Environmental Standard

...ansform the sanitary paper products industry by participating in the revision of its Sanitary Paper environmental standard.[TRIMTO] Sanitary paper products, such as toilet tissue, facial tissue, kitchen towels, hand towels and table napkins, play a key role in supporting sanitation in homes, schools, hospitals and the food services industry. The...

Filmop product agreement latest piece of Jigsaw puzzle

...o our valued UK clients." Filmop, based in Padova, Italy, was founded in 1971 and specialises in environmentally friendly cleaning products that use innovative recyclable materials while reducing the use of polluting chemical substances. The firm has retail branches in France and the US and exports to over 80 countries around the globe. It ha...

Snow and sustainable transportation DO go together!

...g this caveat more effectively. Delegates then heard from Dr. Peter Redfern, who spoke about the environmental management systems he is working on at EcoCampus and Loreus. The organisations offer software which manages and monitors every aspect of an organisation's environmental impact, T: 0207 920 9640 E: press@britishcleaningcouncil.org ...

We have mail: A rebranding for the IICRC

...ational standard of care that establishes and maintains the health, safety and welfare of the built environment. * The name is short and easy to remember providing a unique marketing opportunity for the organisation, especially for the general public. For years, the organisation has heard registrants' request for more name recognition outside the i...

We have Mail

...inition of agricultural work needs to be reformed. The practical implications of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs definition are unworkable and need to be changed. I look forward to working with DEFRA to make progress in this area. Yours sincerely, Andrew Large, Chief Executive, Cleaning & Support Services Associa...

Chemical product/manufacturing process health impact reporting standardised

...e developed an American National Standard that provides a standardised way to define and report the environmental and human health hazards associated with a chemical product and its manufacturing process impacts.[TRIMTO] The new standard, officially known as NSF/GCI/ANSI (American National Standards Institute) 355 Greener Chemicals & Process...

St Pancras International's cleaning runs as scheduled, thanks to Rubbermaid

...ational at all times and in all situations. The products enable Rentokil Initial to exercise its environmentally-friendly ethos as the design of the Microfibre Carts encourages the recycling of waste while the Pulse Kit, with Microfibre Mop Pads, reduces overall water usage. Rubbermaid's products have introduced a series of benefits to St Pa...

CK Group achieves ISO 14001

...d cleaning equipment and consumables supplier, CK Group has now also been awarded ISO 14001 for its Environmental Management System. [TRIMTO] Believed to be one of the first companies of its type in the cleaning and hygiene industry to have achieved this Standard, ISO 14001 demonstrates the group's awareness of, and commitment to, the succe...

Servi-Tek reinvents the janitorial services offering

...s an employee has completed. And of course all employees are schooled in the need to protect the environment wherever possible... "If it is a single floor tenant, we clean by zones so as to prevent the entire project from having the lights on," says Kurt. "There is simply no need to have the building lit up like a Christmas tree. It's damaging t...

New Gum Spotter Lance removes gum in seconds, without chemicals

...r surfaces in seconds, without chemicals.[TRIMTO] "As the Gum Spotter uses plain hot water, it's environmentally friendly and keeps costs down," says the company's Jan Murdoch. "It differs from an ordinary high pressure lance or the low pressure steam models that need chemicals, as it not only removes the gum, but it keeps it contained i...

Trouble free commercial cleaning with SEBO

Sebo's professional range of vacuum cleaners has been developed to suit the commercial environment. The range includes the Sebo BS36, BS46, Dart, UHS polisher and will be joined soon by a high performance cylinder machine.[TRIMTO] The Sebo BS36 and BS46 upright vacuum cleaners provide superior performance, outstanding reliability and are easy...

Central vacuuming systems could change commercial cleaning, says Vacrite

... "Vacrite and Disan are the perfect choice for businesses that demand excellence from their working environment, with productivity, health and efficiency at the heart of each product." Caption: System in use in ZET bus station, Zagreb, Croatia T: 0207 112 0231 E: steve@vacandvent.co.uk W: www.vacandvent.co.uk T: 0471 971000 W: www.dis...

Study highlights need for more knowledge about green cleaning programmes in hospitals

...omes in patients and staff, and for additional studies to determine the impact of green cleaners on environmental cleanliness and hospital-acquired infection transmission. The report, 'Green Cleaning in Healthcare: Current Practices and Questions for Future Research', noted that studies need to address a number of topics to help healthcare facilit...

Ensure compliance with PPG26 Pollution Prevention Guidelines

...aks and accidental spills can be successfully contained. They help maintain a clean, safe work area environment while preventing pollution or contamination of land, surface waters and groundwater from the run-off of inks, oils, solvents and a wide range of potentially harmful or noxious fluids. In general workshop conditions, spill trays can be ...

Backstage battle over energy efficiency directive

...ves on the level of energy efficiency measures needed." Such statements elicited deep sighs from environmentalists. The original proposals had "not been very bold" in the first place, Riley said. "They had already gutted the directive compared to what their own impact assessment said was needed and now the Council is weakening it further," he...

Dutch transfer: Vebego sells Indigo Services to Facilicom

...spaces, the education sector, residential estates management, hi-tech industry and public transport environments. Similarly, Facilicom has focussed on developing major clients within the food manufacturing and preparation, and commercial property management sectors as well as creating bespoke solutions for key private sector organisations. Comme...

Satino Black wins Pentaward 2011

... supplying sanitary areas. Satino Black's manufacturer says the product is the most sustainable and environmentally friendly toilet paper and hand towel paper in the world: CO2 neutral, produced without any harmful chemicals and certified with environmental quality marks such as Cradle to Cradle, European Ecolabel and FSC recycled... The Satino Bla...

Emprise still ensuring the show goes on at Delfont Mackintosh

...ly cleans - Periodic and deep cleans -Window cleaning - Building site cleans - Caretaker services - Environment and waste management & energy efficient lighting Security - Integrated solutions - Manned guarding - Mobile patrol and alarm response - Key holding - Helpdesk - CCTV and remote monitoring - Technical services T: 020 7549 0800 F:...

Hovima Aparthotels wins Check Safety First award for exceptional standards

...sks.[TRIMTO] The Hovima group has worked tirelessly with Check Safety First to ensure the safest environment for guests. E-Cristal has been used by each establishment to gather and record the latest hygiene data relating to legionella, food safety and fire safety. Collecting this information has helped Hovima's management maintain consistently ...

People:

...ass all aspects of your steam cleaning requirements, including household, commercial and industrial environments." As the UK's leading steam cleaning manufacturer we are in the enviable position of having a greater degree of control over our product. We are extremely confident and proud of our machines; each unit undergoes a very stringent testing ...

Deputy Minister awards candidates with vocational qualifications certificates

...prenticeships in cleaning and housing * Skills for Supporting Public Services (level 2 NVQ) * Local Environmental Services (level 2 NVQ) * The National Federation of Property Professionals (NFOPP) Technical Awards in: the Sale of Residential Property, and 2) Residential Lettings and Property Management Most of the qualifications are fully funded...

New SoChlor environmental disinfection portfolio aids infection prevention

GV Health's new SoChlor portfolio of environmental disinfection products draws on the manufacturer's expertise in infection prevention to help infection control specialists, healthcare cleaning professionals and facilities managers provide cleaner healthcare environments.[TRIMTO] Good hygiene is vital for preventing HCAIs in hospitals. The Nati...

MITIE CEO named National Business Awards 'Leader of the Year'

...troduction of Diversity Week and a twice-yearly Employee Forum to create a supportive and inclusive environment for its staff, especially for women and ethnic minorities The only award to be voted for by the business community, this accolade has previously been given to such people as Martin McCourt, CEO of Dyson and Peter Marks, CEO of Cooperat...

Freudenberg's green technologies lead to workforce increases

... to chemical, oil and gas, and construction. Freudenberg Household Products, headquartered in an environmentally certified building in Aurora, Ill, manufactures household and institutional cleaning products, including recycled broom fibres. Earlier this year, the company established a joint venture in Aurora with SP Berner Plastics Group SL to c...

OCS Helps Eurostar to Shine

...rnal culture within the wider communities in which it works in order to promote social, ethical and environmental best practice. The company looks closely at the impact its business activities have on the earth's natural resources and is committed to a path of steady reduction. OCS's strong emphasis on its people includes ongoing training and con...

Lavendon Access launches SkySiren entrapment solution

...e additional trapping protection fitted by January 3rd 2012, in line with the company's Injury Free Environment commitment. Skanska will also be introducing the mandate that all boom type MEWPs operated on its sites will also need to be fitted with added protection from April 2nd 2012. Says Mick Ledden, Business Development Director - Lavendo...

UK's top cleaners recognised at Golden Service Awards 2011

...ement for its health & safety programme implemented for Marks & Spencer 14. The Diversey Environmental Awareness Award The Environmental Services Department at The Trafford Centre, Manchester 15. The BICSc Industry Training Award The Trafford Centre, Manchester 16. Service Delivery Innovation of the Year Serco for Forth Va...

Exhibitors and attendees win big at ISSA/Interclean 2011

...ur industry," says ISSA Executive Director John Garfinkel. "Shifting trends, budget constraints and environmental and regulatory changes demand that the industry adapts how it conducts business - and ISSA is adapting as well to help our members succeed. "This successful show is just one example of how ISSA continues to bring together the leaders...

Scottish botulism poisoning highlights limitations of anti-bacterial sanitisers

...nd basic sanitisers, may not be up to the job. It is also vital to ensure correct procedures for environmental cleaning are followed, both during and after an outbreak. For this a powerful, state-of-the-art detergent-sanitisier is necessary. SoChlor, supplied by GV Health, is a good choice here; used at 5,000ppm with a five minute contact time S...

Customers are shouting, but is anybody listening?

...ng much time and effort to responding to the voice of the customer but operating in a multi-channel environment requires a fresh approach. We need to apply new intelligent monitoring techniques if we are to prevent valuable insight from slipping through the cracks. "Consumers, particularly younger ones, are far more likely to turn to Facebook th...

Making the case for daytime cleaning

...ics. Features such as lockable box lids and colour coded components enhance safe operations in busy environments. The Taski Trolley is also an ideal platform to support daily washroom cleaning because it can be used to carry consumables as well as a wide range of products for tasks such as spillage removal and spot cleaning. Diversey also off...

Veolia Environmental Services wastes no time in getting HelpStar on board

HelpStar, a leading provider of helpdesk software, has this week announced that Veolia Environmental Services North America is automating its service requests and support across multiple departments through HelpStar's award-winning, customisable service desk software.[TRIMTO] Veolia is a leading provider of fully integrated waste, environmental...

Leader 24th November 2011

... as textiles. This showed, she said, that there would be significant gains for both UK jobs and the environment through reusing goods and services more, rather than just throwing them away. Food waste, recycling services for businesses and encouraging greater reuse of scarce resources will be the top priorities for WRAP over the next three years...

The Apprenticeship Scheme in action at CK Group

... in a variety of areas, including workplace health and safety, stock control, chemical handling and environmental awareness. Charlie impressed with his enthusiasm and willingness and made such good progress in the first four months (of his nine month apprenticeship) that Ian Pether decided, as an added bonus to his training, to agree to the comp...

Leeds Castle drives for sustainability

...Countrystyle. Waste cooking oil is also recycled to provide fuel. "We take our commitment to the environment very seriously and we want to see Leeds Castle as setting the standard in responsible recycling," says Colin Day, Facilities Manager at Leeds Castle. "With over half a million visitors a year, it's a sizeable task to segregate all of t...

RCS is driving forward sustainable cleaning.

...: * have a proven track record * do not pose any health risks * surpass international health and environmental standards * are 90% biodegradable in just 14 days David Sambrook, Managing Director of RCS, explains further: "Initially we carried out extensive, controlled trials of sustainable cleaning products on selected sites. This Summer we c...

Study highlights serious problem of hospital-acquired infections in Africa

...he region. "The conditions in African hospitals are often poor, and it is very likely that these environments lead to considerable amounts of sickness among patients who are already debilitated by their primary illness," says Dr Anthony Scott from the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya. "And yet the fact is, there are no da...

New pads perfect for terrazzo and concrete cleaning and polishing

...diamond floor pads for cleaning and polishing concrete and terrazzo, which cuts costs and helps the environment by eliminating the need for chemical polishes. It can be used under a wide variety of equipment including scrubber driers, three head, UHS burnishers and propane burnishers.[TRIMTO] The system is not labour intensive and work can be un...

New methods 'save time and money'

...isation ISSA of a new initiative on behalf of its members to highlight the benefits financially and environmentally of efficient cleaning and to educate facilities managers how to take advantage of the measurable gains it can bring. "The initiative by ISSA has come at a timely moment, with cutbacks across the board affecting the public and priva...

Ecolab China again named Outstanding Enterprise for Corporate Social Responsibility

...and our presence in China, and as we're doing so, we're helping to advance the economic, social and environmental well-being of the communities in which we operate." The 2011 CBN Corporate Social Responsibility Award programme was judged by a panel of experts from research institutes, third-party certification agencies and the business community...

Hygiene Group to the rescue!

... while operators are working in the confined space and life-saving search and rescue in an enclosed environment. "Our teams frequently have to clean confined spaces such as silos and cooling towers," explains Helen Millership, health & safety manager at Hygiene Group. "With this training, they can carry out more complicated confined space wo...

As 2020 target nears, England's recycling record improves

...Chairman, on the figures. "This trend is encouraging news and it will have a positive effect on the environment. With public support for our waste management industry through diligent recycling, we can still achieve our 2020 target." The British Cleaning Council was established in 1982 to coordinate the affairs of the industry and to be responsi...

Winner of Kaivac's Dirtiest Mop Contest announced (15,557 votes received!)

...nalism of the worker. The originator of No-Touch Cleaning, Kaivac offers an integrated portfolio of environmentally friendly cleaning products designed to remove the maximum amount of soil and potentially harmful biopollutants in the most cost-effective manner possible. T: 513-868-4227 E: info@kaivac.com W: www.kaivac.com Visit Kaivac on ...

New invention means Cardiff International pool is flushed with savings

...d;6,000 a year off one utility bill is pretty impressive. It is saving money as well as helping the environment by reducing demand for water. "As a company we are constantly looking at providing best value for our clients and this device from Chemex has provided a simple way to save money without reducing service levels. "All venues providing...

Shenandoah University dance students show off Hygen's attributes

...utions that enable our customers worldwide to do more with less while sustaining and conserving the environment," says the company's President, Neil R. Eibeler. "What better way to showcase the innovative Hygen Clean Water System than to demonstrate its fluid, melodic properties through this creative, entertaining video." Next week, RCP will pre...

Three weeks left to nominate for Hygiene Specialist Excellence Award

Environmental Services Managers have until 31stt December to nominate the housekeeper of their choice for the second annual Hygiene SpecialistExcellence award in the US.[TRIMTO] The prize is one worth winning; it includes an all-expenses-paid vacation for two to South Beach, FL, including airfare and beachfront accommodation! "This award is...

Cresswell wins back high-status contract after a year away

...approach as well as being highly reactive and responsive to its clients' needs, whilst providing an environment in which staff feel happy to work. The company was once again a finalist in this year's Kimberly-Clark Golden Service Awards and is both ISO9001 & ISO14001 accredited. T: 0207 252 1101 E: info@cresswellservices.co.uk ...

PPC introduces new cleaning and maintenance course

...ramme entitled 'Refurbishing, Cleaning & Maintaining Hard Floors'. The course will focus on the environmentally friendly restoration of surfaces such as concrete, terrazzo & marble back to their initial beauty.[TRIMTO] Using the latest methods and accessories applied to autoscrubbing/drying equipment, delegates will learn how to remove s...

Improvements means there is now a Tork hand towel roll for every environment

Changes to the Tork hand towel roll system mean that there is now a product for every customer environment, while cost-in-use has been improved and products are now easier to handle for cleaning staff. Made by SCA, the range now includes a new sensor-operated Tork Elevation dispenser, which means there are now automatic and manual Tork hand to...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners receives Royal Charter

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners was formally presented with a Royal Charter of Incorporation at its annual Ladies' Banquet late last year.[TRIMTO] A Royal Charter is used to establish significant organisations and changes a body from a collection of individuals into a single legal entity. This will enable the Worshipful Compan...

Shropshire town's paving feels the force!

A firm specialising in environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions has scrubbed up well after completing a contract that helped with the repaving of a Midlands town. G-Force Steam was called upon to clean and apply a nanotechnology-based protective coating to approximately 300,000 new concrete paving stones used as part of a major refurbishmen...

BTA 2011 Innovation Award results

...nts. The Toucan Eco is the first of its type and size making it an affordable entry point into this environmentally friendly cleaning regime. The fluids are cheap to produce and are made on the spot, saving transportation costs as well as packaging and carbon footprint. The New Service Award was presented to the City of London for its innovative...

Transport for London awards 'greener' cleaning contract for coach and bus station

...ervices in an agreement that will deliver high levels of cleanliness and hygiene as well as deliver environmental benefits for the Capital. ISS Facility Services has been contracted to clean Victoria Coach Station, 44 bus stations and 64 bus stands across the Capital. A key element of the contract is that ISS carries out the cleaning with minima...

Changes at the ACI announced

..., and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), phosphate defence, packaging, advertising issues, eco-labelling, and environmentally preferable procurement, among many others. Douglas Troutman joined ACI in 2007 as Director of Government Affairs, coming from Underwriters Laboratories' Washington, D.C. office, where he was Senior Manager, Legislative Affairs. He...

Cleaning company wins top Environmental Award

Alliance Cleaning Company, has received a top Award - 'The Environmental Business of the Year' - in competition with hundreds of organisations.[TRIMTO] "We won against some very large firms because we're the only carbon neutral UK contract cleaning business offering on-site carbon neutrality advice to clients," reveals Chairman Danny Bishop sa...

New Year ambitions to reduce healthcare associated infections

...fection control measures can have to prevent avoidable infections and help provide a clean and safe environment for patients. But there is still more to do to before we have achieved our objective of zero tolerance for all avoidable healthcare associated infections and it is vital that we continue to reduce variation across the country. "That is...

A new era dawns for Jet-Vac Systems

...existing and future customers. "We operate in highly regulated markets where new legislation and environmental concerns are driving demand, providing exciting opportunities for us to target. Jet-Vac's previous success has established a solid foundation from which to further develop the business, and we look forward to a very bright future." J...

Prochem Europe receives Royal Warrant of Appointment to HM The Queen

...inburgh or The Prince of Wales for a period of five years or more. It also reflects the recipient's environmental performance and sustainability. The Royal Warrant empowers the holder to display the Royal Arms in connection with the business in accordance with The Lord Chamberlain's Rules. The Royal Arms and Royal Warrant will be incorporated in...

CFR to emphasise 'responsible cleaning' in 2012

...lains that responsible cleaning refers to cleaning strategies that are designed to help protect the environment as well as natural resources, specifically water. "We want cleaning professionals and carpet cleaning technicians to be more aware of the need to use water responsibly. Historically, it has just not been much of a concern. But responsi...

A 'Clean Sweep' for OCS at Brunel University

...sity in Uxbridge, West London, has awarded a contract to OCS to provide a range of housekeeping and environmental services, enhancing the student experience across the university's buildings and estates. OCS will work with the university to increase service quality and efficiencies over the length of the contract - initially three years with a p...

Cleaning Industry Charity Golf Open

... and Cleaning Industry, and there's already some good support coming from the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, BICSc HQ (via CEO Stan Atkins), ISSA Europe (via Keith Baker) and other organisations. Sponsorship opportunities include Hole Sponsor - £250 (includes banner placement near the green) and Scorecard Logo placement - &p...

Facilities managers and Cleaning Pro's 'will pay more for sustainable products'

...For purposes of this survey, sustainable companies are defined as those that operate in a socially, environmentally, and economically responsible manner. The Sustainability Dashboard is an advance reporting system designed for everyone who is involved in sustainability programmes. It is specifically designed to be easy to use, reduce environment...

New activated hydrogen peroxide cleaner disinfectants clean fast in healthcare environments

...ogen peroxide (H2O2) formula. These activated hydrogen peroxide products are registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to kill 32 bacteria and viruses in 30-seconds to one minute, claimed to be the fastest non-bleach contact time available.[1][TRIMTO] Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide products are noncorrosive, compatible wi...

New lease options for electrolysed water for 2012

Rox electrolysed water systems offer an environmentally friendly solution to cleaning and sanitising. EOwater, the UK distributor for Rox electrolysed water systems, is now offering a range of easy pay lease and rental packages, opening up the availability of this premium cleaning and sanitising system to many new customers.[TRIMTO] Rox is a c...

Chicago hosts 2012 IFMA Facility Fusion Conference & Expo

...for others. The conference's first day will feature educational sessions highlighting ways built environment professionals can make a more effective business case to the C-suite, engage building occupants on sustainability initiatives, identify best practices that don't break the bank, build their professional presence, and use Building Informat...

Better-than-national infection rate drops even further at hospital using Xenex

...y," argues President/CEO Craig Melin, whilst applauding the efforts of hospital staff, particularly environmental services and nursing team members, to accommodate the additional step of UV disinfection. "Cooley Dickinson's extra efforts mean the chances of getting an infection in this hospital are significantly less than 1%, compared to a 5% ri...

Pseudomonas - we need more facts

...udomonas would be helpful. We know that it is a tough strain of bacteria which can survive in harsh environments. And we know that it is found widely in damp conditions and stagnant water. To find out more try this excellent industry website, BEAMA, which gives more information. Members of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association are as keen as...

Enterprises must boost innovation as global competition becomes stronger

...ays: "We need balanced national research and innovation systems that provide an innovation-friendly environment for business. The Scoreboard also identifies a gap with the US in terms of top-end research. We urgently need a European Research Area to inject fresh competition, generate more excellence, and attract and retain the best global talent." ...

From Australia - a really novel way of providing better hand hygiene

...bacteria. The unique Soapstream system combats the difficulties of having/maintaining soap in these environments. The soap pallet is encased in a vandal-resistant housing situated under the tap's water flow. The benefit to children, parents and the wider community is that the soap is already on hand and has not been in contact with any surface ...

Heavy duty scrubber dryers come with a three year warranty

Clemas now offers an extra heavy duty scrubber dryer that can cope with the most heavy duty environment and which come with a three year warranty.[TRIMTO] The Premium Line range of scrubber dryers offers various options including an Atex explosion-proof machine suitable for hazardous environments and an all stainless-steel version suitable for...

Helping British Airways 'To Fly. To Serve'

...ining and development, and lean engineering techniques in operational processes. An Innovation and Environment forum will be introduced. OCS's Director of Transport Phil Derbyshire says: "The contract was awarded to us thanks to the quality of our management team, our wealth of experience and the strength of our commercial proposition. I want...

Steady stream of biobased products are headed our way in 2012

...Solutions was established in 1994 with very focused goals: To develop and market a superior line of environmentally preferable cleaning products and solutions. Using advanced technology, the company manufactures products that offer proven safety, health, and environment benefits without sacrificing product performance and are competitively priced....

"Y Viva Espana" says the cleaning industry

...stry, the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector, HORECA, food, dry cleaning and laundry, the natural environment, plus other aspects of interest to the public, road/street cleaning and waste management sector, as well as for the geriatrics sector. T: +39 026744581 E: relazioniesterne@afidamp.it W: www.hygienalia-pulire.com / www.asfel.com ...

Starting an office recycling programme... becoming a worm wrangler

...Although an estimated 80% - 90% of solid waste generated in American offices is recyclable, the US Environmental Protection Agency believes most US office locations can implement far more effective recycling initiatives to help reduce their carbon footprint and save money.[TRIMTO] Because of this, CFR, which manufactures continuous recycling ca...

Altro taps Regent Cleaning know-how in joint training initiative

...e development." A division of Regent Samsic, Regent Cleaning provides a wide range of standalone environmental care programs as well as an integrated service offer with its partner, Regent Security. T: 01483 861477 F: 01483 861534 E: enquiries@regentcleaning.com W: www.regentcleaning.com ...

PHS Direct and The National Forest: Families plant trees in a new woodland.

...ns centre in Staffordshire. Staff can see the tangible difference that the company is making to the environment, become directly involved and feel pride in that achievement. "It was a great day," enthuses James Clark, Managing Director of PHS Direct. "Everyone enjoyed themselves - especially the little kids - which really brought the inclusive n...

New 21st century disinfection and hand sanitisation products set to zap the world's superbugs!

... control properties, what really makes Genie Miracle stand out is that it's harmless, alcohol-free, environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-hazardous and non-toxic and yet it is still one of the most powerful sanitisers available. Operating a double Quat technology and newly introduced powerful key ingredients, the Genie Miracle range is ef...

MagicArt Trolleys

...y logo or image directly onto the doors of the trolley making it unique and an integral part of the environment where it is placed. There is a place for everything in 'MagicArt'. With lockable doors for extra safety and security, ergonomic drawers equipped with dividers to hold your courtesy items and various components, so you can utilise 100% ...

Regent wins cleaning contract for Blatchford prosthetics sites

...thcoming year." A division of Regent Samsic, Regent Cleaning provides a wide range of standalone environmental care programmes as well as an integrated service offer with its partner, Regent Security. T: 01483 861477 Fax. 01483 861534 E: enquiries@regentcleaning.com W: www.regentcleaning.com ...

Soapbox: Consider environmental impact when selecting wiping systems

...ting the right wiper system for a given task, it's important to take into account its impact on the environment. Did you know that reusable laundered shop towels are responsible for 30% more landfilled solid waste than their disposable counterparts? And disposable wipes take up far less space in landfill than one might imagine... For example, th...

Silverdell awarded with framework contracts in Utilities and Social Housing sectors

Silverdell, the Specialist Environmental Support Services group, has been awarded framework contracts for consultancy in the Utilities and Social Housing sectors, with a combined approximate value of £1.4m, as well as an asbestos remediation contract worth approximately £2.25m.[TRIMTO] The company has secured a contract worth approx...

Great Start to the Year for Global FM

...e fulfil our mission of growing the FM profession and highlighting the value we bring to the built environment." Global FM is an international not-for-profit organisation based in Brussels, Belgium. It represents a worldwide community of organisations that provide leadership in facilities management. Global FM's vision is to achieve g...

Renowned German cleaning machine manufacturer appoints Wrennalls as UK agent

... scrubbers, single disc machines, wet and dry vacuum cleaners and spray extraction machines for any environment. Shaun Bradbury, Managing Director, Wrennalls Group, is thrilled to have secured such a dynamic working relationship: "For the last five years, I have been struggling to source a manufacturer that would provide me with the opportuni...

A high performance service for a high performance business - GKN Aerospace

...and Managing Director Metallic Aerostructures for GKN Aerospace, explains: "In a highly competitive environment, OCS demonstrated a clear understanding of our requirement and offered the strongest and most cost effective solution." Andrew Mortimer, Client Services Director for OCS, says: "Over the last 12 months, we have established strong rela...

ACI says safety built into cleaning product DNA; refutes study designed to scare

... ACI said that the paper - co-written by the interest group Silent Spring Institute in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives - distorts the established safety of ingredients used in cleaning products by inappropriately equating their detection with health issues. "Despite the researchers' insinuation of health concerns from the mere pre...

New sanitisation products claim to Kill H5N1 Super Virus

...of products of surface disinfectants, hand gels, soaps and wipes is designed to be effective in any environment including the domestic, commercial, medical, healthcare, professional, commercial cleaning, infection, disease control and transport sectors. Genie Miracle is a safe, non-alcohol product range whose efficacy kills up to 99.99% of bacte...

CSSA comments on minimum wage increase

...l Minimum Wage rate.[TRIMTO] "The LPC has recognised that many firms are facing a tough economic environment, and every effort should be made to preserve jobs and support the fragile recovery. "While the minimum wage freeze for young people has already faced criticism from some quarters, youth unemployment is at its highest level for a genera...

LPM Cleaning goes 'quackers' in support of Brainwave children's charity

...essional, public sector, retail & shopping centre and transport & logistics. It also offers environmental waste management, grounds maintenance and pest control services. The company has been conducting business in Manchester for more than 20 years, in Leeds for more than 50 years and the original London Property Maintenance business (LP...

Fogbuster eliminates fat, oil and grease from waste pipes

...d in the range are concentrate liquids, solid fog-cubes and blocks, as well as fog-powders. All are environmentally friendly and an approved alternative to the traditional and often, hazardous chemical methods of drainage maintenance. The probiotic blends in all the Fogbuster range are specifically chosen to degrade long-chain fatty acids that a...

LPM shows commitment to environment and service with introduction of new range

...ices is further demonstrating its commitment to minimising the impact that its business has on the environment, with the introduction of a number of new market-leading products, including a range of super-concentrate chemicals as well as improved cleaning equipment.[TRIMTO] The nationwide contract cleaning and maintenance company, which continu...

OspreyDeepclean introduces the new SteamForce range

..., such as: - Robust stainless steel body, capable of withstanding the toughest of cleaning environments - Truly heavy-duty high quality steam socket, so often the cause of breakdowns in similar types of equipment - Professional boilers with continuous boiler refill for higher productivity and reliability - Extern...

Surface cleaning the 'green' way:lLiability and risk management - does it make cents?

...th improper disposal. Why should facilities managers and property owners be concerned? As the US Environmental Protection Agency and workmen's compensation authorities respond to the dangers to the public in general and to workers' safety - in particular with higher fines and insurance rates - it has become clear that we need to be diligent in c...

PikStik enables you to pick with ease

...h as the PikStik Pro, the TrashStik and the TelescoPik. PikStik is a tool used in many workplace environments including hospitality, medical, janitorial and hardware allowing safe, clean reaching and grabbing for all users. The range of long-arm reachers lets you retrieve items safely without undue stretching, bending and straining. Durable, ...

Rubbermaid's new 'Clean Look' range elevates washroom experience for all

...before."  The new range also stays true to Rubbermaid Commercial Products commitment to the environment. Eco-friendly formulations are used in the soaps and scents and all products are manufactured through sustainable, low impact processes. T: +44 2034506749 E: rcp.sales@newellco.com W: www.rubbermaid.eu ...

Survey reveals professionals "unclear about proper cleaning / disinfecting procedures"

...nt everyone, whether they are our customer or not, to be as effective as possible at creating clean environments for their guests. We believe that following label instructions is one of the best ways to do that." Says the company's Renee Buchanan: "Without question, P&G Professional is known for offering well-known brands and total cleaning ...

bpi.recycled products makes £multi-million investment into new recycling capabilities

...use sacks. It was officially opened on 9th March at a ceremony attended by representatives from the Environment Agency and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs as well as dignitaries such as Jasper Roberts, Head of Waste, Resources & Efficiencies in the Government of Wales. The new plant will enable bpi.recycled products,...

Ecolab introduces cleaning solution for EMEA food manufacturers, that dissolves low trans fat oils

...first and only cleaning programme designed to address low trans fat oil build-up in food processing environments. www.ecolab.com ...

Keynote speakers announced for AHCP 2012 National Conference

...ed by the NHS and the UK Department of Health with the goal of delivering cleaner, safer healthcare environments. Support provided to members includes a quarterly magazine, a website, an extensive programme of professional education, training and development, a detailed knowledge database and a free members helpdesk. The AHCP's annual national conf...

Healthcare acquired superbug infections on the rise

...of products of surface disinfectants, hand gels, soaps and wipes is designed to be effective in any environment including the medical, healthcare, sectors and are designed with the reduction of HCAIs in mind. Genie Miracle disinfectants contain EnviroCair as the active ingredient. This has been proven to destroy the HCAIs of MRSA, C Diff, Acinet...

ServiceMaster awarded national accreditation for environmental clean-up efforts

ServiceMaster has achieved ISO 14001 Environmental Accreditation following successful efforts to improve its carbon footprint. The British Standards accreditation was awarded after Leicester based ServiceMaster introduced an Environmental Management System project to help reduce wastage, improve on recycling and save on electricity use in the ...

We have Mail: Response to Survey reveals professionals "unclear about proper cleaning / disinfecting procedures"

... the real world's many variables such as different types and degrees of soiling, surface materials, environmental conditions, dwell time and the porosity of all surfaces including the cleaning equipment used. That is not to say that laboratory test results should be ignored - far from it - they provide the basis for an informed choice as part of pr...

People

...r this month. Her appointment comes after the award-winning company, which has manufactured premium environmentally-friendly cleaning products for professional, janitorial and industrial use since 1984, saw a 14% rise in sales in 2017. [TRIMTO] Linda, who has more than two decades of experience in sales, will be responsible for engaging new and ...

EU countries failing on 2020 waste target

...ch is food and plant rubbish, according to EU figures. "Proper waste management is vital for our environment, but it also makes economic sense; waste is a valuable resource if it is well managed," Environment Commissioner Janez Potonik said in a statement emailed to EurActiv on Friday. "Our main piece of European legislation on waste - the Wa...

UMF to provide infection prevention products to Sodexo under multiyear agreement

Sodexo and UMF have signed a multiyear agreement whereby UMF, innovator and specialist in environmental hygiene, will provide its infection prevention products to Sodexo. Under the terms of the agreement, UMF will provide its advanced antimicrobial technology with PerfectClean products, education, training and support to the more than 6,000 cli...

3M's new matting really makes an entrance!

...e over time than rental matting that can be of questionable age and efficiency. It is kinder on the environment too. Unlike rental matting it doesn't require regular washing with cleaning chemicals. And there is no need to transport it back and forth to central laundries, reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Ideal for use in offices, h...

Grout discoloration problem rectified at Rolls-Royce showroom

...chine uses about 30% less water - which usually means less chemical as well - making it easy on the environment and the user. In addition, using less water means that floors are dry in minutes, making the machine perfect for busy facilities. Following the demonstration, Craig arranged full training of three members of Murray Rolls-Royce's staff ...

MITIE's new Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma revolutionises cleaning

...Six Sigma team that will help to revolutionise the way cleaning services can be delivered. The Lean Environment team is headed by Jon Lightowler who is a qualified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.[TRIMTO] Lean Six Sigma cleaning operations are already being used to great effect at several of MITIE's blue chip customers, including internation...

Toucan play: Regent first major contractor to adopt cleaning innovation

...d overall ecological soundness are expected to see ready adoption of the solution in a diversity of environments. Trials of Toucan Eco at select sites have been followed by full staff training held by Regent Cleaning and Centrego. Regent sees Toucan Eco as a perfect solution for cleaning most areas and particularly hard surfaces using microfi...

Outbreaks of SARS and flu forces Taiwan to implement infection control measures

...HAI to the TNIS. The feedback from TNIS helps hospitals to improve their quality of care and safety environment for both patients and healthcare workers. "Further, as Taiwan is gearing for medical tourism, the Government is promoting the Programme of Nosocomial Infection Control Inspection and Quality Improvement in hospitals," says Frost & ...

New Eco-Friendly Washcloth saves money and the environment

...rt of the company's new value range of patient hygiene products, aimed at saving both money and the environment.[TRIMTO] This cost-effective product is a heavyweight dry wipe and is highly absorbent, with high wet strength. It is manufactured from a highly durable, strong material, which is easily macerated. This will help NHS Trusts to minimis...

VDM presents 'DMX' - the evolution of the MX project

...demands of the contract cleaning market, includes all the features needed to clean in every type of environment, efficiently and with controlled timing. VDM tells us it was the first to realise the market need to work with multipurpose trolleys that would: * Guarantee the final results * Control the time necessary for the operator to do the j...

605 US colleges and universities recover 92,000,000 lbs of organic and recyclable materials during RecycleMania

...ngful actions to preserve the planet. "In the US, we have an enormous opportunity to improve our environmental footprint by recycling more of what we consume. When recycled, a can of soda is back on the shelf in just 60 days." And from the company that requires many of those cans for its products, Coca-Cola: "Everyone wins when we all recycle...

Image Office Cleaning's emergency response team gives FMs peace of mind

...mpany delivering tailored building cleaning and support services. Using only the most effective and environmentally-friendly products and with an unrivalled response time to emergency call-outs, the company works with many prestigious clients across a range of sectors including media, legal and finance throughout the City and West End of London. Fu...

Brussels is to push for EU-wide minimum wage

...rate proposals to shift taxation from labour to other fields, offsetting lower labour charges with "environment, consumption or property taxes." This is expected to lower labour costs and favour hiring. Moreover, the communication suggests: "In many member states there is scope for reducing employer social security contributions which account fo...

Bunzl's interim management statement released

...e, although underlying revenue growth is at the same level as the second half of 2011, the economic environment in the region continues to be weak. The acquisitions completed last year have led to strong revenue growth and an increase in operating margin. * In spite of the sluggish economy in UK & Ireland, excluding the impact of the disposal o...

RCM obtains the ECA Certificate

...' credentials of industrial cleaning equipment. ECA (Enhanced Capital Allowance) establishes the environmental credentials of various systems in the industrial cleaning range, making them easier to purchase thanks to tax incentives. Products which exceed the criteria set out under the scheme, may be registered on the Water Technology List and...

Swisher unveils new look in the UK

...r the company." Owned by internationally acclaimed commercial hygiene/waste management business, Environmental Biotech, Swisher is also carving out a name for itself in providing some of the most environmentally friendly hygiene products on the market. T: 0500 500 165 W: www.swisher.co.uk ...

K-CP celebrates Earth Day with largest portfolio of FSC certified towel and tissue products in North America

...cts come from sources that are responsibly managed, with consideration for people, wildlife and the environment. "Kimberly-Clark Professional is leading the towel and tissue industry to a more sustainable future," said Corey Brinkema, President, FSC-US. "With its commitment to FSC-certified products, Kimberly-Clark Professional is demonstrating ...

PHS Washrooms achieves 'world first'

...ne of certification to the Carbon Trust Standard, which demonstrates our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our products and services," enthuses Keri Reynolds, Marketing Manager for PHS Washrooms. "The assessment process and certification has given us the opportunity to look at ways to increase energy efficiency, reduce waste and st...

First high speed hand dryer to receive noise reduction accolade

... in reducing the noise of dryers without reducing functionality.  Quality designed with the environment in mind, the Classic+ MkII is a fast drying, energy efficient hand dryer, which has the lowest noise levels in its class. Today’s hand dryers are much faster than previous generations. With an average dry time of 15 seconds, this...

New Sustainability Guide details how to measure carbon footprint

... currency of the sustainability movement, impacting energy management, waste handling, air quality, environmental stewardship and a host of other sustainability issues. In the US, about 40% of carbon emissions can be attributed to the construction, operation and maintenance of buildings — a fact that places much of the responsibility for carb...

Natural bacteria help defeat the 'drought'

...thorities are able to save thousands of pounds a year on their water and sewage charges and be more environmentally caring at the same time." One such authority that that has been using the eco-cube system for a number of years and is already making enormous monetary savings by reducing their water consumption is Purbeck District Council in Dors...

Singaporean students do their bit for their local coffee shop washroom

...ic washrooms. According to the Channel News Asia report, the students, from Dunman High School's Environment Club, have spent the past few months keeping the washroom clean. They have also created posters and tissue paper packet designs, all for the purpose of raising awareness of the need for patrons to leave this – and other – wash...

Bio-enzymatic cleaners find new use: restoring masterpieces

...of art 'in a fast, specific, and respectful way, as well as being nontoxic for the restorer and the environment.' This project came about because the IRP was having difficulty restoring several murals damaged in a 1936 fire at the Church of Santos Juanes in Valencia, Spain. The murals had been improperly restored during the 1960s, so the goal...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners installs new Master

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners held its annual ceremony of Installation at the medieval St Olaveís Church within the City of London, recently.  Following the ancient traditions of the City Liveries, Mr Peter W.J. Robb was installed  as Master for the year ensuing. Mrs Maureen A. Marden was installed as Senior...

Top 10 cash flow killers

...ll because they can’t see how to address these common threats to their business. The economic environment is turbulent and these cash flow restrictions are preventing viable businesses from recovering. “For companies that have a strong reserve of equity in either their business premises or another property, short term funding secured...

Veolia fined after agency worker sustained serious burns

Waste management provider Veolia Environmental Services has been fined after an agency worker was seriously burned by hot ash at an incineration depot in Deptford. The employee, who does not want to be named, sustained 17% burns to his body whilst cleaning ash from a filtration hopper at a Veolia plant on Landman Way in December 2009. The...

Health experts call for ‘hygiene rating’ scheme for tattoo parlours

... of acquiring blood borne infections, according to a survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health. The survey will be presented at its annual public health conference in Cardiff on 2/3 May. At present a customer wishing to ‘buy’ a tattoo has no available information on the hygiene standards in a tattoo parlour....

Registration to the 19th WFBSC is now open

...rvation Companies from the State of Paraná (SEAC-PR), Brazilian Federation of Services & Environmental Cleanup Companies (FEBRAC), and Brazilian Association of Professional Cleaning Market (ABRALIMP). It has the support of the Brazilian Central Services Sector (CEBRASSE), Embratur, Ministry of Tourism, Brazilian Confederation of Conventi...

NHS selects SoChlor in advanced infection control tender

...state-of-the art infection prevention products available from NHS Supply Chain. GV Health's SoChlor environmental disinfection range has been approved by NHS pharmacists and selected by NHS Supply Chain for use throughout the NHS in the recent advanced infection control tender.[TRIMTO] SoChlor enables healthcare staff and infection control speci...

Plum

...n his new efficient Premium hand cleanser, which is tough on dirt, easy on the skin and kind to the environment. “Now you can remove even the most fierce oil and dirt with an efficient but mild hand cleanser that doesn’t contain solvents,” he said. “Our new Premium hand cleanser has a unique composition of selected vegeta...

...ice blast cleaning, reaching hard-to-access areas, chemical and industrial cleaning, and the use of environmentally friendly cleaning solutions, can be demonstrated. And of course, the winners of the 2012 Innovations Awards will be announced, and visitors will be able to inspect all the products that were entered into the awards and talk to some of the teams behind them.   ...

Italian manufacturer Adiatek has given birth to a new Baby

...hich is powered by batteries with a built-in charger. "Our 'Baby' is perfect for cleaning floors in environments which have very small dimensions, such as offices, shops, workshops, taverns, terraces, private pools and any other environment that has very narrow passages," explained the team.[TRIMTO] There are two types of batteries: 28 and 35 Ah...

Alani

"At Alani, we have committed ourselves to the environment,” said the team on the stand (10.514). “This is why last year we obtained the Eco Label Certificate for all our tissue paper products.” This Spanish company manufactures and exports globally 100% pure cellulose tissue paper and also imports and exports janitorial supp...

Fragrance Delivery Technologies

...ning system, which uses the patented Oxy-Gen Powered technology - said to provide real and tangible environmental benefits with less waste and no harmful emissions. This emission-free technology generates oxygen constantly and continuously to release accurate doses of pure fragrance oil. The product does not emit any harmful or volatile gases and p...

Toucan Eco

Since its launch in March 2011 the Toucan Eco system has challenged the way that environmentally friendly chemicals are produced. Using only tap water and salt, this amazing device employs electrochemical activation to produce an effective disinfectant and cleaner in three minutes on the spot... No need for packaging, distribution costs o...

Tersano

...e-engineer the technology for residential and commercial use that the full cleaning, sanitising and environmental benefits were realised," he said. “The extended ozone effectiveness is a game changer for the ozone industry. "Now you can turn ordinary tap water into a safe, chemical-free germ killing cleaner that works for hours in everything ...

TomCat Edge

"Chemical free stripping: help the environment while saving money and just use water to remove floor finish", claims US firm TomCat whose Edge series machines have been creating a great deal of attention at trade shows around the world. The Edge system combined with their maroon prep pad prepares a floor for quick and easy recoat. The oscillating head doesn't fling water away from the cleaning area so less water is required to clean! And because it uses less energy than disk units you get longer run time per charge. ...

LPM Cleaning & Support Services wins Zenos Outstanding Supplier Award 2011-2012

...tor, retail & shopping centre and transport & logistics. As well as cleaning, LPM offers environmental waste management, grounds maintenance and pest control services. T: 01132 486000 E: joe.read@lpmcleaning.co.uk W: www.lpmcleaning.co.uk ...

ISSA/Interclean 2012: show review

...n his new efficient Premium hand cleanser, which is tough on dirt, easy on the skin and kind to the environment. “Now you can remove even the most fierce oil and dirt with an efficient but mild hand cleanser that doesn’t contain solvents,” he said. “Our new Premium hand cleanser has a unique composition of selected vegeta...

Crothall Healthcare releases Infection Prevention White Paper

US environmental services provider Crothall Healthcare (said to be the only healthcare cleaning company to achieve CIMS and CIMS-GB certifications, with honours, from ISSA) has announced the release of its Infection Prevention White Paper. Thisvcomprehensive and exhaustively researched document summarises both the importance of environmental hygi...

Drivers reminded: Bag it, Bin it! - and keep roads tidy as Olympic Torch comes to town

... of their litter responsibly. Roadside litter is not only unsightly, but is also a threat to the environment and wildlife and can block drains and cause flooding. For highway authorities, clearing litter diverts much-needed resources away from road maintenance and repairs, while items thrown from moving vehicles can be a hazard to other road use...

Rubbermaid Hygen Clean Water System awarded BICSc Accreditation

...trials were performed to test the reliability, efficiency and safety of the system, in its intended environment.  The resulting Field Trials Outcome Report verified that the Hygen system is a faster, cleaner and more cost-effective solution for clean floors than a conventional cotton mop and bucket. Stan Atkins, chief executive officer ...

Vikan: working smarter

... explained: "We are embedding sustainability into every decision we take based on an aligned set of environmental and business objectives. "We now have some early action plans in place for greening our products, our production and even our communications. For example, we have cut polyethylene use by 30% by simply reducing bag weights, and are in...

Themes of the WFBSC 2012 presentations chosen

...lti-services: challenges and opportunities in the Brazilian market - The 21st century socio-environmental paradigm and labour laws - Smart application in cleaning: how a sustainable approach will increase productivity for BSC - The client's vision of cleaning services and the challenges of service contractors - The r...

Healthcare Cleaner of the Year 2012 Awards - shortlist announced

...g standards and protocols used by NHS and most other hospitals to deliver cleaner, safer healthcare environments. Members have access to a range of support services including a detailed knowledge database, an online helpdesk forum, website, newsletter, the AHCP Voice magazine and an extensive programme of professional education, training and develo...

New initiative to help schools lead the way on reducing water pollution

...Ecolabel accredited cleaning products that the partnership will supply to schools. Delphis Eco's environmentally friendly range is one of the first that is manufactured in the UK to be accredited with the EU Ecolabel, the premier European award for products that satisfy stringent controls with respect to their effects on the environment and peop...

With Summer on its way, more hotels are raising hygiene standards

...veloper of infection prevention products.[TRIMTO] "We're seeing more hotels and resorts adopting environmental hygiene practices developed for the healthcare industry," he reveals, citing Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide amongst the larger chains that are placing a high priority on guest safety and satisfaction by ensuring that infection ...

New study finds office kitchens and break rooms are 'crawling with bacteria'

...d and surface hygiene, can serve as the impetus to engage employees in maintaining a healthy office environment. "This study demonstrates that contamination is all over the workplace and has the potential to reach people where they eat and prepare food, as well as elsewhere," comments Brad Reynolds, North American Platform Leader, The Healthy Wo...

40 year jubilee for cleaning contractor

...eb based quality assurance system - Staff training regime to develop key skills - Environmentally friendly chemicals, delivering optimum cleaning solutions - 'Zero tolerance' security vetting of staff Since 2007, the company has doubled in size from £3 million to £6 million. "We are all absolutely deligh...

British Cleaning Council reacts to Hilton Hotel cleaner protest

... sector and we understand that there is pressure on all costs, including wage costs, in the current environment. Nevertheless, there is a business case for paying the London Living Wage, built around improved staff loyalty and retention and we hope that the Hilton Hotel will give the London Living Wage serious consideration." The cleaners are be...

Quality triple score for the Wrennalls Group

... triumph for excellence across its management systems dealing with quality, health & safety and environmental accountability by achieving IS0 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management and BS OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety. The three accreditations apply across the whole of the Wrennalls Group and all its associated companies....

NHS hospital conducts trials in efficacy of electrolysed water as a sanitiser

...nd wash floors. It can then be disposed of by pouring down a sink without causing any damage to the environment. Electrolysed water costs around 2p per litre to produce (inclusive of water, salt, electricity and equipment). Lease costs start at just £150 per month. T: 0800 977 5687 W: www.eowater.co.uk ...

Wheelie Bin 'Wash and Lift' is a really winner!

...of water once it is recaptured. Allows the owner/operator to work within a framework set out by the Environment Agency, local councils and water providers to ensure an environmentally safe procedure. Fines of up to £20,00 can be levied where polluted water enters fresh water drainage systems One important thing to consider is the fantastic...

Rapid tests support FSA initiatives for safer food

...e test results has a powerful impact on food processors and food handlers. Helen Cameron (Senior Environmental Health Practitioner (Food Safety), Worcestershire Regulatory Services, says: "If a place looks clean it might not be. ATP Swabs are an excellent tool for verifying cleaning standards. "Swabs taken at more than one high risk business,...

Future formulations

... renewable sources, with the aim of replacing ingredients considered hazardous to health and to the environment. One key area of innovation highlighted at H3i, although certainly not new, is in the selective use of microbes to degrade soiling, commonly called bio-remediation, and is an ever-expanding technology. In the role of a consultant, I ha...

Proandre: air fresheners come with a selection of fragrances

... between 25m? and 60m? in size, Neo breeze is designed to create a pleasant and constantly perfumed environment, whilst removing undesirable odours. Equipped with a timer with three frequencies of activation: 7, 5, 15, 30 minutes (approximately 3000 sprays) and with a sensor which allows a choice of function mode: with light or 24 hours, it is o...

The Cleaning Show 2013 promises a feature-packed programme

...reen Equipment and Services Pavilion Visitors to the Cleaning Show are increasingly looking for environmentally friendly products. The Green Equipment and Services Pavilion will comprise a number of products and services from different companies, all developed to promote environmentally sensitive cleaning practices. Each exhibit will also be fe...

Facilities and cleaning employers - free apprenticeships opportunity!

.... Act now for funded apprenticeships in: Level 3 Facilities Management Level 2 Cleaning and Environmental Services[TRIMTO] This offer is available in England only. There is no age restriction but candidates must be able to start before the end of June 2012. For more information contact Tom Orton on: T: 01392 423 399 E: torton@ass...

UL announces Global Certification for Environmentally Preferable Cleaning Products

UL Environment has announced the launch of a globally applicable, lifecycle-based environmental product certification for janitorial and sanitation products. Formerly available only as EcoLogo, a North American certification recognised mainly in Canada and the US, this new, worldwide UL certification service for environmentally preferable clean...

Clinell and Clorox join forces

...duction of transmission of C. difficile spores. The wipes - designed specifically for healthcare environments - are only available in the UK. Available in canisters with 70 wipes measuring 230 x 170mm, the wipes are designed for daily, multi-surface disinfection by environmental services and nursing staff. They are the ideal size for general ...

FM market upbeat in 2012 despite double-dip

...evelop a new depth of knowledge and expertise across a wider range of issues, ranging from clients' environmental policies, working practices, future growth directions etc. Government austerity and the impact of reduced public sector spending is also addressed by MTW, with the report highlighting that the Government is only one quarter through i...

Soapbox: Landfill tax is a rubbish way to spend money!

...g materials that can be recycled. Nowadays companies can win and lose contracts because of their environmental procedures and when you consider that in many cases being green actually reduces overheads there really is no excuse for not being environmentally and socially responsible." T: 0800 294 4440 W: www.slingsby.com ...

PDI receives C.diff spores claim acceptance for EPA-registered Sani-Cloth Bleach

...ccordance with the Association for Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Recommended Practices for Environmental Cleaning for patients with respiratory conditions such as TB. The alcohol and fragrance-free formula makes it compatible with most healthcare equipment and is ideal for use around patients and staff, especially those with respiratory se...

Researchers use automated UV disinfection to prevent C. diff in veterans care facility

... nosocomial diarrhea. C. diff spores that become airborne during CDI occurrences contaminate nearby environmental surfaces, survive for months, and are especially difficult to eradicate with disinfectants. Researchers Brett Sitzlar, Ravy K. Vajravelu, Lucy Jury, Curtis J. Donskey and Robin L. P. Jump monitored two LTCF patient roommates. During ...

Ecolab pledges commitment to WWF and Alliance for Water Stewardship

...ure Conservancy, Pacific Institute, Water Stewardship Australia, Water Witness International, Water Environment Federation, European Water Partnership, International Water management Institute, UN Global Compact's CEO Water Mandate and Carbon Disclosure Project) aiming to promote the responsible use of fresh water. The Global Water Roundtable, a mu...

In-house BICSc accreditation starts for Regent staff

...ontract manager Manuel Costa (centre) received his BICSc Certificate from HR Director/Quality & Environmental Manager Bozena Wojciechowska, and training & HR support officer Mark Mahoney last month. The new Academy is equipped with different types of floor surfaces, hard and soft, upholstery and all the equipment necessary to deliver cer...

Right Royal Jubilee clean up in central London

... of extra visitors flocking to central London to help celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Veolia Environmental Services and Westminster City Council put in the extra effort to make sure the city was sparkling for this very special event and returned to its best for residents and businesses. Before the pageant even started, the Veolia teams we...

RJN delivers Pure, Green and Clean

...rocess it became clear that many of our customers also needed a sanitising product for high hygiene environments. For RJN to be able to offer this proposition across all business sectors, we needed to develop a product that has the same excellent cleaning power of FreshClean but with a sanitising agent that also kills 99.99% of bacteria. After m...

Industrial pressure washers for high quality cleaning

...itre bowser tanks. The storm mounted and freestanding ranges are ideal for indoor use especially in environments such as the food industry, factories and workshops. "Demon pressure washers are built to the highest standards and quality, designed to withstand the most rigorous environments," says Says Emma Hancock Sales Manager, Clemas & Co. ...

Sustainable Restaurant Association helps caterers clean up their credentials

...approved its first supplier of cleaning products in a bid to ease restaurants' concerns about their environmental impact. Delphis Eco, the UK's manufacturer of ecological cleaning products, has already started supplying SRA member restaurants, including the central London-based pub group Cubitt House.[TRIMTO] "Sustainability in restaurants is ab...

LPM Cleaning set to reduce costs and boost productivity

...pping centre and transport & logistics. It also offers a number of added value services such as environmental waste management, grounds maintenance and pest control. T: 0208 2698480 E: joe.read@lpmcleaning.co.uk W; www.lpmcleaning.co.uk ...

Regent Cleaning gets the silver

...rom left: Regent Cleaning Training & HR Support Officer Mark Mahoney, HR Director/Quality & Environmental Manager Bozena Wojciechowska, HR Adminstrator Clare Bowker, General Manager Hugh Scott T: 01483 861477 E: enquiries@regentcleaning.com W: www.regentcleaning.com ...

Brightwell Dispensers accredited ISO14001

... led by the quality assurance team. ISO14001 recognises companies' corporate policy to integrate environmentally-friendly processes throughout all stages of product development, and across all departments. [TRIMTO] The certificate is part of an Environmental Management System that goes further than national and international environmenta...

Lindaus launches HF6 professional multifunction vacuum / carpet cleaner

...lemented with a HEPA filter (for clean rooms) or an active carbon filter / micro filter (for smelly environments). T: +39 049 8700307 E: vacuum@lindhaus.it W: www.lindhaus.it ...

Freudenberg North America targets zero manufacturing waste

...o review green projects, share best practices and participate in critical discussions about ongoing environmental issues. The impact that global megatrends such as population growth, global warming and an increasing scarcity of resources is having on Freudenberg's business and innovations - and how the corporation will respond - was central to t...

Global manufacturer unveils Water for Life programme

...its perfectly with our goal of working towards a better future by being responsible stewards of the environment and positive contributors to communities," adds Lori. www.kcprofessional.co.uk   ...

B & V Water Treatment calls for action after WWF report

...eatment and how water is used in agriculture, industry and households. B & V Water Treatment environmental chemist Yolla McCoy is undertaking a company funded PhD at the University of Birmingham into 'Water Recycling in the Food and Beverage Industry'. This work, along with two other services devised by B & V - aimed at helping industry ...

New rechargeable and washable wireless keyboard is ideal for healthcare use

...nd easily disabled during cleaning procedures. "iKey's products are built to withstand difficult environments where standard keyboards will fail," adds Dave. "A keyboard is one of the most commonly touched objects in any environment. As awareness of hospital-acquired infections grows, so has the need for washable input devices." Measuring onl...

Cretan hotel enjoys cost efficiency that doesn't sacrifice on quality

...ctus Beach is an eco-hotel. This means that we are committed to being 'green' - recycling and using environmentally processes wherever possible. Because our hotel was using so many bottles, the amount of plastic waste we were generating was extremely high, and obviously bad for the environment. "We needed a solution which was primarily a cost-e...

The Cleaning Industry and workplace slips and trips: a warning

... The evidence initially focused on the suitability of the floor and floor material, as well as the environmental conditions such as lighting levels. These were all discounted as they were found to be reasonable under the duty of care bestowed by the Health & Safety Act. The claimant's legal team refocused its attention on the cleaning syste...

Silverdell secures contracts in Canada worth £13 million

Silverdell, the specialist environmental support services group, has secured two decontamination and dismantling contracts worth a combined total of approximately £13m. The work is being carried out on sites in Canada for two separate multi-national companies. These contracts were secured since the acquisition in May of EDS, a specialist pr...

We have Mail: School litter picking

...er picking, you may be interested to know that following numerous reviews we've done in educational environments, we're increasingly seeing the effects of what others refer to as the 'broken windows theory'... That is, the longer litter remains on the floor, then the more likely it will be that others will drop litter.[TRIMTO] The interesting th...

DMG teams up with Matrix in Scotland to sell steam cleaning equpment

... restaurants and catering operations and commercial and industrial situations. They are kind to the environment and can be used to remove graffiti and chewing gum residues as well as for general cleaning. T : 0141 880 9115 F : 0141 880 9116 E : marie@dmgfloorcare.co.uk W :  www.dmgfloorcare.co.uk ...

Demystifying dehumidifiers

...damp and damp related health problems. The company was founded in 1991, as a specialist supplier of environmental monitoring and control equipment for museums, archives and art galleries across Europe.[TRIMTO] Having worked initially in the museum and heritage sector, the team at Meaco boasts a real understanding of the problems that companies a...

ISSA and CIRI begin development of Clean Standard: K-12

... developing a Clean Standard for K-12 schools that ultimately will promote clean and healthy indoor environments in educational facilities across the US to the benefit of children’s learning experiences. [TRIMTO] “ISSA is excited to see yet another initiative begin to bear fruit in the organisation’s overall goal of changing th...

P&G, the US EPA, Staples and more headline Cleaning Products 2012

...Based Sustainability will bring together leading organisations such as Procter & Gamble, the US Environmental Protection Agency and Staples to discuss unit dose; fragrance development strategies; green chemistry innovation; future prospects for the auto dishwashing detergent industry and much, much more. This 6th annual event, developed in a...

Leader

...ot make the effort to say hello and tell them you appreciate the efforts they're making to keep our environment clean, tidy and hygienic? It won't cost you anything, but I know it will make their day a whole lot easier to bear! Yours, Jan Hobbs ...

Eco friendly sanitising for super yachts

..., it rapidly reverts to neutral, so can be poured away without causing any damage whatsoever to the environment. "The yachts we supply maintain exceptionally high standards of cleanliness and hygiene," explains Shore Solutions' managing director, Andrew Roch. "However, most owners have a very responsible attitude to their environment, way beyond...

LPM publishes first cleaning supplies catalogue

...rcher. It recently announced the launch of a new range of super-concentrate chemicals to reduce the environmental impact of transporting large quantities of water and minimise the quantity of plastics sent to landfill. Copies of the catalogue are available in a hard copy version or can be sent as a PDF file. E: info@lpmcleaning.co.uk W: ww...

Christeyns targets caterers with UK launch of cleaning & hygiene range

...editation also extend to an Ecolabel product range being available. All product development exceeds environmental industry standards, being perborate and NTA-free. Phosphate-free alternatives are also available. The comprehensive new range of Christeyns products additionally enables the end-user or distributor to offer bespoke and private, own-l...

Get ahead of the Games

...ve, having a knock on effect on working hours and employment terms. Where an operator's licence has environment restrictions noted, an application for a temporary change of hours must be applied for and granted. Potential hazards during night work such as safety and security need to be considered by the employer. How can businesses be prepared? ...

Proventix records the 10 millionth hand wash

...and washing correlates with decreased infection, cost savings and most importantly, a safer patient environment. "The nGage system reveals a solid business case, demonstrates community support and sets a standard for wider U.S. consideration." Proventix Systems is a technology company whose mission is to eliminate the human and economic costs...

Enviro-Solutions announces winners of 'Going Enviral' Greener Schools Video Challenge

... established in 1994 with very focused goals: to develop and market a line of competitively priced, environmentally preferable cleaning products and solutions that don't sacrifice product performance. Toll Free: 877-674-4373 E: info@enviro-solution.com W: www.enviro-solution.com ...

Oxypharm ticks all the boxes at key Birmingham hospitals

...We were looking for a system to support and maybe enhance our procedures for decontamination of the environment following the discharge or movement of patients with known or suspected HAI's," he reveals. "A system which would be easy to use by housekeeping assistants as well as supervisors and would not delay the turn round times for admissions in...

John Ayres

...g Clerk of the Company Clerk Emeritus, Honorary Court Assistant & Almoner Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners (The 97th City of London Livery Company) T: 01359 244014 E: michaelb@wc-ec.com W: www.wc-ec.com John Ayres, who many of you will know from his days at Brapack and Xola Hygiene, was one of the most well-liked membe...

Away-From-Home tissue and hygiene in Finland: report now available

...of 1% in Finland in 2011. The most important factor behind this was the continued harsh economic environment and sluggish sales to hotels and restaurants, which was further punctuated by the eurozone debt crisis and turbulence that followed during the second half of 2011. This resulted in fewer domestic, as well as foreign, customers in hotels a...

Global Soap Project helps Haiti fight cholera epidemic

...y participating in the project, hoteliers are diverting tons of waste from landfills and bolstering environmental sustainability programmes. Hotel managers, housekeepers and guests become more environmentally conscious and more sensitive to the needs of vulnerable populations through this initiative. Soap is collected from hotels and shipped to ...

Don't waste money on flying ants warns pest control company

...d there is very little a pest control company can do apart from charge a lot of money. Cleankill Environmental Services Managing Director Paul Bates explains: "It's the normal mating flight of the common black garden ant and it happens two or three times over the Summer months causing some people great distress. We advise the callers not to p...

Report trashes EU waste management results

...h highlights stark differences across the EU. The report - prepared by the European Commission's environment department - found that many EU countries may be failing on a 2020 waste target for recycling municipal waste, which is set at 50% of all household waste. Some of the worst offenders are financially beleaguered Greece, Italy and Cyprus...

Leader

...below). The ones I've become used to over the past week are very basic but they're great for the environment as they don't require any water at all. A bucket of sawdust, some anti-bacterial handwash and a little solar lighting is all that's needed to keep everything fresh and easy to use and I didn't notice any unpleasant smells emanating from a...

Olympics clean-up is a winner for Ryans

...e and industrial cleaning premises carried out in compliance with all relevant Health & Safety, environmental and waste management legislation. The company provides the training, controls and resources necessary to ensure that all activities are conducted to the highest standards of quality in a safe, secure manner. T: +353 (0) 504 51083 E: ...

Research on key antibacterial ingredient distorts real-world use

...ensive regulatory and scientific reviews of Triclosan by the Food & Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as other regulatory bodies around the world, have found the uses of Triclosan to be safe." For example, a 2011 review by the European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety found that the "use...

New law seeks to limit dumping of e-waste

...ped in landfills or shipped abroad for disposal because of the high cost of recycling in Europe. Environment Commissioner Janez Poto?nik said the new measures are a step towards reusing valuable materials such as rare earth metals, gold, silver and copper used in televisions, computers, mobile phones and other household products. "In these ti...

SHL Global Leadership Study reveals talent time bombs

...were revealed. "Rising education standards and a culture of entrepreneurialism are some of the many environmental factors that are driving emerging economies such as Brazil, India, Mexico and Turkey up the rankings for future leadership potential. These nations have a huge growth opportunity if they can identify, nurture and develop this potential....

Handy slimliner trolley suits tighter spaces

...ed hygienic cleaning solutions, is purpose designed for professional and efficient cleaning in busy environments with limited space.[TRIMTO] Flexible and easily manoeuvrable, the Slimliner is ideal for use in shops, restaurants, offices, schools and health clinics. Specially developed to improve efficiency and facilitate the cleaning operative'...

Sustainability will be core theme of 19th WFBSC International Congress

...r the 19th World Federation of Building Service Contractors International Congress, reiterating the environmental commitment of the maintenance and cleaning industry.[TRIMTO] The event, which is to be held in Curitiba from 10th - 14th October, alongside the 22nd Regional Higiexpo - Hygiene, Cleaning & Maintenance Products & Services Exh...

London calling: The Cleaning Show 2015

...don City Airport and within three hours of many European locations. ExCeL London's unique campus environment is home to six onsite hotels covering some 1,400 rooms, over 40 onsite cafes, bars and restaurants, three Docklands Light Railways stations (of which two are linked directly to the venue) and 3,700 parking spaces. England's only cable car...

German chemical giant says REACH is worth the investment

...because of the extra costs generated by the EU law, which sought to protect consumer health and the environment. These included widely publicised industry studies which claimed that REACH would cost billions of euros to implement, causing millions of job losses in Germany. "BASF was possibly the single most important player in influencing pol...

Italian paper producer Sofidel Group, buys US-based tissue manufacturer Cellynne Holdings

...eduction technologies and CO2 emissions, not only bear testimony to Cellynne's commitment to making environmentally-sustainable products, but the attention it pays to its environmental footprint is also perfectly in line with Sofidel's sustainability policies. "We are now entering the integration and development phase so as to ensure sustainable...

Your guide to the business opportunities in China's cleaning market

...cting the global economy. The cleaning industry is also undergoing tremendous growth. The rising environmental awareness of customers, for example, has provided a new market for more eco-friendly items to be introduced. Meanwhile, China has a huge number of commercial and industrial facilities that require efficient cleaning. The cleaning bus...

British Safety Council launches 2013 International Safety Awards

...ulous entertainment and dancing. The keynote address will be delivered by Andrew Sharman, Director, Environment, Health & Safety and Risk Management, O-I Europe. The eligibility criteria and details of how to apply can be found at: www.britsafe.org ...

Antimicrobial Technology expert releases White Paper

...rivacy curtains, lab coats, scrubs and bed linens constitute a large part of the patient healthcare environment. Clinical studies have proven that these surfaces can be highly contaminated by microorganisms and have the potential to transmit bacteria to patients and healthcare workers. One such study published in the American Journal of Infectio...

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... never make anything in the UK anymore? As those who know about my passion for looking after the environment  and how strongly I feel about the need for decent public washrooms will understand, I'm even more delighted to learn in news just in, that the British Cleaning Council is indulging both these passions, by securing the team from Loug...

Ecolab on Forbes' 2012 list of 'World's Most Innovative Companies'

...emistry, equipment, packaging, dispensing and expertise to produce superior results while improving environmental benefits and cost savings. "Our positive impact approach is essential to our innovation process," says Dr. Larry Berger, Ecolab chief technical officer and executive vice president, Research, Development & Engineering. "With this...

Top marks for Nviro in Health & Safety

...hieving the OHSAS 18001 certification means that we manage health & safety risks in the working environment to protect our employees, customers and the general public. "Nviro has a company philosophy of cleaning with a conscience, putting both its customers' and employees' needs first and this award is an accomplishment that we are particula...

Helping UK plc get 'Waste Smart'

...ne-day 'Waste Smart' training course is targeted at all types of businesses interested in improving environmental compliance, reducing waste costs, and encouraging a culture of more sustainable waste and resource management within their operations. Since the course was first developed in 2003, over 12,000 certificates have been issued to organis...

Cooking behind bars

...- but then not everyone is setting up a kitchen behind bars. One product that suits this type of environment very well is PGI Chicopee's J-Cloth 3000, which is based on the world renowned cleaning wipe, the J-Cloth Lavette. Its open, wavy texture facilitates efficient pick-up of any dirt and makes it easy to rinse, ensuring longer freshness. In ...

NEC announces 'zero waste to landfill' achievement

... focus which the NEC is set to host over the next 12 months. We're committed to making a difference environmentally through waste management and reducing carbon emissions, and achieving zero waste to landfill demonstrates our efforts." "We are delighted that the NEC has set such a great example," says Alison Jackson, Managing Director of the RWM...

Rubbermaid launches Clean Look coordinated washroom products

...ual requirements of their washroom. The new range also stays true to Rubbermaid's commitment to the environment. Eco-friendly formulations are used in the soaps and scents and all products are manufactured in sustainable, low impact processes. Each product in the Clean Look family is engineered to ensure trouble-free operation and minimal routin...

Lighter container from RPC UKSC for Royal Warrant holder Prochem Europe

...et cleaning products, and has chosen RPC Containers UKSC's five litre LX container to help meet its environmental objectives.[TRIMTO] For many years RPC's RT56 Jerrican was Prochem's first choice for packing five litre products but the company recently switched to the new, lighter, 5L LX container, produced at UKSC's Rushden site. The 5L LX weig...

Sustainability strategies becoming more important

...arly 90% of the managers/investors work with their tenants to help reduce their properties' overall environmental impact," says Stephen. "This is very important, [because together] they are helping to create a 'culture of sustainability' in which everyone realises that they have a role in furthering Green and sustainable initiatives." The Sustai...

Hygiene Group is the right ingredient for Cereform

... all the right certification and are clearly very experienced in the cleaning of food manufacturing environments, which aren't always the easiest to operate in. "Secondly, because we are such a busy factory, closing down production while the cleaning was carried out really wasn't an option for us. Working closely with the team, we were able to ...

Cresswell awarded cleaning contract at new local school

...approach as well as being highly reactive and responsive to its clients' needs, whilst providing an environment which staff feel happy to work in. The company was a finalist in last year's Kimberly-Clark Golden Service Awards and is both ISO9001 & ISO14001 accredited. T: 0207 252 1101 E: info@cresswellservices.co.uk W: www.cresswellservices.co...

OxyBAC hand wash: very safe and highly effective

...bacterial hand wash for use in any food handling, general workplace, public facility or social care environment where higher standards of hand hygiene are required.[TRIMTO] Professional use, liquid antibacterial hand washing soaps have been available for more than 50 years. Their use has increased in response to public concerns over the spread o...

Instazorb super absorbent granule now available in UK

... 'sticking plaster' type temporary fix. InstaZorb is NSF certified safe for use in food handling environments as well as other locations where absorbents traditionally have not been very effective or even considered for use, such as laboratories, non-sterile hospital environments, logisitical organisations and the hospitality industry. InstaZ...

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust chooses In Depth for windows contract

...ed pole systems. In Depth achieves first-class results while upholding strict health, safety and environmental standards, and the company's fleet of 'reach & wash' vehicles, operated by expert staff, provide a virtually 'ladderless' safe and efficient service. "This is a fantastic contract for In Depth, and it adds to our current portfoli...

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...ing what is claimed to have been the widest and most prolonged study into handwashing in healthcare environments that has ever been carried out (see more below). It says that 'personalised feedback' makes healthcare workers twice as likely to wash their hands. We all know what we're supposed to do, don't we? And we all know the potential consequ...

New K-CP products protect against risks faced by oil and gas industry workers

...he products offer protection as well as comfort to help increase compliance and create a safer work environment. Wiping solutions provide superior cleaning to meet the highest performance standards, increase productivity and improve cost-in-use. The Kimberly-Clark Professional oil and gas offerings feature solutions from trusted, well-known bran...

Selden acquires Jeyes Professional Division

...elden's product offer to the professional cleaning market. "Coupled with Selden's reputation for environmentally sound production, high quality product formulation and innovative use of online customer support technology, the Jeyes Professional Division portfolio represents additional flexibility to help end-users consolidate cleaning product su...

REACH benefits not obvious yet, EU admits

...er this month, reports EurActiv.[TRIMTO] Bjorn Hansen, head of unit at the European Commission's environment directorate, said the REACH review, originally planned for June, had been delayed until October. "A lot of work was put into this review and this is one of the reasons why it's slightly delayed - it was substantial," he told a conferen...

Funding announced to increase recycling rate in Scotland

Speaking at the Scottish Waste & Resources Conference in Glasgow recently, Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead announced an additional £1.2 million of funding would be available to help councils in Scotland reach the 50% recycling target set for the end of 2013.[TRIMTO] The funding will be available immediately and until April 2013...

Green Seal awards 1st Specialty Cleaner Certification to PortionPac

...lty Cleaning Products for Industrial & Institutional Use) means that these products meet strict environmental criteria and perform as well as or better than others in their class.[TRIMTO] "We applaud PortionPac for manufacturing products that meet the stringent requirements of the GS-53 standard," said Arthur Weissman, Ph.D., president &...

KD masters Prochem's Sapphire

...esigned heat exchanger producing more usable heat (121 C / 250 F max) with minimal heat loss to the environment, and a last-step chemical injection maximising pump performance. Additional features include thermostatic temperature control allowing total temperature control up to 250 degrees F; easy-to-use ergonomic control panel with waste pump o...

New features on offer at The Cleaning Show 2013

... will comprise a number of products and services from different companies, all developed to promote environmentally sensitive cleaning practises. Laundry Zone: A brand new Laundry Zone has been added to the exhibition, specifically for laundry and dry cleaning companies as well as laundry trade associations. Workwear/Corporate Clothing Pavili...

Ryans ploughs through a clean 10 years

...n addition to the crowds, we are often met with poor weather conditions. However, despite the muddy environment, our team was quick to manage all the areas which received upwards of 60,000 visitors per day. "Our experience of working at large outdoor events means we are well equipped to deal with extreme weather conditions and return the site to...

Sewage waste to become plastic

...s. This system can turn purification facilities into a true asset - a source of income and positive environmental contribution. The company's development was intended to provide a solution for issues in sewage care. Today, a certain percentage of the massive amount of waste produced by human beings (solid municipal waste) is cleared through garb...

Study finds PurThread hospital privacy curtains resist superbug contamination eight times better than control curtains

...l', was published online in the journal of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. "Without environmental hygiene, hand hygiene is insufficient to the challenge," said August Valenti, M.D infectious disease physician at InterMed Maine Medical Center. "Healthcare Associated Infections are the fourth highest cause of mortality among US adu...

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...ke very good value judgements on your behalf. We can design a full cleaning system for you which is environmentally fit for purpose and which carries our guarantee of your satisfaction before we even begin. Websites: www.cleaningmasterclass.com - The Cleaning Masterclass: The home of the professional cleaner training course and many other manu...

NGOs denounce 'culture of secrecy' in EU chemicals agency

Environmental NGOs have accused the European Chemicals Agency of leniency in enforcing the REACH regulation on chemical safety, raising the pressure on the European Commission to tighten the screw ahead of a review expected this month. An audit of the ECHA, undertaken by the European Environmental Bureau and ClientEarth, concluded on "fundamental ...

We have mail: Campaign to Protect Rural England's Past President, Bill Bryson, writes...

...d the reason that the charge should apply to all types of material is because paper bags aren't the environmentally benign option they're perceived to be. The main problem is they're heavy and bulky, so transporting them requires more lorries. If you agree that England should break its bag habit and so reduce litter and waste, do urge your MP to...

Karcher acquires Socofren SA

...cians who develop cleaning solutions that are ever more efficient technologically whilst being more environmentally friendly. The company has committed to reducing the environmental impact of its products and manufacturing processes, to using fewer components in the design of its machines and to the use of biodegradable detergents. More than 90% of...

World industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals market to grow at 4.7% pa to 2016

... to more frequent doctor visits and more hospital traffic In the healthcare market, unlike other environments with less rigorous disinfection requirements, the long-term concerns about overuse of disinfectants creating super-resistant strains of bacteria usually take a back seat to the more immediate and pressing concerns of patient care, infect...

From beach to bottle: Method's new product line features ocean plastic packaging

Environmentally-conscious cleaning product company Method is launching its latest innovation in sustainable packaging - bottles made from a blend of plastic recovered from the ocean and post-consumer recycled plastic. This limited edition packaging is for a new Method product, a two-in-one hand and dish soap.[TRIMTO] Scientists estimate that s...

Study shows efficacy of improved hydrogen peroxide against healthcare-associated pathogens

...ng and a suitable choice for regular use to help control the spread of pathogens on common hospital environmental surfaces," says Dr. William A. Rutala, Ph.D., M.P.H., the study's lead researcher, Director, Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health, and Safety Program at UNC Health Care System. Prior to the development of improved hydrogen pero...

New apprenticeships in facilities management launched

...renticeship is available in England and Scotland and covers training such as: Sustainability and environment Customer Service Health & Safety Maintenance and minor repairs "Facilities management already now has a full suite of apprenticeships at Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5," says Sarah. These will address a number of skills gaps and help ensure ...

Sustainable floorcare costs less with 3M Scotch-Brite Surface Prep Pads

...eaning Solutions, one of the world's best known cleaning brands, 3M has a reputation for developing environmentally preferable solutions that outperform their conventional alternatives. The latest addition to the company's floor care range is the 3M Scotch-Brite Surface Prep Pad - a premium quality floor stripping pad that strips and prepares a ...

Truvox Multiwash machines keep Glasgow Royal Infirmary floors clean

...ose with specific conditions such as dementia, are treated," concludes Lesley. "A calm, quiet, safe environment is essential in the treatment and care of these types of patients, especially as daytime cleaning is so prevalent." Margaret Scott, assistant domestic services manager at the GRI, reveals that the Multiwash has brought many different b...

How to tackle Springtime pests

...son for facilities management companies who need to prevent and deter these pests from busy working environments that need to uphold strict standards of hygiene and health & safety. If a building suffered from a pest complaint last Summer, putting preventative measures in place in the Spring should ensure it remains pest free during the Summer....

Nviro wins Employer of the Year award

... we believe in developing our employees at all levels," says Nviro's Training & Safety, Health, Environmental & Quality Manager, Charlotte Sleven. "In addition to this, we have worked with Smart to employ a number of apprentices. As part of our policy on employment, Nviro, a subsidiary of the Quarr Group, has looked at the ways in which ...

Inaugural FM Event is praised by industry

...cilities, Estate and Property Managers along with leading suppliers, The FM Event provided a useful environment to view and interact with the latest products and services from leading companies across the sector.[TRIMTO] A clear highlight for many attending this year was the Networking Hub; the new feature included facilitated networking by the ...

Healthy Schools Campaign thanks supporters as it launches new guide

... on the ground in schools as more and more leaders embrace cleaning for health while protecting the environment. "By being part of the Green Clean Schools team from day one and continuing to generously support it over the years, PortionPac has helped grow this programme and create change in schools. We are proud to be part of making this change ...

Facilitate the future growth and development of your cleaning business

...China's cleaning industry provides great market potential to foreign companies worldwide. Rising environmental awareness has also accelerated the development of the cleaning market. Green cleaning products and better cleaning procedures have become the trend. New cleaning rules and regulations related to people's health and the environment have ...

Global green packaging market is expected to reach USD 177,733.0 million in 2018

...he waste generated because of production and transportation of packaging materials has impacted the environment considerably over the past few years. The condition is grim in the UK, where 5.91 million tonnes of packaging waste is estimated to be generated each year, representing approximately 20.1% of all waste. Manufacturers are thus continuously...

New OptiSilk range brings touch of luxury to Optimum Professional

... dimensions of 105mm x 23.4mm per roll. OptiSilk Cream is a 100% recycled tissue product for the environmentally conscious user. The two ply white, luxury tissue is micro-embossed and laminated to give a silky soft feel. There are 195 sheets per roll and dimensions of 105mm x 23.4mm per roll. All products come in four roll packs wrapped in hi...

SCA aims to save Eur300 million p.a. by cutting costs and increasing productivity

...r mill. "We are also continuing to take steps in decreasing costs and making our production more environmentally friendly, most recently with the investment in a biofuel lime kiln at the Munksund kraftliner mill." Picture shows: President and CEO Jan Johansson - SCA Capital Market Day 2012 www.sca.com ...

Anti-microbial plastic - an answer to the lack of human hygiene

...ntroduced as quickly as possible in schools, hospitals, public lavatories, etc, and other multi-use environments where bacteria can be picked up and passed on, e.g., handrails in trains and buses. The urgency lies in the fact that more microbes are becoming resistant to antibiotics, so it is important to deal with them before they enter the human b...

ISSA/Interclean North America 2012 exceeds expectations

... "We believe that the shared drive to prove cleaning is a long-term investment in human health, the environment, and facilities' bottom lines, is what continues to bring together so many leaders in our industry to meet face-to-face and find the right solutions." Buyers that packed the aisles cited their desire to meet with exhibitors and find in...

PDI signs agreement with HealthTrust for surface disinfection products

...es Super Sani-Cloth, Sani-Cloth AF3, and Sani-Cloth Bleach. The product portfolio offers a complete environmental hygiene solution for house-wide and situational use with the appropriate mix of aggressive clinically-relevant efficacy claims. Effective against 27 different microorganisms in two minutes, Super Sani-Cloth is ideal for daily use in fas...

New 6K Hydrophobic Surface Protection System - it isn't like other glass coatings and it protects steel too!

...lazed ceramic surfaces such as tiles, toilets and sinks, making it an ideal solution for a bathroom environment." 6K is applied in two easy colour coded stages, Pre-clean (red) and Protect (blue). Pre-Clean is applied using a specifically designed red cloth to ensure an ideal clean surface in preparation for 6K Protect application. 6K Protect is...

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...I want to make sure we have carefully considered the evidence of all of the effects on the economy, environment and - of course - road safety, before we make a decision. I welcome views from all." The consultation will run until 1st February 2013 so do make sure you have your say at:  www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/dft-2012-34/ And...

Triangle Services receives US nationwide CIMS-GB Certification

... Quality Systems * Service Delivery * Human Resources * Health, Safety and Environmental Stewardship * Management Commitment; and * Green Building (GB) As such, CIMS-GB certification demonstrates an organisation's capability to assist customers in achieving LEED-EBOM (Leadership in Energy and Environmenta...

IFMA names 2012 Class of Fellows

...FMA Fellowship is the highest honour IFMA can bestow upon these distinguished stewards of the built environment," says Marc S. Liciardello, CFM, MBA, CM, chair of the International Facility Management Association. "We are pleased to recognise these incredibly talented individuals for their service to IFMA and for the work they do to elevate FM the ...

CK Group Cleaning Services wins Museum of London

...tionally, the company's ISO 14001 status (one of the first in the cleaning industry to achieve this environmental management standard) and use of the Cleaning, Catering and Waste (CCW) facilities monitoring system were also important factors in the winning of the Museum of London contract. CCW is designed to streamline the monitoring process wh...

Trilogy system... the cleaning revolution!

...he rest of the work. This innovation has come about because of the respect that TTS has towards the environment. "This respect for the environment led to the creation of the ecological range of Tri microfibre mops, where all the material that composes them is used for washing surfaces, thus allowing total exploitation of the same mop," says the ...

5,000 clean toilets to be installed along the Ganges basin

...iths gathered at the banks of the Ganga Saturday to participate in the inter-faith congregation for environmental preservation. They discussed the crucial role that religious and spiritual leaders need to play in protecting and preserving the environment. ...

P&G has new fibre sourcing goals for tissue-towel and absorbent hygiene products

...care, and feminine hygiene brands. These new goals help deliver progress toward P&G's long-term environmental sustainability vision, which includes having all products and packaging made from 100% sustainably sourced renewable or recycled materials.[TRIMTO] The new fibre sourcing goals, developed in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund, wi...

Business efficiency and innovation in the spotlight at BCC annual conference

...oth inside and outside the cleaning industry. Andrew Neil spoke about the political and economic environment under which businesses are currently operating. Reviewing the party conference season, he said all three political parties had come out in better shape than prior to it, but that it's often the topics they omit to comment on which provide...

David Bellamy OBE steps down as President of BICSc

...erests - knows no bounds and the Institute has benefited to the full. "He set us on the path of environmental concern at a time when it was by no means a priority talking point in any industry - especially our own." Professor David Bellamy was a regular chairman at the Institute's AGMs and attended many of the BICSc Annual Awards Dinners whe...

Northern European regions the most innovative, reveals new study

.... "We need balanced national research and innovation systems that provide an innovation-friendly environment for business," said M�ire Geoghegan-Quinn, commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. "The Scoreboard also identifies a gap with the US in terms of top-end research. We urgently need a European Research Area to inject fresh c...

Cleaning and environmental apprenticeships firm receives industry accolade for second year running

...rdic Pioneer, a training company which specialises in workforce development as well as cleaning and environmental apprenticeships, has been presented with the Eric Hill Memorial Award by the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners for the second year running.[TRIMTO] The livery company presents the Eric Hill Memorial Award (in remembrance o...

Ambitious plans announced for Facilities Show 2013

...ross the two days included Lord Sebastian Coe KBE as a keynote speaker along with Malcolm Anderson, Environmental Adviser, National Trust and Paul van Heyningen, Head of Sustainability & Estates, Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), amongst many others. The Networking Hub, which made its debut at this year's FM Event, will launc...

Armchem International continues expansion with acquisition of Handi-Clean Products

...is week announced that it has acquired the Greensboro-based Handi-Clean Products, a manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products and equipment.[TRIMTO] "The acquisition of Handi-Clean allows Armchem to expand in many exciting ways, says Armchem CEO Andrew Brahms. "For the first time in our 30-year history, we will now have manufact...

Demon success with Hurricane Combi pressure washer

... when the lance is attached. There is also the option of a chewing gum removal lance and the EMIS - Environmental Media Injection System - which is designed to accurately dispense fine grade blast media such as Armex, to improve cleaning of difficult surfaces or where more aggressive cleaning is required (which can be an ideal solution for graffiti...

We have Mail: R.I.P. CHSA

...ne Suppliers Association was established in the late sixties to support distributors and create the environment in which their businesses could thrive. Early in its development it was recognised that it would assist their cause if they broadened membership to include their supply chain colleagues, manufacturers. A key function performed by the As...

Autumn Statement leaves green economy out in the cold, says CIWM

... & Investment. The Government may not be committed to capitalising on our sector's economic and environmental potential here at home, but UK expertise and technology in this area offer significant export potential, and CIWM will continue to work closely with UKTI to realise this potential." The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIW...

UBM Live unites Facilities Show and FM Event for 2013

... Week, Facilities Show will cater for a wide audience, providing a range of solutions for security, environment, health & safety over the three days, all under one roof. T: 0207 921 8458 E: patsy.bateman@ubm.com W: www.ubm.com ...

New partnership to find work for unemployed people in Wales

... jobs. The 50 people in Wales will undergo training in employability and specialist cleaning and environmental services skills. Employers can place vacancies with the project and candidates will be trained specifically to fill those jobs. Sarah Bentley, Chief Executive of Asset Skills, says: "Our new social enterprise company Asset Skills for...

Blaklader to launch multi-certified product range designed for tough conditions

... other groups exposed to electric hazards, fire and heat hazards, liquid chemicals or tough outdoor environments. [TRIMTO] All garments are certified according to European standards and have the same high quality, function and design as other workwear from Blaklader. "The new collection is a clear effort to meet the demands of our custom...

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...rs, so perhaps it wasn't as daft as it sounded, so I read on. IBM scientists are already sensing environmental conditions and gases to preserve works of art. And apparently this innovation is beginning to be applied to tackle clinical hygiene - one of the biggest challenges in healthcare today.  Take for example, antibiotic-resistant bacter...

European cleaning industry reaffirms drive towards efficient, sustainable cleaning

...out the life cycle for the detergent and maintenance products sector. European Commissioner for the Environment, Janez Poto?nik remarked: "We have a major challenge over the next 60 years and well-designed voluntary initiatives can play an important part in delivering resource efficient growth." Commenting on the importance of also actively enga...

Housing and care provider appoints eight contractors

Housing and care provider Midland Heart has selected eight contractors to take forward its Environmental Services. The £6m, three-year agreement with the potential to be extended for an additional two years will be serviced by contractors such as John O'Connor and Oakleaf who'll be responsible for internal cleaning of shared areas within ...

World's largest floor cleaning franchise plans global expansion

...ng extraction method is said to use 80% less water than steam cleaning, which makes it good for the environment and fast drying, while its primary cleaning solution, The Natural, is green-certified and does not contain the phosphates or detergents that can sometimes leave a residue which can trigger allergies and attract dirt. Suitable for both ...

Aurora Capital acquires DuBois Chemicals

...needs of our regional, national and international customers and provide them with superior quality, environmentally responsible and cost-effective products for many years to come." DuBois is based in the US, has a facility in Toronto, strategic partnerships throughout the world and is expanding into new selected market sectors around the world. ...

Cleanerswarehouse appointed exclusive distributor for Vitec Global in the UK

... Vitec Global provides a real answer to combating bacterial growth, so creating a safer and cleaner environment for everyone. Vitec Global manufactures a range of cleaning products that delivers cleaning solutions across textiles and hard surfaces for customers from both retail and contract cleaning environments. Initially Cleaners Warehouse wil...

A clean winner

...p out MRSA, as well as advice on issues concerning insurance, employment legislation and the latest environmental information. The popular window cleaning competition returns for 2013. Window cleaners may pit their skills against the clock for a daily cash prize and the chance to compete against the world's fastest window cleaner, Terry Burrows,...

Seminar: The New EU Biocidal Products Regulation: Applicable in Six Months and Counting

... remedies Key panel members include: * Pierre Choraine, Biocides team coordinator, DG Environment, European Commission * Camilla Buchanan, legal advisor, ECHA * Experienced biocides professionals with Steptoe and the industry Time: 08:00 - 18:00 (A cocktail reception will immediately follow the programme) Space f...

Triangle Services commences operations In Colombia

... meet and exceed customer needs and expectations while performing all the services in a sustainable environment. With over 2,500 employees in 43 states and over $110 million in annual sales, Triangle Services is an industry leader in facilities and aviation support services. From its inception in 1960 as a family-owned and operated business, Tri...

China air pollution hits record levels but relief may be close at hand - for some

... rapid pace of industrialisation, reliance on coal power, growth in car ownership and disregard for environmental issues - and in some areas the related health problems are escalating. One of Beijing's worst rounds of air pollution recently kept school children indoors and sent coughing residents to hospitals. Reports Dr Huang Aiben, of Beijing;s...

REACH regs remain 'Elephant in the Room' for industry as fears grow over awareness - EEF survey

...f the implications or, still believe it is a chemicals only issue," warns EEF Head of Climate & Environment Policy, Gareth Stace. "In contrast the regulations have serious requirements for all manufacturers who are facing either the restricted use or banning altogether of some substances.   "For many companies there is the very real ris...

Urgent reviews of anti-Legionella water treatment essential after HSE ban on elemental copper

... recognition and accreditation from many leading global organisations and authorities including the Environmental Protection Agency, Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, and the World Health Organisation. Endo Enterprises enjoys the benefit of a global network of business partn...

ISS wins contract with NIBSC

...elected to provide security and cleaning to NIBSC and play a key role in providing a clean and safe environment for the staff who carry out this strategically important work," says Michael Carre, ISS Facility Services Security Managing Director. "This clearly demonstrates the value that our clients place on our house of services ethos." www....

Tips for cleaning professionals to keep flu and Norovirus germs at bay

...ir facilities. To help prevent the spread of the flu and Norovirus in buildings and other public environments, Kim LaFreniere, Ph.D., associate research fellow at the Clorox Professional Products Company, offers cleaning professionals four infection control tips, provided below. - Choose the right products. Studies show influenza viru...

Time is running out to make the most of exhibiting at Ausclean WA

...e cleaning and hygiene industry this is the show for you to promote your products in a face to face environment with qualified decision-makers - and if you haven't booked your stand yet it's not too late, as the organisers tell us that there are a few stands still available. Ausclean WA is much more than simply seminars, workshops and an exhibit...

Cleaning linked to asthma risk, shows new study

...being linked to asthma risk. The study's lead author, Dr Rebecca Ghosh of the MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health at Imperial College London, says: "This study identified 18 occupations that are clearly linked with asthma risk, but there are others that did not show up in our analysis, mainly because they are relatively uncommon. Occupatio...

Unilever brings zero waste to landfill commitment five years forward to 2015

...llion when Unilever set out its new vision of doubling the size of its business whilst reducing its environmental impact and increasing its positive social impact. Unilever has already reached the milestone of 100% of sites sending zero waste to landfill in 18 countries. This achievement is equivalent to removing more than one million household bin...

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... that they would at least be put to good use after I’d finished with them – despite the environment-damaging process employed to recycle them. My guilty conscience was appeased recently when researching the best way to top up the insulation in my loft and I discovered that one of the cheapest insulation rolls – and also one of ...

Ashkin sees 2013 as 'tipping point' for sustainability and the cleaning industry

...ng cleaning contractors, to help reduce [resource] consumption,"he says. "This helps to protect the environment and promote sustainability, while at the same time improving the bottom line." He says that in some cases these savings can amount to as much as 25 cents per square foot - a significant sum for a large facility. Why are cleaning pro...

Thick fog and smog over North China, presents marketing opportunity!

...orth China![TRIMTO] They argue that the exhibition will provide an excellent platform for Indoor Environment Quality product manufacturers and dealers to showcase their latest air purification products and technologies. Dozens of well-known domestic air purification companies such as Shanghai Rongyuan Environmental Tech, Guangzhou Health Way and...

Innovation in the hand towel industry: next generation products from Comax UK and Katrin

...ontamination - which in turn decreases sick leave and saves money. Add to this the high quality and environmental performance of the Katrin Zig Zag interleaved towels and we knew we had a really good offer for our customers." Mark Dewick, Sales Director Metsa Tissue UK & Ireland, explains further: "Metsa Tissue is extremely pleased to be wor...

New contactless soap dispensers from Kennedy: 'Savona Ellipse Auto'

...ttles - which means that not only are your running costs kept extremely low but you also limit your environmental impact. The Savona Ellipse Auto soap dispenser family includes a liquid soap and a foam soap version, with single use soap cartridges or direct fill bottles for customers who prefer using their own soap. Refill sizes vary from 650 ml...

Rubbermaid launches Spa Fragrance Collection for commercial environments

...maid Commercial Products (RCP) is launching its Spa Fragrance Collection for air care in commercial environments. In response to marketplace trends and needs, three spa quality fragrances utilising natural, essential oils proven to positively impact mood, have been added to RCP's Air Care portfolio. The fragrances have been proven to enhance the...

LPM wins major contract with Communisis

... are both key to the company's success: "The print management centre, in particular, is a demanding environment and requires the right people and the right type of equipment for the team to clean effectively," he says. "With this in place, along with our commitment to staff motivation and strong support from the management team, we look forward ...

EU's REACH chemical review flags small business fee cut

...ation on Tuesday calls for a cut in charges to small businesses under the world's most far-reaching environmental law.[TRIMTO] "Our main message will be that so far REACH is functioning well, but there is a need to reduce the impact on SMEs (small and medium enterprises)," a Commission source told EurActiv. "It has been costly for them to ful...

Room disinfection robot gains UK acceptance after successful NHS trials

... specific dose of ultraviolet-C energy to eliminate surface contamination," he says. "The advanced, environmentally friendly germicidal disinfection system has moved disinfection of rooms and equipment to a much higher level than can be achieved through manual, chemical cleaning alone." Tru-D was presented at the recent annual conference of the ...

Canadians combine: Swish Maintenance acquires SK Sanitary Specialties

...he heart of its business with a focus on continuously improving the balance of economic, social and environmental wellbeing to the benefit of its business and its clients. Toll Free: 1-800-461-7695 T: (705) 745-5763 W: www.swishclean.com ...

Auditors slam Europe's waste system - for waste

...TO] The average European citizen generates around 500kg of municipal waste per year, a source of environmental degradation unless properly collected, treated and disposed. Refuse can contain important raw materials and resources, and the EU has introduced directives to enforce common waste management standards and targets. It has also co-finance...

Restroom Association (Singapore) presents its Loo Awards

...nt and non-government organisations. We are honoured to receive continued support from the National Environment Agency, Public Hygiene Council and World Toilet Organization. "We must not forget that 2.5 billion people still lack improved sanitation facilities, and over 780 million people still use unsafe drinking water sources." The visi...

Armchem International launches green version of best selling Tub, Tile & Grout Cleaner

...ts," says Armchem CEO Andrew Brahms. "We are always looking for new ways to create a greener work environment and planet." Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Armchem has some 25,000 customers worldwide. T: 1-800-886-0423 W: www.armchem.com ...

No damage, just PURfect results!

...anufacture and supply of cleaning products and systems. With applications in healthcare, controlled environments, GBC and HORECA, Vileda Professional products and systems deliver on hygiene, sustainability and economy, making them a first choice for contract and domestic cleaning teams. www.vileda-professional.com ...

EU landfills or incinerates 60% of its municipal waste: "Must do better!" says FoE

...ption patterns (extraction, manufacture, use and disposal) not only have major social, economic and environmental impacts, but also represent a missed opportunity for job creation and global resource security. "It does not have to be this way," argues the report. "For example, aluminium can be recycled continuously without losing its valuable qu...

Stackable 10 litre container cuts weight and adds impact

...credentials and on-shelf impact.[TRIMTO] The 310 container is the result of thorough research in environmental impact and ergonomics, as well as the increasing demand of customers for personalisation capability. The substantially-reduced weight of the new 310 means it can help brands significantly reduce their carbon footprint. To help make f...

RIA members create cleaning solution for flood damage

...olunteers working with the property owner.[TRIMTO] Michael A. Pinto, CSP, CMP, CEO Wonder Makers Environmental, and a leader on the project states: "The most important part was the generosity of RIA members and other professionals in the restoration field in sharing their expertise. All volunteer groups working to help needy homeowners have fund...

IFMA: The sustainable office in action - new 'Service Center of Excellence'

...le square footage compared with the previous space. The smaller, smarter space not only reduces the environmental impact, but it also saves money and increases productivity. 'Recycled' Space: One strategy the IFMA Service Center of Excellence uses to do more with less is applying the concept of recycling to physical space. Just like recycled pla...

Helping business to be 'smart' about waste and resources

...[TRIMTO] The one-day Waste Smart course has been developed in conjunction with the Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and other key expert bodies including WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme), the Environment Agency and the Environmental Services Association (ESA). It is designed to meet a recognised need for c...

Prochem Europe customer is UK's fastest-growing franchise

...ific products to eliminate the odour of smoke residue and bacteria to provide a clean and sanitized environment. "We do our utmost to ensure premises are returned to pre-incident condition with minimal disruption. We also offer a protection service to carpets and upholstery so that spillages can be removed more easily, which helps with the safe ...

Game on for LPM Cleaning at SONY Computer Entertainment Europe

...l cleaning duties, the nature of SCEE's business means that we are operating in a different kind of environment. "The studios are open 24 hours a day and the facilities used intensely by the testing teams who are scrutinising all aspects of the games before they are bought to market. Our operatives are integral to the smooth running of the studi...

Higiexpo 2013 set for success

...limp), tells us that the 23rd Higiexpo - Fair of Products and Services for Hygiene, Cleaning & Environmental Preservation and the 24th Higicon - International Congress of the Professional Cleaning Market., being held from August 13rd to 15th in São Paulo, are set for success.[TRIMTO] Some 11,000 people are expected to attend this com...

Restaurant fined £24,000 plus costs, for cleaning and hygiene offences

... a restaurant which was so dirty that it was nearly ordered to close immediately when visited by an environment health officer. Liverpool magistrates heard that during a seven month period between March 2012 and October 2012 the Buffet Star, on Hanover House, 87 -91 Hanover Street, a self-service buffet restaurant in the City Centre serving Ch...

Nviro cleans crime scenes as part of three year contract with Hampshire Police

.... The training was undertaken by Amanda Fry and Charlotte Sleven, Training & Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) Manager, in Bristol - said to be the only centre in the UK to provide such training. In addition to this specialist course, Nviro cleaning operatives are trained to British Institute of Cleaning Science standards during...

Georgia-Pacific and Versus Technology collaborate over healthcare hygiene

...for healthcare professionals to practice and monitor good hand hygiene and helps create a healthier environment in their facilities.  Versus infrared and radio-frequency technology can accurately identify individuals, pinpoint their location and detect necessary hand hygiene occasions. The associated customisable software solution provides ...

Katrin Academy - stepping stones to success

... detail as well as having the chance to practice using this information in a live, but non-customer environment. "Within our company, there is an enormous amount of knowledge which evolves with each working day that we are immersed in the world of tissue," says Jo Long, Account Manager and Katrin Academy Manager at Metsa Tissue. "It is importan...

Spiderman window cleaner surprises patients at children's hospital in Tampa

... a momentary escape from the hospital experience and their illness," says Sheila Keller, manager of Environmental Services at St. Joseph's Hospitals. Amy Haddon, RN, CCRN, manager of the hospital's Child Life Department agrees, adding: "We want our patients to view their illnesses and hospital stay as secondary to enjoying the thrills of a norma...

Electrolysed water for The Lab at Westminster Kingsway

...water on demand. There is no odour, it is effective within seconds and, importantly, it is entirely environmentally friendly. Because the students frequently work with hydrocolloids as part of their course, the ROX unit is fitted with a reverse osmosis outlet so that there is a constant supply of the 'clean' water needed to work with - completel...

Marriott helps 'Clean the World'

...resident, Sustainability and Supplier Diversity. "Our new partnership will help support our global environmental strategy while helping provide a basic need to people in our local communities and around the world." Clean the World aligns with Marriott's Green Hotels Global programme, a comprehensive online environmental sustainability dashboard...

Academic believes awards system will lead to cleaner schools in Ghana

...in Ghana, has reiterated the need for hygiene to be taught in schools to promote health and a clean environment. He has suggested that the required motivation could come from an awards programme whereby the educational authorities would award prizes to the cleanest schools.[TRIMTO] The Professor was speaking at the opening of the 2012 annual per...

New joint venture company will safeguard jobs and deliver key services

...ship, came into effect on 1st March.[TRIMTO] The £4.8 million per year contract to deliver environmental services such as buildings cleaning, street cleaning, sheltered housing cleaning, grounds maintenance, arboriculture and pest control will be provided by a new company called Norwich Norse (environmental). "This joint venture approac...

Xenex 'robot' halting spread of infection in more than 100 hospitals

...room. Uniquely designed for ease of use and portability, the device can be operated by a hospital's environmental services staff without disrupting hospital operations or requiring the use of expensive chemicals. It can disinfect more than 30 rooms per day, so hospitals use them continuously to reduce contamination levels throughout their facilitie...

New contract win builds on JTM's social housing portfolio

...MD of JTM Service says: "The laundry is the social hub of a housing complex, so it's vital that the environment reflects this and that the equipment is reliable. Adding value to tenants in the social housing sector gives us a great sense of satisfaction." As well as designing the new laundry rooms, advising on procuring the best equipment and se...

Energy efficiency on agenda at Facilities Show 2013

...ts of FM covered, including FM solutions, business continuity, leadership and strategy, operations, environmental sustainability, finance, technology and best practice. A highlight of the show will be the Energy Management Theatre, whichwill provide a full programme across the three days dedicated to helping FM professionals meet their energy ne...

Tissue World, Barcelona, less than two weeks away

... hear about the latest technologies. But nothing beats seeing equipment operating in a real working environment and this year, Tissue World Barcelona has done something rather special, which will offer you the best of both worlds... An 'Open House' Live Broadcast will provide the opportunity for attendees to 'virtually' visit a production plant ...

Vileda Professional's clean sweep at Manchester Arndale

...ross the UK, Manchester Arndale want to use the very best produacts on its site to maintain a clean environment, which reinforces a quality image to ensure shoppers return again and again.[TRIMTO] Shirley Harrald, National Account Manager at Vileda Professional comments: "I have been working closely with the Manchester Arndale team for several m...

Olympic legacy lingers on for Bay West

...ndinavia and the Middle East. Bay West offers a range of dispensing products for every workplace environment. Whatever the surroundings, Bay West dispensers withstand the harshest of demands across both high traffic and high usage areas. T: 01484 854434 E: info@disposablesukgroup.co.uk ...

New Soybean Resin urinals cement Waterless Co's environmental credentials!

...products are used throughout the world, has once again shown the world that it really cares for the environment by introducing a range of Soybean Resin urinals to its portfolio.[TRIMTO] Several models in the company's High Performance Composite range can be specified, made partially (up to 30%) of Envirez, a soybean based resin. Each batch of En...

AfidampFAB launches 'Pulire 2013 Innovation Awards'

...alian Association of manufacturers of machinery, products & tools for industrial cleaning & environmental hygiene), with organisational support from Afidamp Services, has announced the seventh edition of the Pulire Innovation Awards.[TRIMTO] The awards will take place during Pulire 2013 - the exhibition and conference dedicated to the pr...

Leader

... will comprise a number of products and services from different companies, all developed to promote environmentally sensitive cleaning practises. Laundry Zone: A brand new Laundry Zone has been added to the exhibition, specifically for laundry and dry cleaning companies as well as laundry trade associations. Workwear/Corporate Clothing Pavili...

Dry Fusion: Stand G93

...It dilutes 1:10 and replaces the previous 'Restore' and 'Activator' Dry Fusion products yet is more environmentally friendly. Managing director Shaun Bradbury tells us it is still WOOLSAFE approved though.[TRIMTO] Both the Dry Fusion carpet cleaning system and Cristal Fusion upholstery cleaning system will be part of ongoing demonstrations at th...

British Cleaning Council : Stand H52

...suring that the cleaning industry continues to grow. Changes to legislation, a challenging economic environment and social campaigns, are redefining the landscape of our business. Association support with training, research, accreditation and compliance is a must. We at the BCC are looking forward to meeting attendees to speak about the benefits of...

FactoryCat / Elan Sales: Stand E80

...of harmful chemicals, reducing the risk of slip and fall potential and minimising the impact on the environment. The team on the stand told us that they are based on the well proven MicroMag, MiniMag and Magnum pedestrian models - now also available in a GTX ride-on version - and that they are available with the new oscillating brush deck, which...

PTS Clean: Stand E40

...r testimonials available on our website soon so that visitors to our website can see how it used in environments similar to their own," said Craig. T: 0141 647 4200 E: info@ptsclean.com W: www.ptsclean.com ...

Brightwell Dispensers launches Eco Mix and Eco Shot

...s from concentrates.[TRIMTO] “The beauty of this system is that it can be built around the environment in which it will be situated… high chemical usage, low water pressure, high staff turnover, limited maintenance opportunities… it’s totally flexible.” E: sales@brightwell.co.uk W: www.brightwell.co.uk ...

Environmental Hygiene Products shows NHS approved waste bins

This manufacturer had cleverly used some of the material it uses for its sack holders to make the desk on its stand, tying the whole thing together nicely.[TRIMTO] Our picture shows Customer Relations Manager Mark Hollingsworth holding aloft the new Ultimate Evo plastic sackholder, which has a 20 litre solid body and – importantly &ndash...

Pasante Healthcare launches Dizolve detergent sheets

...timated that Dizolve  could take up to 10,500 lories off our roads each year. Now that’s environmentally friendly! T: 01376 323 935 E: pault@pasante.com W: www.pasante.com ...

Disposables UK unveils new products

... The company has also unveiled a new Bay West range of paper towels alongside its existing range of environmentally preferred washroom dispensing systems and is also showing products from the Ettore range, the popular brand of window cleaning products in the UK for the professional market. With a bright, busy stand, comfy chairs and a warm wel...

Soluclean introduces a first of its kind in toilet cleaning and descaling

...d. "There is also a major consideration on packaging waste and the costs associated with that on environmental impact and companies now having CSR commitments." T: 0161 629 2120 E info@soluclean.co.uk W: www.soluclean.co.uk ...

Tersano (International) Srl introduce ozone cleaning

...no was able to re-engineer the technology for commercial use that the full cleaning, sanitising and environmental benefits were realised. [TRIMTO] The company's Lotus Pro technology - a finalist in this year's Innovation Awards - creates ozone artificially by utilising an electrical charge and then infuses it into water, creating stabilised aque...

Natural preparations

...l, plant extract and enzyme technology. "We provide unrivalled technical support and innovative, environmentally friendly solutions andbservices to a wide range of sectors," said the company. "We also undertake specific product development on behalf of our clients and are constantly generating new products to meet the increasingly stringent requ...

JAWS open and at the ready...

...g a patented cartridge system.[TRIMTO] "Developed to reduce the needless transport of water, the environmental benefits of JAWS are highlighted in a study conducted by supply chain expert's eSync, which concluded that producing, transporting and storing one truck of JAWS cartridges is equivalent to 30 trucks of standard spray bottles, and the re...

German engineering... but British marketing

... which dilutes 1:10 and replaces the previous Restore and Activator Dry Fusion products yet is more environmentally-friendly, uses less water and is still Woolsafe approved. The benefits of the Dry Fusion system are already well publicised with hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers having their carpets cleaned via the innovative process t...

Not your normal, run-of-the-mill feather duster - we promise!

...hey're designed for dusting naturally, so say goodbye to the aerosols and chemicals that polute the environment and hello to dusting in a fast and effective, eco-friendly way!"[TRIMTO] Roy explained that under normal usse, the dusters will last for years, making them excellent value. To release the trapped dust, a quick shake is all it takes. If...

Cleanliness can improve academic achievement and enhance student retention rates

...urging universities to consider the importance of cleanliness in creating a positive and productive environment for their students. It has a point... A recent survey conducted by Resource GB identified that students drew a direct link between their own academic achievement and the cleanliness of their campus and halls of residence. And the results ...

How to tell if a hotel is going green

...he hotel a member of the Green Hotel Association? These members put a much higher emphasis on being environmentally preferable. ·          Does the hotel keep recycling bins in rooms and public areas? ·          Is a non-smoking hotel? &mid...

Truvox Multiwash provides safety first at Horsham Hospital

A healthy, hygienic environment is essential for any location, but in hospitals and healthcare settings it is particularly important. People attending outpatients' clinics or visiting loved ones rightly expect to see scrupulously clean floors, so facilities managers need to ensure that their floor cleaning regimes, and machines, are delivering th...

Contract cleaning market switches to specialised in 2013

...ith more focused market positioning also providing growth opportunities in an otherwise challenging environment. Increasingly the contract cleaning market is realising that clients need high quality cleaning services which also fit their organisational and corporate culture, for example - an environmental policy statement could be the clincher betw...

Report offered to Cleanzine readers at discounted price

... and cleaning contractors to develop an in-depth understanding of their marketshare and competitive environment. MTW believes that this is the only UK report which combines the best of both quantitative and qualitative market intelligence. Please enter E.CCL1.13 in the comments box when ordering online to receive the discount or quote the code ...

MITIE's cleaning & environmental business renamed Environmental +

The cleaning & environmental business of MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, has changed its name to Environmental +, it announced recently.[TRIMTO] MITIE's Environmental + business is one of the UK's largest providers of cleaning, pest control, landscaping, waste recycling and winter gritting, with more than 32,000 employee...

UK manufacturer's compact steam cleaner packs powerful punch

...oped for the healthcare market (but which could provide the perfect cleaning solution in many other environments). "These healthcare machines are the result of in-depth consultations with the NHS - designed to not only meet, but exceed the requirements of deep clean sanitising," says Mike. "They are compact, easily transportable, highly manoeuvr...

New report shows cleanliness rated as top concern in fitness sector

...rise. The report, 'Improve member satisfaction by 10 per cent through creating a cleaner fitness environment', offers key insights into the importance of a clean environment for consumers and provides three simple steps to help gym operators and other fitness organisations improve member satisfaction scores. It also includes a case study show...

Disposables UK comes to the rescue of South Yorkshire Fire Service

...el. Optiserv Hands-Free is not only ideal for fire stations, but also for office and high traffic environments in industry and manufacturing markets. The Bay West range of products was selected due to the many features and benefits they offer, including waste reduction, high capacity and cost savings. South Yorkshire Fire Service is already be...

Hygiene on the move

...ff on call, care workers who visit patients at home, people working in confined spaces, or very wet environments? How do organisations provide clean, dry single use hand towels, when there is no room for a dispenser, or someone is never in the same place twice? The New Katrin Easy Pack is a perfect solution. The self-contained sleeve of hand tow...

New study examines possible contamination from hand drying methods

Environmental hygiene research and testing institute Eurofins-Inlab, has published the findings of a study it undertook on behalf of the European Tissue Symposium, in which it assessed the microbiological contamination of three types of hand drying equipment in public washrooms.[TRIMTO] The study was carried out in various settings in the Ruhr...

IFMA announces sustainable exhibitors programme winners for 2013 Facility Fusion Conference & Expo

... Engineering Associates. This innovative, voluntary programe is designed to encourage and highlight environmentally conscious exhibition practices.[TRIMTO] "This is an opportunity for IFMA to recognise the environmentally responsible initiatives and achievements of our members and strategic partners," said Marina Badoian-Kriticos, the sustainabi...

Lancaster General Hospital (US) adds Xenex's germ-zapping robot to fight superbugs

...matically shuts off the machine if someone should enter. According to Scott Garrety, director of Environmental Services for LGH, three Xenex machines are being used in the operating rooms, isolation rooms and Intensive Care and Trauma-Neuro Units after every discharge or transfer. "This technology is used in high risk areas in conjunction wit...

Ryans raises the standard

... Europe to hold all four certificates. Others include ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems, ISO14001 Environmental Management system and OHSAS 18001 for Occupational Health and Safety. This demonstrates that the company has robust policies and practices in all fields and is operating effectively. "Over the past year we have invested a huge amoun...

EMS raises the bar on ambulance cleanliness and infection control

...ean and sanitised ambulances. "We have many years of experience in the bio-hazard and ambulatory environments and we are totally committed to reducing the risks with which already unwell or injured persons may be presented. EMS Ambulance Service had a very rigorous and effective infection control policy in place already - and we have been able ...

Unger launches HiFlo Control Complete On / Off switch for water fed poles

... one swift motion. Save water, time and money - work faster and more efficiently whilst helping the environment.[TRIMTO] How it works: Fit the HiFlo Control onto a pole using the nLite Clips or using the universal Velcro Straps. Twist the yellow screw to unlock and remove the black lever, place the hose inside the HiFlo Control central channel, ...

Van users: life is going to get tougher

...n the automotive industry. Every monthly CO2Count Certificate issued helps Europe's fastest growing environmental charity to protect endangered rainforests. "The need to monitor and reduce van emissions is not going to go away," said Steve. "The sooner that a van user gets to grips with the challenge, the better placed they will be as legislatio...

Karcher cleans a true London landmark

... the running of the attraction or the comings and goings of those in the vicinity. The clean was environmentally friendly and didn't cause any risk to the Thames as Karcher used PVC 'pools' to collect all water and residue from the clean and drained it locally. Kevin Dyer, Head of Technical Operation at the London Eye says:"This was very exci...

We have Mail: Any idiot can clean?

...cleaner!! All have been made to clean at some time in their life at home, or in their personal environment, and they think they are now experts, so when a professional cleaner performs, he or she is facing silent but intense scrutiny from the outset. [TRIMTO] No matter how many qualifications a cleaning professional attains, ...

Incentive FM adds Northampton's venue to shopping centre contract portfolio

...e terms of the contract, Incentive FM will deliver a full range of services required for the retail environment, including cleaning, security, maintenance and other support services. IFM will have full responsibility for providing 24-hour security for the Centre, full maintenance, with all cleaning at the centre being undertaken using 'ec-H2O' Elec...

Get Waste Smart at the Facilities Show 2013

...bottom-line costs and improves competitiveness, but also boosts green credentials by minimising any environmental impact. To help FM companies implement better waste management and prevention systems, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management will be at the Facilities Show 2013 in May to launch Waste Smart. This one-day training course is d...

Matrix Industrial Range of steamers now completed

...eel, making them ideal for food preparation, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, hospitality and kitchen environments. They use between 2.5 and 26 litres of water per hour making them very ecologically friendly and inexpensive to run. Generating higher volumes of steam means faster cleaning; these machines generate from over 150 litres to a massive ...

Guests expect a 'Spring Clean' standard all year round from hospitality operators

...indings really serve to highlight just how much importance guests place on having a clean and fresh environment when eating or staying away from home," says Jayne Clark, P&G Professional Sales Director for UK & Ireland. "It also serves as a timely reminder to operators that when it comes to cleanliness, there is no room for shortcuts or poo...

IFMA announces 300th Sustainability Facility Professional in time for Earth Day

...ntial has been trained and tested to fill a much-needed role in sustainable management of the built environment. Since the credential was first introduced in 2011, the rate of new facilities managers earning their SFP credential has quadrupled.[TRIMTO] "Facility managers around the world look to the International Facility Management Association ...

ABCD Seminar 'Trading and Charging'

...g 10.15 - 10.20: Why we must become more commercial to save public service 10.20 - 11.00: Strategic environmental analysis, PESTLE, SWOT 11.00: Financial session - Trading accounts/budget, Working for profit, Central costs and competitiveness  Break for coffee  12.00: Legal session - Framework for trading and charging and other lega...

WFBSC's first CEO Forum takes place in Rome

... technology will revolutionise how cleaning is performed. * Sustainability, both social and environmental, will be key differentiators of quality within the cleaning industry - even in the current context of sluggish economic growth in the developed economies. * Conversely, growth was driving ahead in the developing world and the gr...

'Greenness' - a way to prove your products' claims!

...ion has proposed EU-wide methods for companies to measure and communicate their 'greenness' and the environmental footprint of their products. The voluntary scheme, called Building the Single Market for Green Products, will make use of the EU Joint Research Centre's controversial 'lifecycle assessment' method (LCA) for calculating the environmental...

EEF and ENER-G launch hunt for Britain's greenest manufacturers

...t and sustainable manufacturers. EEF, the manufacturers' organisation, and ENER-G have launched the Environment award category as part of the fifth annual Future Manufacturing Awards with companies eligible to win two prestigious awards at regional and national level.[TRIMTO] The EEF/ENER-G Environmental Efficiency Award is awarded to the compan...

Facilities managers and property owners urged to be alert on sewer flooding

...ty flooding - sewers, appear to have flowed under the radar. Now risk management consultancy Argyll Environmental is urging property developers, contractors, facilities managers and home owners to be more alert to the risks posed by overstressed sewers.[TRIMTO] Sewer flooding occurs when a main sewage system's capacity is inadequate and strained...

Minister welcomes launch of Clean Britain Awards 2014

...ecognise the efforts of local authorities to achieve high standards of street cleanliness and local environmental quality, opened for entries yesterday at a launch event in Northamptonshire.[TRIMTO] Now in their 25th year, the Clean Britain Awards reflect the importance of a clean and well maintained environment in promoting better quality of li...

Next generation healthcare secured

... use is key to this. However, this is just one of many demands placed on all products in a hospital environment, washroom products also need to cope with very high footfall, be very strong, provide good absorbency, deliver cost in use, and still be pleasant to use." Labour costs are also a significant proportion of the hospital's domestic servic...

Conference Programme: Today's events and conferences are as follows:

....30 - 18.00 Stan AfiampFED - Hall 5 Up to the facility management. Manual for the use of integrated environmental services Speakers: Massimo Diamante, Integrated Services Group, Unionne Industriali Torino Matteo Marino, President AfidampFED Paola Barbero, responsible for the educational area, Uniionne Industriale Torino Organisation: Afidamp FED ...

...eative solutions and entrepreneurial ideas that have developed within the professional cleaning and environmental hygiene field, through the designation of products with the highest level of innovation," say the organisers. ...

Conference Programme:

... - 18.00 Stan AfiampFED - Hall 5 Up to the facility management. Manual for the use of integrated environmental services Speakers: Massimo Diamante, Integrated Services Group, Unionne Industriali Torino Matteo Marino, President AfidampFED Paola Barbero, responsible for the educational area, Uniionne Industriale Torino Organisation: Afidamp ...

Karcher

...litre of concentrate is enough to clean about 500 square metres, which saves money and benefits the environment. Another important part of the package is the WS mobile water softening system which decalcifies water reliably on site. It can simply be taken to site on a trolley and comes in two versions, the WS 50 and the WS 100 which can be used ...

RCM

... combined with the forward motion of the machine, making it ready to be used. “There is no environmental impact from this product if it is not used with a detergent, as ozone does not leave any residue.” Roberto Raimondi, President of the company, (pictured here with the machine) added that the system had been independently tested...

Isal

...anced," he said. "It's designed to respond effectively to the most demanding  requirements and environmental performance expectations, in all the areas where generally only a manual worker may operate and in all areas of high environmental sensitivity - such as a healthcare environment. It ensures high standards of cleanliness every time and w...

Qleen cleaning: far easier than it looks!

...es that treated surfaces remain clean for much longer, so cleaning is needed less often * is environmentally safe since no detergents are needed "The high and environmentally safe cleaning power of the original PuraQleen technique has brought a development stimulus with regard to cleaning glass and solar power units and is the core of the...

Ecogum: zap chewing gum on the go

...k 'Jason'. Neil showed us how Ecogum works and just how easy it is to use.[TRIMTO] "Ecogum is an environmentally responsible chewing gum removal system that is easy to use for long periods without causing the operative fatigue," he said. There is the option of a high visibility, comfortable backpack for the operative to wear or a carry case t...

It was all Greek to us and we liked what we saw...

...ellent leads over the past three days," enthused Manos Moustakis. "Y-not Plastic cares about the environment and the people," he promised. "Through vigorous research and innovative, technological methods, our products represent the most economical and environmentally friendly solutions and come in a myriad of colours. The relationship we have wi...

Now... will this get me all the way to the airport?

...be up to using pedal power to carry out a cleaning job but there are many who can and if this isn't environmentally-friendly cleaning then I don't know what is! T: +039 338 6599 660 E: info@skatework.it W: www.skatework.it ...

Lithium is the future, when it comes to batteries

...and performance for demanding floor cleaning and polishing jobs. With regulatory constraints and environmental concerns in Europe, Discover offers maintenance-free, non-hazardous, safer drop-in replacement options in a wide range of sizes and voltage footprints. In addition to its high performance and productivity, efficiency in use and durable...

Dustcontrol introduces new 'green' approach for mobile product range

...iller, Dustcontrol UK's General Manager, explains further: "The motors have been developed with the environment in mind, but without compromising on extraction power and quality. They're more powerful than the motors we've used in the past, yet use 100W less energy consumption. They're a real step forward, and just one element in our approach to re...

Osmond singer's visit is music to the ears of Disposables UK

...isit was prompted by Disposables' association with the EU Ecolabel, a European wide label promoting environmental excellence in its products and services, which is a sponsor of the gala event. Disposables has worked closely with the scheme since becoming the first UK paper converter in the away from home market to gain EU Ecolabel certification on ...

Workplaces should wash their hands of infections

... personal sanitisers that people carry with them, which is especially important in highly populated environments. "Signs in bathrooms reminding people about the importance of washing their hands are also proven to improve hygiene." T: 0800 294 4440 W: www.slingsby.com ...

ACI presentations in Barcelona to focus on sustainability advancements, ecolabelling trends & surfactant safety

...pplies from fatty alcohol based surfactants' (co-authored with Dr. Paul DeLeo, ACI Senior Director, Environmental Safety). You can follow presentation summaries and updates from CESIO on the ACI Science Twitter feed, at www.twitter.com and via the hashtag #CESIO. www.cleaninginstitute.org ...

800 tonnes of waste paper catches fire at SCA Hygiene in Chesterfield

... paper that had not already caught fire were quickly removed from the site. Darran West, Head of Environment for Chesterfield Borough Council, told Chesterfield Post reporters: "Residents living near the site of the fire should not have any concerns about health or pollution problems, as it is only ash from the burning paper that is falling down...

Study: Hospital laundering practices may expose patients to infection-causing bacteria

... laundered towels for as little as 30 seconds rendered the cleaning agent ineffective as defined by Environmental Protection Agency criteria. Microfibre towels were found to have especially high levels of bacteria due to their high absorbency. Previous studies of microbial survival in towels have indicated that the more absorbent a cloth towel, the...

New 3M Scotchgard Resilient Floor Protector makes stripping a thing of the past

...t tile floors. Thanks to its high water and salt resistance, it is also robust over a wide-range of environmental conditions. T: 0845 601 5499 E: bcs.enquiries.uk@mmm.com W: www.3m.co.uk ...

Healthcare cleaning chief calls for national training & qualifications for cleaners in NHS hospitals

...g standards and protocols used by NHS and most other hospitals to deliver cleaner, safer healthcare environments. Members have access to a range of support services including a detailed knowledge database, an online helpdesk forum, website, newsletter, the AHCP Voice magazine and an extensive programme of professional education, training & deve...

Hill-Rom launches new hospital hand hygiene monitoring solution

...giene station. It proactively alerts caregivers and provides a gentle reminder upon entering a care environment. Manual monitoring and reporting can be eliminated. Managers will have the ability to run reports for their staff, providing valuable data for training and generating the data in a format to support reporting. Linda Jamison, MSN, RN, ...

Proandre launches new range of stainless steel products

...ct, as well as being very hygienic, easy to clean and maintain, highly durable and adaptable to all environments. These new products are manufactured from the highest quality stainless steel and are designed to be integrated discreetly into whichever environment they're destined for. Of attractive appearance, easy to use and very sturdy, the ne...

WAMITAB and Amaryllis: transforming the lives of ex-offenders

...with Amaryllis will create valuable employment opportunities, both inside and outside of the prison environment, that could potentially reduce future re-offending rates. "This initiative comes at a crucial time for the UK economy and is expected to reduce our reliance on industry abroad by bringing more manufacturing, refurnishing and recycling ...

Savills awards Emprise global headquarters contract

...riodic and deep cleans, window cleaning, building site cleans, caretaker services, pest control and environmental & waste management services. The company's clients include: Waitrose, John Lewis, David Lloyd Leisure, Fitness First, The Royal Albert Hall, National Theatre, Ambassador Theatre Group, MTV, Royal Bank of Canada, Man Group, BDO, D...

Special deals available on travel and accommodation for CMS 2013

... the CMS Berlin 2013 is relaxing and comfortable. By choosing to travel by rail you are helping the environment and actively promoting climate protection. The cost of a return ticket to the event in Berlin is 99.- euros in 2nd class and159.- euros in 1st class. Your ticket is valid between 22 and 29 September 2013. You can make your travel reser...

RJN Chemicals launches myth busting campaign for the UK market

...an dilutes to over 2,000 trigger sprays each of 750ml solution. There's even minimal impact on the environment with reduced transportation and storage needed, a phosphate free formula, and reusable trigger spray bottles that can be purchased as part of a contract, reducing the amount of plastic consigned to landfill. The team knows that supplyi...

Cleantec Innovation raises the flag for Thanet

...thanks in no small part to the expertise of Cleantec Innovation.[TRIMTO] The East Kent Company's environmentally-aware cleaning products were used during an ongoing clean-up operation, resulting in eight prestigious blue flags, (a voluntary eco-label awarded to more than 3850 beaches and marinas in 48 countries across Europe, South Africa, Moroc...

10th anniversary of Recycle Week shows just how far we've come

...s Waste & Resources Action Programme chief executive Liz Goodwin. "This is good news for the environment - it means we're sending less waste to landfill and making better use of the natural materials that go into the products we use every day. "It is also hugely important for our economy. The UK recycling sector now generates more than &p...

Regent expands training to FM services

...ee many advantages in adopting these schemes," says Bozena Wojciechowska, HR Director/Quality & Environmental Manager at Regent Samsic. "All participants will be able to develop their own teams to compete in the marketplace while management and team leaders share common skills sets and knowledge to deliver to our customer base." South Tha...

IFMA: World FM Day statements from IFMA President and CEO, IFMA Chair

...heir successes and demonstrate the important contribution facilities management brings to the built environment across the globe.[TRIMTO] In recognition of World FM Day 2013, which was last week, IFMA President and CEO Tony Keane, CAE and IFMA Chair Marc S. Liciardello, CFM, MBA, CM released the following statements:[TRIMTO] IFMA President an...

Businesses fly-tipping reaching epidemic proportions

...y optimised waste management service tailored to specific requirements that saves money and reduces environmental impact. It manages waste and recycling collections for companies in and around major towns and cities through local providers, and is committed to reducing wasteful landfill, working to help companies increase their recycling targets. I...

Disposing of its old premises...

... was completed in March. This was followed by the staged move of production machinery into its new environment, with the relocation of 'goods in' and raw materials following in May. In this way, Disposables has ensured customers are successfully serviced throughout the move period and that delivery deadlines are met, with no loss of the excellent...

New anti-bacterial trolley system is a first

...ection control in cleaning and is also resistant to chlorine - often a damaging agent in healthcare environments. [TRIMTO] The count of bacteria - the source of infections such as Norovirus, E-coli and Salmonella - goes consistently down when it comes into contact with the trolley system. Using this system means the cleaning of hospitals and ...

Changing places at Loo of the Year Awards

...lets do not always have the space or facilities to enable them to 'spend a penny' in an appropriate environment, meaning they either have to curtail a trip, be double-padded, or are unable to go out at all. Under BS8300:2009 and 2013 Building Regulations, it is now 'advisable' to include such a facility in venues to which the public have access....

PortionPac launches new auto scrubber line of unit-dose concentrates

...ionPac, they do not need to be stripped and recoated as frequently. This reduces the time, expense, environmental impact and cleaners' exposure to the potentially hazardous products used in floor stripping. The new floor care system for auto-scrubbers is designed to maximise the use and beauty of all hard surface flooring without streaks or residue...

New Orbis MotorScrubber 20 tackles hard to reach areas

...available from Truvox International.[TRIMTO] Ideal for retail, healthcare, leisure and education environments, the Orbis MotorScrubber 20 reaches the parts other scrubbing machines cannot reach thanks to its telescopic handle and portability. Confined spaces in food service areas, toilets, stairwells, storerooms, behind and beneath counters a...

Pulire 2.0: Italian cleaning show releases technical data

...Italian Association of Manufacturers of Machinery, Products, and Tools for Industrial Cleaning and Environmental Hygiene) which brings together 124 manufacturing companies working in the professional cleaning sector. The manufacturing industry of machinery, chemical products, and equipment in Italy invoiced 1.4 billion euro in 2012. In this marke...

Daring to Dream Even Bigger in 2014... China Clean Expo

... well as industrial vacuum trucks and other related products and equipment. International Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) & Drinking Water Purification: To meet the trend towards the continuous improvement of people's quality of life, IEQ will be dedicated to displays and live demonstrations of IEQ technologies, as well as products such a...

Soapbox: A warning about the pitfalls of using untrained staff - the problems can start with product procurement!

...y have to witness how much damage can be done to surface materials, to people or to the surrounding environment by any one of the following: 1. The wrong product or equipment being used for the surface material, leading to possible material damage, potential environmental problems or a slip or trip incident. 2. The wrong clean...

NHS Supply Chain chooses new all-purple cytotoxic/cytostatic waste bags from GV Health

...portion of recycled clinical waste is a key objective for the NHS as it improves safety and reduces environmental impact by lessening the use of incineration.[TRIMTO] An added bonus is that the policy also lowers NHS waste disposal costs significantly. Increasing the accuracy of waste segregation by medical staff through the use of distinctiv...

IFMA releases realigned Certified Facility Manager credential with two new competency areas

...sis which highlighted two new competency areas - emergency preparedness and business continuity and environmental stewardship and sustainability - bringing the total to 11.[TRIMTO] At the same time, existing competency areas were updated to reflect the evolving demands of the facility management discipline around the world. "The CFM certificatio...

GSA finalists announced

...port Services (formerly LPM) * BELBClean * Bradford District Care Trust * Cape Environmental Services * Cresswell Cleaning & Facilities Management * Derrycourt Cleaning Company * Dynamiq Cleaning * Enhance Office Cleaning * Entrust Support Services * Eurest Services * Exclusi...

Street cleaners search waste for precious metals

...ting through the rubbish it collects in the hope that it will find precious metals. Yes - Veolia Environmental Services has announced that its staff will sift through its street sweepings in search of fragments of gold and silver, which, it says, can rub off jewellery, shoes and clothing. They will also be searching for traces of palladium, plat...

Facilities Show signs exclusive partnership with FMA for 2014 event

...& Health Expo, IFSEC International, Firex International and the recently announced Energy & Environment Expo, as part of the Protection & Management Series, which are all free to attend for registered visitors. T: +44 (0)20 7921 8458 E: patsy.bateman@ubm.com W: www.facilitiesshow.com ...

Principle achieves outstanding reduction in emissions

...ue to work on making the reductions even better over the next three years." Already certified to environmental standard ISO 14001, Principle Cleaning has previously taken significant steps in its sustainable commitment and introduced a number of innovative cleaning methods to its clients. T: 8341 4718 E: info@principlecleaning.com W: www.p...

Disposables UK opens new state-of-the-art site

...s undergone a total refurbishment with an emphasis on the company's ethos of sustainability and the environment. Carried out in a staggered approach, phase one included the relocation of the distribution centre from its old site, and was completed in March. This was followed by the staged move of production machinery into its new environment, w...

ISSA joins Coalition for Fair Effective Tax Rates

... business tools they need to promote the vision that cleaning is an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. T: 800-255-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800 W: www.issa.com ...

KCP launches successful US RightCycle programme across EMEA

...or the better. Sustainability 2015 builds on the success of previous Kimberly-Clark Professional environmental improvement programmes - such as the Vision 2010 initiative, under which the company implemented a number of successful projects worldwide to improve its performance in key environmental areas. It also widens the focus and scope of the...

Prochem adds advanced stain removal to training programme

...tensive hands-on practice on all kinds of stains commonly found both in the domestic and commercial environments. The day-long course, held at the Prochem Training Academy in Chessington, Surrey, helps delegates learn how to test the pH of a stain; how to find out whether it is water-based or solvent-soluble and what bearing this has on the choi...

Success in converting waste into energy bags Veolia further Australian Business Award

...nd commercial waste into energy to make bricks has won a major Australian national award for Veolia Environmental Services, a global leader in the waste management and resource recovery sector.[TRIMTO] This is the fourth year in a row Veolia has won an Australian Business Award, which recognises organisations that have made a significant contrib...

Regent Cleaning all-rounder at Yorks County Cricket Club

...Samsic is an established provider of cleaning and security services to commercial and public sector environments in the UK. As part of France's Samsic Group, Regent Samsic benefits from the experience and support of one of Europe's largest environmental service providers. With more than 54,000 employees, almost 230 locations and more than 20000 cl...

Acumen and Newcastle-under-Lyme BC help 'Tonight' programme highlight how councils can reduce landfill

...n works. Employees show the children around the site, explain about recycling and how it helps the environment. The children then weigh themselves on the weighbridge, have the opportunity to watch the diggers in action and sit in the driver's cab of a kerbsider. Acumen Distribution's Waste Transfer Station at Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, manages t...

Community Clean releases the ultimate environmentally friendly street cleaner

...ely. As it recovers and reuses the water it sprays onto the surfaces, it offers a considerably more environmentally friendly solution than many other street cleaning methods. Community Clean says that local councils up and down the country have been drawn to the cleaner's incredible efficiency. "The Cyclone is the first of its kind to reach Brit...

Cleaning competition moves through Europe

...used by competitors to show off their wares to the best advantage, and ultimately helps improve the environment in which we live and work. Our images show the Verona leg of the tournament. To find out how you can take part or learn more about organising a competition in your city: T: +36 20 424 1343 E: kiss.judit@matisz.org W: www.matis...

Buy your tickets for the WCEC Charity Ball

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is holding a Charity Ball on 14th September at The Grange Hotel, St Paul's, London. The evening will start with a champagne reception at 18:30, followed by a three-course dinner at 19:30pm and carriages at 00:30. Music will be provided by The Jive Aces in what promises to be a fun-filled and exciting evening![TRIMTO] Tickets are £110 and are available from: Keith Lambert - Clerk to the Company 0208 704 1515 Maureen Marden - Master 0208 393 6157 ...

JTM scores new commission with The Bantams

...ay, seven days a week customer call out service, The company has been awarded the ISO 14001 for its environmental management systems and ISO 9001 for its quality management systems. Image: Bradford City FC players Jack Stockdill and Jack Bentley pictured with Bill Wharldall, JTM chemical division manager T: 0800 652 5692 E:  help@jtm...

How to tips on aircraft hygiene

... manufacturer of green cleaning chemicals, lists four of the germiest areas on airplanes as well as environmentally friendly ways travellers can make them cleaner and healthier: Tray tables: People eat off the trays and place food, books, laptops, magazines, etc. -all of which can be germ carriers - on these surfaces. Bin latches: In some studie...

New 3M Graffiti Stain Removers are tough on graffiti and kind on cleaners

3M has launched a new range of low-risk graffiti stain removers which protect cleaners and the environment without compromising on performance. Specially formulated for use on brickwork and concrete, painted surfaces and plastic, the removers are effective on a wide range of graffiti substances including aerosol spray paint, permanent markers,...

Survey finds most cleaning pro's would recommend joining cleaning industry

...ing operations and the professionalism of the worker. The company offers an integrated portfolio of environmentally-friendly cleaning products designed to remove the maximum amount of soil and potentially harmful biopollutants in the most cost-effective manner possible. T: 513-868-4227 E: info@kaivac.com W: www.kaivac.com ...

Toucan Eco gains VAH infection control certification

...r both general cleaning and more specialised disinfection in both the clinical and the food hygiene environments. They are safe and easy to use and are incredibly environmentally-friendly. T: + 44 (0) 1373 812279 www.toucan-eco.com / www.centregoltd.com ...

Research paper into women's sanitary disposal in public washrooms - The key findings

...were satisfied that their current method of waste disposal is the best method, both in terms of the environment and hygiene. - 100% of women who use waste receptacles in the washroom would be happy to use a feminine sanitary disposal unit fitted with an odour control liner and placed next to the toilet. - 98% would PREFER to use a...

Joint effort to work on environment

The organiser of the China Clean Expo (UBM Sinoexpo) and the Shanghai Environment Protection Industry Association have come to a mutual agreement to work together on the China International Waste Management & Recycling Show 2014, concurrently held with China Clean Expo 2014, in an attempt to create a leading professional show in this industry...

UV-C disinfection redefined

...trolling C.Diff, CRE, Acinetobacter, MRSA, and other drug-resistant micro organisms. "Crothall's environmental services teams provide a thorough terminal cleaning of patient rooms and operating suites," says Rich Feczko, National Director of Systems, Standards, and Global Support. "We regularly test high-touch areas after cleaning to ensure the ...

Hotels lose around 30 customers for each bad review; cleaning is key

...ublished by support services provider Emprise, which offers insights into the importance of a clean environment for hotels and demonstrates the cost of poor reviews on the bottom line. With almost two-thirds of people using social media to make travel plans, 35% changing their choice of hotel after browsing social media and 90% of travellers avo...

IFMA releases sustainability 'how-to' guide for waste management

...e way to accomplish this is by managing the waste stream to reduce the amount of waste in the built environment. Waste flow management is one of the most profound examples of sustainable practices saving money, improving productivity and benefiting the triple bottom line for organisations around the world." Waste is defined loosely as the useles...

Leader

...ering pace as more and more decision-makers are becoming aware of the urgent need to look after our environment and stop using our water faster than it can be replenished by nature - and as a result are demanding more ecologically-friendly products. Those at the conference are sharing ideas on how we can all manage water more equitably and sustaina...

New approach to old and increasing problem of insects

...ing materials.[TRIMTO] Pest control is subject to legislation to protect humans, animals and the environment. To provide a professional service to others now requires the provider to be formally qualified to do so and Chemspec Europe, has developed a complete training programme to authorise Textile Insect Pest Technicians. This provides a mas...

New AMA report reviews UK contract cleaning market

...ry tight margins." Other key issues driving and shaping the sector include daytime cleaning, the environment and sustainability, legislation, technology/new product development, multi-service provision, infection control, construction activity and output, as well as issues such as wage rates, recruitment, retaining staff and the need for more sk...

100,000 cans in the bag - with help from Cromwell Polythene

...n sight of his target of 100,000 cans by the end of this year. Though he is passionate about the environment, 40 year-old Adrian Ablett's original inspiration came from supermarket giant Tesco, which launched an initiative to reward customers who recycle with one 'Clubcard' point for every two cans collected. Faced with wage cuts at work an...

LCC cleans without chlorine

...ent national service provider, has taken another major step forward in its campaign to preserve the environment. Following extensive trials, LCC is installing Lotus Pro aqueous ozone (AO) systems into the cleaning rooms of many of its larger client sites, thus enabling its staff to provide more hygienic and effective cleaning. Lotus Pro tak...

Ugandan teachers strike over poor hygiene and food

...ol went on strike on Monday due to poor hygiene in the school. The 13 teachers - worried that their environment could lead to the outbreak of diseases such as cholera, cite the toilets in their staff quarters as being just one example of unacceptable standards. “Our lives are in danger due to the stinking toilets and bathrooms,” said on...

NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces show promise in battling MERS outbreak

...rs coming to the region for the upcoming Hajj Pilgrimage." And this peace of mind extends to the environment since NanoSeptic surfaces do not contain toxins, heavy metals or diluted poisons and do not contribute to antimicrobial resistance. "NanoTouch is out to make the world a cleaner and healthier place to live, work, and play," says NanoTouc...

Exceptional environmental services technicians honoured for infection prevention efforts

The Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), of the American Hospital Association (AHA), and Kimberly-Clark this week announced the recipients of the second annual Heart of Healthcare Awards, honouring outstanding frontline environmental services technicians who make a difference for patients and residents across all care settings.[TRIMTO...

Costs of gum removal will be slashed with new Gumwand invention

...ost of removing chewing gum from pavements and floors to under 1p per piece of gum. Gumwand is 100% environmentally-friendly and safely removes gum from pavements combining steam and 'green' detergents. Gary Fage, Director at Janitorial Express has been testing the product and says: "Tackling the sticky problem on the streets is about to be made...

Janitorial Direct joins the Matrix network

...as a carpet cleaning services provider for domestic customers, which led to work in more commercial environments such as offices, hotels, nursing homes and banks. The business developed further, from purely carpet cleaning to other types of cleaning. Rapid expansion followed and a small cleaning supplies division was created to underpin and support...

Demand increasing for non-chemical cleaning & sanitising

...ctive cleaning and sanitising. The main reason has to be the detrimental impact of chemicals on the environmental - however, there are many other benefits from going chemical-free, not least of which is a dramatic cost saving.[TRIMTO] Electrolysed water is now the most popular solution for green cleaning and sanitising in Japan (where the proces...

- Sebo Stein & Co. GmbH

...tor itself. This, too, plays a big part in reducing noise, allowing the machine to be used in quiet environments. The vacuum cleaner has an energy-saving, 1,200W motor and is equipped with a practical stainless steel hose pipe system, the different components of which can be easily fitted into each other, allowing the hose to be extended by an ...

Trends and prospects

...e operations in even better ways and far more efficiently, while also saving money and reducing the environmental impact. ...

It’s not easy being green (but they do it anyway)

...ycling, as for other production processes, should be drawn if possible from renewable sources in an environmentally and climate-friendly fashion. A good example of this is the production of a new PET bottle from an old PET bottle. The Cradle to Cradle principle was invented by Prof. Dr Michael Braungart and further developed by the Environmental...

The POD - reduce your paper consumption by up to 20%

...n be eliminated leading to a reduction of paper consumption by up to 20% and resulting in a reduced environmental impact. The POD has been designed to accommodate a large variety of paper rolls available on the market: various roll lengths, diameters, widths, and paper thickness, 1-ply or 2-ply, the choice is yours. This flexibility is what make...

Same shift bacteria test approved by AOAC Research Institute for Food & Beverage industries

... and life science researchers. It manufactures and sells a broad range of rapid monitoring systems, environmental collection devices, and rapid dilution devices, made under strict GMP standards, ensuring excellent product quality and reliability. With offices in the US, UK, China, India, and over 100 distributors worldwide, Hygiena products span th...

Katrin Easy Pack is hitting the streets running...

...es Director for UK & Ireland, explains: "Hygiene is extremely important in any 'Away from Home' environment, but with an ever increasing number of mobile businesses, making hygiene consumables available and maintaining a healthy working environment becomes ever more complex. "The New Katrin Easy Pack is the perfect solution for this challeng...

Vectair director in livery!

...' Commercial Director, Rich Martin, was clothed last month in livery, for the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners. The WCEC is a highly relevant, modern Livery Company combining the traditions and mystique of The City with the changing needs of a major 21st Century industry.[TRIMTO] One of 108 Livery Companies in the City of London, ...

Anti-Vandal dispenser keeps air fresh

...out performance issues. FDT Managing Director, Hydros Jassem tells us: "We know that a bad restroom environment is perceived as an indication of bad management and can lower restroom users' opinion of the organisation running the facilities. Whenever surveys into restroom satisfaction are carried out, the top complaint is consistently cited as a ba...

Hygienic steam cleaning for professionals

...ange of standard and optional accessories, it is highly versatile and ideal for use in a variety of environments where fast, hygienic cleaning is a necessity.[TRIMTO] Very simple to use, the machine can be used continuously and heats up very quickly. With a wide range of accessories, it is equally suited to detail work around kitchen appliances ...

Gumwand donates to High Street Revival initiative

... we've created a machine that takes it off in seconds." Gumwand is a British-owned invention; an environmentally friendly wand which safely removes chewing gum at a fraction of the cost, and in a fraction of the time, of other methods. It combines steam and 'green' detergents. With over a decade in the chewing gum removals business, Gumwand'...

Decontaminating sanitiser dispensers in healthcare environments: new studies show the best options

Simple remedies - from keeping the antibacterial gel dispenser clean, to giving healthcare workers their own hand sanitiser - can help keep patients safe by decreasing contamination in operating and recovery rooms, suggest two studies presented at the recent 'Anesthesiology 2013' annual meeting. Keeping hand sanitisers clean decreases their bac...

IFMA World Workplace 2013 attendance figures set stage for New Orleans 2014

...y, it addresses topics of the greatest relevance and concern to professionals who support the built environment. It is widely considered to be the marquee facility management conference in the world. IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognised international association for facilities management professionals, supporting more than 23,0...

ISS Restoration unveils enormous, purpose-built flood and fire training house

... realistic training. The training in the house helps to develop skills by practicing in a real time environment. "We are able to select each area for wetting, including the demonstration of hot water in under floor pipes for leak detection examinations. We have also installed overhead systems for making sure we have water in the wall cavities e...

Excitement heightens for new window cleaning company

... much better prepared for these changes than your average window cleaning company." Certified to environmental standard ISO 14001 and a certified CarbonNeutral company, Principle Window Cleaning, with its very own recognised logo and branding, will look to be even more creative so that its impact on the environment is a positive one. Principl...

Morclean introduces the new model Air-tech (1 and 2)

...s, foundries, chemical plants, railway workshops and the aviation industry as well as in many other environments. "It cleans up sumps, drains, elevator pits, blast furnaces, boiler flues, dust collectors and degreasers and is capable of removing oil, sludge, sewage, swarf, food, slag sand and turnings. "The vacuum can siphon up to 45 fluid ga...

Survey shows a correlation between a clean office and higher productivity

...ve in a clean workspace, with 77% stating they produce higher quality work in a clean and organized environment. In addition to being more productive, 60% felt that better implementation of health and wellness guidelines would decrease illness at work. Of the customers polled, 45% admitted to going into the office when sick, thereby spreading th...

Lockable trolley 'removes risk'

A new lockable cleaning trolley system designed for high-risk healthcare environments is already proving its worth at a hospital in a major NHS trust. The new system and equipment, supplied through Jigsaw Cleaning Systems, is being used on Magnolia Ward in Yeovil, part of the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The trolleys are made fro...

Leader

...ate box for cardboard and coloured paper (but not magazines). A spokesman for the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has said that “this does not mean that mixed waste bin collections cannot continue; it is up to local authorities to decide what works best in their local area within the law.” Confused? So am I&he...

Leading the way on tourism that's both clean and green

...ds recognise tourism companies that have successfully implemented business practices to protect the environment, improve customer service and benefit profitability. "We share many important values with Green Tourism, including an emphasis on taking a 'lifecycle' approach to sustainability," says Lori Shaffer, Sustainability Marketing Manager at ...

Restroom Association (Singapore) gears up for World Toilet Day

...stry and users to play their part. Some of its programmes or activities - supported by the National Environment Agency - initiated and conducted include the Happy Toilet Programme, Happy Toilet School Education programme for Preschools, STAR (Sustaining Toilets As Restrooms) Awards Programme, Eco-Assessor Programme and LOO (Let's Observe Ourselves)...

Luna announces agreement to commercialise new self-cleaning textile technology

...of over 300 products which are sold globally through an extensive network of safety, industrial and environmental products distributors. UltraTech recently formed an Advanced Technology Group to bring nano and other advanced technologies such as the Luna product to market. Ultra-Ever Dry was the first product offering from this group and UltraTe...

New 3M Easy Trap Duster traps and holds up to six times more dirt

...eb is easily attached to most cleaning tools and can be used on most horizontal surfaces and in wet environments. It also works with most high dusting tools to trap and remove dirt in hard-to -reach places. The 3M Easy Trap Duster is available in a perforated 127mm width roll and convenient pop-up dispenser for housekeeping carts. T: 0845 601...

Global biocides market expected to reach USD 9,622 million in 2018

... and coatings and personal care are expected to drive the global biocide market. However, stringent environmental regulations regarding use of these biocides may hinder the market growth in future. Water treatment emerged as the largest application of biocides and accounted for more than 22% of the global market in 2011. It is also projected to ...

Fosse Shopping Park reappoints Regent Samsic

...nt housekeeping team ensuring that visitors can fully enjoy their time in a clean, healthy and safe environment. The management team consistently reviews efficiency levels, bringing on board innovative ideas and ways to ensure maximum productivity of the housekeeping team. For example in the food court during busy periods, trolleys are used to s...

Golden Service Awards 2013: the results

...thy Workplace Award - Sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Professional: Julius Rutherfoord 19. The Diversey Environmental Awareness Award: Turner Facilities Management for Newsprinters, Knowsley 20. The BICSc Industry Training Award: Turner Facilities Management for Rugeley Power Station, Staffordshire 21. Service Delivery Innovation of the Year: Cape Envi...

Betco makes it even easier to use less water for flushing

...urinal system, just keeps getting better," says the company. "We strive to lessen the impact on the environment in the short and long-term while operating in an environmentally responsible manner, taking steps to reduce both Betco's and our customer's carbon footprint, consuming less energy, using fewer nonrenewable resources and producing less was...

Contract win cements JTM's position in care sector

... hour a day, seven days a week customer call out service and has been awarded the ISO 14001 for its environmental management systems and ISO 9001 for its quality management systems. T: 0800 652 5692 E: help@jtmservice.com W: www.jtmservice.co.uk ...

Solar panel manufacturer now offers means to clean them

...y, saying that the package will prove particularly useful in markets with challenging dirt and dust environments.[TRIMTO] Greenbotics is a leader in optimising the performance of solar power plants through a cost-effective cleaning process. For the past two years, the company has used its proprietary CleanFleet robots and service offerings to wa...

BCI receives Technology Innovation Award for oil & gas biodegradable degreaser

...cross the Asia Pacific region, regulations from governmental agencies regarding the preservation of environment have gained importance. The tightening regulatory scenario regarding the use of conventional degreasers has resulted in companies concentrating on the development and use of alternative yet environmentally-friendly solutions. "With mor...

Highway Holdings forms joint venture to manufacture and market snow-jet cleaning equipment

...ses pressurised carbon dioxide to clean industrial equipment in a non-destructive, non-abrasive and environmentally friendly manner. The pressurized CO2 used in the cleaning process is derived from the atmosphere, as well as from industrial processes as a by-product, representing environmental friendly sourcing. The technology is capable of remo...

Europe's largest urban shopping centre scoops waste reduction and recycling award

...entre, has won top honours at the 2013 Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Awards for Environmental Excellence, which recognise and reward good practice in sustainable waste and resource management.[TRIMTO] The RWM Sustainable Facilities Management Award, sponsored by RWM 2014, was presented to Westfield Stratford City and waste ma...

WHO calls for more effective filtration in building ventilation systems

...ith effective air filters, harmful particles and gases in polluted outdoor air can enter the indoor environment and mix with a variety of other indoor pollutants that may be present, such as radon, tobacco smoke, volatile organic compounds and biological pollutants," continues Mikael Forslund. "Highly efficient air filtration systems stop these ...

New Unger MicroWipe Lite microfibre glass cloth offers streak-free, high shine finish

... without chemicals - so it's perfect for those promoting their business as one that looks after the environment while producing great results.[TRIMTO] The super soft, low friction material is easy to use; either damp to remove fingerprints, dust, grease and other light dirt, or dry to clean and polish wet surfaces. It is long-lasting too. It wil...

UL announces new EcoLogo Standard (UL 175) for Sanitary Paper Products

UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), has launched its revised UL 175 Standard for Sanitary Paper Products, to coincide with the ISSA trade show in Las Vegas.[TRIMTO] This new standard consolidates, revises and updates the following five EcoLogo Certification Criteria Documents: CCD-082 Toilet Tissue, CCD-083 Facial...

Expert consensus statement finds paper towels the most hygienic way to dry hands

..., using paper towels, is associated with lower numbers of microbes on the hands and in the washroom environment, than using warm air dryers or high velocity air dryers. The six experts, working in hospitals and universities in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Sweden and the UK, have signed an eight-point consensus - Hand drying: an important part of han...

John Laws of the Australian Contract Cleaners Alliance writes...

...great complement to Hot Cleaning Services as they operate in an extremely competitive and difficult environment and yet were able to impress the judges both regionally and state-wide that they operate one of the best small businesses in Western Australia. It is extremely pleasing to know that we have a number of businesses, both large and small,...

KCP to help customers achieve 'closed loop' recycling

...and the concept of 'closed loop recycling' and how it can help them to minimise their impact on the environment.[TRIMTO] Closed loop recycling is a production system in which the waste generated by one product is used to make another. A typical example would be the recovery of fibre from recycled office waste paper to be used in the production ...

Julius Rutherfoord adds Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to bumper crop of contracts for 2013

...contractor best suited to provide the standard of care required for this high profile and sensitive environment.[TRIMTO] Kew is one of London's most popular visitor attractions, recognised as one of the most eminent centres for research and conservation in plant biodiversity in the world. A total of 30 operatives will clean the offices, labor...

HSS Hire bolsters cleaning offer with purchase of Tecserv UK

... polishers, vacuum cleaners, sweepers and escalator cleaners - suitable for even the most demanding environments. HSS Hire Service Group is a UK-based tool and equipment hire chain that has been serving big businesses, trade and DIY customers since 1957. Operating under the banner of HSS Hire, the Group has an established nationwide network of o...

NSF International acquires Brazil's Bioensaios Analysis & Environmental Consultancy

...es products for the food, water and pharma biotech industries, has acquired Bioensaios Analysis and Environmental Consulting Laboratory, based in Porto Alegre, Brazil. It will become known as NSF Bioensaios.[TRIMTO] Founded in 1990, Bioensaios is a leading analytical laboratory that provides Good Laboratory Practices studies and highly specialis...

WAMITAB becomes British Cleaning Council's 22nd member

...ugh to management level.[TRIMTO] Since it was formed in 1989, WAMITAB has promoted and supported environmental sustainability - and with over 120 qualification pathways and 70 quality assured centres, it offers a specialist network to support staff development. "WAMITAB is delighted to be accepted as a member of the British Cleaning Council, ...

University Health Shreveport unveils Xenex germ-zapping robot to enhance patient safety

...ria). This technology is used in addition to extensive cleaning services provided by the hospital's Environmental Services team. "University Health is committed to patient safety," states Dr. Kevin Sittig, Chief Medical Officer at University Health. "Xenex is a high-level disinfection option that complements the strong disinfection programme we ...

New Grout Shield cleans and restores old grout to look brand new

...ned looking tiles, literally, at their fingertips." Grout Shield Colour Seal and Pre-Cleaner are environmentally friendly and safe around children and pets. Brand leader in the States, Grout Shield is used worldwide, including a well-know theme park in Florida! The contractor pack contains: 6 x 230ml Colour Seal bottles, 6 x Nozzles, 2 x P...

Free guide shows how to keep your workforce healthy

...ght is essential for 21st century businesses that are striving for growth in a challenging economic environment." Three of the steps recommended within the guide are: Clean your tech: Many of us use laptops, tablet computers and smart phones, and because of the frequent contact with our hands and proximity to our faces, germs are easily tr...

'uBin' - Best Recycled Plastic Product winner 2013

...onsible recycling of rubbish in offices, schools, universities, hospitals and other typical working environments. [TRIMTO] That in itself is commendable enough, but the fact that the uBin is actually made from UK sourced post-consumer plastic.... That's old water bottles, yoghurt pots, coffee cups etc to you and me - has helped it win the 'EPRO ...

Lonza offers multiple disinfecting options for combatting Norovirus in schools

...victim to the highly contagious Norovirus. "These pathogens are easily transmitted in the school environment causing our children to fall ill, impacting our families and interrupting our home environment," says Ernesto Lippert, Lonza's Global Hygiene & Preservation Marketing Director. "Lonza has specific solutions tailored to help break t...

Firm focus on the future at British Cleaning Council Conference

...treated to a team of expert speakers giving presentations on future-related topics ranging from the environment to start-up technology to staff retention, while workshops enabled delegates to learn new skills to take back to their businesses.[TRIMTO] Distinguished journalist Oliver Kamm of The Times chaired the event, which kicked off with a pre...

British Safety Council tops the class for IEMA environmental qualifications

... world) has achieved the highest pass rate among UK and international providers of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment's Associate Certificate in Environmental Management. [TRIMTO] New figures issued by the IEMA, show that in the first nine months of 2013, 82% of British Safety Council candidates studying for the IEMA Asso...

Cleaning Products Europe 2014: book your place now!

...ing a profitable yet sustainable industry, whilst minimising the negative impact on society and the environment." The full agenda will be announced shortly, but here's a flavour of what you can expct... World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) - from Vision 2050 to Action2020 - Dr Peter White, Chief Operating Officer, WBCSD: ...

Dustcontrol UK launches new mobile dust extraction products

... market is the new DC 3900 single and twin cyclone product range, which has been developed with the environment in mind, but without compromising on extraction power, quality - and of course, filtration. James explains further: "Despite being a high efficiency Eco motor, the performance is more powerful than ever before, making the 3900 a strong...

ISS Poland employees supported the COP19

...er the world tried to establish a model of international cooperation to limit negative influence on environment. During the COP19 meeting a lot of information initiatives were launched to spread important climate and environment changes facts between all the people present at the Stadium. Such initiatives are close to ISS global activity and as ...

Ryans shortlisted for honours

...ning, says: "We're proud to be associated with the best in business in Ireland. We are committed to environmental sustainability in everything we do on behalf of our customers and partners, and it's good to be recognised for it." Ryans Cleaning employs more than 70 people full-time and 1,000-plus part-time and seasonal staff serving the requirem...

Boat hull cleaning made easy!

...ling to optimise vessel performance, but that can be a challenge at a time when ever more stringent environmental restrictions limit the use of biocides in antifouling paints, safety laws demand minimal risks and businesses are under pressure to keep costs down.[TRIMTO] That need for an environmentally friendly and cost-effective hull cleaning s...

ISSA/Interclean North America 2013 'best in years'

... "We believe that the shared drive to prove cleaning is a long-term investment in human health, the environment, and facilities' bottom lines is what continues to bring together so many leaders in our industry to meet face-to-face and find the right solutions," says ISSA Executive Director John Garfinkel. "Then factor in the new elements we put in ...

Grant cuts' impact on toxic sites 'potentially dangerous'

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has this week sharply condemned the UK Government`s decision to cease funding local authority action on toxic sites which are potentially harmful to human health. In a letter from Defra Minister Lord de Mauley, councils in England have been told this week that there will be no money for investigat...

Realistic carpet care explained

...hat if facilities managers and building owners wish to keep carpets clean and help create a healthy environment, they must deal with dirt as it accumulates - a process that requires a planned attack - the strategy of which he goes on to explain...[TRIMTO] As facilities move towards 24 hours a day, seven-day-a-week use, carpet care presents both...

Airdri launches new product development programme and extends export strategy

...business development. Airdri is committed to an ongoing programme of research and development, with environmental sustainability a key focus. We're proud to be British engineering and design experts of 40 years standing, and are delighted to be expanding our innovative range and new market opportunities. "Our products are available to Airdri's o...

New website for London cleaning specialist

...lutions ensure that all cleaning is carried out efficiently and effectively to create safer patient environments. To keep up to date with CK Group Services, follow its twitter handle @ckgroup1 or to find out more about the benefits of becoming a client: T: +4420 8659 6748 E: enquiries@ckgroupservices.com W: www.ckgroupservices.com ...

Understanding the recovery process will help reduce stress for flood victims

...y responders, insurer personnel and damage management contractors, as well as local branches of the Environment Agency, the Red Cross and Citizens Advice Bureau, hold and distribute stocks of these leaflets and find them invaluable in reassuring and supporting victims of flooding. Some of the stress caused by a lack of tangible information can b...

ACI & PCPC responds to FDA's proposed rule on antibacterial soaps and washes

... intend to file comments to FDA reaffirming that the use of antibacterial wash products in the home environment does not contribute to antibiotic or antibacterial resistance.   The ingredients used in antibacterial soap and washes have been evaluated and regulated by agencies and scientific bodies around the world.  In some instances, ...

Seal Shield's new hygienic computer keyboard combats spread of germs

...al Glow uses proprietary, waterproof LED lighting, making the product ideal for typing in low light environments. [TRIMTO] Additionally, the Silver Seal Glow contains Silver Seal, an antimicrobial, fungistatic additive that reduces the growth of mould-, mildew- and odour-causing bacteria on the product's surfaces. The keyboard is 100% waterpr...

Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014: The biggest cleaning event in Scotland

...ell as looking at such issues as: graffiti removal, chewing gum removal, insurance, legislation and environmental issues. Cleaning Expo Scotland 2014 offers a unique opportunity for cleaning equipment manufacturers and suppliers to showcase products and services to the buyers or potential buyers of cleaning-related equipment and services in Scotlan...

OspreyFrank acquires remaining stake in FrankGmbH in Germany

Environmentally friendly cleaning systems specialist OspreyFrank has acquired the remaining stake in FrankGmbH in Germany. "We have long been searching for a company with the right engineering and design skills and our long standing partnership with Frank GmbH of Germany - a high pressure washers and self-service car wash systems manufacturer -...

Restroom Association (Singapore) commemorates World Toilet Day

...Guest-of-Honour Ms Grace Fu, Minister of Prime Minister's Office, also Second Minister for the Environment & Water Resources and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, launched the 3rd edition of the Guide to Better Public Toilet Design & Maintenance.[TRIMTO] During the conference, RAS Honorary Secretary Mr Ho Chee Kit, signed a Memor...

New Power Foam cleaning system boosts meat room food safety and cuts costs

...rovements while reducing labour, water and energy costs. "In addition to creating safer cleaning environments with less steam and reduced risk of scalding, in-store time studies demonstrated labour savings of 22% on average, and water and energy savings of 69%." Ecolab says it pioneered the power foam platform for the food retail market in 20...

Nviro retains Associated British Ports Southampton contract

...n is the largest cruise terminal in the UK and houses a myriad of different buildings - from office environments, freight terminals and distribution compounds to fruit terminals, security boxes, toilets and cruise ship terminals that more than 1.2 million passengers pass through every year. Dating from the 11th century, the port is the 10th larg...

Global economy growing - but 'wellbeing' may be left behind

...he planet's capacity to provide the resources necessary to sustain it. The resources of the natural environment are finite, whereas human consumption has reached such a point that humanity consumes a year's worth of resources in less than 365 days. Further highlights from the report: * Non-energy-related commodities were down 7.5% in 2...

Budapest hosts Clean Europe competition in four weeks' time

...cilities managers and representatives of foreign professional associations. The theme will focus on environmentally-friendly cleaning and the introduction of environmentally-friendly brands - the Clean Europe competition will subsequently show its practical implementation. Before making a decision on whether or not to participate, it's worth learni...

Adhesive cleaning issues resolved

...er that they can remove adhesive as well as prevent it from adhering to any surface in a safer more environmentally friendly method than before.[TRIMTO] The established R&D team at Gard Chemicals looked at the old problems / chemical formulations associated with traditional cleaning applications and chemical formulations available - such as ...

ISSA launches CIMS Certification in the UK and Ireland

...s of successful cleaning organisations organisations, namely: Quality Systems; Health, Safety & Environmental Stewardship; Service Delivery; Management Commitment, and HR. The CIMS Standard was originally created through a true consensus-based process. Led and managed by ISSA, this involved top organisations from the cleaning, facilities man...

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What businesses need to know in 2014

...ravellers in 2013 by review website, TripAdvisor, revealed that 62% 'often' or always' consider the environment when choosing where to stay, how to travel or where to eat. TOP TIP: Take a holistic approach towards sustainability and then proactively communicate it. Analyse and avoid rework. First time cleaning is essential to minimise waste, par...

Pick up the Katrin Easy Pick, wherever you work...

...aff on call, care workers who visit patients at home, people working in confined spaces or very wet environments, dentists, vets, patient rooms, customer waiting areas, school receptions, public transport, private transport, leisure environments... Easy Picks are ideal anywhere where hand towels need to be at hand, but people are not necessarily ne...

Sustainability is an integral part of the paper tissue value chain

...ncept of 'sustainable business'. Sustainability is often described as having three pillars: social, environmental and economic. I agree of course but my preferred definition is one I learned in a seminar at Harvard Business School a few years ago where Sustainability was defined as Leadership and Responsibility. A business must set its direction pl...

Addenbrooke's staff receive specialist training

...r a 12 to 18 month period. The courses on offer include a level 2 apprenticeship in cleaning and environmental support and a level 2 apprenticeship in food and beverage services, both of which include functional skills in maths and English. Medirest supervisors will also take on a level 3 apprenticeship in cleaning supervision. Trainees will ...

Karcher makes a splash at Bristol in yellow, anthracite grey… and green

...ndash; a recent visual distinction devised to help customers select the right machine for the right environment.  Not only does the anthracite colour fit inconspicuously into its surroundings, but it is also more resistant to dirt, reducing the effort and expense required to keep machines clean.  Typically Kärcher’s pioneering ...

Clever little system from DAS Environmental Expert GmbH facilitates significant increase in energy efficiency and operational safety

...need hot water in their production processes. An innovative system from Dresden (Germany) based DAS Environmental Expert GmbH now facilitates heat transfer from wastewater to process water. This helps to optimise the temperatures in the water flows, which significantly increases efficiency with regard to both energy usage and wastewater treatment.[...

CTM UK launches compact ride-on scrubber drier with long warranty

...s. The Pico 66 is extremely operator friendly with a low noise vacuum to ensure operation in any environment is a possibility - even during office or school hours. The machine has the ability to fit into most lifts, giving excellent floor-to-floor benefits and reducing the need to purchase additional equipment. Capable of deep cleaning and polis...

Incentive FM takes street cleaning to a new level in Covent Garden

.... This investment in both people and equipment is already yielding results in the appearance of the environment within the wider estate. The results are very visible!" T: +44 845 1477 121 E: excellence@incentive-fm.com W: www.incentive-fmgroup.com ...

CK Consumables joins Twitter!

...nery to a wide variety of markets, the company prides itself on bringing clients new technology and environmentally friendly solutions, and as such has become a leading name in sustainable cleaning. Working with many top manufacturers has enabled CK Consumables to develop and grow its offering. The company has a range of products that offer...

3M puts a shine on thecentre:mk visitor experience

...y did it deliver the best results, but it also proved to be the most cost-effective," says Europa's Environmental Services Manager for thecentre:mk, Jason Buckley. 3M Scotch-Brite Surface Preparation (SPP) floor pads were used to deep-clean the floor and remove stains without the need for any chemical strippers. Two grades of 3M Trizact HX Discs...

European Tissue Symposium: sponsor, exhibitor and speaker at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2014

...d to hygiene and health promotion and provide their patients, employees and clients with a washroom environment that upholds the highest standards. "Hand hygiene is recognised as the most important standard measure to prevent cross-contamination or transmission of nosocomial hospital acquired infections and the World Health Organisation recommen...

New additive ideal for hard surface cleaning formulations

...g performance, can effectively reduce or eliminate the need for oxygenated solvents. "Increasing environmental regulations and the need to improve worker safety can present a real challenge to formulators," says Frank Womack, global business manager, Functional Additives, for Air Products. "Tomakleen G-12 additive was designed to meet that chall...

The eight germiest public places...

...r order. Or use antibacterial wipes. 2. Lemon wedges According to a 2007 study in the Journal of Environmental Health, nearly 70% of the lemon wedges perched on the rims of restaurant glasses contain disease-causing microbes. When the researchers ordered drinks at 21 different restaurants, they found 25 different microorganisms lingering on the ...

Healthcare-acquired infections fuel uptake of hand hygiene solutions in Western Europe

...rough the practice of hand hygiene techniques as well as the effective disinfection of the hospital environment. Various national awareness programmes and campaigns further improve hand hygiene compliance by reinforcing patients' right to enquire and insist on hand hygiene in healthcare settings. However, market potential varies across the count...

Greyland reaches latest milestone - 15 years!

...vations such as microfibre cloths, and daytime cleaning have become the norm. This then, was the environment that Greyland Ltd was launched in to, however, this new company had a vision quite unlike those that had gone before. To quote from an early article about the company: 'Manufacturing cleaning chemicals can never be about just knowing ...

Warning: your open-plan office can make you ill

...n-plan offices are less good for employee health'. Why this should be so is not entirely clear, but environmental stresses (including being exposed to 'irrelevant sound', the lack of 'visual privacy' and a reduced ability to control one's own personal space), as well as the risk of infection, the types of jobs done in open-plan offices and group dy...

Survey reveals infection risk and cleanliness to be top concerns of consumers with loved ones in long-term care

... and minimising the spread of infections, while also maintaining a clean, comfortable and home-like environment. Routine cleaning and disinfecting, however, plays a big role in helping maintain a healthy and comfortable environment. The spread of infections in long-term care facilities is one of the biggest challenges facing the industry. Infect...

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...ces using a Prochem carpet cleaning machine with the company’s ‘Natural’ range of environmentally-friendly chemicals, as well as the professional services of Chris Straker – proprietor of Straker Eco Carpet & Rug Care, Solution Cornwall’s chemicals and the service provided by Nick Vousden-White and the wonderful Gr...

Three-way partnership will help reduce HAIs

...0% compliance with recommended protocols. The Hill-Rom system continually monitors the patient care environment, reminding key personnel about critical handwashing events and providing the data for sustainability. Institutions that have implemented the system have experienced a significant increase in their hand hygiene compliance. "The Hill-Rom...

MITIE signs sponsorship deal with the Cleaning Show 2015

...orting our industry at the heart of its main event," says Rob Cattell, managing director of MITIE's Environmental + business. The Cleaning Show 2015 takes place from 10th - 12th March 2015 at London's Excel Exhibition Centre. The event is organised by BCCE, a company jointly owned by the British Cleaning Council and Quartz Business Media. Ste...

Nominees announced for Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2014

...company collects machines, dismantles them and sells the materials for recycling in accordance with environmental legislation) * Hako-Fleet-Management-Solutions, Hako (This system is designed to manage fleets of cleaning machines and to help customers to control and run them economically via mobile phone and internet) * Kärcher Fleet Services,...

Infection control company combats HAIs with new clean wipe washable keyboard

...eria on the product's surfaces. "There is increasing evidence to support the contribution of the environment to disease transmission, and that we pick up pathogens at the same level by touching the environment as we do by touching the patient," argues University of North Carolina epidemiologist, Dr. William Rutala. "But regular cleaning with hea...

StepNpull marches into Europe to combat effects of dirty washroom users

...ibuted from the UK throughout Europe and beyond. It comes in a range of colours to tie in with most environments and - perhaps more importantly - it comes with a lifetime guarantee. Behind the product is entrepreneur Mick Janaway, who became interested in devices which help prevent the spread of bacteria after he caught an infection that nearly ...

Consumers disappointed with cleanliness and disinfection practices

...r regulation, reviews and ratings of hotels and restaurants have created a very different operating environment for professionals; one in which consumer opinion really matters. "Daily cleaning of a professional establishment is one thing but deploying a robust disinfection programme and using the right products to tackle bacteria like salmonell...

Amano Pioneer Eclipse reaches agreement to purchase Clarke American Sanders

...ufactures and sells dust and mist collectors for industrial applications under the brand name Amano Environmental Americas. Amano Pioneer Eclipse is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amano Corporation, a manufacturing conglomerate listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Nilfisk-Advance has production, sales and service entities in all major geographic re...

Lean and green office cleaning delivers major savings for all concerned

...s into the importance of a clean workplace and includes examples of how such a strategy can improve environmental impact, reduce costs and add to the bottom line. Published by Emprise, the London-based support services provider, the report shows how a change in cleaning strategy delivered real results for one global workspace provider; and how c...

New university scholarship encourages excellence in cleaning and infection control

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is supporting and encouraging the cleaning professionals of tomorrow in partnership with the University of Northampton, with the donation of the John Butler Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners Endowed Scholarship, in memory of John Butler, who was a member of the WCEC and husband of past M...

How do latest EU Regulatory Laws affect cleaning products market?

...hellip; "In my opinion, they are well balanced between the need for protection of health and the environment, and the need to maintain the competitiveness of the EU's industry." Similarly, Ales is keen to state that any barriers to product placement due to health or environmental concerns must continue to be carefully assessed against socio-e...

Veltia's New Generation Hand Dryer: technologically advanced

... ZeroSmell technology, which removes bad odours from the air, to help maintain a fresh and pleasant environment. These dryers also come with the option of built-in protection against mosquitoes, bees and flies through a 100% natural product that repels. To find out more: T: (UK) +44 (0) 20 3303 0748 / (Spain) +34 93 714 44 77 E: sales@veltia...

What's next for the sustainable cleaning products market?

... products industry, as new technology develops and consumers become increasingly conscious of their environmental impact. Sustainability is no longer an optional add-on but an essential feature of successful companies' business plans. However, there is always more that can be done to enhance eco-friendly credentials, and particularly the way th...

Genband chooses Incentive FM for EMEA head office role

...success lies in the quality of our people. As a result having a clean, safe and smooth-running work environment is extremely important and we believe that Incentive FM will work with us to ensure this happens." Martin Reed, Managing Director at Incentive FM, says: "By self-delivering an integrated service model in this way we are able to provide...

Propelair notches up successes in run-up to Facilities Management 2014

..., described as the world's leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment. Propelair will welcome visitors to stand F19C at Facilities Management 2014, Birmingham, where they can see this super-efficient, water-saving toilet. Using patented displaced air technology, Propelair produces a reliable, high-perfor...

Mrs Bucket mops up Welsh school cleaning contract

...ch is especially true for Olchfa as it has such a large number of students - so maintaining a clean environment is essential to their health and wellbeing. As a result, we conduct regular spot checks to ensure the areas are being thoroughly cleaned consistently." Managing Director Rachael Flanagan, who set up Mrs Bucket Cleaning Services in 2005...

Leading sports and leisure venues go green with Bay West

...et to be awarded EU recognised certification and Bay West was the first brand to provide a range of environmentally-preferred washroom products. Having attained the prestigious Ecolabel accreditation, many Bay West Products can now officially be credited as 'green washroom' products. The success of the Bay West products, which tick all the boxes...

New Environmental Services company to bring more than 100 jobs to Gulf of Mexico

...as signed this week to establish what is heralded as the oil and gas industry's first comprehensive environmental cleaning, decontamination and disposal service: Ecoserv. The new company is expected to create more than 100 new jobs, many of which will be at the company's Lafayette, LA, headquarters and other facilities in the Gulf region. Ecoser...

Croke Park and Ryans are a team

...clude a reduction in energy consumption, increasing recycling, community engagement, minimising the environmental impact of events on and off the field and encouraging environmentally responsible development and staging of events. Ryans Cleaning employs more than 40 people full-time and 1,000-plus part-time staff serving the requirements of fixe...

Ultra-slim dryer awarded ultra-quiet accolade - the Quiet Mark

...ng. However the Elite hand dryer's features ensure that no individual is excluded from the washroom environment. Due to its low decibel levels, the dryer is not harmful to sensitive ears and, as it does not protrude far from the wall, it doesn't create obstacles for the visually impaired or disabled. James Clark, Airdri's Group Commercial Direct...

'Reinvent the Toilet' India will showcase advancements that improve sanitation and health

...elds, open lands, or surface waters. The amount of untreated faecal sludge discharged into the open environment poses a serious public health risk. "Of the 1.1 billion people who defecate in the open, almost 60% are Indian," says Professor K. VijayRaghavan, secretary of the Indian Department of Biotechnology. "Sanitation solutions using the late...

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...oned into something new. I wonder how the two methods stack up in terms of logistics, costs and the environment? However we choose to recycle them though, we must find a way to persuade people to allow them to be recycled... I am disturbed by the numbers I see smashed on the ground as I go into my local town centre on a Saturday morning…&...

French Kimberly-Clark Professional mill scoops top sustainability prize

...aximise the efficiency of our operations. The new process will have a really positive effect on the environment and our surrounding communities." Kimberly Clark Professional continues to strive to meet its 'Sustainability 2015' targets under the key pillars of People, Planet and Products. Meanwhile, Kimberly-Clark Corporation - parent company...

Elevate your effectiveness - Winning from losing: view analysis of a failure as a failure autopsy

...irst step in learning from a failure is to be able to identify it. This may be difficult in certain environments and some people may be uncomfortable sharing their failures, but exposing failures as early as possible is essential for learning purposes. "Business owners and managers must create an environment in which people have an incentive, or at...

Duct Doctor USA successfully completes Salt Lake City GSA contract

...long-term savings in energy costs, reducing a facility's carbon footprint and improving the working environment for employees," says Christopher Little. "Using the GSA schedule to acquire these services means facility managers can easily attain these benefits and savings." The award and successful completion of contract GS-P-08-13-VE-0007 enhanc...

Tax breaks offered with water saving scrubber dryer can compare to 28% 'cashback'!

...shback. Why? The machine is included in the Water Technologies List set up by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and HM Revenue & Customs, and is thus part of a scheme devised to reward companies when they invest in products that reduce water use. "Water efficiency is a key issue for all businesses - as is the need t...

Katrin Academy - a real success

... detail as well as having the chance to practice using this information in a live, but non-customer environment. "In 2013, we trained another 100 plus industry personnel in the World of Katrin and feedback from customers continues to be extremely positive with attendees saying that they feel both educated and motivated after the session", says M...

Recycling your food waste is easier than you think!

..., cafes and takeaways that recycle their food waste find that doing the right thing and helping the environment doesn't need to take up additional time or space, or create hygiene issues... and it could even save them money! Every year more than 500,000 tonnes of food are wasted in restaurants, pubs, hotels and quick service restaurants in the U...

Global nanocoatings market expected to reach USD 6.75 billion in 2019

...f 25.8% between 2013 and 2019. The growing medical and automotive coatings industry coupled with environmental benefits have been driving the nanocoatings market, while the development of the coatings industry in Brazil, India, and China is likely to be one of the key factors driving the demand for nanocoatings over the next few years. Stringent...

All Singaporean cleaning businesses will soon have to be licenced

When the Environmental Public Health Amendment Bill came into force in Singapore on Tuesday, cleaning businesses were reminded to submit their applications for cleaning business licences soon or risk not having a licence by the 1st September 2014 deadline. All general cleaning businesses - even if these services form only part of their overall...

An answer to the perennial question: Is it safe to go in the pool?

... Resulting from Chlorination of Uric Acid: Implications for Swimming Pools' appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Jing Li, Ernest Blatchley, III, and colleagues note that adding chlorine to pool water is the most common way to kill disease-causing microbes and prevent swimmers from getting sick. But as people swim, spl...

Ryans sets up new HQ

...pany, which recently scooped the Irish Small Firms Association (SFA) Business Awards for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, has moved to Stradavoher Retail Park, Thurles, having outgrown its base in Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary. Pat Ryan, CEO of Ryans Cleaning, says: "This gives us more space for office-based staff and room to grow, whilst ...

Global chelating agents market expected to reach USD 4.48 Billion in 2019

... ions. However, due to the growing concerns regarding the ill-effects of exposure of EDTA in the environment, manufacturers are shifting their preference towards safer and better performing chelating agents such as sodium gluconates. Owing to this factor, the importance of sodium gluconates has been significantly increasing and the trend is expe...

Despite CDC report, some hospitals winning war on superbugs

...se a threat to patient safety. "The most important step in infection control begins with a clean environment and that's what the Xenex robot accomplishes. Our germ-zapping robots are proven to destroy deadly superbugs in just minutes - and hospitals using our devices to disinfect their facilities are reporting fewer infections." Xenex's portable...

Zero landfill for mixed waste!

...ge of a stronger frame and additional wear resistant material (Hardox 500) to combat the aggressive environment in which it operates. The bolt on Hardox liners are rapidly changed when worn. The retractable tying system and needle gates guarantee a reliable tying cycle when using either traditional steel wire or, for refuse derived fuel application...

Taking the lid off America's trash cans

...tory of making innovative products that help consumers waste less and help lessen the company's own environmental impact, as well as spreading awareness of waste reduction," says Scott Lazarczyk, marketing director, The Glad Products Company. "In support of the Environmental Protection Agency's goal to divert 80% of waste from landfills by 2020, GL...

Innovative use of waste provides fuel while reducing greenhouse gas emissions

...ofuels at its Medan and Surabaya facilities demonstrates the company's commitment to minimising its environmental footprint and contributes to its overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. "We're constantly looking for innovative ways to use renewable energy around the globe, and the work done at our Indonesia facilities demonstrates this c...

Russian road maintenance association calls for regulation on development and use of anti-icing materials

...ed with one simple idea: to make winter roadway maintenance safe and comfortable for people and the environment. The main task at hand of the Association will be research, development and implementation of the better ways of winter roadway maintenance, establishing and promoting a new set of regulation and professional codes and guidelines that ...

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...y, with so little money available for regular, thorough cleaning of every surface in the healthcare environment, and healthcare professionals so overloaded with work that sometimes some of them neglect to wash their hands between treating different patients, I can’t help feeling that we’re going to end up fighting a losing battle when i...

Supporting sustainability through entrepreneurship

...the years the awards have become one of the UK's foremost business awards schemes that focus on the environment and sustainability, and they're now affectionately known as the 'Green Oscars.' The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners became involved in the awards at their inception, as part of its mission to encourage and maintain high st...

Initial wins prestigious Red Dot Design Award

...e real impact; helping to reduce employee sick days, improve productivity and create better working environments." Signature is Initial's latest range of bathroom hygiene products which includes paper towel dispensers, feminine hygiene units and toilet seat sanitisers. Initial Hygiene is one of the leading hygiene services companies in South Afr...

Switch on to the benefits of hot: Karcher HDS pressure washers - now with added cashback

...dures, high-pressure cleaners offer impressive advantages in terms of economy, cleaning results and environmental impact. Add in the power of hot water with a Karcher HDS pressure washer and these advantages increase dramatically. When cleaning stubborn dirt, Karcher HDS offers a superior solution for oils, greases and proteins - especially when th...

Deadly bacteria invades US communities—MRSA infections jump 55%, warns Clearstream

... cases involving community-associated MRSA jumped by 55%. Clearstream, a diversified provider of environmentally-friendly antimicrobial products and services, says that the serious risks posed by MRSA infections make advanced sanitisation technology and hygiene methods essential to protecting public health. Clearstream utilises sophisticated ant...

Ecocleen embraces 'the force'

...te service delivery." Ecocleen has been helping organisations maintain a clean and fresh working environment since 1993, nationwide. The company focuses on green and innovative cleaning systems to deliver a bespoke service which, Sean claims, offers better value. "We offer facilities support, specialist services and cleaning with a unique del...

Biosurfactants market by product expected to reach USD 2,308.8 million by 2020

...re valued in several applications including household detergents and cosmetics industry. Growing environmental concerns with regard to the use of synthetic (petroleum derived) surfactants such as low degradability is expected to be a key driver for the growth in biosurfactants market over the forecast period. Synthetic surfactants have a high...

Teachers call for more time to teach children about good hand hygiene

...ly-Clark Professional. "It's easy to understand why, when teachers are working day in day out in an environment where they are exposed to all the coughs, colds and tummy bugs children commonly pass around. In our research we found that the main concern arising from staff absence though was a lack of continuity, which can affect children's behaviour...

Decitex intelligent textiles of France joins UK's NHS Supply Chain

...gy expertise (focused on issues such as cleaning time, ease of use, cost per use, and impact on the environment) with a lightweight, ergonomically designed range of handles and frames. www.decitex.com Quote ref. : FTPB3928 ...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners installs new Master

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners has recently held its annual ceremony of Installation and Company Rededication at the medieval St Olave's Church within the City of London. Following the ancient traditions of the City Liveries, Issa K. Tahhan was installed as Master for the year ensuing, along with the Installation of Maureen M...

Australian wins RIA Award; new RIA Executive Committee and Board announced

...rd are: * Canadian Council: Art Johnson, CR, WLS - Johnson Training, Port Coquitlam, BC/Canada * Environmental Council: Tom Peter, CIH - Insurance Restoration Specialists, Monroe Township, NJ * Vendor Council: Ken Rothmel - Sunbelt Rentals, Fort Mill, SC Representatives to the Board from the RIA Contents and Restoration Councils will be named...

Chicopee's J-Cloth 3000 win in Poland spearheads export drive

... thought to be the only biodegradable, compostable wipe on the market. The J-Cloth's combination of environmental sustainability and ultimate cleaning power emerged victorious. Mike Verhagen, Sales Manager, explains the strategic vision: "Part of Chicopee's growth strategy includes expansion into new markets. Market research shows that the ...

Las Vegas to celebrate new type of wedding

...nd disinfecting our busy facility, but are also non-toxic, which is safer for our employees and the environment," says Ralph LePore, assistant director, Terminal Operations Division for McCarran. "The system also helps us control costs with a monthly lease, reduced packaging waste and lower shipping expenses." A single Hydris unit dispenses thre...

Survey results show training and infrastructure issues wreck 'distributed leadership'

...sations are using innovative methods of job and organisation design, to create agile organisational environments and cultures that enable leadership at all levels of the business." 'Leadership - easier said than done' can be downloaded from: www.cipd.co.uk ...

Sky Pro introduces safe,cost effective alternative to manual window cleaning

... The window cleaning systems use filtered water without any chemicals that can be hazardous to the environment. Sky Pro eliminates the danger associated with manual window washing and reduces labour and insurance costs. Most models will pay for themselves in less than a year. "Sky Pro is one of the most ingenious pieces of equipment to be made ...

Moirans shows the lighter side of hazards

...lity and created a container that retains all its practical advantages while delivering an enhanced environmental profile. Indeed, customer reaction has already been extremely positive." T: +33 (0) 3 84 41 50 50 E: info@rpc-moirans.fr W: www.rpc-moirans.com ...

Category 3 - Management, Training Solutions and Related Products

...company collects machines, dismantles them and sells the materials for recycling in accordance with environmental legislation) * Hako-Fleet-Management-Solutions, Hako (This system is designed to manage fleets of cleaning machines and to help customers to control and run them economically via mobile phone and internet) * Kärcher Fleet Services,...

...tre: Thomas Stucken, CCO, OspreyFrank Topic: Infection Control with Dry Steam in the HealthCare Environment 14:30 - 15:00 - Innovation lab programme: Clean Middle East will be held at the Elicium - D203/D204. Arvah Bohra will present on the Middle East's growing cleaning industry. 15:30 - 17:00 - Innovation Awards Highlights. If you...

Truvox International

...re and speed, less water and solution is used, which makes it both cost effective and beneficial in environmental terms. To see this new addition to the Multiwash range – and a host of other innovative floor cleaning machines – visit stand 01.407. Members of the Truvox International team will be on hand to advise you on the best mach...

Anti-Vandal Air Freshener

...ism is powered purely by oxygen and the performance is unaffected by temperature, humidity or other environmental factors. With an extended range of over 20 high-intensity fragrances available across Marine, Floral, Citrus, Fruity, Designer & Oriental scents, there is plenty of choice for every location and setting. Oxy-Gen Powered innova...

Karcher’s B60/10C MopVac wins ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Award 2014

...at use less water, energy and chemicals. Not only that, they have also been manufactured using more environmentally conscious methods and with an eye on the total lifecycle impact. “It is also most encouraging to see the industry taking advantage of latest web-based technology – with the introduction of some highly intelligent soluti...

A welcome return and a novel machine

...livers excellent cleaning performance when used dry for dust control or damp for cleaning sensitive environments. “We’ve kept it as simple as possible,” explained Barney, who said that a lot of work had gone in to controlling the vibration one often associates with a hand operated floor cleaning machine. “It offers great ...

VAH certified product range now even bigger

...on the spot, where and when they are needed.  They are safe and easy to use and are incredibly environmentally-friendly. The company’s Oliver Weisflog (pictured) told us that the systems are now widely used by international contract cleaning groups, airlines, airports and sectors of Her Majesty’s prison service. Centrego, whi...

Taking on the big players

... using high quality, commercial grade components, they are ideal for use in the toughest of working environments where they can deliver a premium cleaning performance. Battery powered, with integrated charger, data card, plus LED low level and charging process indicators, the new VCSD-02 scrubber dryer is of compact design for ease of transporta...

Vectair’s vibe - a fresh approach

...explained that the patented piezo technology that goes into Vibe creates a far more efficient, more environmentally friendly and less expensive air treatment system compared to conventional aerosols. “Using the latest technology, we wanted to design an aircare system that did not saturate a space with heavy concentrations of scent and envi...

Peter Holt

It is with great sadness, that the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners reports the sudden death of Peter Holt. Peter, who was 69, died last Tuesday, 6th May, whilst attending the ISSA/Interclean exhibition in Amsterdam. He was about to participate in the exhibition’s 25th anniversary celebrations when he collapsed and died of a hea...

Leader

...ternational managing director, Tacony CFC board member and past master of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, at the show’s 25th anniversary celebration at which, I believe, he was being honoured for services to the industry. Peter sadly passed away in hospital shortly afterwards. We deliberately chose not to make an announce...

Orbio innovation displaces traditional packaged chemicals with on-site, on-demand disinfecting, sanitising and cleaning solutions

...vision of the Compass Group, whose Green Seal-certified Green Cleaning Programme offers 'effective, environmentally-protective cleaning to minimise exposure of building occupants and Eurest employees to potentially hazardous chemical, biological, and particle contaminants'. Eurest is the facilities services contractor for a large corporate research...

Nowhere left to hide for germs and bacteria - thanks to rim-free WC

...Pro rimless WC doesn't have a flushing rim, which means that there's one less place in the bathroom environment for dirt and smells to linger. Instead, the water reaches every part of the inner bowl and gives germs and bacteria no chance to get established. Not only does the rimless design of this new WC increase hygiene levels in the bathroom o...

SCA and Tork participates in the Volvo Ocean Race

...edition of the Volvo Ocean Race - the toughest open ocean sailing regatta in the world. The extreme environment and conditions of the race will provide extreme challenges, for example when it comes to hygiene, the core business of Tork.[TRIMTO] "Through this initiative we get an opportunity to work in close collaboration with a designated team f...

ZeroSmell: one of a kind

...nst the most common occurrences of foul odours often present in both, the domestic and professional environment. "Currently, you cannot find another product on the market as effective as ZeroSmell. Most products are air fresheners that only mask the bad odour using perfumes, and furthermore, the manufacturers declare that the products eliminate ...

What a difference a decade (or two) makes!

...s worldwide, supported by a network of exclusive distributors. Its product ranges cover all hygiene environments such as away-from-home washrooms, healthcare and leisure facilities, on-premise and industrial laundries and professional kitchens. As an active member of an ever-changing industry, Brightwell has always made it one of its missions to...

Ecover Professional: a well thought out relaunch

...Products Innovation Institute, which assesses products to ensure they are safe for both human & environmental health, designed for future use cycles and created through sustainable manufacturing processes. Ecover products also carry the Eu-Ecolabel and the new design has been awarded the prestigious Red Dot Design award. We had quite a lo...

And how many trees do you kill with your consumption of paper disposables?

...So we entered in a hypothtical typical order for tissue papers and Lucart's software calculates the environmental savings made, producing a certificate (pictured above) that it then emails to the person making the order! We saved 17 trees! www.lucartgroup.com ...

Prevent Legionnaires this Summer

...aminar airflow - diffusing air across the inlet, which enhances cooling properties, an inhospitable environment for the Legionella bacteria is created. The key benefit of Air Intake Screens for those responsible for maintenance is that this task can be reduced by up to 75%. This is due to the fact that the need for chemical water treatment is re...

Think Hygiene, Think Pink

... Pink Hygiene supplies a full range of high quality, serviced washroom products to complement any environment. In addition, the company is built on a set of principles to guarantee customers an exemplary, unrivalled service. Adam Speck, Joint Managing Director (pictured, below right), explains: "Underpinning our service offering is our unique...

RCM performs at Urban Renewal day in 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 environ...

Warm air hand dryer can incorporate anti-mosquito technology

...itronella as an active component, driving away mosquitoes and other insects and helping to keep the environment insect-free environment and smelling fresh. The products used in both applications are totally natural, classified by US Environmental Protection Agency as minimal risk to wildlife and fish. The EPA has also qualified the technology as...

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services announces top tips to follow when considering a janitorial services company

...ce or building makes a lasting impression and is important for maintaining a healthy, hygienic work environment." Sam explains that doing a simple online search for janitorial services firms in Toronto alone, returns more than 100,000 results, showing how difficult it can be to find the best commercial cleaning company serving your local area - ...

When nature calls, Fresh Dab Toilet Paper Gel answers

...ly does it break down quickly, many of the ingredients in Fresh Dab are natural extracts, making it environmentally friendly. Ingredients include aloe and witch hazel as well as black willow, oat straw and rooibos extracts which help clean, soothe and calm irritated and inflamed skin and reduce itchiness. The gel also has anti-microbial properties....

Brothers Services grows and achieves important accreditations in the face of economic difficulties

...itiative was the catalyst behind Brothers Services achieving the Quality Management System ISO9001, Environmental Management System ISO14001 and Health & Safety Management System OHSAS 18001 in 2011. "Despite several years of economic downturn which saw many businesses suffer notably in the grip of a double-dip recession, Brothers Services h...

IFMA co-launches EU FM Coalition for FM public policy advocacy in Europe

...obal industry with stakes in a huge variety of public policy issues including energy and water use, environmental stewardship, tax policy, disaster preparation and recovery, emergency response, workplace safety, education and training, smart buildings and worker mobility. Many of these subjects were addressed during the three-hour launch. A comp...

Viva!E continuous air freshener gains Carbon Footprint Endorsement

...he rigorous process we undertook to achieve the standards shows our commitment to looking after our environment. The Carbon Footprint accreditation is a tangible endorsement that has been achieved with the Viva!e Air Freshener." The Viva!E freshener is based on its use of patented Oxy-Gen Powered technology which is emission-free and can reduce ...

PDI leads infection prevention innovation with 'Champions for Change' at APIC 2014

...e Wipes. The Pail and Refill system is designed to address the infection prevention requirements of environmental services professionals (EVS). The Sani-Cloth Pail and Refill contains 160 pre-moistened, ready-to-use, extra-large wipes. Each wipe contains the proper concentration of disinfectant, reducing labour time and compliance issues associated...

Chewing gum: a lesson in easy removal

...ontained backpack. It removes chewing gum pieces in under six seconds through the use of gas and environmentally friendly chemicals and as there are no trailing hoses or trailing cables it is safe to use. It is also extremely quiet when in use. After using the Ecogum chewing gum removal machine, the cleaning manager at the Shenley Brook End S...

Dust - why it's an issue and what industries should be doing about it...

...ener' way of working. The negatives of industrial dust are many fold. It creates a dirty working environment, hinders production efficiency, lowers staff morale, affects product quality and provides a health and safety risk. There are companies that do attempt to address the situation, but unless they've enlisted professional help, most of th...

Agaia, Al Daa'ma sign exclusive distribution agreement for Evolve

.... The agreement builds upon Agaia's global commitment to increase availability of zero-toxicity, environmentally safe cleaning technologies for the B2B market globally. The multi-year agreement is valued at US$65 million for the sale and distribution of Agaia's Evolve-based industrial & institutional cleaning products to the B2B and B2G m...

Legionella Control International opens new office to handle growing London/South East Region cases

...e to start than in those key areas in which the disease is most prevalent? Headed by experienced environmental hygiene professional Rob Boon, the recently opened London office offers the capital the very best in specialist environmental risk management and compliance services encompassing legionella risk management, compliance auditing, expert w...

Final countdown to Facilities Show

...s unites business professionals across the fields of security, fire, safety, facilities, energy and environment at IFSEC International, Safety & Health Expo, Facilities Show, FIREX International and Energy & Environment Expo. In 2014 the events will take place at the ExCeL London from 17th - 19th June. www.facilitiesshow.com ...

We have Mail: plastic bags 2

...l now have to buy bin liners, or dispose of rubbish without wrapping, which is likely to cause more environmental mess.[TRIMTO] Also, most supermarket bags are now made of biodegradable plastic, and so do not last very long. In fact some almost decompose by time I get them home! You no longer see them wilting on road verges and trees, where most...

RLJ Equity Partners, acquires EnviroVac Holdings

...is week announced its acquisition of EnviroVac Holdings, a premier provider of industrial cleaning, environmental services and on-site maintenance support, throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast Regions.[TRIMTO] EnviroVac utilises state-of-the-art equipment to provide industrial vacuuming, hydroblasting, watercutting and inspection services for...

Research finds human sweat can reduce bacteria defences in hospitals and schools

...to hygiene rather than to crime investigation. "My short term advice is to keep the brass in public environments free from corrosion through regular and thorough cleaning. In the longer term, using copper alloys with corrosion inhibitors included in the alloy, would be a good choice. "While more research is needed in the study of sweat and brass...

ISSA and The Building Futures Group to begin joint initiatives

..., bringing together representatives of the UK cleaning industry to explore the impact of increasing environmental and sustainability scrutiny within the industry. Keith Baker, Director of EMEA Services for ISSA, says: "We are pleased to be co-operating with The Building Futures Group. The two organisations share the same vision and passion for d...

Control of Norovirus outbreaks in areas of potential infection

...fection control measures to monitor many other areas of potential infection. These include confined environments as found in care homes and hospitals, where secondary or subsequent outbreaks often re-occur even after initial cleaning and sanitation procedures have been undertaken. Other potential areas of application include schools, or wherever fo...

Hydrosafe range receives Food Safe Approval

...nts, HydroSafe presents an alternative cleaning solution for those companies wishing to reduce environmental impact whilst maintaining cleaning efficacy. Hydros Solutions is delighted with the approvals. "When we set out on the development of a new product range, it was essential that we gain third party approval to underline...

Raising the bar on food safety cleaning products in China

...ported food products, food inspection practices and food hygiene. Taking the changing regulatory environment into account, Kline is launching a new report entitled 'Food Safety Cleaning Products in China: Market Analysis & Opportunities'. The report will provide an overview of the food safety market in China including a summary of current fo...

Health & safety for an ageing workforce

...by has compiled a list of key considerations for employers that will help to promote a healthy work environment and are especially relevant to employers with an older workforce: * Carry out risk assessments routinely, not just when an employee reaches a certain age * For manual job roles encourage employees to stretch before a shift * Where rele...

BPI RP - '3 mountains, 7 trekkers, 24 hours, 1 great cause'

...oic attempt by athlete Elsa Hammond to row across the Pacific Ocean solo. Ella is raising money for environmental and gender equality charities. "We've been in training for months now and the seven of us are really looking forward to taking to the mountains in the Three Peaks Challenge," says Rachel. "Everyone at BPI RP has given us all the supp...

Reaching out to a new generation of cleaning professionals

...o businesses and organisations across every sector, is something to which the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is wholly committed. As it continues into its 42nd year, the Company is now seeking to expand its membership to ensure its legacy continues - and a new membership and communications committee has been appointed to shape fut...

Improving supply chain communication

...ents to the corresponding task or technical process that contributes to a use, such as the specific environmental release category (SpERC) and the specific consumer exposure determinants (SCEDs). "With ECHA's experience of looking at the registration dossiers submitted in recent years, as well as the feedback from downstream users on the exposur...

Leader

...o - although it's more interactive and with lots of singing. Jess volunteered at Glastonbury as an 'environmental auditor'; a role which, I believe, probably involved a lot of waste sorting and recycling. Jess will be talking to me about her experiences and what she learned there about our attitudes to waste and recycling. The Today Show team un...

A breath of fresh air for China's baby pandas

...tains in China's Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu provinces. Pandas are especially susceptible to environmental challenges because of their low reproductive rates and the fact that bamboo is their sole source of nourishment. Air pollution expands the many challenges to successfully breed pandas. The Chengdu Research Base of Gian...

IFMA's World Workplace Conference & Expo is earlier this year and better than ever

...esses topics of the greatest relevance and concern to professionals who support the built environment. It is widely considered to be the marquee facility management conference in the world. For more information, visit the event's website at: www.worldworkplace.org www.ifma.org ...

The Bin Wash City: providing a viable solution to a dirty problem

...ribe the thinking behind the new Bin Wash City. "We wanted develop and launch a product that the environmentally minded love, and a concept that operators want to be part of... a machine that turns heads and offers more than just compliance - and a smarter product that moves into a new direction as opposed to reworking the sy...

New British Safety Council health, safety and environmental qualifications available globally

The British Safety Council has launched a new range of accredited health, safety and environmental qualifications designed to teach employees how to keep themselves and others healthy and safe at work and to reduce the environmental impact of their organisation's day-to-day activities. And while the Council is British, the qualifications can be wo...

SteriBin fights harmful bacteria

Leafield Environmental has designed and manufactured a SteriBin with 'no touch lid' pedal operation and an optional antimicrobial additive which acts as a barrier against germs and bacteria. The SteriBin was originally designed to meet the cleanliness and infection control regulations of the NHS. The antimicrobial additive has been proven to r...

West Berkshire Community Hospital - complex by nature

...rin products have a proven green heritage adds value. "Like all public institutions, protecting the environment by reducing our carbon footprint is another key measure for the hospitals, and from good forestry practices and reconised Eco labels right through to recycling, the Katrin messages are very impressive," says Ifor. Because of the comple...

Truvox International has moved premises

...0 sq.ft in total. The building has been stripped out internally and refitted, creating a bespoke environment to encompass the administrative and manufacturing elements required. A 25% increase in storage capacity has also been achieved, thanks to the new premises' high roofline, allowing greater levels of stock to be held and made available more...

Kick-off for Biogas? South America opts for green energy made by Weltec

... Due to the lack of knowledge of the advantages of bioenergy, a green conscience, a kind of applied environmental conservation and an inclination towards promising energy concepts, have not yet taken root. Perhaps the pressure to act is not yet high enough. Another reason why investors are reluctant in many South American countries is the high i...

Competitive edge is sharpened at Britaniacrest Recycling

...on to maximising the weight of bales every lorry transports, also has the benefit of protecting the environment, by reducing the number of vehicles required for transportation - reducing fuel consumption, maintenance and road congestion. The high speed thrust cycle and low power consumption of the Mac 110L/1 provides some of the lowest cost per ...

TC facilities management extends FM service into two more Tesco DCs.

... Tesco stores, operating 365 days a year with over 2000 staff expecting a clean, catered and secure environment at all times! Implementing these mobilisations will see over 250 staff, transfer from three other service providers under the watchful eye of Steve Wengrow, Divisional Controller at TCFM. With more than 10 years' experience in this work, ...

European Tissue Symposium to present at ISSA/Interclean Istanbul 2014

...ing using towels is associated with lower numbers of microbes both on the hands and in the washroom environment than using warm air dryers or high velocity air dryers," he concludes. Keith Baker, ISSA Director of EMEA Services says: "The soft tissue sector plays a crucial and valuable role in our industry and I am personally delighted that Rober...

French university students' waterproof toilet tissue dispenser wows competition judges

...o develop a product that will protect Team SCA's toilet tissue from the seawater and other very wet environments. Following an extensive review process, a waterproof dispenser designed by a team of five students from ENSAM University in Paris, was declared the winner. Offered with a choice of two different attachment solutions: a suction pad...

REC JobsOutlook: Jobs boom at risk from growing skills shortages

...- workers are increasingly looking for more flexible hours, better benefits packages and nicer work environments. Your company brand and reputation are crucial to ensuring you are more appealing than your competitors to the workers you need to attract." www.rec.uk.com ...

Kier continues the fight against litter in Essex

...ting Essex') with equipment for a recent community day, Kier aims to reaffirm its commitment to the environment.[TRIMTO] Harlow Council currently spends near to £2m a year on picking up litter; removing fly-tips, graffiti and fly-posting; street sweeping, and cleaning street furniture - services provided by Kier Harlow. Kier got involved i...

Portable 'Natural Cleaner' sanitises rooms in 30 minutes

The  OC700 Natural Cleaner is a portable and environmentally friendly, high performance machine that will sanitise and restore air quality in every living and working area. Hotels, homes, offices, schools, factories, restaurants, coffee houses and clubs, toilets and washrooms, keep fit centres, surgeries, waiting rooms - these are jus...

Dirty cars cost cash

...not looking after them," he says. "Simple things like sealing and protecting your paintwork from environmental contaminants such as damaging UV rays will extend the life of your car bodywork and help keep the vehicle's value. "We've created a video called 'cleaning up Britain's cars' to help motorists learn more about how easy it is to look a...

NACD comments on FDA's Sanitary Food Transportation Proposal

...f-stable food is not potentially adulterated during transportation because it is not exposed to the environment; therefore, the FDA rightfully designates this category of food exempt from this proposed rule. "NACD members continue to use best practices concerning cleaning, inspection, maintenance, loading and unloading of, and operation of vehic...

ISSA and CIRI announce improvements to the Clean Standard

...ctively evaluate cleaning processes and products is critical to providing a safe and healthy indoor environment for school-age children. The recent enhancements to the Clean Standard include updated values that define ‘effective cleaning’, which are central to the standard.  Specifically, revisions have been made to the table at...

CK Group on schedule to complete Bart’s Hospital builders clean this Autumn

...l glazing. The total area covered by the cleaning contract is approximately 35,000sq.ft. In such environments, health & safety is always top priority. CK Group currently has 15 members of staff on site who have all been through a thorough two hour induction, passed a health & safety assessment and hold valid Construction Skills Certifica...

Five steps to safer kitchen floors

...p below the walkway surface, helping to promote safety. Kaivac offers an integrated portfolio of environmentally friendly cleaning products designed to remove the maximum amount of soil and potentially harmful biopollutants in the most cost-effective manner possible. www.kaivac.com ...

Nyco launches OM1 Series: first I & I brand using Omnia high-performance solvent

...efficacy of OM1 Series products is remarkable and yet the formulations are safer for people and the environment. You have to see the performance to really believe it." Omnia is a low vapour pressure volatile organic compound (LVP-VOC) with an excellent toxicity profile. Readily biodegradable, non-hazardous and free from monobutyl and other glyco...

Morclean wins national 'green' award for Bin Wash City - the battery driven bin wash machine

Morclean, based in Staveley, Chesterfield, has won a Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain's greenest companies, councils and communities. The company, which competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, will be presented with a trophy and certificat...

ISS UK signs up to kick off new cup recycling scheme

...o landfill or incinerated every year in the UK. Simply Cups is a partnership between Closed Loop Environmental Solutions and Simply Waste Solutions. It will provide paper cup manufacturers, organisations operating in the supply chain, as well as beverage and hospitality outlets, with a cost-efficient collection and recycling service that will re...

WoolSafe announces third UK Educational Conference

...ors and insurance claim handlers; not to mention top industry tutors, chemists, textile scientists, environmental impact evaluators and marketing gurus. "After the great success of our previous educational conferences, we are looking forward to making the third one even bigger and better at a fantastic setting and with a great range of learning ...

Ozone-depleting compound persists, NASA research shows

...ration's (NOAA's) Earth System Research Laboratory and NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Model simulations of global atmospheric chemistry and the losses of CCl4 due to interactions with soil and the oceans pointed to an unidentified ongoing current source of CCl4. The res...

National Food Safety Month marks 20 years of promoting Food Safety Best Practices in US

...elping our customers to understand the essential role that hygiene plays in food safety and healthy environments for our industry's employees and patrons." T: (202) 331-5939 E: cfernandez@restaurant.org W: www.restaurant.org W: www.foodsafetymonth.com ...

ACI: Analysis on antibacterial ingredient safety misses the mark on accuracy

...emely small and are excreted from the body," argues Dr. Paul DeLeo, ACI Associate Vice President of Environmental Safety. "There's a wide margin of safety between these levels and the levels deemed unsafe based on standard safety evaluation. "The weight of evidence supports the conclusion that these ingredients are not causing adverse effects on...

New 3M Scotch-Brite High Shine Floor Pads just keep on polishing

...in abrasives within the pad itself for even greater durability. The floor pads are kinder on the environment too, requiring no chemical strippers, coatings or finishes. Double-sided, washable and reusable, they last longer than existing high performance floor pads, helping to reduce landfill disposal. The pads are available in two grades: Sie...

Veltia now offers branded hand dryers to enable companies to put their own stamp on the washroom

... ZeroSmell technology, which removes bad odours from the air, to help maintain a fresh and pleasant environment. These dryers also come with the option of built-in protection against mosquitoes, bees and flies through a 100% natural product that repels. To find out more: T: (UK) +44 (0) 20 3303 0748 / (Spain) +34 93 714 44 77 E: sales@veltia...

BPI cuts waste levels by one third in six years

...y. As a result of its continuing commitment to operating in a sustainable way and to minimising the environmental impact of all of its activities, BPI won the Sustainability Award at the 2014 Scottish Corporate Awards. T: 01773 841 852 E: recycle@bpipoly.com W: www.bpirecycling.co.uk / www.bpipoly.com ...

Midland Paper Products launches the new Esfina Carry Pack

...21 sleeves per pack. The towels carry the Nordic Swan Eco label, which ensures 'least burden on the environment'. Craig Williams, sales director for Midland Paper Products explains: "In today's washroom environment, real innovations are few and far between. Hand towels of varying sizes, colours and absorbency are bought to market by a variety of...

Soapbox: What's wrong with the cleaning industry?

... look for during the clean and how to deal with any problems which might arise, and in any specific environment * What surface materials are in play and how to clean each type * Safety precautions to avoid problems on any site and when to employ them - over and above general site safety issues. Cleaners have one of the highest rates of musculo-skel...

New Tennant sweeper offers industrial strength dry dust control for the toughest environments

...ited to offer an innovative industrial sweeping solution to help our customers in these challenging environments increase productivity, enhance the air quality for work sites and neighbouring areas, reduce the cost to clean, and deliver reliable and consistent performance." The new sweeper uses its 3-stage SweepMax Plus cyclonic system to contro...

FDA limits on antibacterial healthcare ingredients could put patients and employees at risk

...sal to best meet their infection control needs," said Dr. Paul DeLeo, ACI Associate Vice President, Environmental Safety. "Any effort by FDA that would impede availability of these important ingredients would put patients and healthcare personnel at risk." Speakers at the ACI-organised presentation urged the Advisory Committee to recommend that ...

Just one week until IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo programme unfolds

...ntenance * Finance and Business * Real Estate and Property Management * Human Factors * Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability * Project Management * Leadership and Strategy * Quality * Communication * Technology * Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity * Workplace * Academic and Research * FM So...

Building owners and facilities managers urged to comply with Legionella legislation or face prosecution

...ol which is freely available to utilise on request. Legionella is typically found within aquatic environments and is especially dangerous where specific conditions enable the micro-organisms to propagate speedily. Legionnaires' disease itself is rare but 359 reported cases were diagnosed during 2010 in England and Wales alone. Those responsible ...

Five reasons to automate KPI Management

...ages, but the advantages soon become very clear. For example, it becomes an enabler for a 'helping' environment rather than generating a 'blame' culture. 4. Alignment to strategy - Although the main subject here is KPI management, a good software automation system will force users to think about business objectives. Indeed, any reasonable system...

Sani Professional announces Food Safety Advisory Council launch

...control healthcare costs and, ultimately, save lives by delivering a broad range of evidence-based, environmental hygiene and patientcare solutions in the community and healthcare environments. www.wipeyourworldclean.com / www.wearepdi.com ...

PHS Group carbon reduction continued

...issions, it is becoming increasingly essential for all businesses, big or small, to highlight their environmental credentials by measuring and reducing their carbon footprint.[TRIMTO] It is suggested that companies implementing policies to reduce carbon emissions perform better on the stock market compared with those that do not, making climate ...

Little and often...

...o dissolve and absorb both water-based and oil-based dirt. It's moistened with water and a blend of environmentally friendly ingredients. And because the system is a low moisture cleaning system, when you're finished cleaning, the carpet is dry and ready to use immediately. The sponges are a soft, natural product that are environmentally respons...

Specialist sees jump in enquiries from London-based construction firms on dust control measures

...king on construction projects to capture dust at its source. The products provide a cleaner working environment and create a more efficient production process, whilst also helping to combat the adverse health effects caused by hazardous dusts. The equipment developed by Dustcontrol will help firms to achieve the standards set by both CIS36 and the ...

Pasture Naturals reduce environmental impact

Many companies consider reducing their environmental impact as an integral goal of their business and for several years have been applying environmentally conscious practices as a result. However, despite the increased awareness and desire to 'go green' there is still a surprising amount which could be being done.[TRIMTO] For example, in the h...

Steam cleaner industry 2014: Research for global and China markets now published

..., industry overview, international market analysis, Chinese domestic market analysis, macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence, steam cleaner industry policy and plan, steam cleaner product specification, manufacturing process, product cost structure etc. This is followed by statistics on key global and Chinese man...

UMF Corporation unveils new colour-coded bucketless mop system

...bucketless mop system made its debut this week at Exchange 2014, the Association for the Healthcare Environment annual educational event in the US. "SDX stands for Superior Design and eXecution - translation: the SDX is ergonomically designed to foster increased productivity," said George Clarke, CEO of UMF Corporation, a leading developer of hi...

Soapbox: The shocking truth about clinical waste sacks

...rt material so that none of our staff were put at risk. But if a sack was to rip open in a hospital environment, for example, it would mean that highly infectious waste materials such as bandages contaminated with human blood and tissue could escape onto wards, public areas or even operating theatres. This would put patients, staff and members of t...

Selling recycling to a sceptical public

...effect on those who are hardest to reach, the people who are more cynical about its benefits on the environment, and consequently recycle less. "This research will help the recycling and waste management industry to formulate positioning of their future communications campaigns. Our guide provides a number of practical ways that organisations ca...

New powder coating SmartProtec improves hygiene of cold rooms

...r protection remains within the coating to better influence, for the lifetime of the cold room, the environment and improve the hygienic properties of product surfaces. Jim Whelan, director of international business at Viessmann Refrigeration says: "Viessmann is well known as a technology leader in high end, bespoke and uniquely designed cold ro...

Fatboxx - the advanced solution for safe recovery of used fats and cooking oils

...s use huge amounts of cooking oil and fats every day - and these need to be collected in a safe and environmentally-friendly way. That's why Fatboxx, available in the UK from Peter Ridley Waste Systems, is taking the sector by storm. These valuable resources can now be collected simply, for safe recovery, with no fuss or mess. Fatboxx is a wheel...

Lunch at your desk? Health risk of germ-infested workspaces...

...h after use, there's a lack of cleanliness with hot tubs, where germs are allowed to grow in a warm environment over a period of time. "Although we've made it sound like death stalk you at every corner, a few sensible precautions will mitigate these risks," says Mark. "Regular, sensible cleaning is usually enough to put an end to these worries. You...

Soapbox: Sanitation Canada... What would happen if it came here?

...ad in two distinct outbreaks, one in April and then another in July 2003. According to the Canadian Environmental Health Atlas: "In total, 44 people in Canada died from SARS, approximately 400 became ill, and 25,000 Toronto residents were placed in quarantine." While the SARS epidemic was actually very short lived, in total the World Health Orga...

ETS to reveal new hand drying research data and findings at Eunetips and HIS Conference 2014

...opensity of three commonly used methods of hand drying to aerosolise and disperse bacteria into the environment. The presentations are part of the official symposium programme and will be given on Tuesday morning November 18th from 08.00 until 09.00 at the Pasteur Lounge (room 294). The biennial HIS Conference gathers some 1000 professionals fro...

Delhi's 'ban' on waterless urinals needs a rethink, says expert

...ed with the following statement: "The Municipality of Delhi is taking a step away from hygienic, environmentally friendly restroom solutions by wrongfully mandating the removal of waterless urinal technology. It fails to acknowledge the obvious health and cost benefits of this technology. The Municipality is blaming the private entities' lack of...

Keep Britain Tidy celebrates Diamond Jubilee with special awards programme

... Improvement Award * Keep Britain Tidy Network - Campaign of the Year * Keep Britain Tidy Network - Environmental Team/Crew of the Year * Green Flag Award - Volunteer of the Year * WaterCare Award * Eco-Schools Award - Eco-Committee of the Year * Women's Institute Jubilee Award The deadline for applications and nominations is 28th November, 2014...

Fast-casual restaurants and healthcare facilities will help US janitorial and housekeeping cleaning suppliers grow, finds Kline

... performance is rated the most important in their buying decision. Product safety is ranked second. Environmental friendliness receives a lower rating emblematic to the current business environment. While the industry is actively promoting environmentally friendly products, green cleaning must be cost-neutral for these products to resound with end ...

High achieving school appoints specialist cleaning provider for sparkling results

...wo campuses, Bury and Cambridge. As part of its commitment to provide students with a rich learning environment, the school has opened brand new state-of-the art educational amenities at its Bury campus. New buildings include maths and science facilities, a sixth form common room, music and practice rooms, and new design suites. The school has r...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners honours the outstanding achievements of our forces

...ards Ceremony, which took place recently. This annual event recognises the work and achievements of Environmental Health Technicians (EHTs) from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), the RAF Environmental Healthcare and the WCEC's affiliated Cadet Units. Promoting and maintaining health and the prevention of disease are the main tasks of EHTs - w...

ETS honours Global Handwashing Day by announcing winners of its Cartoon Contest

... should be chosen that takes into account the risk of contaminating hands, other individuals or the environment. This has significant implications for the spread of infection in public washrooms and healthcare environments. The full consensus statement can be read here: www.europeantissue.com ...

RAS features its Happy Toilets on National Environment Agency's mobile app

The Restroom Association of Singapore tells us it was delighted to share its Happy Toilet locations on the latest myENV edition app, so that its Happy Toilets could be easily located island-wide. RAS first conceptualised and launched an online map locator of Happy Toilets called the LOO (Let's Observe Ourselves) Map in 2009, in its bid to enc...

Don't slip up on safety!

...ur business.[TRIMTO] While many may envisage slip hazards as exclusively the realm of industrial environments such as oily workshops or greasy commercial kitchens, in reality over 40% of all workplace accidents reported are caused by slips and trips and every sector is affected because contamination of any sort - from clean water to seemingly in...

New air filtration and fragrance system filters, rather than masks smells

...cilities management companies and end users to purchase the product; its functional, economical and environmental benefits are applicable to all purchasers as servicing is quick, easy and can be carried out as part a cleaning schedule. "During 20 years in the cleaning and FM sector I had continuous complaints from customers dissatisfied with air...

David v. Goliath! Small owner run cleaning company scoops national awards

... the Best Overall Cleaner award said: "I was so happy to win the award. We work in a very demanding environment to a very high standard, so it is nice to receive such recognition out of 35,000 cleaning professionals in the country!" National Support Services adds these two awards to the two awards they won at the 2012 ICCA bi-annual awards, and ...

Grinnell Regional Medical Centre testing clean with CuVerro

... reduce the bacteria that cause infections and thus dramatically improve the hygiene of the patient environment. CuVerro is a bactericidal touch surface that can kill 99.9% of bacteria within two hours of contact. As an Environmental Protection Agency-registered copper alloy surface, it has been proven to be effective 24/7; continuously killing ...

With perfect timing, Swiss-based Lonza issues guidance on controlling Ebola spread

...s (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected blood or body fluids. The role of the environment in transmission has not been established". It continues to say that, as part of the programme of care of persons with probable or confirmed Ebola virus infections, hospitals are recommended to "use a U.S. Environmental Protection Agenc...

Simple test for Enterobacteriaceae gives results in one - seven hours

...nap EB) provides results in a working shift.  The test can be applied to solid surfaces for environmental monitoring as well as raw material or finished product testing. It has an excellent agreement with cultural plate count methods and has a huge dynamic range of 1 to 10,000 bacteria in a single test device, such that it can be used for p...

How a small Bristol business's product is becoming the world's 'first line of defence' against Ebola

...milar products that use bleach, chlorine, alcohol or a combination of them can actually corrode the environment they're used in, whereas we found that DuoMax, which doesn't use these, is not toxic to the environment." DuoMax, which has taken more than 10 years to develop, was created by a man who originally ran an office cleaning business. Br...

New technology helps control and protect against Ebola

...ablised in water, therefore will not self-condense - Uses no methanol, acids or other solvents - Is environmentally begin, non-flammable - Is water-based as well and considered a 'green' coating and odourless - Does not leach so forms a long-lasting covalent bond - Has a long in-bottle shelf life typically over a year and a half - Is very easy to a...

Ebola highlights importance of infection prevention

...rs, patients and visitors. This includes the risk of transmission of Ebola within the healthcare environment; and the perception of risk, which could lead hospital staff to refuse to work with patients and discourage patients from coming to the hospital for treatment. Each risk requires hospitals to assure both healthcare workers and the pub...

Airdri achieves accoustic accolade with inclusive new models

...ck, white, chrome or brushed stainless steel. Its contemporary design will suit any modern washroom environment, whilst being perfect for facilities limited in space. The Quest also champions the manufacturer's commitment to noise level reduction whilst providing an energy efficient, fast drying experience. This, combined with quick and easy ser...

Photocatalytic Oxidation provides environmental hygiene decontamination and conditioning

...olid or fabric. It is currently under review with Doctors Without Frontiers in Norway. Ideal for environmental hygiene decontamination and conditioning such as for air purification/sanitising, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, anti-virus, water purification/treatment and 'self cleaning surfaces' applications, it works 24/7, 365 days of the year, by u...

Same direction but new track for Panztel

... at remote locations. "Our customers are, in most circumstances, operating in highly competitive environments with an ongoing need to minimise costs and find efficiency savings whilst delivering a high standard of service to their own clients. And this is why increasingly they rely on Ezitracker - it's their one-stop resource for efficiently and...

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...pital in East Kilbride, Scotland, has come under fire following three inspections by the Healthcare Environment Inspectorate which allegedly discovered trolleys splashed with blood, ‘suspicious’ brown marks on a shower floor, faecal contamination on toilet walls and panels as well as on a call bell, equipment contaminated with blood and...

BSI launches first global risk management standard for supply chains

...AC * Includes a wide range of potentially relevant topic modules such as capacity and capabilities, environmental management, employment policies, business continuity, traceability and data protection to name a few * The modular approach to the information required permits the building of respective modules into a customised matrix supported by a c...

Cleaning industry professionals would rather tackle body fluids than urine stains and odours in washrooms, reveals survey

...ificance of Fomites in the Spread of Respiratory and Enteric Viral Disease." Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73.6(2007): 1687-1696. [4] "Restroom Germ Myths And Realities Revealed." CleanLink.com. (2013, June 13). Retrieved from: www.cleanlink.com [5] Kravitz, R. "Restrooms: Where Are the Germs Really?" ISSA.com. (2009, Sept. 28...

Kaldewei: "Any grout joint is one too many"

...ins the advantages of floor-level shower surfaces made of Kaldewei steel enamel 3.5 mm for hospital environments. "Any grout joint is one too many," he argues, following bad experiences with tiled shower areas. "Our approach therefore is to invest from the start in a quality solution without grout joints that will in the end last for much longer...

New SideRunner lorry wash facilitates cleaning of smaller fleets, cost-effectively and using minimal water

...l housing, designed to not only make vehicle washing easier, but which is also a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternative to the large industrial 3-brush vehicle wash systems. This user-friendly alternative has built-in water saving jets that ensure little waste; saving you valuable cleaning time in the process A SideRunner can be pu...

Just how much do you know about cleaning with bleach?

...ective equipment (PPE - e.g. face protection and suitable gloves); they also require a safe working environment through adequate ventilation, as well as emergency measures in place should an accident happen. Little did those involved in the examples above know that all these safety measures are for the use and handling of bleach in the workplace. ...

Revolutionary energy saving ventilation canopy shortlisted for two healthcare awards

...as been recognised by the healthcare industry. "We are delighted that MAT was shortlisted as the environment and carbon reduction are at the forefront of our agenda. We are always looking for eco-friendly solutions to minimise the environmental impact for our customers, as well as being involved in various health and safety schemes and initiativ...

Leviton's new antimicrobial treated switches and wallplates keep hospitals, schools and kitchens safer

...mination." Antimicrobial treated devices from Leviton are made with materials that include an US Environmental Protection Agency-registered additive to protect them against the growth of harmful bacteria on their surfaces. Silver ions in the materials act as the antimicrobial agent by inhibiting cell division and preventing bacteria from reprodu...

WoolSafe announces first EGTS 1502 approved product

...Safe Organisation has announced the first WoolSafe Approved product to pass the stringent EGTS 1502 environmental standard: nKapper from Carpet Cleaner Industries CCI GmbH. The new standard aims to satisfy demand for carpet care products that are both effective and safe for the environment, with WoolSafe teaming up with Enco Global Testing Servi...

Restroom Association (Singapore) unveils plans for higher washroom standards on World Toilet Day

... the award ceremony, Guest-of-Honour Mr Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Environment & Water Resources, presented the LOO Awards to 17 recipients under three key categories, namely Organisation, Cleaning Industry and Individual. After the award ceremony, RAS President Ms Tan Puay Hoon signed a Memorandum of Underst...

Zehnder Clean Air Solutions can reduce manual cleaning costs by as much as 70%

...ating and costly consequences on your merchandise and machinery, not to mention the overall working environment for your employees. Caused by production processes, raw materials and the everyday movement of people and equipment, dirt and dust is an unavoidable nuisance. Assisting companies in their efforts to remove and control high dust concent...

Nearly half of people 'unhappy with their workplace standards', reveals PHS survey

...ness profitability each and every day. With companies vying for the best talent, a pleasant working environment is actually very important to potential employees." When asked what could be upgraded, the survey respondents felt most strongly about improved scents, office cleanliness and washroom hygiene. It was also revealed that with 87% working...

HyGreen collaborates with healthcare professionals to develop Ebola preparedness plans

...providing our clients with evidenced-based outcome solutions in their efforts to provide the safest environment possible for patients, visitors and staff." The HyGreen system was designed to reflect guidelines from leading industry experts, including the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC), the Society fo...

Nanopool GmbH considerably expands presence in Asia

...uid Glass, being 500-times thinner than a single human hair and harmless to humans, animals and the environment, can be applied on different surfaces such as metal, wood, ceramic, plastic or textiles. It keeps away dirt, bacteria, corrosion / rust, mildew and scratches. "Thus, cleaning and replacement costs are reduced, production processes a...

EziTracker now used by 25,000 MITIE staff

..., finance projects manager for MITIE Facilities Management. "It is an important part of our control environment, enabling us to drive through operational efficiencies, improve performance levels and continue to deliver outstanding service to our customers. Without it we could not manage our business so effectively." John Moore, EziTracker's mana...

ACI - Analysis of research on antibacterial ingredient “distorts and misrepresents” safe use of Triclosan

...sent a realistic circumstance for humans,” says Dr. Paul DeLeo, ACI Associate Vice President, Environmental Safety. “We’ve known for decades that the mouse is not a good model for human risk assessment of Triclosan.” Independent reviews of the research from the Science Media Centre state very clearly that: &ld...

New lorry wash facilitates cleaning of smaller fleets, cost-effectively and using minimal water

...l housing, designed to not only make vehicle washing easier, but which is also a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternative to the large industrial 3-brush vehicle wash systems. This user-friendly alternative has built-in water saving jets that ensure little waste; saving you valuable cleaning time in the process. The equipment can be ...

Karcher to relocate UK headquarters

...ear to our Banbury roots was crucial. Indeed the new site is only one mile from the old, albeit the environment will be very different." The relocation includes plans for the expansion of the Karcher Academy, the training facility for customers, distributors and employees. Tripling the size of the Academy will allow the further development of it...

Propelair wins Green Apple Environmental Award for its UK-manufactured 1.5-litre flush toilet

...Awards 2014 from The Green Organisation. The Green Organisation recognises, rewards and promotes environmental best practice around the world and the Green Apple Environmental Awards are presented annually to UK companies, councils and communities. The accolade follows a busy and fruitful period for Propelair in which the Essex company comple...

New international standard offers guidance on outsourcing

...ognized BSI Kitemark, BSI's influence spans multiple sectors including aerospace, automotive, built environment, food, healthcare and ICT. With over 72,000 clients in 150 countries, BSI is an organisation whose standards inspire excellence across the globe. www.bsigroup.com ...

Soluclean's export drive is paying off

...regard to the increased transportation costs and waste issues that are having such an impact on the environment in which they live," says Jon. "It's just on a much larger scale. "It's been a real eye opener; you can see there is a real drive by the facilities management companies, contract cleaners and end users to make their places of work clea...

Bucking the trend: council commits to further public washroom refurbishment

...ity of the facility at Bramshall Park," reports Councillor Dennis Fletcher, Deputy Leader for Built Environment. "We will be introducing higher quality materials which will both improve the appearance of the toilets and allow for easier cleaning. In addition, the new fixtures and fittings are more efficient and will deliver a reduction in our ru...

World industrial & institutional cleaning chemicals report forecasts steady growth

...et, six world regions and for 18 major countries. In addition, this study also considers key market environment factors, analyses the global industry structure, assesses company market share and profiles 50 participants in the global industry. www.bharatbook.com T: +91 22 27810772 / 27810773 E: info@bharatbook.com W: www.bharatbook.com ...

Fog70 Var - from Padua Botanical Garden to success at EIMA International

...used for anything from cooling and humidifying or the control of dust and odours, to sanitising the environment. "The system atomises water in the surrounding area at variable flow rates, in order to obtain the desired humidity and temperature levels," says the manufacturer. A notable application is at Padua Botanical Garden - having been fo...

BSI revises specification for planning, application and measurement of hospital cleanliness services

...e its recommendations can be used in other facilities throughout the world. Keeping the hospital environment clean is a key factor in delivering effective infection prevention and control arrangements as well as improving patient wellbeing. Stringent cleanliness protocols provide the foundation for a continued reduction of healthcare associated ...

New report says cleaners and waste management workers ‘’still at risk from workplace carcinogens

...actors: chemical, physical and biological exposures, as well as other possibly carcinogenic working environment conditions (such as shift and night work). It also examines opportunities to identify new causes or promoters of cancer and addresses the issue of vulnerable groups of workers. The report acknowledges that chemical substances and radi...

Sands China and Clean the World make the most of 'One Project Day'

...s to relief organisations throughout North America. Sands China is committed to living up to its environmental responsibilities by promoting sustainable practices that reduce the impact of hotel operations on the environment and enhance the resort experience of guests as well as the quality of life of the local community. The Sands ECO360 global...

MITIE awarded multi-million pound cleaning contract with Arriva UK Bus

...ar cleaning contract with transport provider Arriva. The contract will be carried out by MITIE's Environmental + business, whose specialist transport team already works for major airports, train and bus operators around the country. The team will provide vehicle cleaning, shunting, fuelling and depot and premises cleaning to over 1,600 buses at ...

WoolSafe Educational Conference 2014 'the best yet'

...and Mr Tomkinson; buying group SMG (which represents several hundred carpet retailers), ENCO Global Environmental Testing and carpet cleaning product suppliers Chemspec, HOST and Prochem Europe. The packed programme covered topics as diverse as Mould Hazard Awareness, 'Green' Cleaning & Certification and Pet Urine Decontamination; it include...

‘Global Hospital-Acquired Infection Control Market Analysis and Outlook to 2020’, now available

...creasing incidence of infections in hospitals and an aging population that requires a more hygienic environment. In addition, rising awareness about nosocominal infections and increasing demand for infection control technologies in surgeries are expected to drive the market forward. Rising clinical standards and growing pressure of sterilised ...

Proven Canadian chemical-free cleaning solution launches in the UK

...efore changing safely back into ordinary water and oxygen, reducing the impact on employees and the environment. Capable of producing a continuous flow of approximately 14 litres of aqueous ozone per minute – using the equivalent power of just two 40 Watt bulbs – the solution provides a residue-free cleaner that is said to guarantee...

Soapbox: Best Practice in Cleaning

... track record throughout all business operations. The external expectations are legislative (HACCP, Environmental Act, Health & Safety, etc) and customer expectations and feedback. How do you know that these practices constitute Best Practice? How are quality systems, such as Continuous Improvement, integrated? Immediately what come to mind ...

Morclean Bin Wash: new concept design for 2015/16 models

...e, and change designs as we wish. "We're not content with winning the 2014 Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice; nor are we being complacent when we look back at our success following both the NEC's Cleaning Show and ISSA Interclean in Amsterdam... we're still pushing to make the Morclean bin wash machine a better product - by desig...

Manufacturer highlights need for good hand hygiene in schools with new focus on food preparation

...ygiene solutions and education resources to help improve pupil and staff wellbeing in the education environment. Products are specially designed for use by children such as soap with smaller shots for little hands and easy-to-use hand towel systems that help control usage. Participating schools are also given access to educational materials designe...

Soapbox: What can the fight against HIV teach us about Ebola?

... to follow a human-rights-based approach. We developed the HIV workplace response based on a policy environment that promised non-discrimination and protection of rights. The same approach which helped to inform and protect workers at the Lujeri Tea Estate can empower workers in West Africa to help stop the spread of Ebola. At the Lujeri Tea Est...

MITIE to care for Marie Curie

...pport for their families in their own homes or in the charity’s nine hospices. MITIE’ss Environmental + healthcare team will now be dedicated to supporting them in two of these hospices, by providing specialist cleaning, domestic and patient dining services.  “Marie Curie has a deserved reputation for supporting terminal...

Changing Places to set standard for school hygiene room provision

...delines addressing accessible school toilet provision and specifically hygiene rooms in educational environments. The papers are complimented by a raft of tools including video, typical layouts, 2D and 3D CAD drawings, as well as case studies, all of which can be accessed via the company's website: www.clos-o-mat.com ...

Hako Machines delighted to attend 25th CIWM Clean Britain Awards and sponsor category

...ory. Clean Britain celebrates the success of local authorities in maintaining high quality local environments that instill a sense of civic pride in the community. These awards also recognise outstanding contributions made to the improvement of the local environment and street cleansing. Nottingham City Council took the National Winner's Priz...

How long can Ebola live?

...n of Kyle Bibby, University of Pittsburgh, in an article he published in the December 2014 issue of Environmental Science & Technology Letters.[TRIMTO] This is critical information, according to Kyle Bibby, because knowing how long a pathogen survives on surfaces, in water, or in liquid droplets allows public health officials, doctors, scien...

Amyris to enter industrial cleaning products market

...olio. Customers want better performing products that are competitively priced and do not damage the environment." John Schmidt, CEO of US Venture, adds: "We're excited at the performance of the Myralene product line and the potential of combining our industry-leading distribution business with Amyris renewable products. Our access to a large var...

Waxie Sanitary Supply improves safety by switching to SmartDrive

...our business." From rural roadways to highways and city streets, Waxie drivers encounter varying environments along their routes. The company needed a safety system that would be versatile enough to address the driver and their specific driving environment-identifying attentiveness and drowsy driving for over-the-road situations, and protection ...

Cordant Services launches with £multi-million investment

...roup's existing expertise in cleaning by extending the offer to cover a range of highly specialised environments. These range from critical environments such as data centres, pharmaceutical operations and hi-tech manufacturing and food processing, to specialist applications such as high-level cleaning and biohazard cleaning. With a 55-year herit...

We have Mail: ozone article inaccuracies

..._rather_than_masks_smells/ The inaccurate information is in bold "This new system also has strong environmental credentials. It does not produce ozone, which since 2007 the US authorities have prohibited in occupied spaces." This is untrue. You'll see that the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention) within the USA, have in fact out...

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...y frustrating but what can we do? One woman – like many of us angry with the way her local environment is going to rack and ruin, has taken matters into her own hands and hired a ‘handywoman’ to clean streets, empty bins, collect litter, wash bus stops and telephone boxes, pick up dog mess, cut hedges, replace broken street lig...

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...t least £14.8million! "It’s important that we understand how litter and poor local environmental quality can adversely impact on society and our economy,” says Keep Britain Tidy’s Phil Barton. “What this report shows is that the actual price we pay to clean up the rubbish is just the tip of the iceberg. More work ...

Nanocoatings market worth $14,219.05 million by 2019

...014 and 2019. The market is expected to show high growth because of the demands made by evolving environmental protection regulations and standards. The report identifies the driving and restraining factors for the market with an analysis of trends, opportunities and challenges, segmenting the market into regions such as Asia-Pacific, North A...

Your business is unique so why isn't your FM?

...s a tendency towards commoditisation. It is fair to say, for example, that cleaning or providing environmental and security services to one 30,000 sq. ft. office block, should, on the face of it call for same skills operational management as another similar building. However, what if one block is occupied by a company trading exclusively in the ...

GEMI launches Supply Chain Sustainability tool

The Global Environmental Management Initiative this week announced the availability of a new Supply Chain Sustainability tool that covers the soap and cleaning compound manufacturing sector. "This new GEMI supply chain sustainability tool has been designed as a guide to help support and assist with strategic sourcing and procurement, by provid...

IFMA's 'world-class, gold standard' FM programme earns ANSI accreditation with seven commendations

...ing a specialty credential in sustainability. FM professionals undertaking the SFP learn to develop environmentally responsible FM practices. These accreditations would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the IFMA International Credentials Commission, including current members: Chair James E. Loesch, IFMA Fellow, P.E., CFM; P...

Five questions you need to ask before hiring a commercial cleaning company

...ch will state the exact amount of time they can send teams to you in a crisis (phew...) (5) What environmental initiatives do they have in place? Cleaning can be a very wasteful and environmentally harmful task if done with no consideration. But a good cleaning company will have initiatives in place to protect the environment and reduce waste...

Rwanda's cleaning services sector blossoming

...crimination among bidders, so that only qualified operators get jobs, which has created a conducive environment for competition. "By complying with the regulations, operators are confident about their performance as far as service delivery is concerned, and clients get good service." He says the sector has been able to achieve a lot because s...

A rail flush: solving rail's toilet waste problem

...ce of effluent tanks. Rail toilet waste that currently gets sprayed directly onto the tracks is an environmental and health & safety hazard, not to mention a particularly unpleasant and old fashioned practice. Train operating companies are currently working hard to retrofit older trains with sealed effluent tanks, but the progress is relatively sl...

Idrobase Group crosses threshold of 10 million euros turnover in 2014

...furnishings line, elegant and patented Made in Italy solutions that can furnish, light and cool the environment in the most comfortable relaxation! Aurora, the key player in this furniture collection, was selected in the narrow circle of news that the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas has offered its audience. Afterwards Aurora was chosen by S...

APPE launches 'SprayPet Reveal' fully transparent bag-on-valve aerosol system

...Structurally and chemically robust, the SprayPet Reveal system operates with standard actuators, is environmentally friendly and easy to recycle through normal kerbside collection. The container and pouch can be clear or coloured, and both are fully food-approved for food-based applications. SprayPet containers have the ability to be printed or ...

Sustainable Waste Solutions earns landfill-free verification from NSF International

...ough NSF International, a reputable, independent third-party organisation, SWS is demonstrating its environmental leadership as well as its commitment to transparency and sustainability. NSF International's independent landfill-free verification enables companies to demonstrate that less than 1% of their process waste - all waste generated by th...

Cresswell gains FORS Bronze accreditation

...or improvement to be addressed. The standard is based upon legal compliance, safety, efficiency and environmental protection. Having the bronze accreditation means Cresswell is a legally compliant operator that is following best practice and can offer its customers the reassurance that the operation is being run safely, efficiently and in an env...

Sodexo sets benchmark for corporate responsibility leadership

...en ranked, for the eighth consecutive year, as the best-performing company for Economic, Social and Environmental performance in the benchmark RobecoSAM 'Sustainability Yearbook 2015' as Industry Leader and Gold Class. For each industry, the company with the highest score is named the RobecoSAM Industry Leader, and is considered to be the compan...

ETS chairman Roberto Berardi to detail tissue market prospects at Tissue World

...ing services to offices, manufacturing plants and all workplaces to provide clients with a washroom environment that upholds the highest standards of hygiene. ETS is the European Tissue Paper Industry Association. The members of ETS represent the majority of tissue paper producers throughout Europe and around 90% of the total European tissue pro...

Legionella Control publishes advice on how to appoint an authorising engineer

...tutions on how to appoint a water services authorising engineer. Targeting hospitals, healthcare environments, multi-site property portfolios and other large facilities at risk of waterborne diseases, Legionella Control International has revealed need to know tips on how to select the best candidate. As the world becomes increasingly aware of...

GenEon's technology reducing school absenteeism

Although the US Environmental Protection Agency has declared that the flu outbreak this year may be one of the worst in recent history with many schools across the nation seeing record absenteeism rates, Paulding schools in Georgia and the Faith Family Academy in Dallas, Texas have documented a significant reduction of more than 10% in absenteeis...

Incentive QAS wins Oxford's Clarendon Centre cleaning contract

... Incentive's new approved range of eco chemical products for maximum efficiency and minimum adverse environmental impact. The shopping centre on Cornmarket Street, adjacent to historic Jesus College, contains a wide range of retail outlets. The contract will see Incentive QAS providing daily cleaning of public facing areas in the centre, as well a...

Last chance to enter the 2015 recycling 'Oscars'

...l authorities will be competing for the top spots in the 2015 Awards for Excellence. Founded by the Environment Media Group, these prestigious awards recognise individual success stories, outstanding team efforts and original approaches to sustainable resource management. Entrants have until midday on Thursday 19th March to submit their 500 word...

Historic monument so full of pigeon mess, cleaners have to force doors open!

...ce the doors open to gain entry, such was the volume of faeces inside. The team from CountyClean Environmental Services, ended up having to remove more than two dozen metric tonnes of bird droppings from the site and the company's managing director Mike Walker, says that although they'd removed other massive blockages before, they'd never had to...

CleanSafe completes sports club recovery after "tsunami" flood

...ing agent, to neutralise unpleasant smells, which was particularly important to maintain a pleasant environment for club members. The dry-out was completed with dehumidifiers and air blowers over a period of two months - up to 10 of each deployed at the height of the process. "Swimming pool water contains chlorine and acids that could have da...

SME Safety Wizard App launched

...MEs can take practical steps to control the risks in their workplace. There is advice on working environments and on the most common causes of accidents with helpful dos and don'ts. There are sections on the most common hazards such as electricity, gas, manual handling and harmful substances as well as simple risk assessment tools. Rob Mannio...

Improved safety standards for environmentally friendly machinery

EN16500:2014 is a new set of safety standards published by the British Standards Institution in conjunction with CEN (the European Committee for Standardisation), designed to rigorously protect users through all operational aspects of a vertical baler. These standards cover all aspects of use including but not exclusive to the bale chamber, th...

Coverall celebrates '30 years of clean'

...with an emphasis on helping reduce the spread of illness-causing germs in commercial and healthcare environments. "Our franchisees' dedication to healthy cleaning set the bar higher and differentiated the Coverall brand from the rest of the industry," says Rick. "Coverall provides local business support and an elevated level of professional trai...

ThinkFM - The Competitive Edge: Gaining competitive advantage through the workplace

.... The speakers will be sharing their insights with delegates and exploring how compelling workplace environments can result in efficiencies and higher levels of productivity.[TRIMTO] Hosted by Daisy McAndrew, the former economics editor for ITV News; the confirmed speakers and their presentations include: • Frank Van Massenhove, Presiden...

New networking opportunity exclusively focuses on cleaning industry professionals

...rom a broad cross-section of organisations and disciplines - the club aims to provide a comfortable environment for business people in our industry (or associated with it) to connect and build mutually beneficial commercial relationships.[TRIMTO] Intended as a quarterly event, the inaugural gathering will be held on Thursday 30th April at the Ro...

Vax Commercial launches VCSD-03 cordless hard floor spot washer

...the VCSD-03. "Bringing the brand's new LithiumLife powered cordless technology to the commercial environment for the first time, the VCSD-03 is a lightweight, compact machine that cleans for up to 60 minutes, (the Lithium-ion battery has a 30 minute runtime, and as it comes with a second battery, you can clean for up to 60 minutes without needin...

What are you doing on this stand?

... Its designers place great importance on cleaning time, ease of use, cost per use and impact on the environment, incorporating lightweight and pleasant to use handles and frames. www.decitex.com ...

Dickies keeps cleaners safe - and clean, while at work

... To minimise the risks, business owners have an obligation to provide employees with a safe work environment, including taking sufficient steps to prevent the risk of injury. This encompasses the provision of top-to-toe personal protection, with requirements ranging from bump caps, eyewear and masks to gloves. Dickies is a world-renowned bran...

Elevance Clean 1200 now commercially available in Europe

... sensitive metal substrates. Produced from natural oils, the product meets increasingly restrictive environmental requirements, a key benefit as industries continue to come under pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally. Further, it is non-flammable for easier handling, improving worker safety while providing excellent grease removal at...

Wecoline: Setting a new standard in 'green cleaning'

...onal cleaning industry, Americo sets a new standard by producing high performance products with low environmental impact. "Quality, product performance and sustainability go hand in hand with Wecoline." Made from 100% recycled PET plastic, using water-based latex resins, these pads are designed with enhanced biodegradation when discarded into...

Network with sustainability trailblazers at the Zero Waste Awards

...on and sheer hard work, and will result in significant benefits to communities, the economy and the environment," says Steve Eminton, editor of letsrecycle.com "The Zero Waste Awards celebrate the impact of sustainable business models and show others what can be achieved." T: 0207 633 4524 E: daniella.t@letsrecycle.com W: www.zerowasteawar...

KM Cleaning Services expands washroom services

.... ensuring you are prompt with your servicing and maintenance of products in a washroom and hygiene environment is key." Part of the KM Facilities Management Group, KM Cleaning Services provides daily office cleans, full washroom services including vending and consumables, window cleaning of all types, IT equipment cleaning, specialist floor cleani...

Mitie shares its vision on how we will be working in 2020

...drive decisions, and the importance of what we do to keep our clients working in clean and pleasant environments will be much more widely recognised. "What won't have changed is that cleaning will still be a profoundly people industry, which means we will only be as good as our weakest member," it says. "That places an onus on us, and our peers,...

CBRE to acquire Global Workplace Solutions Business of Johnson Controls

...ill develop leading-edge energy management solutions to lower costs and enhance their clients' work environments. The joint innovation lab will evaluate, connect and leverage products, services and energy data to create value for occupiers and investors of real estate. "Clients are increasingly asking us for fully integrated real estate and faci...

Dustcontrol delivers for Speedy Hire

...t particles from the flow. They help to provide cleaner and safer ambient air, making the workplace environment safer for workers and also reducing its impact on others working or living in close proximity. This is particularly pertinent when building and refurbishment contractors are working in schools, hospitals and offices. Part of the role o...

Resource Minister launches Clean Britain 2015

...on of Wastes Management.[TRIMTO] The launch event included a video address by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' Resource Minister Dan Rogerson MP who said: "The appearance of our streets and public spaces can have a direct impact on how safe and comfortable we feel, and so we owe a great deal to the people who work hard ...

We have Mail: a Mitie big success!

...ision_on_how_we_will_be_working_in_2020/   Lindsay Howells Digital Marketing Executive, Environmental + Mitie 1 Harlequin Office Park, Fieldfare, Emersons Green, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS16 7FN, UK T: +44 (0)755 700 9064 @Env_Plus www.mitie.com  ...

Armitage Shanks makes splash with new washroom range for schools

...coloured seats and flush plates - in red, blue, white or yellow - to help create a positive and fun environment for children at nursery, Infant and Junior school ages. The smooth lines and clever, ergonomic designs - including the new 'trough' which helps increase the through-put of children using the washroom at any one time - make Contour 21 S...

Leader

...oam raised a few smiles from those needing to navigate it and luckily initial investigations by the Environment Agency reveal little impact on water quality and thus minimal danger to wildlife, which is really lucky. Image courtesy of MEN Syndicate On a sad note, we report below, the loss of Colin Hasson, one of the industry’s fav...

New zinc-free flooring resin offers high gloss, dirt-resistant finish

...ucing a durable high-gloss, dirt-resistant finish without zinc, facilitating compliance with strict environmental standards that continue to be adopted worldwide. "As environmental consciousness and regulations continue to grow, organisations and institutions increasingly are eliminating use of zinc-based floor care products," says Rick Sandford...

Ghana to reintroduce sanitation inspectors

...roducing sanitation inspectors to improve hygiene standards and ensure that people keep their local environment clean. When they were in operation previously, the inspectors, known locally as 'nsama sama', used to go from house to house to ensure that people kept their homes and environments clean and they had powers to sanction whose standards ...

Soapbox: Ugly bin clutter? There's no need for it

...ywhere there are lots of people generating waste on the move. There are a number of economic and environmental drivers for considering the SUWS and UWS solutions - the rise in waste volumes; increased hygienic and amenity demands; overflow of waste; and the environmental impact caused by so many vehicles travelling to and from depots and recycli...

What might you be taking from the washroom?

...isperse microbes on the hands of users to other occupants of public washrooms and into the washroom environment. Paper towels, a textile roller towel, a warm air dryer and a jet air dryer were compared using three different test models: acid indicator with lemon juice, yeast, and bacterial transmission from hands when washed without soap. The pe...

The evolution of Earth Day: recycling becomes the focus for 22nd April

In 1970, Earth Day was originated to help save the environment from air and water pollution, but today, the celebration takes on a new meaning. Some 47% of Americans associate Earth Day with recycling, while only 23% associate it with cleaning up local parks or beaches - which most resembles the day's original purpose - according to a survey from...

Why keep quiet about daytime cleaning?

...se their productivity, which is why the development of machines to assist with cleaning in occupied environments is high on Vax Commercial's agenda for 2015. Investment in daytime cleaning is proving increasingly beneficial for many facilities and cleaning managers. The reason is simple - if there's no need to schedule in extra resource and m...

Total Fitness works out three year agreement with GPT Waste Management

...We are delighted to win this contract, supporting Total Fitness in the achievement of its Waste and Environmental objectives," says Mike Callaghan - Business Development Manager at GPT. "We look forward to working closely with the Total Fitness team to deliver improved waste management solutions and financial benefits during the contract period....

Patent for WiperFill's new technology which automatically recycles rainwater into wiper fluid or antifreeze

..., being replaced during normal maintenance, such as an oil change. In addition, WiperFill offers environmental benefits, including: * eliminating the need for hundreds of millions of gallons of filtered water annually used in the bottling and OEM reservoir filling process annually, * utilising WiperFill's reusable and rechargeable cartridges ...

£150 million boost for contract cleaning market in 2015

... either a 'good' or 'excellent' credit rating in 2015, reflecting a generally strengthening trading environment despite ongoing challenges in some sectors of the market. Some six years after the recession the report depicts a strengthening market for well positioned cleaning contractors and those that continue to enhance their service. In 2015 s...

Xenex germ-zapping robots arrive in Spain; Clece chooses Xenex for hospital disinfection

... germ fighting robots take cleaning and decontamination to the next level by using pulsed xenon, an environmentally-friendly inert gas, to create full spectrum, high intensity ultraviolet (UV) light that quickly destroys infectious germs. The robot destroys C.diff spores and other microorganisms in less than five minutes, and Xenex has peer reviewe...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners installs new Master

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners had just held its annual ceremony of Installation at Mansion House within the City of London. Following the ancient traditions of the City Liveries, Timothy J. Doyle was installed as Master for the year ensuing along with the Installations of Phillip Morrish as Senior Warden and John Broadley as...

Cleaners kicking up some dust

... broadcast). In the first dispute, some 100 bin lorry drivers for Barking & Dagenham Council Environmental Services department were due to take strike action from 06:00 today until 22:00 tomorrow in a dispute over a £1,000 a year cut in contractual pay arising from what the union claims is the council cutting corners on the safety of r...

Seven hour total aerobic bacteria testing certified by AOAC-RI performance testing methods

...le as one - two hours. It can be applied to raw materials, finished products (solid and liquid) and environmental samples. Processors can now collect samples at the beginning of a typical eight-hour shift and get results within seven hours to verify product quality or take corrective actions as necessary. Knowing results by the end of the workin...

KitchCleanse celebrates 12 years in business

...ly to them. In doing so we are able to certify current hygiene standards to ensure clean, safe work environments - be it in hotels and restaurants or schools and care homes." With national clients stretching as far Glasgow and Devon, Mike and the team of 10 are currently exploring the possibilities of opening a London-based office to help furthe...

Dispense with the mess: new eSack system provides facilities managers with efficient dispensing

...ed the dispensing of its refuse sacks with the launch of the eSack range, designed to keep both the environment and efficiency at the forefront. The messy flat packed systems that have dominated the market for the past 30 years could well be a thing of the past, as more and more people adopt this new technology. Polaris Plastics is currently on ...

IRiS 3200m UV-C germ killing robot reaches milestone in durability and reliability

...robots employ 'Smart-Dose' technology using on-board UV sensors to automatically determine room and environmental characteristics in real-time, then automatically calculate the proper treatment run time with an assured UV dose. There's no guesswork on the part of the operator in setting arbitrary treatment times or manually re-positioning of the...

China Clean announces 2015 CCE Brand and Innovation Award winners

...s for city hygiene * Hako Cleaning System (Shanghai) * Tdb-Dalx Cleaning Equipment * Shanghai Abram Environmental System Technology * Nilfisk-Advance Cleaning Equipment (Shanghai) * Zhuhai Ewa Electric Vehicle Domestic Brand of the Year * Gadlee Green Cleaning Equipment Corporation Congratulations to the nominees, International Cleaning Equipmen...

K-CP's new GreenHarvest products are made from rapidly renewable plant fibre

...d and EcoLogo certified products, can help facilities earn points toward Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certification and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) STARS programme. Bamboo and wheat straw meet the US Green Building Council's definition of rapidly renewable materials ...

Strong start for CleanSeal and EnviroSeal accreditation programmes

...products must have demonstrated both their safety and cleaning efficacy, and if also boasting a low environmental impact, they become eligible to be passed on to the EnviroSeal testing stage. EnviroSeal was introduced as a complimentary accreditation programme to CleanSeal. The WoolSafe Organisation is working with the respected Enco Global Test...

SCA to launch new Tork Industrial Low-Lint Cleaning Cloth in North America

...ng required for interlocking parts, as well as a polished look with no dye. * Print Shops: In an environment where preparing of surfaces for print can make the difference between a perfect job and a reorder, this cloth's absorbency and low-linting make the shop experience much smoother. * Food processing: These facilities benefit from the cle...

‘Gum Gulper’ uses steam and biodegradable detergent to break down gum then sucks up slurry

...ms’ machines have the DeFRA ‘water saving’ award. Gum Gulper has very little environmental impact and can be used without operators having to cordon off areas of the street. It’s fast too - up to 10 wads of gum can be removed per minute with no time taken for clearing up. For a no-obligation, free demonstration: ...

TCFM awarded further distribution centre contracts

...just ensure that the 900 plus staff who’ll be working here will do so in a clean and hygienic environment but also that it’ll be a great place to work.” TCFM’s growth within this sector has led to the creation of a dedicated distribution centre team, led by divisional controller Steve Wengrow, supported in this instance...

SFSPac Degreaser gains Green Seal GS-37 certification

...ducts 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 pre...

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

...st highly trained, loyal and devoted experts in the field. We have worked hard to ensure their work environment and opportunity is competitive with Fortune 500 companies. "Our business had been stifled by lack of space. Yes, we get along, but we are all squished into a small space. We've outgrown it. The customer demand is there and now we can g...

President of New York pest management company meets with European counterparts for knowledge exchange

Assured 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...

One young woman's determination leads to 20 years' success

...ting washroom, cleaning, janitorial and associated products. It is proactive in its approach to the environment and is committed to Corporate Social Responsibility, always seeking ways to put something back into the local community, whilst delivering exceptional value and customer service excellence. The award winning business has worked hard to...

Vectair Systems pleased to announce its first year exhibiting at the Facilities Show

...ilding Information Modelling and increasing concerns over carbon reduction, the manufacturer offers environmentally friendly solutions that are modern in design whilst being safe and effective. On stand R1235, Vectair Systems will be showcasing the multi award-winning new V-Air Solid multi-phasing air freshener. Winning both The Cleaning Show 20...

New steam cleaners enhance cleaning capabilities: Partnership with Matrix offers market leading solution

...ilding care customers enhanced cleaning, hygiene and infection prevention capabilities in demanding environments.  The new machines are available exclusively in the UK and Ireland and will be offered by Diversey Care alongside its range of Taski floorcare equipment. “Steam is highly effective when cleaning many different hard and ...

RWM launches global search for the rising stars of resource management

...a a short registration form on the RWM show website. Russell Bacon, portfolio director – Environment at i2i Events Group says: “As part of RWM’s mission to drive industry growth and innovation we need to inspire and support a new generation of leaders. The rising stars campaign celebrates the dynamic character of this industr...

Also Biotech: committed to looking after the environment

Since 1993 Also Biotech has been committed to developing environmentally responsible products for bio-remediation purposes. The company produces a large selection of biological activators and odour neutralisers specifically designed to solve, in the most efficient way, the majority of problems generated as a result of the way we live our lives; p...

Adkiatek welcomes new Baby to the family

...es, such as in offices, shops, workshops, taverns, terraces , around private pools and in any other environment that has very narrow passages, the Baby is very easy to manoeuvre. There are two sizes of batteries on offer – the 28 and 35 Ah 5, to enable specifiers to match the machine to the hourly yield required. The highest perform...

Ariston Cleaning Solutions: “We did our very best while creating the Aricasa Professional line”

... is dedicated to the cleaning industry, cleaning contractors, the Ho.Re.Ca sector and all those environments where the use of a true professional working tool is needed. “During the development of this project, we concentrated on enhancing the sturdiness and life of the product, without neglecting the ergonomics of the tool design, t...

CWS-Boco Italia Spa: your one-stop-shop for professional hygiene solutions

...ality control, is ready for the next round of service. The matting is suitable for any type of environment and as well as being placed at the entrance of a building, it can also be sited in the corridors that separate company departments, or in front of elevators, escalators, vending machines/cafeteria serving stations and at goods inwards are...

Conference: Minimum environmental criteria hospital: the prospects for cleaning sector

... Lidia Capparelli, Green Public Procurement of Consip Riccardo Rifici, Italian Ministry of Environment Stand AfidampFED (Pavilion III)

Pulire Outdoor

...Sweeping and urban cleanliness: technologies for effective management of the service complying with environment and citizens Organisation: Afidamp Servizi, Federambiente, Fise Assoambiente Venue: Salieri Room

Fimap’s Genie XS – so maneouvreable that cleaning becomes like a dance

... could see how this powerful little piece of kit could make the job of cleaning small and cluttered environments simple (and, dare we say it – fun?). Genie XS is powered by a lithium ion battery that can be fully charged in just one hour – perfect for users needing to perform many short, targeted cleaning operations in one day, as ...

New BSI Standard aims to improve quality of pest management services across Europe

...f a high-quality service that minimises risks to human health and potential negative impacts on the environment. The new Standard details a professional approach to pest management service delivery, including best practice procedures for assessment, recommendation and execution of defined control and prevention. The standard will enable profe...

Joint venture between Sutter Professional and Northwood Hygiene: further news

...ophy is making the type of progress that blends product performance with respect for people and the environment," he said. "That's why we follow the strict guidelines established by the A.I.S.E. Charter, throughout the entire life cycle analysis (from selection of raw materials to product disposal). Over the past few years, for every 1000Kg of d...

Barbadian food hygiene standards to improve thanks to new government initiative

...eaning. Management's role in providing food safety training for employees will also be assessed. Environmental Health Specialist (Food Safety) in the Ministry of Health, Lana McQuilkin-Prescod, says that around 40 restaurants are participating in the voluntary programme, which is being conducted in collaboration with the Barbados Tourism Product...

Emprise shows its charitable side to help vulnerable people find work

..." Emprise, which is committed to corporate responsibility in four main areas: its employees, the environment, the community and its supply chain, is widely involved in both charity and community initiatives. Mark Beadle, Emprise's chief executive, says: "When I heard Maria being interviewed on Jeremy Vine's radio programme I was both so impre...

New twin-linked polymer elevates performance of zinc-free formulae

...producing a durable high-gloss, dirt-resistant finish without zinc, ensuring compliance with strict environmental standards that continue to be adopted worldwide. "As environmental consciousness and regulations continue to grow, organisations and institutions increasingly are eliminating use of zinc-based floorcare products," says Rick Sandford,...

New ride-on sweeper from Karcher: a closer look at its user-friendliness and efficiency

...kes the machine a universal unit for use in logistics, as well as in the most diverse of commercial environments such as manufacturing, warehouses, yards, parks and much more. Karcher Fleet, the fleet management system, is also available as an optional extra for the machine. This allows close incorporation into a larger fleet of cleaning machine...

Trojan Battery establishes new R & D Centre in Ireland

...ew businesses employing over 80 people. Business sectors include software development, chemical and environmental analysis, biotechnology, health food development, e-learning and Web design. For more information on IT Sligo and the Innovation Centre, visit: www.itsligo.ie www.trojanbattery.com ...

Fleet sustainability guidance in free online flip-book

Fleet managers facing increasing pressure on their environmental programmes will welcome the new online flip-book from The Green Journey. The free download, the first in a series, offers clear guidance on setting and meeting strategic sustainability goals. It also outlines essential practical steps on exhaust emissions, journey efficiency and ...

Academia at its best

...attendees have the chance to practice using their knowledge information in a live, but non-customer environment. “It is important to ensure that our customers have sufficient Katrin knowledge to be successful at promoting it effectively,” says Jo Long, account manager and Katrin Academy manager at Metsa Tissue. “Their business...

Follow that…

...r plus we clean 54km of seating after every event at England’s national stadium. This kind of environment - and high footfall, requires specialist knowledge and products and can often present unique challenges.” For this extra level of support, CE Facilities Services rely on its business partners, like The Supplies House. Tomas exp...

Anyone who has a floor: new Floorcare product range leaflet from Greyland

...complicated enough. This limited range will take care of most routine floor cleaning in carpeted environments and just about every industrial floor cleaning requirement, because it will either be light or heavy duty. Polished floor surfaces are rightly more complicated, due to the wide choice of finishes required and the stripping / polishing pr...

IPAC poster demonstrates Canadian 'Four Moments Hand Hygiene' guidelines better than WHO's

...increase is due to the additional recommendation for hand hygiene prior to contact with the patient environment and suggest that these additional opportunities should be taken into consideration when calculating compliance rates when using an automated hand hygiene compliance monitoring system. Additionally, whether it is the 4 Moments or the 5 ...

eSack gets stronger

...ns which are again also due to customer demand," adds Paul. The range has been designed with the environment and efficiency at the forefront. With a wall-mounted, fixed dispenser and a portable integrated dispenser in the range, eSack is making the messy flat packed systems that have dominated the market for the past 30 years a thing of the past...

Senior appointment strengthens partnership

...t built around a network of distributors offering systems that will address productivity, cost, the environment and training. As sales director of Jigsaw responsible for Wetrok, Ian will be in charge of further developing the brand in the UK, building the partnership's distributor network and targeting all sectors for cleaning across the UK incl...

So much more than cleaning...

...th, Merton and Kingston councils," he said. "These annual awards are the culmination of the largest environmental awareness campaign in south London and cover 11 boroughs, so I'm pleased to have been recognised for my work. My personal highlight was receiving the Wandsworth Borough Green Business of the Year in 2007." Running a small business th...

Finalists announced for the 2015 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

...sp;  CAM Specialist Support ·         Cape Environmental Services ·         Carillion Services ·         Compass Group UK & I ·         Der...

New OneVue differential pressure sensors enhance safety in healthcare environments

...ntinuous tracking and automated documentation of the air pressure in operating theatres, protective environment rooms, isolation rooms, construction/renovation zones and other critical environments. The result is improved patient, staff and visitor safety while making it easier to ensure compliance criteria. Key to the new PrimexIAQ sensors is t...

Brayborne team goes the 'extra mile' to become a finalist in Golden Service Awards 2015

...ethic and exceptional standards. They aren't afraid to give 110% to make sure the school is a great environment for pupils and teaching staff alike." Brayborne Facilities Services was established in 1986 as Brayborne Cleaning Services and provides daily and specialist cleaning services to offices, shopping centres and schools across the south of...

Leader

... the area being cleaned – as if the cleaners are not actually there, working hard to make the environment better for us to enjoy. Add to that the fact that many cleaners earn NMW and have little prospect of reaching management level within their companies and – well – it’s not really fair, is it? Why shouldn’t they be ...

Working through the heatwave

...if there’s no air conditioning then you’re going to face a hugely uncomfortable working environment when the temperatures rise. “In 2015, when employee wellness is rightly a massive concern for business across the world, it seems bizarre the regulations regarding maximum workplace temperature are so vague.” Below ...

Cold Jet launches enhanced Aero Series of dry ice blast cleaning machines

...ems can be customised with accessories that will provide the best clean for the customer's specific environment and application. The Aero Series accompanies the i3 MicroClean and SDI Select 60, an established line of machines that feature Cold Jet's patented shaved dry ice MicroParticle technology. Cold Jet dry ice cleaning systems are used i...

IFMA's World Workplace 2015 in Denver takes centre stage after record Facility Fusion attendance

...ect and discuss topics of the greatest relevance and concern to professionals who support the built environment. World Workplace is widely considered to be the premier FM conference in the world. Participants are invited to arrive in the Mile High City early to take full advantage of a wide variety of FM programming opportunities, including the ...

Wearable monitoring system dramatically improves handwashing by healthcare workers

...merica, at Hill-Rom, says: "Hand washing is simple, but also simple to forget in a busy health care environment. This new data shows that our system is extremely effective at helping hospital teams move the needle on compliance - the first step toward decreasing hospital-acquired infections." The real-time locating technology used for hand-hygie...

Soluclean - now EU EcoLabel accredited too!

...e, water-based products. The long-term benefits of using Soluclean can also be measured in terms of environmental impact. By using the Soluclean range of pre-dosed sachets with the company's reusable trigger spray bottles, you are not only minimising the disposal of plastics to landfill but reducing the number of vehicles on the road that cause pol...

Franciscan monastery in Pankow is all spruced up with professional support

...ging their commitment to the attention of the general public. After all, a clean living and working environment is an integral part of a good communal life," concludes Torsten. Hako - Solution provider for Cleaning & Municipal Technology The name Hako has represented quality, reliability, service and innovative solutions for over 65 years...

Survey shows unclean toilets carry consequences for UAE business owners

... "Regular cleaning and stocking, offering easy-to-use touch-free fixtures, and creating a welcoming environment can help ensure users have a good experience." The quest for cleaner public toilet environments may explain why respondents rank toilet entrance door handles, cubicle door handles and sinks as the top three surfaces they dislike touchi...

Frosch natural cleaning products to enter US market

...' for natural cleaning agents with more than 25 years of experience in developing and manufacturing environmentally-friendly cleaning and personal care products, has this week announced its entry into the US market. Initially, 12 products will be available and these will be distributed by exclusive importer, Ezzi Imports. The Frosch brand off...

Seen but not heard... Polaris Plastics joined headliners at Glastonbury

...en provided by the same Polaris distributor for the last two years and conform to the international environmental standard EN 14342; giving the organisers the assurance that the sacks will fully compost along with the waste in the sack. The compostable sacks are tested to compost naturally and in industrial composting facilities as well as anaerobi...

Leverstock Green Lawn Tennis Club: clearly doing something right!

...aham Fish, head coach. "With children sharing racquets and balls, germs can easily spread in a club environment. In addition, the toilets are next to the changing facilities. The last thing members need is to walk into an environment where warm, bacteria laden air is being blown around the changing room. "We are promoting exercise, healthy livin...

Vestex protective attire addresses healthcare uniform contamination concerns

...tire continues to grow, strengthening the case that patients and healthcare workers deserve a safer environment," states Uncas Ben B. Favret III, founder and president of Vestagen Technical Textiles. "Healthcare facilities are already bundling traditional evidence-based infection prevention interventions like hand hygiene and surface disinfection t...

RAS promotes World Toilet Day Commemoration Fund

...ibute lunch or tea session - Present gifts, vouchers and self-designed thank-you cards 2. Environmental cleaning (includes toilet cleaning) - Conduct learning journey on the routine work of cleaning attendants e.g. training on toilet cleaning - Undertake routine work of cleaning attendants - Organise LOO (Let's Observe...

Despite low brand loyalty, wipe sales grow faster than overall I&I cleaning market in 2014

... their facilities. Another development helping to expand sales of wipes is the recently modified Environmental Protection Agency's 'Wiper Rule'. Now that reusable, laundered cloths and solvent-contaminated disposable wipes are subject to the same regulations, it is expected to lead to increased future sales for wipes in various industrial and co...

Health & safety guidance for employers & technicians carrying out fumigation operations

... surveillance and first aid. In addition, there is advice on precautions for specific fumigation environments, alternative fumigation technologies, the health effects associated with certain fumigants and other legislation which applies to fumigation. This edition updates references to legislation and links to further guidance. It also gives ...

Principle Cleaning partners with Broadgate Connect and Elba to support those with mental health issues

... interventions, candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds can often lack awareness of the workplace environment, job opportunities, employer's expectations, confidence and communication skills and as a result can experience long term unemployment. Principle Cleaning recently opened the doors to the site of one of its clients, Lloyd's of London, ...

TVH is 'official distributor' of Delta-Q battery chargers

...lready using its products, the manufacturer's innovation is facilitating the widespread adoption of environmentally-friendly electric drive systems. Ken Fielding, chief executive officer and president of Delta-Q Technologies ( www.delta-q.com ) says: "We are excited to have TVH distributing our products and look forward to supporting their sales...

Portable toilet ascends New York's construction sites

...ews safe-especially during tunnel, bridge and road construction when the ability to be seen in dark environments and high-traffic areas is crucial. There is a reason construction safety equipment, such as vests, cones, and hard hats, is highly visible, and a construction portable toilet is no exception. CallAhead's Safety Head delivers two function...

Regent Samsic expands Toucan ECA cleaning technology offer

...rship with manufacturers and supply chain sharing its ethos to reduce CO2 emissions and protect the environment. Accredited to environmental management standard,ISO14001, the company helps customers meet their environmental needs by carrying out detailed 'Green' site surveys to provide solutions that help with the reduction in carbon footprint and ...

Clean Hands Safe Hands receives US Patent for hand hygiene technology

...m hand hygiene if they forgot to do so. This provides a reminder that stands out above the hospital environment's standard beeps and alarms that are frequently ignored. The variable detection range allows the Clean Hands Safe Hands system to customise based on the differences in varying hospitals, hospital units, individual rooms, and even down ...

Congratulations Morclean: 'Green World Ambassador 2015'!

... been given the opportunity to put the company forward after winning The Green Apple Award 2014 for Environmental Best Practice with its Bin Wash City - the battery driven bin wash machine - in a competition that saw it pitted against more than 500 other nominations.[TRIMTO] "Having been presented with this award as Green World Ambassador 2015, ...

Introducing CleanCore Technologies...

...nd green cleaning'. While the goal of green cleaning products is to reduce cleaning's impact on the environment, the CleanCore system has no impact on the environment - thus the expression. The ozonated water it produces is perfectly safe to the cleaning worker and surfaces where used, such as counters, floors, walls, fixtures, carpet, etc. and can...

"Fair deal for cleaners makes business sense for our industry," says Nviro

...ve up to our company motto - 'cleaning with a conscience' - by respecting our people as well as the environment. I hope this fresh national focus on workers' wages will spread fair employment terms and professionalism even more widely." T: 0800 032 1334 E: info@nviro.co.uk W: www.nviro.co.uk ...

Have your say on cutting red tape in the waste industry

...ays of removing unnecessary barriers whilst also maintaining the protection of human health and the environment. The waste review will run until 14th September 2015. www.cutting-red-tape.cabinetoffice.gov.uk ...

Low energy air filters: Quick wins for energy savings in buildings

...a world leader in providing air filtration solutions for maintaining healthy and comfortable indoor environments, has published a paper highlighting the energy saving opportunities that arise from choosing effective air filtration systems within non-domestic buildings. Called 'Quick wins for energy savings in buildings: A Facilities Manager's gu...

3M innovation helps reduce costs and improve sustainability for ISS

...nance products is helping global facilities services company ISS to drive down costs and reduce its environmental footprint for the benefit of its customers worldwide. The inventor of the original non-woven floor pad, 3M is one of just two companies approved by ISS to supply floor pads for its global cleaning and maintenance operations and the p...

ACI study shows detergent manufacturers safely, effectively using enzymes in the workplace

...ndustry guidelines on the correct handling of enzymes in factories, they can deliver a safe working environment and help ensure good occupational hygiene, according to newly published research. The study, which appeared in the peer-reviewed Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, examined procedures put in place at approximately 100...

Vavea specifies Gast Group diaphragm pump for low maintenance Aeropulse atomiser

...ry, nursing, education, gymnasiums, food & beverage, retail, industrial, leisure and commercial environments; and is available throughout Europe. The Gast DOA oil-less diaphragm compressors and vacuum pumps are an ideal source of quiet vacuum or pressure and are available in standard, twin and miniature styles. Air flow capabilities for port...

CIRI's Spring 2016 Science & Research Symposium: first call for papers

..., planning for its Spring 2016 Cleaning Science & Research Symposium 'Cleaning Science, Health, Environment, and The Clean Standard: [TRIMTO] Field Testing, New Research, Innovative Methods, Findings, and Challenges' (date, details, and location to be announced), has made its first call for research papers showing application of cleaning s...

UK government agrees high level principles for stewardship regime for rodenticides

...sting of officials from the Health & Safety Executive, HSE Northern Ireland, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, Public Health England, Natural England, the Welsh and Scottish Governments and an independent scientific adviser, has agreed the principles that industry must follow if they want to set up a stewardship regime. ...

Tissue World Jakarta preliminary agenda announced

...wly launched Tissue Word Jakarta Conference will bring together industry leaders to discuss crucial environmental and economic factors and how this vastly important and dynamic region will continue to impact the world's tissue industry. The conference will highlight through case studies and panels, the importance for regional and global players to ...

PortionPac introduces safer, better, smarter solutions

...s." PortionPac has also increased their commitment to Green Seal to certify the formulations are environmentally responsible and effective. In addition to the formulation features and benefits, the company has developed new, single Pac brand pouches with permanently printed OSHA and EPA compliant information. Burt Klein, president, PortionPac...

MRSA epidemic fuelling antibiotic resistance

...ylococcus aureus, is rampant in US healthcare facilities, in the community, in livestock and in the environment, according to Jeanine Thomas, founder the MRSA Survivors Network. Jeanine is calling for a comprehensive, aggressive approach to reducing infections in healthcare facilities; strict adherence to hand hygiene; the screening of high-ris...

The future of Europe is circular...

...and more governments and companies are seeing that a circular economy not only has benefits for the environment and the well-being of future generations, but also for the economy. The employment gains lie in the work that is needed for the sustainable design, repair and disassembly of products and making them suitable for reuse. In addition to cost...

Prochem wins eco standard accreditation

...'s reassuring to know you can purchase cleaning solutions from manufacturers with a high profile of environmental awareness. The label to look out for is British Standard EN ISO 14001:2004 - and after an extensive audit of the company's Environmental Management System, Prochem Europe has been granted certification to this standard. The audit fou...

Disposables UK's Bay West spearheads European expansion

...o the range. The two-ply hand towel roll, made from fully-recycled materials, is a great choice for environment conscious customers. "Bay West continues to boom in Europe and its success there is testament to the product's excellent reputation," says Paul Halliwell, sales director at Disposables UK.  "Demand for the product range has helped...

TCFM wins cleaning contract with Rugby Premiership Champions

... with the Saracens values, will ensure that every guest is able to enjoy a clean, hygienic and safe environment, regardless of the purpose of their visit. Alex MacIntyre Stadium Manager at Allianz Park comments: "There were two key reasons why we awarded the contract to TCFM. Firstly the importance the company placed on being part of our team...

How a water-based residual surface modification technology could help protect the workplace

...ection. "There are many news reports of antibiotic resistant bacteria especially in the hospital environment and viruses such as Norovirus that can lead to absenteeism and compensation cases, which has a negative impact on business and more recently in the press MERS, which has now entered the UK. "The Goldshield residual technology provides ...

Ecolab to acquire select assets of Swisher Hygiene

...s, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimise water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in more than 170 countries around the world. www.ecolab.com / www.swsh.com ...

Global market study on HAI control: cleaning and sterilisation to witness highest growth by 2020

...nstrument sterilisation, wide-area sterilisation and the disinfection of linen and when it comes to environmental treatment, air treatment, water treatment and chemical treatment are covered. Diagnostic techniques include manual testing, automated testing and confirmation testing. In the geographical analysis, the report identifies and analyses ...

The Esprit streamlines FM cleaning

...oducts including machines, chemicals and janitorial items that help address productivity, cost, the environment and training from one source. Ian Sturgeon, sales director of Jigsaw Cleaning Systems, says: "The need for products and systems which ensure high performance and productivity while keeping costs down will always be a priority in the cl...

Vectair Systems launches four new aerosol fragrance ranges

...vourites, which includes Cool and Mystique. These powerful and modern fragrances are best suited to environments such as washrooms, toilets and care homes. The 'Fruits' range provides a taste of Spring and Summer, with four fresh and fruity fragrances recommended for use in areas such as offices, reception rooms, hotels, airports and shopping ce...

New document offers insights into benefits of integrated pest management strategy

...outbreak is treated. Research by the World Health Organisation shows that living in a pest infested environment can also result in poor health. According to Ibis World, the UK pest control market alone is worth £389m with annual growth of 4.4% forecast from 2010-15. Apex Insight's UK Pest Control 2013 Report says hospitality and residentia...

Analysts predict smart antimicrobial coatings & surfaces market will reach US $1.3 billion

...t will be hurt by the appearance of more effective smart antimicrobials such as peptides as well as environmental concerns about silver itself. There will also be a strong trend towards combining smart antimicrobials with additional self-cleaning and self-healing functionality. Self-cleaning adds to the antimicrobial effect by washing away micro...

Principle Cleaning's growth leads to head office move

...ommodation, a cafe area and a large training room, to allow for a more efficient and enjoyable work environment. In an excellent location just 10 minutes from the City by tube, the new offices accommodate the growth of the business and provide an even stronger presence in London, making them well-placed for the company's clients' needs. Comm...

OneStep cleaning system for swimming pools launched

...n launched by by Dr. Rauwald Reinigungssysteme off the back of a system initially developed for the environmentally-friendly and efficient cleaning of hard floor surfaces - especially porcelain stoneware tiles. The new, tenside-free cleaners, Pool A(alkaline) and Pool S (acidic) are included on the RK register of approved products and make an ex...

ACI AG's new Fresh Wave IAQ gel eliminates unpleasant odours

...t with no aggressive chemicals or masking agents, it is safe for use around humans, animals and the environment. It has been developed for use in hotels, offices, homes for the elderly, hospitals and schools, as well as for fitness and wellness centres. T: +41-61-2828291 E: lorenz.dycke@acat.com W: www.freshwaveiaq.com ...

Hako strengthens its presence in key region

...g provides improved manoeuvrability, while its universal hopper delivers unrivalled flexibility. Environmentally, the Citymaster range is also a class leader thanks to a low fuel consumption engines fitted with particle filters. This, combined with Hako's ultra-modern, low-noise and low-dust emissions sweeping technology, enables the Citymaster ...

Contract Cleaning Market Report - UK 2015 - 2019 Analysis

...agement. Key topics covered in the report include an overview and future prospects, the economic environment, the market, key end-use sectors, a review of the contractors and cleaning equipment and materials. Companies mentioned include: * Amey Group * Atlas Cleaning * Balfour Beatty WorkPlace * Carillion Facilities Management * Carlisle S...

Vectair Systems on the way to green glory

Hearty congratulations to Vectair Systems, for winning a Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities.  Having competed against more than 500 other nominations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, the company will be presented with the Green Appl...

Educational sessions to focus on infection prevention

...ducts and solutions provider PDI is to host educational sessions focused on infection prevention in environmental services at the 2015 AHE Exchange, an annual educational exhibition and conference attended by more than 600 professionals with an interest in caring for the healthcare environment. The event will take place in Dallas, Texas, from Septe...

Humans vs. robots to reduce HAIs: environmental hygiene advocates warn against a 'singular' mindset

... In their article, published in the Autumn issue of Explore Magazine (Association of the Healthcare Environment), the authors respond to a recent study from the Texas A&M Health Science Centre College of Medicine that compares the effectiveness of UV-C systems for hospital room disinfection in the absence of manual disinfection. The authors ...

New UV System offers advanced reporting and powerful performance against infections

...troduction of the Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV Enlight System at the Association for the Healthcare Environment annual conference. The Optimum-UV Enlight System kills a total of 31 pathogens and combines powerful UV technology with advanced data collection and reporting capabilities, clinically proven efficacy and affordability to enable facilit...

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...they’ve taken to avoid having to pay for a bag, and others arguing that plastic bags are more environmentally friendly than the reusable bags that will require regular washing. I know having to supply your own bags or pay for the plastic can be a bit of a pain but when you consider the eyesore plastic bags create when stuck in trees or hedges...

Morclean on the way to green glory

Morclean has once again won a Green World Environment Award in the international campaign to find the world's greenest countries, companies and communities - for its award winning BinWash City machine. Following previous success in 2014 and 2015 in the UK, Morclean competed against more than 500 other nominations in the International Green Wor...

Serving the needs of a broader range of users

...ng created an ethical design, the most practical way that we can help our customers to reduce their environmental footprint is to make dispensers which use environmentally sound tissue papers and are sustainable themselves. Our long-lasting dispensers are only made of materials that can be safely reintroduced into the production cycle." Katrin I...

Prochem Europe: a real star!

... than attempt to clean without chemicals - which I'd planned to do because I like to look after the environment and I figured the machine would do the work for me, I ought to try the company's 'Naturals' range. Phil told me that the Naturals range of high performance products is based upon new technology formulations that perform as well as the ...

Bright future for resource efficiency: as doors close on RWM 2015, the innovation continues

...lar Economy Package expected by the end of the year, the European Commission's director-general for environment, Karl Falkenberg, emphasised the importance of designing products to last, by drawing on experience and the best technology. In his keynote speech, Defra minister for resource management, Rory Stewart, said this was an "unbelievably ex...

New research reveals incorrect cleaning 'the major cause' of lack of legal floor compliance in wet leisure environments

...sector, the results reveal a worrying lack of compliance. HSE guidance says that in foreseeably wet environments such as poolsides, showers, changing rooms etc, a wet pendulum test value of 36 or above is required - which reduces the slip risk to 1 in 1 million versus a risk of 1 in 20 if there is a wet PTV of 24). When Bonasystems carried out the ...

New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans Extend ABM's contract as Official Cleaning Partner

...s at each venue. "ABM has been a tremendous partner in helping ensure a safe, clean and friendly environment for both Saints and Pelicans fans, and the renewal of these contracts is testament to the quality of services ABM provides," says Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson. "In conjunction with the Saints and Pelicans, ABM has also done a g...

How clean is your computer?

...nched its annual Computer Cleaning Month to highlight the importance of keeping the personal office environment free from bacteria and, during October, the company will once again be opening your eyes to the germs that lurk in your computer equipment. "We are extremely proud to have reached this impressive 10 year milestone," comments Sean Stark...

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...ars. From what I hear the students could do with being taught a little respect for the faculty, the environment and the cleaning teams (littering fines wouldn’t go amiss, I reckon!) – and since LCC won a Golden Service Award for its work there, that team deserves congratulations too. This year’s Golden Services Awards take pl...

Community hub celebrates five star hygiene rating

...ded full marks in its most recent assessment last month.[TRIMTO] Worcestershire County Council's environmental health inspector sprung a surprise inspection on the cafe, which is adjacent to the Starlight Community Centre and offers not only a fully functioning community cafe and an external buffet service, but a range of services for local peop...

New visuals show proper use of surface disinfecting products in healthcare environments

...sinfection, bleach is trusted for disinfecting in critical circumstances. "In today's healthcare environment, leadership is often faced with competing priorities," says Melanie Waddell, senior product manager. "On one hand, facilities are encouraged to curb costs and streamline processes, but at the same time they must address the one in 25 pati...

Nationwide buys new headquarters

...ness a firm financial base," says Nationwide director Eugene Boyle. "Our staff love the new working environment. The quality of finish makes this one of the best workplaces in the area for our 39 head office staff, plus visiting regional personnel and clients. We have excellent training facilities and plenty of large glass areas for trainees to pra...

Inexpensive cleaning robots being developed to cater for growing market

...ce System, which can provide end-users a return on investment of about 12 months in most commercial environments. The new navigation system utilises a new generation of RGBD sensor which combines the low cost of ultrasonics, the accuracy of laser, and the 3D performance of machine vision. Combined with recent advances in cognitive computing, thi...

Campaign launches to change behaviour towards chewing gum disposal

...s 10th year, the annual campaign sees representatives from the chewing gum industry, Government and environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy working with councils and Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) across the whole of the UK to develop local initiatives to reduce chewing gum litter. Results from previous years demonstrate the significant i...

Fly-tipping statistics 2014/15, released this week, show illegal dumping is on the increase

...quated to an increase of 3.1% on enforcement actions in the same period. Incidents involving the Environment Agency or cleared by private landowners are not included in the figures. During the quality assurance process for both 2013/14 and 2014/15 data, local authorities reporting increases for fly-tipping incidents, explained the reasons for...

2015 American Cleaning Institute Sustainability Report features first-ever 'Critical Issue' assessment for cleaning products industry

...and opportunities; emissions of greenhouse gases - Ecological Impacts: Biodiversity; deforestation; environmental management; responsible agricultural practices - Water: Water use, waste water treatment, and water recycling - Workplace Health and Safety: Health and safety management; health and wellness training programs - Waste: Hazardous and non-...

Steam clean the streets with Matrix

... has never been easier," says the company's sales director Mike Osiadacz. "By simply applying an environmentally friendly cleaning agent through the machine, the chewing gum removal is achieved effectively - leaving a slightly damp surface with absolutely no mess. "This is done by preheating the ingrained gum with steam and then applying a sp...

Business Performance Group acquires janitorial sales agency Sans Peur from owner Rob Sutherland

... opportunities for the cleaning industry. He is also a Senior Steward for the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, the Livery company of London for the cleaning industry, and a Freeman of the City of London. Rob is attending the ISSA/Interclean 2015 show in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week, to speak with vendors about representation in the ...

Sodexo achieves ISO55001 for global asset management

...fortable workplace, designed for optimum efficiency; when we improve the robustness of our clients' environment, their teams perform better, whether in a corporate headquarters in London, an R&D complex in Singapore or a hospital in Boston. "Contributing to individuals' quality of life boosts performance, everywhere in the world. And leading...

Entrance matting market set to be worth $6,722.3 million by 2020

...tions have been introduced to prevent the growing number of accidents at workplaces. The prevailing environmental regulations in the flooring industry focus on the usage of the entrance matting to avoid mishaps. It has additional benefit such as anti-fatigue matting which reduces the health issues caused by the strain on feet due to standing for lo...

The UK cleaning industry celebrates its best: Golden Service Awards 2015 Winners announced

...sional Healthy Workplace Award: Julius Rutherfoord for The Tramshed, Battersea 18 Diversey Care Environmental Awareness Award: Newsprinters Broxbourne, Waltham Forest 19 BICSc Industry Training Award: Aramark, for its training centre 20 Metzger Service Delivery Innovation of the Year Award: G4S Facilities Management, General Dynamics UK...

Hako's new Combi 400 sweeper-scrubber sets standards

...ons, the Powerboss Combi 400 is particularly suited to warehouses, multi-storey car parks and other environments that require long run times and exceptional manoeuvrability. "This really is a landmark product for us and sets new standards in the cleaning industry in terms of performance and flexibility," says Sylvie Giangolini, Hako sales direct...

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...is that just me being anal about cleaning? The report acknowledges that safety in the hospital environment requires, “comprehensive processes involving multiple specialisms”. That phrase could be used to describe the cleaning process alone, couldn’t it, but clearly this isn’t something that everyone understands! ...

Green solvents market expected to reach $13 billion, globally, by 2020

...gst others. Volatility in crude oil prices, the lower content of volatile organic compounds and the environmentally-friendly attributes of green solvents are the major factors fostering the growth of this market across the globe. Furthermore, increasing adoption of green solvents amongst end users, including manufacturers of paints and coatings,...

New medical waste-to-energy programme provides sustainable solution for biohazardous waste

Ingenium, an environmental services company focused on providing innovative, sustainable, hazardous waste management solutions for a wide range of industries, has this week launched Bio-INergy; a sustainable solution for medical red bag (bio-contaminated) waste.[TRIMTO] One of the first of its kind in California, the Bio-INergy programme rende...

Council's recycling sacks get a second life

... as refuse and recycling sacks, building films, outdoor furniture and landscaping products." The environmental benefits of recycling plastic are becoming more important under the Circular Economy agenda: maximising reusable material, diverting waste from landfill and conserving resources. BPI Recycled Products is at the forefront of this having ...

Recycling recognition awards open for entry

...ustry sectors, local authorities, individuals and the community sector.[TRIMTO] Organised by the Environment Media Group, the Awards are free to enter and encompass a broad range of categories. These include Circular Economy Success, Retail Recycling Champion, Collection Crew of the Year, Design of a Waste Management Facility and Recycling Busin...

British Cleaning Council dismisses Ofsted claims that cleaning devalues apprenticeships

...is a reflection of the paucity of understanding purveyed by the authors, rather than the reality of environmental, conservation, and enhancement that is cleaning today." Jim Fitzpatrick, MP for Poplar and Limehouse, who is a big supporter of the cleaning industry in Parliament, said: "Cleanliness and hygiene are critical elements of safety and s...

Pallet Trucks UK puts safety first as harsher penalties are introduced for health & safety breaches

... managing director of Pallet Trucks UK. "Businesses have an obligation to provide a safe and secure environment for their workers to operate in, as well as equipping them with properly maintained apparatus that is suitable for the work they're doing. Any business found to be in breach of these obligations - especially if they've caused serious inju...

Discover Stingray - a safe and simple way to clean indoor surfaces!

...e are no drips, runs or overspray during work, minimising slip hazards and creating a safer cleaner environment for all. To see the Stingray in action and order the brochure, visit: www.ungerglobal.com ...

'Down Under' discovers advantages of waste-to-energy

...ent at the plant location in Aurora: "The purpose-built waste-to-energy facility will provide an environmentally sustainable solution for commercial organic wastes, generating enough renewable energy to run the existing sewage and recycled water treatment plants, as well as other Yarra Valley Water facilities," says Pat McCafferty, managing dire...

Diversey Care honours winners for 'Best Initiative in Sustainable Development & Social Responsibility' at Worldwide Hospitality Awards 2015

...dividual winner of the award, Gaviota, an operator of more than 20,000 hotel rooms in Cuba, ensures environmental excellence by operating the first hotel in Cuba designed to obtain an innovative international label dedicated to biodiversity: the Biodivercity label. In addition to this, Gaviota partnered with Bouygues Batiment International in devel...

Soapbox: Why British and Irish Hospitals have banned bleach

...ut did not have the same level of health risk or cause as much damage to hospital equipment and the environment as bleach. NaDCC is delivered in a fast-dissolving tablet form, reducing transportation and storage costs compared to bleach, and has an excellent safety rating with a HMIS of 1. The in-use dilution product presents a pH of between 6 a...

When 'easy' is better...

...y devices, such as Intelligent Total-Stop, make this machine highly reliable and safe to use in any environment and conditions; its anti-scale device and descaling tank make it perfect for use in hard water areas. The PW-H28 consumes as little as 2.1 Kg/hr in diesel oil and it has an 18 litre fuel tank capacity for longer running times. T: ++...

Serenus Biotherapeutics brings Xenex disinfection robots to Africa to help battle pathogens including Ebola.

...m difficile infection rates, documenting how they used the Xenex robot in their real-world hospital environment to reduce infection rates by destroying the microorganisms that cause infections. Unlike other UV products that use bulbs containing toxic mercury to produce low-intensity UV light, Xenex uses high intensity Full Spectrum pulsed xenon UV ...

Toto Washlet sales top 40 million units globally

...d, the user may engage the drying cycle, which uses warm air to gently dry the area, protecting the environment by reducing the need for toilet tissue. Committed to People-First Innovation, Toto advances are designed that meet people's real world needs. To this end, the company introduced what it says is the first use of electrolysed water desig...

StarStream: changing the way we use ultrasonic cleaning

...e the resources used, including disinfectants, electricity and water, which will save costs and the environment. It will also cut back on the time the decontamination process takes, whilst reducing opportunities for human error by removing the number of stages an item has to go through before it reaches a 100% kill rate." Studies show that StarS...

Paint packs power to kill bacteria

New Paint Shield has become the first US Environmental Protection Agency-registered paint found to continuously kill difficult-to-treat, infection-causing bacteria. By killing these infectious bacteria on painted surfaces, Paint Shield offers customers an important new weapon in the fight to prevent the spread of bacteria that can cause hospi...

European tissue industry launches multilingual hand-hygiene hub

...ingle use towels is associated with lower numbers of microbes both on the hands and in the washroom environment. We hope its content will support facilities managers in making important decisions about the hand drying facilities they offer in a wide range of environments from sports stadia and airports through to schools and hospitals." ETS has ...

NuShield provides healthcare facilities with germ-fighting technology

...ilm has been specifically designed to eliminate germs and protect the display surface in healthcare environments. The film's anti-microbial property has shown a reduction rate of 99% over a 24 hour period in laboratory tests using colon bacillus and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. The Triple A continually inhibits the growth of germs on the surface...

Timely review wins cleaning contract plus London Living Wage for staff

... 95%. It has an annual turnover is £3.5m. It has ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System accreditations as well as OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management System. Other accreditations include Safecontractor, CHAS, SMAS and ContractorPlus. Clients include Capita Symonds FM, Paramount Pictures and the ...

Hako sweepers arrive in Staffordshire towns

...livery of the new machines, Martin handed over the keys to Cllr Patricia Ackroyd, deputy leader for environment at the council, who said: "This represents a major investment by the Council to ensure that our residents continue to receive a first-rate waste collection and street cleaning service. "We have chosen to work with a local supplier and ...

Recycling & Recovery International Trade Fair to analyse circular economy from all perspectives

... by IFEMA, the event is being held with TECMA (International Trade Fair for Town Planning & the Environment), ESCLEAN (Association for Cleaning & Professional Hygiene) and ENVIFOOD, in collaboration with AEFIMI (Association of Manufacturers & Importers of Industrial Cleaning Machinery) and supported by FIAB (Spanish Federation of Food &...

Werner & Mertz Professional receives international award for exemplary sustainable product design

... effective products - in our case that means strong cleaning products - which also meet the highest environmental standards along the entire value chain. Decades of experience as a sustainability pioneer have brought us to this point." Since 2013 Werner & Mertz has had its Frosch and Green Care Professional brands certified by the demanding ...

New set up will create 500 jobs over five years in Quebec's environmental sector

... the Quebec market in waste collection, transport and processing, French-based company Derichebourg Environment has announced that it is setting up its North American headquarters in Montreal. The company expects to create a total of 500 jobs over five years in Quebec. The new subsidiary of what is said to be the European leader in household was...

CIRI's Spring 2016 Science & Research Symposium: second call for papers

... & Inspection. The deadline for submission is 15th December 2015. 'Cleaning Science, Health, Environment, and The Clean Standard: Field Testing, New Research, Innovative Methods, Findings, and Challenges' is the theme of the conference, which is taking place on April 10th and 11th, 2016 at the Georgia Institute of Technology Hotel and Global...

ISSA/Interclean calls for entries for the Amsterdam Innovation Awards

...ket areas. Additionally this year, the new InnovationLab - specially designed to be an inspiring environment where pioneering products and other revolutionary ideas are presented and discussed by exhibitors and visitors alike, and where knowledge and experiences in the field of cleaning innovation are shared freely - will the spotlight the nine ...

Regular Cleaning differentiates itself from the competition with CIMS certification

... certification with honours helps us to do this." Gary Williamson, Health, Safety, Quality & Environment director at Regular Cleaning, lead the company's application for certification. He says: "I had heard about CIMS through the cleaning and facilities management trade media and decided to attend a CIMS I.C.E Workshop - albeit somewhat relu...

EcoWaste 2016 opens its doors in just over a month

...he region's urgent waste disposal challenges and needs in the quest for sustainable development and environmental protection. At EcoWASTE 2016, a two-day conference will be organised alongside the exhibition by Tadweer, where specialists from the pest control sector from Australia, Spain, US, KSA and the Middle East, will present in-depth papers...

Vectair Systems honoured as International Green World Ambassador

...ceremony recently at the Houses of Parliament, London. This recognition comes as a result of the environmental success of the company's V-Air Solid multi-phasing air freshener with sub-micron technology, which has won an International Green Apple Environment Award. V-Air Solid is classified as VOC exempt and waste-free. It is completely free ...

Cleaning up the detergents industry by sustainable development

...nd the consensus was that the cleaning products industry needs to take greater steps to address its environmental and health impacts... For although there have been improvements in product formulations, there remain concerns about contentious chemicals. "Major themes of this first edition were green ingredients, sustainability developments an...

Sweeping forward with new innovation

...for durability through simplicity: making the Sweepertec ideal for both industrial and agricultural environments. The Sweepertec is 100% British made and comes fully assembled; attachment takes as little as 30 seconds, making this a hassle free product with industrial standard results. The Sweepertec allows for swift, efficient, indoor and ou...

Fatberg, dead ahead!

... NCH Europe we've developed the ideal solution that will help local authorities, businesses and the environment. Our BioAmp delivery system and the FreeFlow water treatment product, uses live, naturally occurring bacteria to break down fats, oils, greases, suspended solids and other contaminants in water. FreeFlow bacteria actually digest contam...

New specification for intelligent clothing is published

...rs operate in areas where there is little or no light, they must be visible to each other and their environment. In the absence of light, high visibility clothing may not be seen, or available light may not be sufficient to reflect or charge the luminescent parts of the clothing. In this instance the use of active lighting such as LED (Light Emi...

New ANSI/IICRC guides published for mould remediation professionals

...on System requirements. * Enhanced rules added for negative pressure containments used in sensitive environments. * Lead based paint and coatings clarified to reflect compliance with US Environmental Protection Agency renovation, repair and painting programme. * Temperature extremes, either hot or cold, should not be used as an alternative to clean...

Julius Rutherfoord lends a helping hand to homeless at Christmas

...p; marketing director at Julius Rutherfoord. "We believe that everyone deserves a clean and healthy environment over Christmas and are delighted to be able to provide our specialist support." Bruce Bratley, CEO at First Mile says: "We're thrilled to be helping Crisis at Christmas for the third year running. Their action makes a huge difference t...

Soapbox: Green cleaning: protecting our environment

by Ken Wainwright, of the National Carpet Cleaners Association "In our environmentally conscious world, ecological issues are becoming an everyday fact of life. Scientists are revealing greater risks and looming disasters to both ourselves and our planet, and at the same time developing new products and initiatives to minimise mankind's negati...

Rising star is not just for Christmas

...es with expertise in supporting businesses in a wide range of sectors including corporate blue chip environments, industrial, manufacturing, food processing and education. Facilicom's 'Hostmanship' training is about 'the art of making people feel welcome'. It applies to clients, site visitors and colleagues. Hostmanship helps to show that custom...

Study reveals remarkable hospital-wide reduction in c.diff hospital acquired infections

...um difficile. "For the duration of the study, CSGI's service was responsible for maintaining the environmental hygiene intervention, including UV-C technology, implementation protocols, and technicians," said the primary author and SCH's Infection Prevention Director during the study, Nathanael A. Napolitano, MPH. Leo Williams, CSGI's CEO, co...

Eurofins expands into hygiene testing in hospitals with acquisition of Biotech-Germande

...ientific (EUFI.PA), global specialist in the bioanalytical testing of food, pharmaceuticals and the environment, has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Biotech-Germande SAS, one of the leading players in the environmental clinical testing and hospital hygiene market, as well as in medical device evaluation in France. Located in...

Small UK biosciences company competes on world stage

...overy, Lucy Chamberlain, said: "Evogen radically changes the way we think about cleaning; about the environment and about our responsibility to use a more effective, lower cost, 'friendly' alternative to chemical cleaners." In addition to being awarded an international award, Genesis Biosciences overcame stiff competition to be crowned Technolog...

Announcing European Cleaning Days 2016

...ssional cleaning. "People are interested in new technologies and ways of keeping the surrounding environment comfortable and clean. "However, there is still a lot to be done. More people need to be contacted and more industries and companies have to be involved in spreading the message that professional cleaning is the key industry for health...

A 'social day' in Leipzig: using a sweeper instead of fountain pen

...inst poverty'. "We are happy that we could give the young girl an insight into the exciting work environment of cleaning and municipal technology and support social projects at the same time," says Michael Sparfeld, managing director at Schlotte GmbH. "The money the pupils have earned and donated will be used to support development projects a...

Why Morclean is thinking green for 2016

2015 was a year for environmental awareness as companies and governments became abundantly aware of issues like climate change and extreme weather events, with proposals in place to tackle them head on - the recent COP21 talks in Paris have been a major international step forward. This means industries are shifting towards greener products - h...

Washrooms fit for a king!

... and reaches the highest performance rating under BREEAM's* water efficiency guidelines. It exceeds environmental planning legislation such as Part G of the Building Regulations Code for Sustainable Homes. It has the BSI Kitemark, WRAS** and ISO9001 globally recognised standards. To make life easy for environmentally friendly organisations, Prop...

Full conference agenda for Tissue World New Orleans 2016 released

...responsible production'. In view of the increasingly competitive and resource-constrained market environment, the president of SCA AfH Professional Hygiene, Europe and North America, Don Lewis (pictured), will deliver the keynote presentation in the light of the conference theme, entitled: 'New directions at which companies are looking at sustai...

Half of top 10 highest paid CEOs in Europe are based in the UK

... using non-financial indicators such as how well they treat their employees, customer satisfaction, environmental performance and the like. It seems to point to a pay culture that is still heavily weighted towards improving short-term performance, without much consideration for long term stability. "Last but not least, in fact, CEO pay is driven...

Soapbox: The decline in antibiotic research places more emphasis on effective cleaning

...edirection means more emphasis will be placed on preventing illness, and that's where effective and environmentally responsible cleaning comes in. In other words, our industry is being called upon to step in and help stop the spread of disease at a time when the pharmaceuticals are stepping out. Increased investment in training, equipment, and h...

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...ng impressive, that figure’s quite frightening, isn’t it? How on earth did we allow our environment to get into such a mess? Good things that have happened to prevent littering include the value put on single-use plastic carrier bags, which means that since we have to pay for them, we’re less likely to allow them to litter the ...

Clean for The Queen for Her Majesty's 90th birthday

...itain. Now it's up to all of us. "Her Majesty The Queen is an inspiration to all of us," says environment minister Rory Stewart. "Her 90th birthday is a unique opportunity for people to come together in celebration of Her Majesty's long service and dedication to this country. "Everyone has a responsibility to keep their community tidy and ...

ETS to participate at ISSA/Interclean 2016

...and Westminsteri have found that jet air and warm air hand dryers can spread microbes in a washroom environment. www.europeantissue.com http://europeantissue.com/hygiene/studies/potential-for-contamination-of-the-environment-study-2014/ http://europeantissue.com/hygiene/studies/comparison-of-different-hand-drying-methods/ ...

Launch of compact ride-on machine sees Hako enter new market

...y into the compact ride-on scrubber dryer market. Ideal for working in tight spaces, including work environments such as shops, hotel foyers and car showrooms, the new machine's short wheelbase enables it to make a complete U-turn in aisles as narrow as 1.79m. "The market for more compact ride-on cleaning equipment is becoming increasingly impor...

7th OEESC takes place from 19th - 21st September 2016 in Manchester

The first Occupational and Environmental Exposure of Skin to Chemicals Conference took place in Washington in 2002. Since then it has occurred every two - three years and has become the premier platform for exchange of new scientific discoveries and practical ideas from all parts of the globe. The exchange of information from the multidiscipli...

Two ice giants merge

Cold Jet, a world leader in the development of innovative, environmentally responsible, dry ice cleaning and dry ice production solutions, has completed the acquisition of IceTech - and with collective global facilities including the US, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Spain, Japan and China, the move will facilitate world-clas...

'Could do better' says Oxford City Council's head of environmental health services

...g a hygiene standard rating of at least four out of five, Ian Wright, Oxford City Council's head of environmental health services, is calling for greater improvements to be made.[TRIMTO] He's also calling on the Government to make it mandatory for restaurants to make inspection results visible outside their doors - as it already is in Wales - as...

New sanitisers for smart phones and tablets can reduce spread of superbugs in under 30 seconds

...itioners from dangerous cross-contamination infections; it is also the perfect solution for working environments where devices are shared by the workforce or for mobile retailers and IT / MIS professionals who service and support mobile devices of unknown or dubious origins. Tablet computers and smart phones have been proven to harbour harmful b...

UAE's cleaning industry poised for Expo 2020

...on as one of the world's leading commercial cleaning industries in terms of quality, innovation and environmental responsibility." Clean Middle East Pulire 2016 will be organised under the umbrella of MECTW from November 13th -15th at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai.   MECTW has been conceptualised with the ob...

Warburg Pincus to invest in Hygiena

...efinitive agreement whereby one of its affiliates will invest in Hygiena, a leader in rapid-results environmental testing. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.[TRIMTO] Hygiena is a leading microbiology and life sciences company that serves industrial food processors, healthcare institutions, life science researchers and the general publi...

Three key patents issued to antimicrobial company

... These materials provide unprecedented antimicrobial activity at low cost. Safe for humans and the environment, they are believed to be markedly more effective than products now marketed to combat bacteria (Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Pseudomonas, Salmonella, Mycobacteria and E. coli), viruses, moulds and yeasts. Not only do Agienic's materi...

Jeremy Paxman warns that UK's at litter 'tipping point'

Jeremy Paxman, speaking in Solihull at the FPA annual Environment Seminar, set the tone for the litter agenda in 2016 by calling on the whole supply chain to take action to tackle the UK's litter crisis or face legislative action. The ex-BBC Newsnight anchor, speaking in his capacity as patron of the litter campaigning organisation Clean Up Br...

Soapbox: What does it take to be a facilities manager?

...ology and using it to their advantage to stay ahead of the competition by creating flexible working environments. Living 200 miles away from head office is no longer a problem in some scenarios, particularly if you are involved with HR, finance, business development or consultancy. Those companies that retain fixed ideas about all employees bein...

Vectair Systems' V-Air Solid air freshener wins 4th international award in 12 months

V-Air Solid, an environmentally-friendly, non-aerosol air freshener from Vectair Systems, has won the 'Best Innovation Award' in the Washroom Hygiene category in the 2016 Clean India Awards - its fourth award since its launch a year ago. A panel of eight judges, including purchasing director of Reliance Industries & executive housekeeper o...

Bravo makes clean cruising for Condor

...ing, a choice of dining areas, Kids Zone entertainment, Duty Free shops and more. Cleaning these environments presents inevitable challenges and a regime of regular maintenance, when in port, is supported by the need for tackling all manner of spills. Mike Mustill, hotel services operations manager, Condor Ferries, called in Kevin Day at Pro...

Researchers turn paper waste into ultralight material that improves oil spill cleaning

...red) who led the team of researchers. "Traditional aerogels are mainly made of silica, which is not environmentally-friendly. In contrast, cellulose is low cost and makes up 75% to 85% of recycled paper. "Our team developed a simple, cost-effective and fast method of converting paper waste into aerogels. In addition to low thermal conductivity, ...

Floorbrite to brighten up Manchester in April

...nds maintenance amongst many others. The firm recently announced it was expanding into waste and environmental management, offering clients a full waste management and consultation service, which has proven incredibly popular with both loyal and new customers. To find out about Floorbrite's full range of services visit www.Floorbrite.co.uk ...

Registration opens for ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016

... meet more than 700 of the world's leading manufacturers. ISSA/Interclean provides an unrivalled environment to network across countries, industry sectors and technologies and the 2016 event will see the first ever InnovationLab (pictured). Located in Hall 9, the InnovationLab showcases infrastructure products and software tools nominated for th...

Clorox Professional Products provides Winter travel hotel cleaning and disinfecting tips

...ss-causing bacteria on soft surfaces in as little as 30 seconds, to help achieve a healthier living environment. A multi-use product such as Clorox 4 in One Disinfectant & Sanitiser sanitises soft surfaces in as little as 30 seconds, disinfects hard surfaces, reduces allergens such as dust mite matter, cockroach matter and pet dander, and sa...

Air Liquide announces acquisition of a hygiene specialist in Brazil

...an 125 years, designed and supplied a wide range of disinfectants and antiseptics mainly at medical environments, to actively contribute to patient safety. Present in 80 countries through its affiliates and network of distributors, Schuelke employs over 900 people around the world, including 70 researchers. www.schuelke.com ...

The new Deb Stoko range: combatting occupational skin issues in commercial premises

...er 80 years, Deb Group has been establishing skincare regimes for all types of workplace and public environments, spanning industrial, automotive, healthcare, commercial, hotels, restaurants, catering and leisure, food manufacturing and retail sectors. Deb comprises 21 companies operating in 16 countries, with Deb products sold in over 100 count...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners to celebrate 30th birthday

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners will this year celebrate the 30th anniversary of being granted full livery status by the City of London's Court of Aldermen. While it proudly supports and preserves the ancient customs and traditions of The City, the WCEC is much more than a relic of another age. As befits a soon to be 30-year-ol...

BOC launches Cryoclean snow+ industrial cleaning process

...quantity of abrasives, thereby reducing wastage. Cryoclean process provides a significantly more environmentally friendly, efficient and reliable alternative to traditional industrial cleaning processes. The CO2 used is a byproduct from BOC's existing customer manufacturing processes which has been purified before being reused within the Cryocle...

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...though my girls grumbled, none of their friends realised, so it was OK. As well as helping save the environment, it saved me a small fortune, refilling them each day – and I’m pleased to say that my girls are now following suit. The reusable bottles being given to Oscar nominees are rather more upmarket than the ones I’m talk...

Soapbox: Water crisis is the biggest concern for the next 10 years

... the big concern. This is the first time since the annual report was published 10 years ago that an environmental issue is the leading crisis of concern. In fact, for the next 18 months, climate change issues were ranked higher than the potential damage from weapons of mass destruction; water crises; large-scale involuntary migration; and what w...

Green cleaning practices on a high in the Middle East

...king serious steps towards going green. Companies of every size and type have begun implementing environmental sustainability initiatives across the region. Several organisations have also introduced recycling programmes and made efforts to reduce their carbon footprint to mitigate the adverse effects of their business processes. Hotels and ...

Prochem Europe to show at regional UK cleaning event debut

...ed by sprayer or added to cleaning solution this biocide-free product has a safe odour absorber and environment friendly formula. Complementing the chemicals will be a selection of portable extractors from the Prochem Europe range. The Polaris 800, Bravo and Endeavor all collectively exemplify this company's capacity for combining power and ease...

Mitie's pest control business secures new combined contract with Network Rail

...e's pest control business has secured a new contract with Network Rail. The seven-year contract for environmental on-track support services will see the contractor deliver a combined service incorporating trackside pest control, fly tipping clearance and sanitation support.[TRIMTO] "We're looking forward to collaborating with Network Rail," says...

Workplace acquired infection often goes undetected

...The results were concerning, but the Sanondaf team reassured that such results are normal in office environments, in fact a recent report by consumer magazine Which? highlighted computer keyboards can harbour more harmful bacteria than a toilet seat, and coined the risk to users becoming ill as 'QWERTY tummy', (named after the first six letters on ...

New Gojo Mild Antimicrobial Handwash family: Proven protection that's gentle on the skin

...Each refill comes with a fresh valve, meaning that the soap formulation inside isn't exposed to the environment, so cross contamination from the air or other sources is prevented. Time and money is also saved as the refills simply snap into place in seconds, allowing operatives to work more quickly and effectively. The recyclable refills use les...

Cannon Touch targets spread of workplace germs

...ienic washroom and provides a highly visible statement that you care, by providing a clean and safe environment for staff and visitors. Suitable for right and left hand opening doors, horizontal and vertical door handles, door knobs and push plates, the device offers simple and robust operation; batteries are not required. Installed by Cannon...

Deb InstantFoam Complete breakthrough: the fully virucidal foam hand sanitiser

...Deb InstantFoam Complete has been created to provide the highest level of hand hygiene in sensitive environments and germ transfer 'hot-spots' in general workplaces and public facilities. The significance of its fast-acting, scientifically proven formula is that it is 10 times more effective than a sanitiser claiming to kill 99.99% of bacteria a...

Permanent coating provides a one step solution to rust treatment

...id technology of Salvage 2+ offers an innovative solution to rust protection that is ideal for busy environments where time is of the essence," explains Peter Crossen, VP of the Maintenance and Partsmaster Innovation Platform at NCH Europe. "The micro aluminium and glass flakes form a torturous route for liquids to penetrate, protecting the surface...

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...y’ll learn to clean up after themselves as they go and will take what they learn out into the environment as well as into their own homes. It will become part of who they are – a character trait. Singapore has a reputation for being one of the cleanest countries in the world. I believe I know why… Please get in touch eit...

New report says better waste data collection could underpin stronger Government policies

...and waste management services. The study, carried out and part sponsored by Ricardo Energy & Environment, included insights from a wide range of key stakeholders within the waste management sector such as central Government and devolved administrations, including the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, the Department for Bu...

Cleaning on curriculum for children in Singapore

...of 2016, students in all Singaporean schools will be involved in the daily cleaning of their school environment, whether it be before the first lesson, during recess, in between lessons, or just before leaving for the day. Through this project, schools hope to instill in students a sense of responsibility and care for both their own space as wel...

Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2016 shortlist announced from record number of entries

...ater, energy and chemicals. Not only that, these innovations have also been manufactured using more environmentally conscious methods than ever before and with an eye on the total life cycle impact." In addition to Michelle, other members of the judging panel were: Reinhard Knittler, publisher of German cleaning magazine Reinigungs Markt; Paolo ...

Taski Intellibot - robotic cleaning reimagined

...machines are initially configured by Taski specialists following an on-site review of the operating environment. Floors are divided into separate rectangular areas which the machine learns automatically. Routes comprising two or more adjacent areas are then named and stored in the machine's on-board memory. All functions are managed by a simple ico...

Charles Bentley launches hygienic toilet brush

...ompany to be the only self-cleaning toilet brush on the market. Ideal for the professional cleaning environment, including hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, offices, schools and public facilities, every unit boasts a lifetime guarantee. Approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute and promising a completely hygienic alternative to the traditional...

TVH acquires assets of Danish DanTruck ApS

...d at the beginning of the 1960s. DanTruck ApS specialises in the development of compact, modern and environmentally-friendly lift trucks and is active throughout Europe. In total, the company produces close to 10,000 lift trucks and the parts range comprises approximately 18,000 items. As a result of the acquisition, which also includes the supp...

New Rubbermaid Lumecel technology says "No" to continually replacing batteries

...al or artificial lighting. This means that the energy cell will never need to be changed, making it environmentally cleaner than the standard battery powered units. This new green technology has a lifespan of over 10 years, making it a cost-effective solution for air-care, as no batteries will need to be purchased. This groundbreaking produc...

Ideal Response supports The Salvation Army

... great opportunity for emergency services to practice their coordination skills in a very realistic environment. Some 75 Salvation Army Volunteers were on site to provide pastoral support and care to all the emergency services and personal involved in the exercise. Ideal Response was approached by the Salvation Army to help clean and restore ...

CCM proud to become UK distributor for Waterkracht

Columbus Cleaning Machines (North East), which specialises in effective, efficient and environmentally friendly professional cleaning equipment, has recently been appointed the sole UK distributor for the Waterkracht brand of trailer pressure washers. These trailer pressure washers have a Kubota diesel engine equipped with a heat exchanger con...

Report: More US companies reporting on sustainability

...widely used outline of standards and guidelines that allow corporations to disclose their economic, environmental, and social impacts. According to the report, 'Sustainability Practices 2015', the number of S&P 500 corporations that reported their sustainability initiatives using the GRI guidelines increased from 25% in 2013 to 31% in 2014. ...

Fourth year medical student scoops top prize in ETS 2015 Essay Competition

...rature on their hygiene record, particularly as her studies meant that she spent time in a clinical environment and understood the importance of optimum cleanliness. Speaking on her victory Sarah Freeston said: "The title of the essay interested me as it was quite different from the more academic and scientific competitions. The more light-heart...

Climate change and lack of sanitation threaten water safety for millions: UNICEF

...pril, UNICEF launched a global Instagram campaign to raise awareness of the link between water, the environment, and climate change. Using the #ClimateChain hashtag, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, and other prominent figures will figuratively join hand...

Bonasystems wins nationwide slip management contract with Mitchells & Butlers

...very latest techniques and technology to actively manage those areas and provide a safe and healthy environment for our customers and staff. "We've been very impressed with the results that Bonasystems have achieved so far and by their clear expertise in this area." Christian Harris, commercial director of Bonasystems, comments: "Slips and tr...

Sharing expertise at the highest level

...he surface materials used, so the cleaning systems and training employed must adapt to this working environment. During the question and answer session, the common theme to the questions posed was the lack of standardised cleaning standards, and any form of quality control within their current operations manuals. Also noted was the sheer lack of...

Prestige Worldwide Group to seek initial public offering for its nationwide crime scene cleanup company - CrimeSceneCleanUp.com

...ime scene cleaner is specifically trained to work in critical situations for blood cleanup/removal, environment restoration, infectious disease decontamination, trauma remediation services, odour removal, hoarding clean-outs and many other biohazards. The services are available and performed for insurance companies, government agencies, commercial ...

Khemsoft offers environmentally sustainable non-destructive industrial cleaning

A new industrial cleaning solution offered by Khemsoft, dry ice blasting, is an environmentally friendly and sustainable cleaning method that can help any business improve their environmental impact. Whether the commercial business needs a dry clean, it is trying to reduce the amount of water or chemicals used or is trying to enhance sanitation o...

Not all refuse sacks are created equal

... what you can expect to see on the stand: "We will be celebrating our flagship and award winning environmental brand, The Green Sack. This range offers environmental and performance benefits and is widely used throughout the foodservice, janitorial and facilities management sectors. "We manufacture our sacks from 100% recycled UK farm waste p...

New wipe meets growing need for touchscreen compatible products in healthcare environments

PDI's new Easy Screen cleaning wipe addresses the increasing use of touchscreen equipment in healthcare and the need for compatible cleaning products. According to the Epocrates 2014 Mobile Trends Report, the presence of 'digital omnivores' - a clinician regularly using digital devices including tablets, smartphones and computers - was 41% in ...

Anti-microbial product making washrooms and feminine hygiene units cleaner and safer

...e this anti-microbial claim. The anti-microbial active ingredient is harmless to its surrounding environment, making its application and storage safer. Better feminine hygiene and washroom maintenance is also an issue of corporate responsibility. With greater public concerns over hygiene standards, companies and providers of public facilities...

Robots, apps and connected technology to star at ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam 2016

...t edition in 1967, ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam has sought to break new ground and create an inspiring environment where pioneering products and revolutionary ideas are brought together for the whole world to see," says Rob den Hertog, exhibition director ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam. "The InnovationLAB is the latest example of this philosophy and wil...

Call2Recycle and partners motivate battery users to clean, renew, recycle and win!

...ay, 2016, are eligible to win eight gift cards of $100 each - plus of course they will be doing the environment a big favour. Many retailers such as Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, London Drugs, Rona, Staples, The Home Depot, as well as municipalities and businesses, partner with Call2Recycle to offer free battery and cellphone recycling...

British Library books Emprise for five more years

...arly in creating systems and strategies that would enhance our visitors' experience and develop our environmental credentials. They have done this consistently and I'm looking forward to working with their teams over the next five years." Emprise has been instrumental in developing sustainability programmes at both British Library sites resultin...

The Preparation Group's open days were a great success

...of new products and a great way for our visitors to share ideas and network in an informal, relaxed environment." Visitors were able to see The Preparation Group's equipment from small hand tools to large ride-on machines, as they undertook the removal of carpet, vinyl, adhesives and ceramic tiles; other processes demonstrated on a variety of su...

Unger's Stingray - a safe and simple way to clean indoor surfaces!

...overspray during work - as Paul demonstrated - minimising slip hazards and creating a safer cleaner environment for all. www.ungerglobal.com ...

Show visitors in race to buy Morclean's Bin Wash

...eter Morley, said when he launched the machine: "We wanted to develop and launch a product that the environmentally-minded love, a concept that operators want to be part of, a machine that turns heads and one that offers more than just necessity and compliance." The BinWash City is capable of cleaning two bins at any one time. Taking the hassle ...

Honouring World Health Day by protecting indoor air quality

...al and mental health," he argues. To back up his claims, he points to the following: * The US Environmental Protection Agency, the American Lung Association and the World Health Organisation all view indoor air pollution as one of the greatest risks to human health. * Researchers now connect poor IAQ with allergies, asthma, reproductive an...

Contract cleaning market to enjoy £100m growth for 2016

... sector, as companies seek to increase the effectiveness of their cleaning services. The rise of environmental concern also offers growth potential for suppliers of environmentally friendly and 'green' cleaning products, according to MTW. Amongst this optimism the report sounds a note of caution, highlighting a 'two-tier' market with non-diff...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners writes about Inez Dorothy Butler nee Oliver

... that we run the official statement released yesterday by the WCEC... The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is most saddened to announce the death of Past Master Emeritus Inez Dorothy Butler on 28th March 2016, aged 86. Inez passed away peacefully in hospital following a chest infection. Inez was known by her maiden name of Doroth...

AHCP 2016 Awards shortlist announced

...rlos Alves - West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust Outstanding Branch Member: * Kelly Louise Smith - Environmental Excellence Training & Development * Anne Platt - Kimberly-Clark Professional * Kerry Ord - Robertson Supervisor Team Award: * Sue Shorney - HPV Team - Aneurin Bevan University Health Board * Julie Moakes - Sodexo * Tina Tipton - ...

University of London awards cleaning, security and other contracts to Cordant

...ouse services to the University of London. Dedicated teams will create a clean, safe and attractive environment within all the buildings of the University's academic and residential estate The contracts, which will run for five plus two years, will provide a comprehensive range of services, including general routine cleaning, periodic cleaning a...

Handwashing gets skipped a third of the time in outpatient healthcare

...uded 14 topic areas including administrative policies, education and training, occupational health, environment cleaning, hand hygiene, and injection safety. In addition to assessing policies via the checklist, the students evaluated injection safety and hand hygiene practices through direct observations. Each student was asked to observe 10 inject...

Esclean offers special promotional and business opportunity for industry professionals

...ted the idiosyncrasies of a sector that creates employment and wealth and which is committed to the environment, enhanced well-being, quality of life and public health."[TRIMTO] Two years on, from 15th -17th June 2016, Esclean is back in Madrid as a leading event for meeting the sector's needs.  The show will encompass a new business sce...

Inciner8 honoured twice by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

...to a £5.5m operation, exporting to 172 countries worldwide. Fast becoming the world leader in environmental incineration and waste management solutions, the company received the award for International Trade, for its incredible growth and high levels of UK exports. The second award, for innovation, was in recognition of Inciner8's latest p...

Soapbox: Mike Robinson, chief executive of the British Safety Council, writes about our aging workforce and why the BSC support the new Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign...

...ance. Older workers are also more vulnerable to certain hazards, particularly in an industrial work environment. Therefore, the introduction of specific measures to ensure work safety and the efficiency of older employees, as well as age-sensitive risk assessments, would have to become a key part of occupational health and safety policies. The s...

Cannon Hygiene launches the Imagine collection

...resh and Seasons Spray Fragrance units that regularly deliver fragrance to create pleasant washroom environments. There is also a new smaller 500ml Auto Foam dispenser, which uses touch-free technology to aid effective hand-washing. The range also introduces the Auto Cleaner, which uses a super concentrated probiotic solution to prevent bacteria...

India revises its solid waste management rules

The Environment Ministry of India has revised its Solid Waste Management Rules after 16 years, to encourage citizens to do something to prevent the waste to wealth by following 'recovery, reuse and recycle' principles wherever possible. The rules are now far more widely applicable; extending beyond municipal areas and into urban agglomerations...

Impact Products acquires Rochester Midland Corporation's personal care business

... product line in the world - says it is to focus its efforts on continuing to provide high-quality, environmentally preferable cleaning chemistry and programmes for its janitorial, institutional and odour-control customers in a wide variety of markets.[TRIMTO] The 128-year-old privately held business, which has a subsidiary in Cwmfelinfach, Wale...

GMB Scotland to ballot Glasgow council workers for strike action

...trike ballot of over 1,500 members employed across key services such as cleansing, refuse, land and environment and social care will run from Friday 29th April to Thursday 19th May. The dispute has been prompted by GCC's decision to convert six public holidays into annual leave, removing the ability of staff to work hours on overtime rates of p...

Cromwell uses MP's Earth Day visit to highlight range of environmental issues

Cromwell Polythene's managing director James Lee highlighted a wide range of environmental issues when local MP Nigel Adams visited the company's Sherburn headquarters, near Leeds, this week. The Member of Parliament for Selby and Ainsty, who has consistently championed local businesses and, as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Biomass G...

Brightwell Dispensers: exciting new launches

...ogy. Contemporary, innovative, high-tech designs meet the demands of today's commercial dishwashing environment. The competitively priced range provides precise and consistent dosing solutions for a wide variety of commercial dishwasher applications including single-tank, tunnel, conveyor and glass dishwashers. It includes a two pump peristaltic...

2016 is looking better than last year, says Tennant Company

... $5.0 million, on record net sales for a first quarter of $185.7 million. "The sluggish business environment that we encountered in the 2015 fourth quarter carried over into the 2016 first quarter, making for a difficult comparison against record sales in the prior year period," says Chris Killingstad, Tennant Company's president and chief execu...

Senior EU leader to keynote session on 'Opportunities Offered by the Circular Economy Package'

... Hugo-Maria Schally - head of unit Eco-Innovation and Circular Economy, directorate general for the Environment, Directorate Green Economy of the European Commission, will lead the session titled 'Redefining Innovation - Opportunities of the EU Circular Economy Package' on 12th May at the 26th edition of ISSA/Interclean in Amsterdam. As a leadin...

Concentrating on getting the most from your cleaning products

...g a ready-to-use cleaning or disinfecting solution, has the potential to dramatically transform the environmental, quality and safety standard of many of today's cleaning products - but most importantly in-use cleaning costs.[TRIMTO] It used to be the case that only the larger global corporations could afford to supply free-on-loan equipment and...

Customer experience is key

...ing company established in 1995. Its ethos is to deliver service, quality, value, reliability, with environmental consideration through technology and innovation. It is a carbon neutral company, accredited to BS EN ISO9001: 2008 and BS EN ISO 14001:2004, and it is a member of the CHSA and BICSc For more details on Futures Supplies, its products,...

BPI Recycled Products' sites achieve 'Zero Waste to Landfill'

...er in Europe. BPI Recycled Products' manufacturing sites gained ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for environmental management and each site put controls in place to reduce the amount of waste they were generating.[TRIMTO] This was done via three methods: staff training, raising the profile of waste management on site, and increasing the segregati...

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...y need and allow them to – as building owners or facilities managers – provide a better environment for their workforce, customers and visitors, or – as contract cleaners – hold onto the contract long-term rather than see it go to a lower bidder/potentially better service provider at the earliest opportunity the client has t...

Kimberly-Clark Professional launches Washroom 5D programme

...erly-Clark Professional's depth of understanding and unrivalled experience in thousands of washroom environments," says Ed. "Nearly 80% of global facilities managers know that their office restroom influences tenant satisfaction but are under constant pressure of budgets and time. "With Washroom 5D we give facilities managers the method to ident...

New Deb Stoko range: combatting occupational skin issues in commercial premises

...r 80 years, Deb Group has been establishing skin care regimes for all types of workplace and public environments, spanning industrial, automotive, healthcare, commercial, hotels, restaurants, catering and leisure, food manufacturing and retail sectors. Deb comprises 21 companies operating in 16 countries, with Deb products sold in over 100 countrie...

M17 Battery-Powered Rider Sweeper-Scrubber: efficient and comfortable!

...ly-designed screen that the operator can see clearly in the low light during the day in a warehouse environment and the ability to instantaneously switch the controls between 28 different languages. The M17 Battery Sweeper-Scrubber increases productivity with features designed to maximise efficiency and provide high-performance results. Special ...

GWI attends ISSA with manufacturer Tersano

...ng a 'go to' product for facilities companies that want to significantly reduce their impact on the environment. It is 100% chemical free, leaves no smears or residue, reduces water consumption and crucially does not compromise on hygiene standards. The sanitiser is said to be 50% stronger than bleach and 50% more powerful than chlorine and is p...

Clean and efficient in less than no time

...t Brix trolleys. These trolleys can be put together in modules and are therefore suitable for every environment. T : 0031 38 468 68 68 E : dlandman@wecovi.com W: www.wecoline.com ...

Premiere Products proudly presents 'Kitchen Force'

...tchen Force is on contamination prevention through efficient, effective cleaning and HACCP cleaning environment colour coding, combined with task icon images, to ensure clear, on-pack communication for multi lingual cleaning teams. End users and distributors are provided with induction training, dilution charts and technical information. Premier...

UK private landowners face increasing costs and fines as fly-tipping reaches one million cases a year

...pound;5,000 and a further £500 per day if they don't," comments Gavin. "It makes economic and environmental sense to implement measures that prevent fly-tipping in the first place and introduce stronger perimeter security, which might include CCTV." T: 0330 005 5300 E: uk@vpsgroup.com W: www.vpsgroup.com ...

Another carpet care product gains EnviroSeal certification

...tification programme, initiated by WoolSafe, fills a very important gap: this is the first and only environmental certification programme outside North America, especially for carpet care products. The European Ecolabel programme certifies many different products and services, but does not have a category for carpet maintenance chemicals. The en...

BIFM asks you to make your views known

...The results will illustrate how attitudes have developed and differ across economic sectors towards environmental, sustainable and corporate social responsibility. The survey will also assess collaborative cross-functional working, levels of innovation, use of systems and processes and the barriers which might exist to the development of sustain...

Esclean 2016 is almost here!

...ted the idiosyncrasies of a sector that creates employment and wealth and which is committed to the environment, enhanced well-being, quality of life and public health." Two years on, from 15th -17th June 2016, Esclean is back as a leading event for meeting the sector's needs. IFEMA offers its facilities at Feria de Madrid as the ideal place to ...

GenEon's on-site disinfectant generating system awarded coveted EPA Registration Number

GenEon Technologies has been awarded a US Environmental Protection Agency Registration Number for its On-site Generating System. [TRIMTO] The technology - approved for use as a broad spectrum disinfectant - can be used to disinfect healthcare environments, schools, universities, daycare centres, dental surgeries, ambulance services and similar...

Delphis Eco awarded second Royal Warrant

Delphis Eco, the UK's fast-growing manufacturer of environmentally friendly cleaning products, has been granted Her Majesty The Queen's Royal Warrant. The granting of this Royal Warrant reflects Buckingham Palace's commitment to sustainable initiatives, including the use of ecological cleaning products.[TRIMTO] "This is fantastic recognitio...

Expert warns of harmful microbeads in oceans

...ocessing, construction, printing and paper mills, industrial plants and all commercial and business environments, via a natural scrub that replaces the need for synthetic plastic microbeads commonly found in hand cleaners, exfoliating face scrubs, toothpaste and other wash-off cosmetics. It removes heavy soiling on hands without the use of solve...

RayVio launches ultraviolet LEDS to facilitate clean water and environments

...all surface mount device footprint. The technology facilitates the UV disinfection of water and environments by fostering a new generation of powerful and portable health and hygiene devices. RayVio's new series of UV LEDs are said to be amongst the smallest commercially available at a width of 6.5 millimeters, offering excellent flexibility...

Arrow Solutions launches £1m international expansion plan

...ucing new high quality products that provide the best possible performance, boast the best possible environmental credentials and, in certain cases, offer genuinely new solutions. "Half of our turnover is exported overseas and we see international sales continuing to grow with the developing industrial markets in the Far East and Middle East gro...

'Domestic Bliss that is Best of British', writes Hazel Langley of Induction Junction

...e support for DCA members. In March 2016 the company presented at the official launch of the DCA at Environmental Excellence Training & Development and in October Numatic will be hosting the main DCA members' meeting at its HQ in Chard, which everyone is looking forward to. It is wonderful to see such collaboration within the cleaning indust...

Airport staff in first-ever Global Day of Action to protest against 'poverty wages'

...stance, fuelling, cargo and baggage handling, cabin cleaning and passenger check in, face a working environment marked by stress, irregular working patterns and wage levels that are often insufficient to meet their basic living costs. Despite unprecedented profits, the aviation industry continues to drive down wages and working standards, puttin...

Don't forget to put on a coat!

...er extreme temperatures without sagging, supporting the strenuous demands of certain industries and environments. If a particular surface is especially prone to rust and the ongoing process of treating and protecting is becoming a costly cycle, it may even be advisable to consider an all-in-one product. An encapsulating rust treatment solution o...

Don't flush - just because it says flushable, it doesn't mean you should

...ilet needs to be removed at a wastewater treatment facility before it gets back into our water environment," they warn. "Because our sewers are not perfect, we also see more and more garbage ending up in our waterbodies. "A toilet is not a garbage can! It is not the place to dispose of wipes, dental floss, cotton swabs, make up pads, grease...

New clinical outcome study shows 46% decrease in surgical site infection rates at hospital

Operating theatres are supposed to be sterile environments, but studies show that they remain contaminated with microscopic pathogens even after they have been cleaned. The remaining germs and bacteria can pose a threat to the next patient in that room - but there are ways to dramatically reduce this contamination, as a new study has confirmed.[T...

Sanicubic XL goes out to sea

...nd challenging projects here at Saniflo and our Sanicubic XL is increasingly used in many demanding environments," notes Saniflo UK customer services & marketing manager Ann Boardman. "In the case of the drilling rig, Fugro GeoServices tells us that it loves the peace of? mind the alarm on the Sanicubic XL offers, even though it hasn't had t...

Facilicom charged up for Tesla deal

...in Hemke. "Tesla's mission is to 'accelerate the world's transition to sustainable transport'. This environmental goal is echoed by our own sustainability approach, including our C2Zero programme to measure, reduce and offset our carbon emissions. "When looking to buy one of these state of the art cars, customers expect a pristine and pleasant e...

Emprise jumps on board to help sea cadets clean up

...ommitment to community and charity projects, the company was contacted by the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners to see if it could assist the Islington Sea Cadets prepare their premises for reopening. Emprise was delighted to support the initiative and the team was ably assisted by Derrick Vellosa, a member of the Cadet's committee, w...

Railroad cleaning up tracks from leaking tanker

...ouri Valley in Harrison County to Fairfax in Linn County, a distance of approximately 200 miles. Environmental specialists from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources inspected the track along the route where the spill occurred and found the amount of spillage varied greatly. The material could be found on the track right-of-way and at crossin...

New aqueous degreasers clean up manufacturing

...aerosols, low foaming liquids for closed systems and the latest surfactant technology, providing an environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-based products. The new range includes Aqua-Sol Neutra Split, Neutra Split Low Foam, Aqua-Sol Power, Aqua-Sol Low Foam, Aqua-Sol Silicate Free and Aqua-Sol Silicate Free aerosol. The entire Aqua-S...

CleanCore partners with Healthy Schools Campaign's Green Clean Schools Programme

...icated to ensuring that schools use products and practices that protect both student health and the environment." Through programmes and events like the Green Clean Schools Leadership Institute, the Green Clean Schools Forum at ISSA/Interclean and numerous webinars hosted by award-winning industry experts, HSC is uniting leading university facil...

'Satisfactory' takeaway fined for false food hygiene rating display

...nd;2,000 along with a victim surcharge of £100. Councillor Karen Shore, cabinet member for environment, said: "This deliberate false advertisement of a five start food hygiene rating misled not only consumers, who rely on the Food Standards Agency Food Hygiene Rating Scheme when making an informed choice of where to eat, but also local bus...

SOAPBOX: What does the new 14 day self-certification proposal mean for patients and employees?

...s an opportunity to encourage employers to make suitable adjustments, not just within the workplace environment, but within the work itself, to enable an employee to transition back in a successful way. Health at work - an independent review of sickness absence found 'Employers rely on the fit note as evidence to verify that sickness absences of...

Stay above water with flood clean-up tips from the IICRC

...flood. In fact, mould will grow within 48 - 72 hours, so aim to start removing water and drying the environment within 48 hours. Have a list of professionals on hand to call, and understand your insurance policy, as some only cover mould damage up to a certain amount, while others don't provide any reimbursement for mould. 2. Ventilate affected ...

Morclean going for gold (but will be winning with silver)

...of bacteria we're bringing something totally new and unique to the industry while providing a safer environment for the operator. "We have been continually developing our bin wash machines so that we remain ahead of the competition. We are confident in making the claim that this is the best ?trailer-mounted bin wash machine on the market, and th...

Fresh Breeze Odour Neutraliser's doing the trick!

...w, fresh fragrance. This concentrate is biocide-free and it incorporates a safe odour-absorber; its environmentally-friendly formula chemically alters volatile odours, making them undetectable. It neutralises ammonia, mercaptans, amines and other obnoxious odours. A downloadable guide to urine contamination and related stain removal is available...

NetApp signs MoU with Habitat for Humanity to build sanitation and hygiene awareness

...nits for local schools. This program is in line with NetApp's goal of contributing to a sustainable environment and bettering the community in which it operates. Neeladri Reddy, QA Engineer at NetApp says: "We get five paid days a year to work for our community as part of company policy. It is deeply satisfying to think that we can give back to ...

Outstanding achiever in the cleaning industry receives Royal approval

Robert Urquhart, a member of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, received a Livery Companies' City & Guilds Award from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier this month. The Awards are given in recognition of 'Outstanding Achievement' as a City & Guilds of London Institute learner or...

Chewing gum problem? Battery powered, dry steam unit now comes in compact version

... is ready to go to work. The compact nature of the unit means it is ideal for use in multi-level environments. The machine is mounted upon four robust caster wheels and the tooling storage is integral to the machine meaning everything you need for busting gum is easily transportable to wherever it is needed. As with the GB1, the Compact is co...

A leap forward in compact technology: Quantura dishwash dosing systems from Brightwell

...ange, comprises contemporary, high-tech designs that meet the demands of today's commercial kitchen environment. The competitively priced range provides precise and consistent dosing solutions for a wide variety of commercial dishwasher applications including glass, under-the-counter, single-tank, and tunnel/conveyor dishwashers. Included in ...

APC Contech to supply UK hospitals with on-demand disinfection

...gy system to UK hospitals and associated healthcare markets. Radius3 provides hospitals and care environments with a practical innovation for targeted disinfection. The system is compact, powerful and portable. It reduces disinfection times and can easily be carried for use where required, overcoming one of the primary problems associated with s...

Would you like a Cassava in that too?

... in their millions and they performed as well as their plastic rivals, but rather than damaging the environment, they would, once they had become torn and tatty and been thrown out - quickly biodegrade. We do not know how long Sainsbury's continued using the semolina bags or whether they are still in use, but over the years, many countries have ...

SOAPBOX: The impact of Brexit on ISO certification

...markets, through ensuring the compatibility of products and services and reduce their impact on the environment. OHSAS 18001 is a slight anomaly, as a British Standard (technically it's BS OHSAS 18001:2007) that has been loosely adopted globally as the international benchmark Standard for Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems, at l...

Orangebox chooses Incentive QAS for new smart working contract

...greement, Incentive QAS will be responsible for the daily cleaning of Orangebox's new Smart Working environment in Clerkenwell, which displays a wide range of their furniture and concepts to potential customers. The space is also used for events during the evenings and as a hot-desk area for the company's sales representatives throughout the day. ...

AHCP Annual Awards: Duplex does the double

...d by the NHS and the UK Department of Health, with the goal of delivering cleaner, safer healthcare environments. Duplex is a leading industry expert in the supply of commercial cleaning machines into the healthcare, care home and public sector markets to name but a few. Recognised throughout the UK and globally, Duplex supplies exceptional mach...

RayVio deep UV LEDs show strong disinfection performance in tests

...that are mobile, compact, mercury-free, instantaneous, and capable of disinfection in virtually any environment. "Imagine being able to disinfect any surface, anywhere, any time, with an app on your mobile phone, that provides real-time feedback showing guaranteed surface coverage and disinfection efficacy, all with the same simplicity of using ...

Step away from the microbead

...w large a portion of this problem is the result of microbeads has recently come to the attention of environmental agencies and global governments. Microbeads are used in a range of products, from toothpaste to face wash and industrial hand washes. For a while now they have been touted as the ideal exfoliant without much thought about where they ...

New tiny Byte crosses two sectors and is perfect for women

...rt and to manoeuvre, making it ideal for female personnel.[TRIMTO] Perfect for both small or big environments and particularly those with plenty of obstacles such as shelves, furniture and different types of floor surface, this little machine saves time as it dries so well that there is, says RCM, no need to 'go over' the floor again to ensure t...

Survey of SMEs across Europe and the USA reveals differing outlooks

...be key to ensuring you are not only efficient, but remain competitive in today's highly challenging environment." The research revealed that while only 2% of British SME leaders have already taken action to align their businesses with market developments, a further 56% are now exploring new business models, something that is shared with their Eu...

Sustainability-savvy hotels reduce water and energy resources with simple solution

...er usage, second only to guest rooms, and require significant energy resources, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. With the drought ongoing in many US states, reducing the amount of water and energy used, continues to be at the top of many hoteliers' minds. Whether they need to meet government-instituted utility reductions,...

UN agency urges heightened vigilance after H5N1 outbreaks in West and Central Africa

...s major losses of nutritious food and threatens farmers' livelihoods, particularly in resource-poor environments where governments have difficulty providing financial compensation for losses." The agency added that the H5N1 strain of avian influenza has caused the death of tens of millions of poultry and losses of tens of billions of dollars wor...

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. Animal fats are a key feedstock used by oleochemical producers, which help supply the production of so...

Are stagnant labour productivity levels down to the working environment?

... the latest Leesman figures (Q1 2016) have revealed that only 55% of employees believe their office environment allows them to work effectively. The UK fares worse. "Across 108 UK workplaces and 11,812 employees measured in the last 12-months, just 52% of office workers report that their workplace enables them to work productively, and 1 in 3...

Mitie achieves Carbon Trust Standard

...cing its carbon footprint is the result of a number of positive steps Mitie has taken to reduce its environmental impact - this includes: - The implementation of a robust system for monitoring and controlling fuel consumption - Increased investment in fuel efficient vehicles - A strong employee engagement and training strategy - Clear commitment...

CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology

...ng at ways in which power can be rented due to the extended lifetime Lithium can offer, and in what environment Lithium would deliver the best benefit to the end user or contractor. If you'd like to know more about the benefits of joining a reputable industry association such as the CSSA, contact John Findlater via: E: john.findlater@cleanin...

IICRC calls for s400 consensus body volunteers

...the new BSR-IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance & Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment. Applications are now being accepted. The BSR-IICRC S400 will focus on the commercial built environment and define tasks, frequencies, production expectations, goals, results, principles, methods and processes to clean, maintain and re...

Environmental Cleaners opens doors

...ith 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.[TRIMTO] At the event, people who work in environmental cleaning or associated industries were able to mix with senior membe...

Action plan to boost England's food waste recycling unveiled

...t 1.8 million tonnes is recycled. Increasing the volume recycled brings significant economic and environmental benefits. For example, by maximising available anaerobic digestion and composting capacity to produce valuable energy and renewable fertilisers, as well as reduce the 20 million tonnes of carbon produced annually by this food waste. Rec...

Microbial Control Executive Council announces launch of Information Centre

...s with comprehensive yet convenient information and how it helps us to create a healthier and safer environment. Detailing how microbial control improves our world through a wide range of industries and sectors such as disease and infection control, marine shipping, paints & coatings, wastewater management or oil and gas recovery, it helps educ...

New report on Environmental Services sector discusses key trends

The July 2016 edition of the Environmental Services Insider, which discusses key trends and issues affecting the environmental and industrial services industry, says that the growing complexity of regulations, an aging infrastructure and increased outsourcing are driving demand for industrial services and special waste management.[TRIMTO] It a...

Captive audience situation leads to development of micro cleaning/disinfecting system

...plied for. Creative Biocidal decided that live trials were required for the product in a working environment. The team got the opportunity to trial the product with a global leader in facilities management and a cleaning company working in parallel with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.? "The results achieved were amazing and beyond the...

New hospital facility service technology aims to improve patient experience

...ting officer. FacilityFit works through mobile devices, traditional work stations or call centre environments that link facility associates to the system. The platform can be customised for activities including: * Asset and Work Order Management - where it enables users to schedule maintenance for assets such as boilers, chillers, generators,...

Leader

... 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&rsqu...

Pure Gleam cements position as a standard bearer for innovative water fed pole cleaning

...mering finish that is unattainable using the more traditional window cleaning techniques. On the environmental front, the pure water means less chance of damaging a property and its surroundings with the use of detergents and chemicals. Pure Gleam is also satisfied that its workforce will be at less risk of the injuries that is posed by the use ...

New Energy Trust course equips contractors/small businesses with Legionella Risk Assessment expertise

...2016, includes: * Two days' classroom and site based training * ABBE (Awarding Body of the Built Environment) registration * Industry leading software and apps * Portfolio of two accompanied site visits to real properties * Short written test * Experienced tutor * Fully qualified Assessor/IV staff ensuring a high quality portfolio * Access to re...

Discover the colour psychology in your washroom with Rentokil Initial

...r and aesthetically enhance the washroom design. For instance, in a premium hospitality business environment that is frequently patronised by business leaders and influential guests, elegance, sophistication, refinement and luxury are some key experience attributes to consider. Signature Champagne and Black is offered to uplift the premium statu...

Study reveals innovations in self-cleaning surfaces positively impact jansan industry

...the concept of clean differently and delivering a feeling of confidence in the cleanliness of their environment...by making clean visible." This highlights a tremendous opportunity for the janitorial supply and facility management industries. As commoditied industries, moving away from client relationships that are based solely on price is a nec...

RWM: how will changes affect your business?

...nt year for the industry than 2016, with Brexit and the appointment of a new Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in the UK, both set to change the resource management landscape significantly. RWM, which takes place 13th - 15th September, aims to help attendees understand exactly how these changes will affect your business. ...

What a well-thought-out 'away from home' washroom should look like!

...ed) the local authority could be seen to be providing be a cleaner, more hygienic and more pleasant environment which would as a result attract more people (including tourists) into the local area who would spend their money with local businesses which would consequently pay more taxes, rather than - if there weren't any stocked, accessible toilets...

Xenex germ-zapping robots help Norman Regional enhance patient safety

...ses pulses of full spectrum UV light to fuse the DNA of organisms," says Clyde Brawner, director of environmental services at Norman Regional Health System. "Once the organism's DNA is fused it can no longer replicate or mutate, and is no longer infectious." Two robots will be stationed at Norman Regional Hospital and two will be at the Norman R...

Farnek acquires Smashing! Cleaning Services

...rs over 32 different types of services, many of which have a distinct focus on improving the indoor environment for the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. "These specialist services dovetail neatly with our existing proposition - traditional FM, sustainable maintenance, smart home solutions and SME packages," commented Markus Oberli...

Evogen Professional: changing perceptions and the industry

... developed using eco-benign chemistry and specific Bacillus strains to create strong-performing and environmentally safe solutions for customers. At last year's edie Sustainability Awards, Genesis Biosciences won the 'Sustainability Product Innovation' category for its Evogen Professional range, and now the company is hoping that the industry ta...

TCFM now part of the Colonel's secret recipe at KFC

... the external of each restaurant and Drive-Thru will help to create a welcoming, fresh and engaging environment for customers of all ages. The contract will utilise state-of-the-art jet washing technology along with innovative software which will help to deliver robust scheduling, monitoring and management reporting to KFC. Eric Dawson, busin...

BIFM Awards 2016 finalists announced

... Awards ceremony. IMPACT: Demonstrating the real tangible impact good FM brings to business, the environment and society. Brand Impact: * Gather & Gather * DP World London Gateway - Internal Branding of DP World London Gateway * Premier Technical Services Group * Sainsbury's - Brilliant Buildings * Skanska - Improving people's lives Im...

Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit to tackle impacts

...ainability'. With the sustainability efforts of most cleaning product firms focusing on reducing environmental footprints, Dr Braungart will make the case for positive impacts. How can the detergents industry go beyond lowering impacts and create positive value? How can the C2C design approach be deployed by cleaning product firms? What are the ...

How to cut budgets and improve hospital infection control

The inadequate assessment of cleaning procedures within hospital environments is a huge source of ongoing-costs with lost opportunities to save money as well as improve infection control. The patient environment is known to be closely associated with infection risks and superbugs are now resistant to almost all antibiotics. Everyone accepts th...

Quantum Care models training for cleaners programme

...urcing a solution to any stain or odour problem encountered in what after all can be very demanding environments." Quantum recognises the importance of training to a safe and effective home. So how does this translate in real terms to cleaning? "We've embarked on a series of seminars at our headquarters that go above and beyond the machine tr...

UK Bank holiday's biggest clean-up

...er, Allison and Healy. Speaking after the clean-up operation, Cllr Tim Ahern, Cabinet Member for Environment & Leisure, said: "The challenge our Council officers and Suez face clearing up from one of Europe's biggest street parties is always astounding, but they always rise to it. "I would like to thank the organisers, London Notting Hill...

Artificial enzymes used in cleaning products are 'potent allergens' and need testing, warns study

...ise those occupationally exposed to them, concludes research published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. But as yet there are no commercially available diagnostic tests to monitor the potential health risk posed by these new enzymes, say the researchers.[TRIMTO] New developments in industrial processing, fuelled by demand for ...

Mitie partners with eight clients for Recycle Week

...ook out for repeat offences. Incorrect waste disposal makes a significant negative impact on our environment and energy consumption and simply putting waste in the right bin can make a significant difference: - If everyone in the UK recycled one sandwich box, it would save enough energy to run a fridge in over 2,000 homes for a year - If ever...

BICSc announces Annual Awards 2016 Educational Programme: A day of cleaning insights and inspiration

...cepts, Metsa, KPMG Small Business Accounting, Citation, CIMS Associates, Vinci Facilities, Brighter Environment (ISS), Qualtex and UK Special Risks. Presentation Programme: The New Era for Apprenticeships: BICSc 12.00-12.40 The Accident Cost Calculator?: CIM Associates 12.40-13.10 The Benefits of Using Bacteria to Conquer the Everyday Issues ...

ODVF spells clean food service floors

....until now.[TRIMTO] The award winning OmniFlex Dispense-and-Vac cleaning system for Food Service Environments (ODVF) is designed specifically for cleaning greasy food service floors thoroughly and quickly. The system includes a crush-proof vacuum hose that's grease and trans fat resistant; a one-piece vacuum wand for aggressive agitation; and...

Tru-D SmartUVC germ-killing robot added to hospital's infection prevention protocols

...ing of every single patient who walks through our doors and protect the integrity of our healthcare environment," explains Gar Atchison, CEO of Frye Regional Medical Centre. "Tru-D is the only UV disinfection system on the market that has undergone a randomised clinical trial conducted by Duke and funded by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control &...

Floor pad that's 'a gift to the environment'

... a variety of sizes, for polishing, burnishing, scrubbing, and buffing; not only are these the most environmentally responsible pads on the market, they are easier, safer, and better than comparable pads." The range comprises two black stripping pads, four green scrubbing pads, eight red spray buffing pads, six white polishing pads, two blue cle...

BPI Recycled Products urges buyers to check refuse sack standards

...heir accreditation membership. BPI Recycled Products manufactures its flagship and award-winning environmental brand, the Green Sack range, from 100% recycled UK farm waste polythene, chosen because of its strength, which results in a superior quality refuse sack. This range offers performance and environmental benefits and is widely used thr...

Arrow's Chinese investment pays off with new contract wins

...VIC) and Beijing Metro.[TRIMTO] The company is tapping into the Far East's desire to become more environmentally conscious and has seen huge demand for a number of its industry-leading products, including grease and oil remover Lotoxane. "We had been seeing a lot of interest from China so took the decision to establish a real foothold in that...

Kenya Ferry Services launches biannual cleaning exercise

Residents of Likoni, Mombassa were urged to be conscious of their environment and be 'the champions of their surroundings' during the launch of a biannual clean-up exercise at the ferry offices, which entails cleaning the entire areas accessed by ferry commuters on both the island itself and the mainland.[TRIMTO] "It is important to sensitise ...

New UK head office for Kärcher

...ear to our Banbury roots was crucial. Indeed the new site is only one mile from the old, albeit the environment will be very different." The company is confident that the Kärcher Academy, through its certified training courses and Kärcher Centre Banbury, through informal advice and support, will each serve to help better acquaint visit...

The Netherlands announces $50 million contribution to UN-based WSSCC for global sanitation coverage

...envoy for international water affairs, joined Amina J. Mohammed, the Chair of WSSCC and Minister of Environment for the Federal Republic of Nigeria, at the announcement. "I can assure you that the commitment from the Netherlands will transform the lives of millions of women and girls, the elderly, the disabled, and the most vulnerable," said Ami...

MEPs urge action against social dumping

...that unfortunately exists in Europe. To flourish, businesses need a favourable fiscal and social environment which is not paralysed by one thing or another, say the MEPs. At this month's plenary session they argued that social dumping leads to big distortions of the single market. They want such measures as letter box companies, which injure the...

Britain seeks increased collaboration with Singapore to save lives at work

...as been working with businesses in the Far East, including Singapore, to improve health, safety and environmental management for the benefit of workers. Singapore's National Strategy for Workplace Safety & Health 2018 is setting the agenda. Endorsed by the Ministry of Manpower, the Singapore National Employers Federation and the National Tra...

Incentive QAS expands retail portfolio with £1m shopping centre contract

... at The Pentagon are committed to making our customers as welcome as possible and providing a clean environment is a major part of that. The fact that Incentive FM Group has a strong relationship with Workman and supports us at locations such as Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre in Sheffield, means we can be reassured about the company's commitment and...

Sustainable Dashboard tool adds Energy Star integration

..."Together, these systems help facilities run more efficiently and protect natural resources and the environment." www.green2sustainable.com ...

Purell brand extends portfolio with launch of surface disinfecting and sanitising sprays

... professional markets. "People and businesses want to effectively disinfect and clean their work environments, but with products that are good for them and the planet," says Steve Ashkin, a leader in the Green Cleaning Movement. "With its science-based approach, Gojo changed the way we think about cleaning our hands, and now is revolutionisin...

Artificially-intelligent cleaning system could save food manufacturers £100m a year

...o excessive productivity down time and over-use of chemicals, at huge cost to manufacturers and the environment. This research project, led by Martec of Whitwell, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham and Loughborough University, has secured Innovate UK funding to ensure the UK food industry substantially cut cleaning times and rema...

Clorox Healthcare introduces 'next generation' of bleach

...ant role in public health for more than a century. This week, at the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) Exchange 2016 annual conference, Clorox Healthcare announced its break-through innovation in healthcare disinfection with the introduction of Clorox Healthcare Fuzion Cleaner Disinfectant. Clorox says that Fuzion is the next gene...

Nilfisk partners with Carnegie Robotics to launch technologically advanced, autonomous cleaning solutions

...ing expertise with machine vision and autonomous technologies proven to work safely in unstructured environments such as military operations, agriculture and mining. Our partnership has focused on thorough, intensive research and exhaustive, rigorous testing to develop the most sophisticated, highest functioning autonomous cleaning products the ind...

Hand dryer market to reach $1,350 million by 2022, finds globally-allied market research

... anticipated to exhibit robust growth owing to rapid infrastructure development and awareness about environmental benefits in the region. The food processing and service industry will continue to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period due to need to reduce their operational expenditure. "Rapidly growing hospitality industry with i...

Innovative safety assessment techniques avoid animal testing

...me for a structurally similar chemical where there is predictability in physicochemical properties, environmental fate, or toxicological and ecotoxicological properties. In silico techniques include the use of computer models to predict, in this case, hazard characteristics. The chemical assessments were performed under two voluntary high produc...

Winners of BICSc Annual Awards 2016 announced

... of the Year within an Accredited Training Organisation, sponsored by Vileda: Bernadette McDermott, Environmental Excellence Education * Assessor of the Year within an Accredited Training Establishment, sponsored by Sealed Air Diversey Care: Joseph Coburn HMP Wayland * CIMS Award for Commitment To Excellence, sponsored by ISSA and BBS: West S...

Matrix marks major milestone: making steam cleaning machines for a decade

...eel, making them ideal for food preparation, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, hospitality and kitchen environments. They use between 2.5 and 26 litres of water per hour making them very ecologically friendly and inexpensive to run. Generating higher volumes of steam means faster cleaning; these machines generate from over 150 litres to a massive 5...

RAS clinches Silent Heroes Awards 2016

...ciation (Singapore) says it is proud to have won the Silent Heroes Awards 2016 for the Exponents of Environment Category - the first environmental organisation to clinch the Award, which recognises those who, while being actively involved in environmental efforts and positively making a significant impact on Singapore's society, have largely remain...

Snow could reduce need for air conditioning

...UBC graduate student Venkatesh Kumar - was recently published in the journal Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy. www.ubc.ca ...

Dust extraction specialist launches campaign to improve working environments

A specialist dust extraction firm in the UK has launched a 'Dust Doctors' campaign, which sees it offer free dust assessments to businesses - helping them to determine the best ways to improve processes to remove threats to workers' health and production processes, as well as improving overall output efficiency. With over 40 years' experience,...

New company headquarters in Neumünster optimises supply possibilities

...in the future. In the next few years, we want to enable our employees to achieve an optimal working environment." Kai explains that important in the decision to move to Neumünster were the excellent location in the immediate vicinity of the geographic centre of Schleswig-Holstein, as well as the optimal connection to the A7 - because the ne...

Porter Adventist Hospital unveils robots that zap dangerous germs

...e effective than standard chemical cleaning practices. "Although Porter offers one of the safest environments to receive care in the nation, we are committed to investments that build on that solid track record," said Porter Hospital's Chief Medical Officer Thomas Drake, MD. "One hospital acquired infection is one too many, so we are excited to ...

Singapore seeks technology to improve productivity in cleaning and refuse collection

Singapore's National Environment Agency and the Ministry of Transport jointly issued on Monday a Request for Information for the design and development of self-driving multi-purpose utility vehicles (MPUVs) for street cleaning and refuse collection in public spaces. "Through this RFI, we hope to seek information from the industry, institutes of...

Latest ISO 14001 data shows significant global growth in environmental management systems' use

Data just released on the uptake of the International Environmental Management Systems standard ISO 14001 shows that the number of certificates issued worldwide has grown 8% over the last year. The worldwide total of accredited ISO 14001 certificates now stands at 319,324 and IEMA reports that the data published this week by the International...

Pest control products & services market to reach US$ 28.6bn by 2026

...d restrict the use of highly toxic pesticides to reduce their hazardous impact on public health and environment is one of the major restraints for the growth of the global pest control products and services market. The insecticides product type segment is expected to gain significant market share by 2026 and is estimated to increase 1.7 times in...

Trafalgar launch the Eco City Sweeper 2 and the Eco City Picker. Two new battery machines guaranteed to put an electric smile on everyone's face!

...de an eight-hour run time and importantly, the battery power means that they will be as kind to the environment as they will to their surroundings. The quiet nature of the machines mean that operators can go about their daily routines without impacting on members of the general public's busy lives. The batteries for both units have also been carefu...

Reaching the Tipping Point: Keep Britain Tidy's action plan for fly-tipping

...oup, said at the launch of the action plan: "I welcome Keep Britain Tidy's work on the urgent local environmental issue of fly-tipping. Its action plan is a much needed step in the right direction." The Action Plan was launched at the All Party Parliamentary Group meeting, which was chaired by Jim Fitzpatrick MP and brought together key stakehol...

Bona partners with Healthy Schools Campaign's Green Clean Schools programme

...illed to be teaming up with the Healthy Schools Campaign to educate and advocate for healthy indoor environments, such as schools," said Cate Vanegas, director of marketing, Bona US. "A healthy indoor environment starts with the floors and for almost a century Bona has innovated and supported products that offer the best in cleaning with safety in ...

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... We’re meant to live in a civilised society but I do wonder sometimes…   The Environment Agency and Bromley Council have finally started to clear the heap, in what is estimated will be a 20-week operation costing some £2.7m. The Veolia representative I saw interviewed said that the waste would be sorted as far as it cou...

Australian Cleaning Industry to enjoy new national show

...edicated event that addresses the needs of our audiences in this highly competitive and challenging environment, and the ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo is the answer to that. The positive industry response to this-from a wide range of stakeholders-has been overwhelming." ISSA director of EMEA and Oceania Dianna Steinbach, adds: "It became clea...

Hospital installs bacteria-fighting operating room light fixtures

...elping to proactively kill harmful bacteria before it enters the body. This patented, continuous environmental disinfection technology, is not UV light. It uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to generate visible white light that also contains a narrow spectrum of indigo colored light. The indigo color uses a wavelength of 405 nanometers (nm), whic...

New study reports improved sleep quality for those working in Green-Certified Buildings

...ignificantly higher cognitive function test scores for office workers in a simulated green building environment with enhanced ventilation compared to a conventional building environment. In the new study, presented pre-publication at the US Green Building Council's annual Greenbuild conference in Los Angeles, employees in high-performing, green-...

Healthcare settings see spread of new drug-resistant fungal infection

... to control, despite enhanced infection control interventions, including regular patient screening, environmental decontamination and ward closure. In addition, two further positive isolates have been identified at the PHE Reference Mycology Laboratory in 2016 which were submitted from another hospital in a different region; investigations are ongo...

New emergency shower launched at Abu Dhabi show

...allowing the individual to be safely cleansed. Providing an enhanced product to both, users and the environment, the shower can filter and recycle the water, ensuring a constant bank of water ready for use. "We are extremely proud of this latest innovation," says Empteezy founder and managing director Bruce Wishart. "The wrap-around shower ha...

CHSA backs CSSA Inaugural Awards

... industry - you don't have to be a CSSA member - has six categories: Contract Innovation, Training, Environmental & Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, 'Best of the Best' New Products, and Outstanding Contribution. Nominations open on 14th November, with the deadline for submissions being 24th January. The winners will be announced...

Vectair Systems crowned one of the world's greenest manufacturers for its V-Air Solid air freshener

...s an 'International Green World Ambassador', Vectair Systems has now won a prestigious 'Green World Environment Award' in the international campaign to find the greenest countries, companies and communities. Basingstoke-based hygiene manufacturer Vectair competed against more than 500 other nominees in the Green World Awards for Environmental Be...

Choice Hotels launches soap recycling programme with Clean the World

...Room to be Green' initiative, which focuses on reducing, reusing and recycling as well as promoting environmentally friendly practices throughout our hotel system and corporate offices. We're pleased our partnership with Clean the World helps further our efforts while supporting those in need." Clean the World collects hygiene products from more...

The aqueous ozone timeline...

...en referred to as being 'greener than green cleaning' because there is essentially no impact on the environment when cleaning with a CleanCore system. T: 877-860-3030 W: www.cleancoretech.com ...

RCM Atom Plus: 'unbeatable against dust'

...... that it was made to solve cleaning problems in extreme conditions created by very dusty working environments. Thanks to its filtering surface and a superior hopper capacity, Atom Plus has a better hourly performance. Moreover, the seat and all the other ergonomic devices have been designed to guarantee the best comfort for the operator duri...

Twenty-nine countries join forces to prevent healthcare associated infectious diseases

...dy the impact that antimicrobial (nano-)coatings can have on the spread of infections in healthcare environments. The beneficial aspects of the application of such coatings will be assessed in the context of potential environmental adverse effects, as well as development of bacterial resistance. It is the first time that this pressing issue ...

Mitie retains major contract with Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust

Mitie's Clean Environments business has successfully been re-awarded its contract with Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust to provide domestic cleaning services, waste collection, pest control and external window cleaning. The three-year partnership, with an opportunity to extend for two further years, builds on the excellent service and partn...

Europe looks to Scotland in fight against food waste

...here resources are valued and nothing is wasted. Its goal is to help Scotland realise the economic, environmental and social benefits of making best use of the world's limited natural resources. www.zerowastescotland.org.uk ...

Facilicom UK celebrates greater health and safety accreditation

...s very satisfying to achieve this accreditation," says Daniel Looney, the company's safety, health, environment & quality director at. "It follows a lot of work by the whole team. I have worked closely with a cross-section of the company to deliver a meaningful management system, which genuinely improves the business and will continue to drive ...

Bin it - no ifs or butts

Thurrock Council in Kent tells us it wants residents to feel proud of their environment and that one of the ways to achieve this is to ensure that streets and neighbourhoods are clean, safe and litter-free. "We are taking a zero-tolerance approach to those caught dropping litter - whether it's a small piece of chewing gum, a cigarette butt or ...

OspreyDeepclean brings back both good and bad from ISSA/Interclean Chicago

...this task. "The American cleaning industry loved the idea of using battery power for our already environmentally friendly dry steam units. Alongside the water saving benefits of dry steam; our silent, simple and cost effective battery units are the most fit for purpose in the market. "We've been busy over recent weeks following up on exhibiti...

Cannon Hygiene Canada announces name change

...would continue to reflect our focus on hygiene, but do so in a healthier, fresher, cleaner and more environmental manner. "Our dream is to turn Citron Hygiene into a leading global service provider of washroom hygiene, pest control, first aid, and chemical solutions. With a financial partner of Birch Hill's pedigree on our side, we're confident ...

French FM market to reach US$110.42bn in value by 2024, says TMR

...mand for these services at a 10.60% CAGR between 2016 and 2024. The growing emphasis on sustainable environment among enterprises and the rising importance of technological advancements in medical and healthcare industries are likely to boost the uptake of FM services in the business services and IT sector in France over the next few years. "The...

Christeyns scores a hat-trick as it takes third industry award in a month

...ased in Ghent, Belgium, it has been recognised for its continued work in the community, winning the Environment category at the 'Raising the Bar' awards, run by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce. [TRIMTO] "This is the third year that we have won this award; each year the competition gets tougher and it's harder to find new ways to m...

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...eh? If you're travelling anywhere over the holidays - or at any time, I do hope you manage to avoid environments such as this - and remember... if you see a cleaner at work, a smile and a 'thank you' can go an awfully long way... STOP PRESS: ISSA/Interclean 2018 show dates amendment Shortly before broadcast last week we received a press ...

Global cleaning technology leader exposes cleaning habits in new 'Come Clean' Survey

...mart, Cuda, and Shark. The company's solutions serve customers' cleaning needs in an economical and environmentally-friendly manner.  T: 303.738.2435 E: jon.padgett@karcherna.com W: www.karcher.com ...

Higiexpo 2017 "shaping up nicely"

...limp), tells us that the 25th Higiexpo (Fair of Products & Services for Hygiene, Cleaning & Environmental Preservation) and also the 26th Higicon (International Congress of the Professional Cleaning Market) are taking shape nicely. The events will take place from August 8th to 10th, in the Yellow Pavilion of Expo Center Norte in S&atild...

Zero Heroes - how to tackle Birmingham's food mountain

...o waste to landfill by 2031. Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, says: "I was shocked when I heard the results of our survey - Birmingham really is home to a food mountain that doesn't need to exist. "It has certainly made me think twice about what I put into my bin as there is no reason to throw p...

Summit seeks new solutions to prevent HAIs

...s that help mitigate the risk of HAIs. Crothall, which provides patient room cleaning and other environmental services to approximately 400 hospitals, and several hundred more related to other support service and food service functions, already works with many hospitals to reduce HAIs. But the summit aims to intensify the industry's efforts by ...

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...they're already compromising the relationship by dropping litter in the first place, the better the environment will be for all concerned. My daughter wasn't in her teens when she exited my car, red-faced, to retrieve her discarded lolly stick. I know the task taught her a lesson in as much as she's never thrown litter from my car since, and ju...

Steris acquisition bolsters DebMed's integrated hand hygiene compliance and skin care programme

... introduction of Steris's hand hygiene and disinfectant portfolio, is customised to each healthcare environment and proven to increase hand hygiene compliance and significantly reduce HAIs by 42%. Additionally, the condition of healthcare staff hands can be a significant barrier to hand hygiene compliance with 1-in-7 US hospital staff members su...

Hygiena to acquire food safety diagnostics business from DuPont

...p; Health and Hygiena, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company that specialises in rapid food safety and environmental sanitation testing, announced today that Hygiena is to acquire DuPont's global food safety diagnostics business. The acquisition includes all of DuPont Diagnostics business assets, including the BAX and RiboPrinter Systems and associ...

Soapbox: Delivering health for all with taps and toilets in Nigeria, where one in three healthcare facilities does not have access to water

...without incurring financial hardship. This also means looking at what underpins good health: the environment people live in, the air they breathe, the food they eat, and whether they have clean, safe water to drink, a decent private toilet to relieve themselves in, and a way to keep themselves and their surroundings clean and hygienic. At the mo...

Demand for amines in cleaning products to reach 1.6 million metric tons in 2020

...ng product markets will be influenced by a number of trends, including the need for milder and more environmentally compatible cleaning products. "Amphoteric surfactants will see increased use, which will benefit demand for amines," reports analyst Jason Carnovale. "However, speciality amine-based surfactants are already used in many cleaning pr...

Cuts to cleaning increasing deadly infection risks for Ontario patients

...ting worse," says Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU) president Michael Hurley. "But hospital environmental service staff believe that government and hospital policies are making this growing threat even worse. "Patient safety and reducing the risk of acquiring and transmitting infection should be the priority, not cutting costs on environ...

Major outcomes from Sustainable Cleaning Products summit

...omen, the company has 'a risk-based' approach to using metrics. Its priorities are human health and environmental health when creating homecare products. Dr. Nadereh Afsharmanesh from the American brand Earth-Friendly Products said it has a similar approach when designing its ecological products. The brand is carbon neutral, water neutral and ze...

Make a New Year's resolution to enter this year's CSSA Awards!

...he industry (you don't have to be a CSSA member) has six categories: Contract Innovation, Training, Environmental & Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, 'Best of the Best' New Products, and Outstanding Contribution. The winners will be announced on 15th March at the Cleaning Show in London's ExCel exhibition & conference cent...

An award-winning team at Julius Rutherfoord

...t is an honour to be recognised in this way. "At the same time, we are passionate about being an environmentally friendly business, so to have been highly commended in the Best Green Business category as well is a fantastic reflection of our sustainable business model. "Julius Rutherfoord will be proudly displaying its new awards at its Batte...

What will happen to chemicals regulation after UK withdrawal from EU?

The Environmental Audit Committee has launched an enquiry into the future of environmental law and policy following the UK's vote to leave the EU, which will focus on the future of the European Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). It will consider the possible impacts on environmental prote...

Contract cleaning company highlights security challenges

...nd tested processes which we want to share - staff and contractors have the right to work in a safe environment." To download the white paper, go to: www.julius-r.co.uk safe-hands-security-in-cleaning/ To download the infographic, go to: www.julius-r.co.uk best-practice-checklist/ T: call 0207 819 6700 E: sales@julius-r.co.uk W...

Regent Samsic's JPC wins Chiswick Park cleaning contract for third term

...ick Park team has been marked by several high points including winning a Green Apple Gold Award for Environmental Best Practice and Sustainable Development in 2008. The award recognised JPC 's efforts in implementing innovative green cleaning measures as part of the park s eco-friendly campaign, 'Yellow is Green', including switching to bio-dies...

Cleaning Show expected to almost double in size in 2017

...ibility it is to source cleaning products and equipment are increasingly looking for those that are environmentally friendly. This area will showcase a range of different companies, all focused on promoting environmentally-sensitive cleaning practices. - The Cleaning Show Innovation Awards: These are presented across the following categories - C...

Waste: more ambitious targets towards a circular economy

The European Parliament's environment committee voted on Tuesday to amend a European Commission proposal on waste management, (the 'waste package') which is a priority for the EU for this year. In previous resolutions the EP had called for more ambitious targets. This vote was the first step towards entering negotiations with the Commission and E...

Three new contracts for waste collection specialist Derichebourg Canada Environment

Derichebourg Canada Environment continues expanding its presence in Montreal as it was recently awarded two new recycling collection contracts with the L'Île-Bizard-Sainte-Geneviève and Le Sud-Ouest boroughs. This is the family company's second contract in Le Sud-Ouest, as it has been collecting food waste there since May 2016. Both ...

Cost saving opportunities for the global janitorial cleaning services market 2017-2021

...nt services while at the same time being mindful of the health and wellbeing of the workers and the environment. One of the most significant levers to employ against supplier competition is the offering of specialised capabilities, which can assure better business opportunities, notes the report. Certain sectors such as the automotive and electr...

Smart, safe and effective: Can 'probiotic' based cleaners change the FM industry?

...benefits when using probiotic based cleaners over the currently available chemical alternatives. Environmentally, probiotic cleaners have a much smaller environmental impact as the solutions don't have harmful pH extremes which makes their application much safer and, unlike chemical cleaners, the manufacturing of probiotic formulations releases ...

Tru-D SmartUVC added to hospital's arsenal of infection prevention protocols

...of infections in its facility. In addition to stringent manual cleaning processes by the facility's environmental care services (EVS) team, it has adopted Tru-D SmartUVC, a UV disinfection robot, to provide terminal room disinfection once the EVS staff performs manual cleaning protocols.[TRIMTO] "Mission Hospital is committed to providing the hi...

Innovation in the bag

...ince to innovate, improve, and to encourage customers and suppliers to couple quality products with environmental performance. RPC bpi refuse is a UK processor with four manufacturing sites, producing over 30 million refuse sacks from used agricultural film each week. It is also the largest recycler of polythene waste in Europe and a major playe...

Depureco's DF: the new concept of vacuum

...s a very high cleaning efficiency. DF can be ATEX certified, to be used in potentially explosive environments. "Depureco DF the right industrial vacuum cleaner to cover every little requirement, even the most specific," says the manufacturer. "Every workplace has different needs; our technical department is always ready to support you in f...

BCC Chairman hails Cleaning Show seminar programme

... as; Marketing, Immigration Enforcement, Apprenticeships, Health & Safety, The Living Wage, The Environment and Europe," he promises. "The great thing about this year's seminar programme, is that we've got industry experts right there on the spot, and attendees will be able to ask them anything they want, even having a private one-to-one if ...

Singaporean hotel's waste management system up for 'Most Green Collaboration' Award

... in Singapore with South East Asian distributor, Enerprof Pte. The Digester is a cost effective and environmentally responsible on-site food waste disposal system. The Marina Bay Sands installation received a Distinction of Service Award for minimising food waste at the recent 3R Awards for Hotels, sponsored by the National Environment Agency and t...

ISS provides one winner and two of the three finalists at the edie awards for sustainability

...ss the contractor's 2,156 sites. Her efforts over the year contributed to one of the most impactful environmentally focused projects in the banking sector. The other finalist, Helene, has been responsible for the implementation of a best-in-class sustainability strategy at a leading London Airport. Her input increased the recycling rate of one o...

Steve Backshall talks rubbish!

...d we all need to take action to prevent the damage that's being done to our wildlife as well as our environment. Whether you are an individual or a local council representative, you can sign up now and show your support for the campaign and help make a difference (it takes less than a minute). If there is a badly littered area near you that n...

Alliance Paper and Tissue premises burns down

...our crews and protecting the neighbouring site, our priorities included limiting the effects on the environment added Area commander Taylor. "The paper was allowed to burn under control, to minimise the amount of water used and the potential spread of chemicals stored on the site. We also ensured that the nearby road was reopened in time for the...

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...harges of depositing waste without a licence, two counts of failing to comply with duties under the Environmental Protection Act, two charges of depositing waste without taking reasonable measures and a charge of failing to produce authority to transport controlled waste, he was jailed for a year. Costs to landowners and the local authorities to cl...

Julius Rutherfoord designs bespoke cleaning solution

...of being located in the heart of London. "Through their proven solutions for improving buildings environmental performance, Julius Rutherfoord will enable us to realise our environmental goals over the coming years. We can trust them to build strong bonds with our other key partners to ensure we deliver a world class experience for visitors to t...

Teens wow officials with train coach cleaning system

...d Andheri, working as part of the Robotics club, demonstrated their work to rail officials from the Environment and Housekeeping directorate and mechanical (coaching) directorate. The officials are said to have found the system to be a "working model" and that they subsequently asked the Research Design & Standards Organisation to look into ...

Greyland awarded new Environmental and Quality Standards

...ew Year with two new ISO standards after being awarded the ISO 9001:2015 Quality and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental standards. Last year, Richard Dyson, Greyland's Managing Director made the strategic decision to upgrade its ISO 9001 Quality Management System to the latest ISO 9001:2015 standards and obtain the prestigious ISO 14001 Environmental...

Fight Norovirus and keep schools open

...nfecting contaminated surfaces with a disinfectant registered as effective against Norovirus by the Environmental Protection Agency.[TRIMTO] In addition to Norovirus outbreaks in schools, the CDC has recommended in its Vessel Sanitation Operations Manual the use of a halogen-based disinfectant and sanitiser for cleanup and disinfection of contam...

BPI Recycled Products announces new name, RPC bpi recycled products

... polythene. "We have created the UK's largest polythene recycling infrastructure across our four Environment Agency accredited UK sites, with the ability to reprocess more than 70,000 tonnes each year of post-use material from commercial, retail, industrial and agricultural markets." RPC bpi refuse will be at The Cleaning Show, ExCel, London,...

Sikafloor provides durable, high-gloss surface fit for a Ferrari

...nce the need for a smooth floor which didn't compromise on tyre grip. "For a floor upgrade in an environment involving big-wheeled vehicles, the surface we provided had to have proven, durable qualitie," reports Mark Ollerenshaw, managing director at IRL Group. "Sikafloor was absolutely ideal. Its high-gloss finish complimented its hard-wearing,...

GV Health wins contract with Compass Medirest and Bunzl to supply over 30 UK hospitals

...nsive range of GV Health products including clinical and non-clinical waste bags, spillage kits and environmental hygiene solutions including wipes and disinfectants. GV Health said it has become the first manufacturer and supplier to be awarded 'Nominated Supplier' status by Compass-Medirest. The agreements cover over 30 mainly NHS acute hos...

ISS to provide FM at new Ocado HQ

...h includes catering & hospitality, building maintenance services, cleaning, waste, energy & environmental management and health & safety management.[TRIMTO]  Ocado is a British online supermarket and the largest 'pure play' online food retailer in the world. In contrast to its main competitors, the company has no chain of stores...

Seventh consecutive Norovirus-free year in Merton schools thanks to meticulous cleaning

... "Norovirus is a highly infectious and often debilitating infection that can thrive in busy, closed environments like schools - as previous outbreaks have demonstrated only too well," says Chris Parkes, operations director at Julius Rutherfoord. "We are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of the people who use the facilities that...

Reconfigurable work platform combines the flexibility and strength

...de a safe and efficient workplace and to stay competitive must look for cost reduction. A safe work environment ensures continued productivity by minimising lost work days and work restrictions due to injuries. With the increasingly challenging economic climate, companies need to focus on aggressively reducing costs. Jaguar Building Services,...

How to monitor urine in pools - by testing sweetness

...ew way to monitor water quality: by measuring how sweet it is. Their report appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters. Recent studies have shown that nitrogenous compounds (e.g., urea) in urine and sweat react with chlorine to form disinfection byproducts (DBPs), including trichloramine, that can cause eye irritation...

Immersive Igloo transforms sewer training - but without the smell

...rojects or incidents is also on the cards. "The motivational effect of such an exciting training environment, on new recruits and our most experienced engineers alike, cannot be overestimated. We expect it to help us retain our experienced people and build even stronger teams. "It will also be used to train our support teams, so they have a m...

Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen - report launch

...dies given to fossil fuels, and adopting a 'polluter pays' principle would ensure that the costs of environmental damage are no longer externalised. We must move towards an equitable, more resilient and sustainable economic system, and away from the narrow focus on economic growth and GDP. Key assets like the railways or national grid could be move...

Aramark's new processing facility in Texas increases cleanroom services capacity

... industry leader in supplying sterile garments and contamination control supplies, serving critical environments in the pharmaceutical, medical device, microelectronics, semiconductor, and aerospace manufacturing industries. The company offers innovative products for cleanroom environments such as the MicronSwep - a ceiling to floor microfibre c...

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...ng), Robertson Facilities Management (Corporate Social Responsibility), Chequers Contract Services (Environment & Sustainability), Chris Duncan MBE, Numatic founder & owner (Outstanding Contribution). See next week's issue for more information on what made each of these winners, stand out in the judges' opinions - although you can learn ...

Northern expansion for Guardian Water Treatment

...chemical alternative, Wallenius AOT which reduces dosing requirement, cuts maintenance and improves environmental credentials * Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring and assessment to help compliance with COSHH Regulations * Ductwork and ventilation cleaning, including specialist services for kitchens and hospitals "The company is going thro...

New contract reinforces Cooper's partnership

...d, plastic, protective clothing, soil, rubble and metal that has been used in radioactive operating environment, low level waste undergoes treatment and is sometimes compacted prior to being loaded on to containers for transport. These containers are then grouted and transferred to engineered concrete vaults for long-term storage. The relationsh...

Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, European Parliament says

...iament. MEPs also want the 'waste package' plans to limit the share of landfilling, which has a big environmental impact, to 5% and to deliver a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. Parliament will now negotiate with the Council of Ministers.[TRIMTO] Statistics for 2014 suggest that 44% of all municipal waste in the EU is recycled or composted. ...

National bed month: 58% of Brits are sleeping with the enemy

...ce. When your pillowcase isn't laundered, or changed regularly, a build-up of dirt and oil from the environment as well as your skin and hair touching the pillow is transferred back to your skin. This can clog pores and cause blemishes." Additional health risks can develop into other diseases and health issues, from a simple cold, leading to flu...

Action Team takes on improving the environment

Scotland's fourth largest local authority, North Lanarkshire Council, has set up a new Environmental Action Team to tackle issues of litter, graffiti, fly tipping and overgrown shrubbery to help keep communities cleaner. The Council, which is located in Central Scotland - mid-way between Edinburgh and Glasgow, is encouraging residents to repor...

Kevin Costner works with Water Planet to advance sustainable water reuse

In 2009, famed actor and environmentalist Kevin Costner and Eric Hoek, then a professor of engineering at UCLA, joined forces to develop a system aimed at cleaning up oil & gas produced water. [TRIMTO] In 2010, this system was put to a different kind of test when it was used to clean up the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Throughout...

Vectair Systems granted Ecolabel mark for its Sanitex MVP Foam Soap

...pean Commission, the EU Ecolabel helps consumers identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact and that are of good quality. Recognised throughout Europe, the EU Ecolabel is a voluntary label promoting environmental excellence. To qualify for the EU Ecolabel, products have to comply with a tough set of criteria. These e...

Public sector FM outsourcing is growing: how can providers & FM professionals benefit?

...le worker? Responsibility. With rigid guidelines and increased pressure from the health, safety and environmental bodies, the public sector has begun searching exclusively for FM providers who are willing to agree to penalty clauses for violations. Companies want to focus solely on their core mission so leave it to facilities professionals to en...

Self-cleaning surfaces solve janitorial challenges and provide an advertising opportunity

...e they play. By deploying NanoSeptic continuously self-cleaning surfaces, these forward-thinking environmental services teams are adding a visible component to the essential service they provide. Not only do visitors and employees know where the cleaner places to touch are (because they can see them) but because these products can be branded,...

ISSA/Interclean Latin America: another successful show

...was very well received. Ron Segura, president of Segura & Associates, spoke about the impact of environmentally friendly products to stay up to date with global trends and remain competitive. The show also featured education for the retail industry, hosted by the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association, and a green cleaning worksho...

Are companies measuring the cost of cleaning correctly? Why false economies could be costing your business...

... provide ongoing protection against further dirt. The active bacteria create a more sustained clean environment with longer lasting product action, a reduction in offensive odours and less need for repeat cleaning as the bacteria continue breaking down substrate. The biological action can have a substantial effect on the labour required to keep ...

Waste to energy market gains public-private partnership attention due to EU 2020 renewable energy targets

...Waste to Energy (WTE) Plant Market, Forecast to 2020', the new analysis from Frost & Sullivan's Environment & Water Growth Partnership Service programme, provides an in-depth insight into the WTE plant market in Scandinavia, Benelux, Germany, France, the U K and Alpine. The study analyses drivers, restraints and regional outlooks. It ass...

Clorox Professional's Total 360 System uses proven electrostatic technology

...gh electrostatic spray technology." The Total 360 Electrostatic Sprayer can be used with two US. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered products that are specifically designed to help facilities fight illness- and odor-causing germs: Clorox Total 360 Disinfectant Cleaner4: EPA-registered to kill 19 illness-causing organisms in two m...

Biotechnology sachet solution

...irm ends up buying larger quantities of product and paying more to transport it, not to mention the environmental impact of extra journeys, waste generation and the unnecessary manufacture of products." To counteract this excess, Cleanology has introduced its own range of pre-portioned biotechnology solutions and wipes. Each sachet of multi-purp...

ECMR welcomes new partner

...l, which chose ECMR to bring in a sustainable approach to company policy; improving respect for the environment and providing a boost to the circular economy. In close cooperation with Kimberly Clark Professional, ECMR will collect all end of lifetime sanitary dispensers for the recycling, re-use and upcycling of the materials, according to the ...

Hospital sees 12% C. diff reduction in two-year, CDC-funded study

...sinfection is effective in reducing the spread of infections in healthcare facilities, but that the environment is a critical source of contamination. "The primary outcome of the BETR-D study was a cumulative 30% reduction across all major MDROs for the next patient who entered the room, and an expanded secondary analysis of all patients in the ...

Proposals for cutting food waste discussed

On Tuesday, Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions on food donations and stressed that a solution is needed for the confusion created for many consumers by the 'best before' and 'use by' lab...

AQS and Panton McLeod partner to produce clean water solutions in Ireland

AQS Environmental Solutions is working in partnership with UK water quality engineering specialist Panton McLeod to deliver innovative clean water solutions in Ireland. The relationship allows customers to benefit from AQS's unrivalled suction and jetting technology and expertise, combined with UK-based Panton McLeod's industry-leading chemica...

Afflink offers Earth Day tips for distributors and suppliers

...te process, is offering the following suggestions on how distributors and suppliers can become more environmentally responsible. Most of these suggestions involve the transport and packaging of products. According to Michael Wilson, vice president of marketing for Afflink: "This is usually where distributors can make their most significant contr...

Guardian Water Treatment achieves ISO 14001 environmental certification

...rdian Water Treatment has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification, the International Standard for environmental management which supports organisations in reducing their environmental impact. ISO 14001 was revised in 2015, bringing an increased focus on sustainable development and helping businesses to effectively manage the environmental chal...

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...an added reason to feel pleased with themselves, by wearing running shoes that are also helping the environment. Apparently, the equivalent of a truckful of plastics ends up in our oceans every minute. It gets eaten by the fish, which some of us then eat (which no doubt helps us succumb to some of the diseases and disabilities for which the Mara...

UBM India excited about the maiden edition of 'World of Facilities'

...rt solutions, security solutions, air conditioning & mechanical ventilation, energy management, environmental management, hygiene, cleaning and waste management solutions, FM software & IT solutions, facilities services, workplace, HR services and much more. Well supported by associations - Hospitality Purchase Managers Forum (HPMF), Glo...

Pulire celebrates 30 years of exhibition and conference success

...nd a culture of excellence, in terms of opening up to the future and innovation and with a focus on environmental and social issues. What's more, there are very important events planned that will attract key players from the worlds of finance and politics - in Italy and abroad - to Verona. "Finally, we'd like to emphasise that this edition will ...

Focus on core strengths sees Facilicom UK profits grow

...very in the cleaning industry alongside an increasingly skilled workforce. Although the economic environment is still uncertain following the Brexit vote, Facilicom has yet to see a direct effect. Client relocation and the availability of lower skilled workers need to be monitored, but it does not expect this to impact the results of the forthco...

Re-enforcing a cleaner borough

...y EH Commercial Services. The new contract will see the introduction of a team of four full-time environmental enforcement officers equipped with body worn cameras, who will patrol the borough's streets and public spaces, with offenders receiving £80 Fixed Penalty Notices. Cabinet members agreed the new contract would be awarded to East...

Investment sees Sodexo reinforce integrated offering and deepen pharmaceuticals expertise

...ed building solutions services offering. "Facilities management in scientific and pharmaceutical environments requires highly specialised expertise and training," says Sylvia Métayer, CEO, Worldwide Corporate Services segment at Sodexo. "Combining MTG's expertise and track record working in regulated environments with Sodexo's leading ...

A new way to spray

... degreasers, such as NCH Europe's Aqua-Sol Silicate Free, to fixed machinery in the Food Processing environment. "Choosing the right industrial cleaning product is only half of the battle for maintenance engineers," explains Peter Crossen, VP of the Maintenance Partsmaster Innovation Platform at NCH Europe. "To effectively maintain equipment and...

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' new Master is an old hand

On 27th April, at the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' annual ceremony at St Olave's Church in the City of London, John (Jack) Broadley will be installed as the new Master - a position he previously held in 2003/04. The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is one of 110 Livery Companies which are based upon trades, industr...

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...nd chemical concentrates to prevent users from using too strong a cleaning solution. This helps the environment since less chemical and less packaging is used and it also reduces unnecessary transport and storage costs, which cuts pollution and keeps costs down. Excess packaging makes a mockery of recycling. As consumers, we're being forced to s...

"Get with the Programme: Go Green" writes Betco's Hunter Giles

"The move toward green cleaning is the next step towards further reducing the impact left on the environment. We can always continue to maintain and improve the health, comfort and aesthetics of our surroundings. We know that green cleaning creates healthier environments, but what does it truly mean to go green?[TRIMTO] Sustainable solutions m...

Baumit's 'photokat' technology leaves building facades looking beautifully clean

...t's Nanopor range reduces the need for a building's renovation, which makes it a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternative to other exterior coatings. "Exposure to the elements and air pollution has a detrimental effect on a building's facade over the years, and restoration can incur considerable time and expense," adds Ben. "Due t...

Green Business Certification continues its expansion in Europe

...CI presence in Europe, we will serve to further facilitate the global growth of a sustainable built environment locally and across the globe." GBCI is the only certification and credentialing body within the green business and sustainability industry to exclusively administer project certifications and professional credentials for LEED, EDGE, PE...

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup aims to set new record for Canada's 150th Birthday

... shows, Canadians care deeply about the health of their communities and want to take action for the environment." Now in its 24th year, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies, is Canada's largest conservation-based cleanup. An initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre and WWF-Canada, it calls on Cana...

Philadelphia janitor mops up 2017 Cintas Janitor of the Year Award

...o, going far beyond their requirements to provide students and staff with a clean and safe learning environment. "This contest is a way of shining a much needed spotlight on these hardworking heroes and giving them the recognition they deserve." Michael Halak, president, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, says: "With nearly one million votes, th...

20 years of outstanding dedication & loyalty rewarded

...remarkably dedicated, loyal and cheerfully supports the team fostering a friendly and collaborative environment with both his colleagues and clients alike.  "Vegas has always been on my wish list, I cannot tell you what a fabulous surprise it was and how grateful I am!" he says. "What an amazing time I had, I can't put it into words! I am bles...

Singapore: food hygiene and public toilets

...y as good as the 62 suspended in 2013, according to Channel News Asia, which says that the National Environment Agency conducted more than 148,000 inspections and took enforcement action against 3,200 operators last year). Parliament also heard that over the next five years, NParks plans to build more new toilets across the Park Connector Networ...

RWM Ambassadors call for resource efficiency to play more central role in Industrial Strategy

The RWM Ambassadors, who champion economic growth through environmentally sound and sustainable methods, have issued a formal response to the UK government's 'Building Our Industrial Strategy' Green Paper ( beisgovuk.citizenspace.com ) issued earlier this year. [TRIMTO] The Ambassadors - a group of leading industry figures from across business...

Drop litter, pick up a fine - EHDC takes 14 people to court for non-payment of fines

...a major issue for many residents of the district and we all want to live in a clean and litter-free environment," says Natalie Meagher, the local authority's head of neighbourhood support. "Those who litter but do not pay will be brought to court where they may have to pay much more than the £80 imposed by our litter enforcement officers a...

Vioguard to launch self-sanitising UV keyboard this year

...er, many organisations struggle with the challenge of manually disinfecting shared surfaces in busy environments. Frequent hand washing and other existing interventions are time-consuming and break down due to lack of human compliance. For instance, effective hand washing requires up to two hours per day and has approximately 20-30% adherence among...

Why water deregulation has left some customers high and dry with maintenance & detection services

...O] This is because the new retailers set up to sell water directly to customers in a competitive environment do not have any service delivery capability. Gary Butt, managing director of Pipefix, explains: "Since deregulation came into place, the wholesalers are no longer allowed to talk to their old customers about their water. The wholesaler...

Leading industry awards return with renewed focus on raising standards

...ed recognising excellence across healthcare, office, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, environmental and training sectors. The Golden Service Award's Cleaning Operative and Supervisor of the Year awards will conclude the proceedings. Diversey Care is to return as gold sponsor with RPC bpi refuse confirmed as an ambassador sponsor. T...

Cirencester-based green cleaning company celebrates consistently good growth

...en Clean (TGC), has set out an ambitious five-year growth strategy that has at its heart the use of environmentally friendly and fair trade cleaning products at no extra cost to customers. It says the success of its business highlights the importance of using environmentally friendly products at no extra cost.[TRIMTO] "Our ambition is to build o...

RPC bpi refuse wins seal of approval for its UK manufacturing business

...cts need to be tough and resilient, while our processes reflect our commitment to the most rigorous environmental standards. We continually invest in new machinery and technology to offer innovative products that help our customers save money and reduce their carbon footprint. Our products have become the benchmarks that the rest of the industry fo...

LightStrike germ-zapping robot helps Skilled Nursing Facility dramatically reduce infection rates

...h as Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and pneumonia that are common in healthcare environments.[TRIMTO] After carefully evaluating data following the first year of use, the Jewish Home infection prevention team determined that adding the pulsed xenon UV LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robot was superior to manual cleaning alone for de...

Mitie Charity Ball raises £32,000 for cancer charities

... compliance, risk assessment and security systems to cleaning, catering, engineering, technical and environmental services. www.mitie.com ...

Daylight Medical completes sale of medical UVC disinfection portfolio to Diversey Care

...ntion solutions will quickly ramp up their use in facilities across the globe. Helping create safer environments has always been our goal, and we're excited to see that fast-tracked by partnering with Diversey." MoonBeam3 is a lightweight, portable device designed for area, room and non-critical equipment disinfection. It uses high-intensity UVC...

ETS Pulire Verona 2017

...hygiene go hand in hand and I look forward to demonstrating the advantages of paper in the washroom environment." The members of ETS represent the majority of tissue paper producers throughout Europe and around 90% of the total European tissue production. ETS was founded in 1971 and is based in Brussels. Pulire 2.2 The Smart Show - will take ...

25 Years of Ecolabel

...Rifici, president of the Ecolabel Audit Committee – ISPRA Gianluca Cesarei, of Service for Environmental Certification - ISPRA​

Robot foamer first time at Pulire

...f detergent and water. It can also be used without further modifications even in difficult handling environments and may be ceiling mounted. www.ecosi.it ...

Not just paper: beverage cartons can also be used to make dispensers!

...services, which, in addition to guaranteeing high performance standards, are characterised by a low environmental impact throughout the entire life cycle. Lucart Professional received this prestigious award for category B, which is dedicated to the most innovative products and/or services from an environmental point of view, in terms of design, ...

Zero to Hero on new range and innovation

...e: Sutter has a vision. Aldo Sutter in particular, who wants his company's products to have zero environmental impact by using "totally different" plant-based chemistry. The Zero range is Ecolabel certified in every product area where there is an environmental standard, where there is not yet such a standard, they conform to the best standard...

Service integration transforms UK facility management market

...nge in the UK FM services market is faster than suppliers have ever experienced," says energy & environment partner and business unit leader John Raspin. "Collaboration, partnerships, and mergers & acquisitions are critical as the market is disrupted by technology. "To drive efficiency and deliver value-adding services in a mature, hi...

Lyreco launches new chemical-free cleaning range

...d a new range of chemical free cleaning products in its ongoing drive to offer more sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions to its customers. Lyreco has developed Bioforce, chemical-free cleaning that harnesses the power of nature by using biotechnology to safely remove dirt, grease and grime from all surfaces, in partnership with Inn...

First-ever moulded shoe, made from algae

...he atmosphere, per pair. "Our goal is to deliver the most performance-driven materials in the most environmentally-responsible manner," saysMike Van Drunen, CEO of Bloom. "It is a goal we constantly strive to improve upon, and we are excited to collaborate with Vivobarefoot on the new Ultra line." Galahad Clark, founder and managing director at V...

Recycle unwanted electrical devices free of charge

...ectors, smart boards, phones - in fact anything electrical at all.[TRIMTO] Fully licensed by the Environment Agency to collect and process electrical waste at its custom-built processing site in Tiverton, Devon, the company guarantees that all data on any devices is securely erased for complete compliance with the Data Protection Act. Full legal...

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...bsite today, has gone a lot further in dealing with rubbish and she's made such a difference to her environment, that others are following suit. Now a PhD-holding octogenarian, Zeinab Mokalled - disappointed that the authorities weren't tackling the rubbish that was building up in the streets in Beirut, Lebanon, took matters into her own hands, set...

Burgess Health Center implements Clorox Healthcare UV technology to fight infection

...an added measure to help us prevent healthcare-associated infections and ensure the safest possible environment of care for our patients, staff, and visitors. The device can treat areas that are difficult to clean manually, so it helps ensure that we leave no crevice unturned." Burgess uses the system to clean all patient and isolation rooms bet...

ISSA joins CleantexPulire to expand African market value

...rends, cost- effective technology and solutions offer outcomes of improved business practices in an environment where rising operational costs, increased competition and the need for higher productivity all play a decisive role in operational efficiency. www.cleantex.co.za ...

Eight ways to motivate teams with Pull Management

... been made all the more possible because of the positive, respectful and supportive Pull Management environment we encourage at Spotless. To be fair, their success has also depended on their own excellence and determination. Pull Managers tend to be good at inspiring their colleagues and can: - Energise people to achieve goals and objectives ...

Uniting to celebrate 'Canada 150' with national cleanup programme

..., Canada celebrates its 150th birthday and with one of the key pillars of the celebration being the environment, we wanted to do something special," explains Mike Pilato, general manager, Glad Canada. "A cross-city challenge to unite our partner cities in cleaning up across the country seemed like the perfect way to inspire national pride." T...

Leading industry awards return with renewed focus on raising standards

...ed recognising excellence across healthcare, office, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, environment and training. Image: Cleaning Operative of the Year, 2015, Mariana Pirgaru of Derrycourt Cleaning Services www.goldenserviceawards.co.uk ...

Manufacturers help infection control experts make sense of FDA rules on antiseptic ingredients

...ients used in healthcare antiseptics in early 2018. Dr Paul DeLeo, ACI associate vice president, Environmental Safety, will be part of a team of experts speaking at the 2017 Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology Convention in Portland, Oregon. Joining Dr. DeLeo will be Dr David Macinga, director, Regulatory Aff...

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...e by then BICSc president Professor David Bellamy - started working with JohnsonDiversey to promote environmental awareness and cleanliness in our nation's primary schools. The initiative ran for some years and I'm sure that many of the lessons learned by the young people involved have been carried with them through life. A friend is involved in a ...

Social enterprise launches new eco-foaming hand wash

... product and the fact that Clarity now holds The Planet Mark, emphasises their endeavour to improve environmental credentials. The hand wash, made with 100% eco-certified ingredients, is vegan, biodegradable and allergen, gluten and GMO free. In addition, it is free from SLS, sulphates and parabens making it efficient and environmentally frie...

Cell Signaling Technology recycles 4,400 pounds of glove waste through innovative programme

... cleanroom and industrial waste. CST began participating in the programme in 2014. "Reducing our environmental footprint has long been a core company value," says sustainability coordinator Elias Witman. "So finding a way to reduce the volume of glove waste was an important goal for us." Instead of being discarded, used lab gloves are sent to...

Stepan to acquire Mexican surfactant production facility and part of its surfactant business

...roducer of the surfactants used in both consumer and industrial cleaning compounds. It is a 2017 US Environmental Protection Agency Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winner. Headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, Stepan utilises a network of modern production facilities located in North and South America, Europe and Asia. www.stepan.com...

Working together to keep schools clean and safe

...act, are thoroughly trained, appropriately vetted and therefore qualified to work in an educational environment. Their training includes working towards the highest cleaning criteria and recommendation, to maintain well-presented premises and reduce the risk of infection and cross-contamination. "This was an exciting opportunity and we have ensu...

Reclassifying hospital floors as "critical" areas when it comes to cleaning

...cleaning operations and the professionalism of the worker. Kaivac offers an integrated portfolio of environmentally friendly cleaning products designed to remove the maximum amount of soil and potentially harmful biopollutants in the most cost-effective manner possible. T: 513-887-4600 (head office) / +43 6216 4524 15 (EMEA) E: info@kaivac.com ...

New zones showcase transformative cleaning and FM solutions at Facilities Show 2017

...ckey tables and a climbing wall. The Facilities Show - and co-located events - provides a unique environment in which to do business, network and meet face-to-face with key decision makers and industry professionals across the cleaning, facilities management, security, safety, field service and fire protection sectors. The world-class speaker...

ACI Sustainability Report: some industry progress, but 'bold collective actions' needed for transformational change

...es throughout the cleaning product supply chain over the last two years, to decrease the industry's environmental footprint. "ACI and its members are building upon a legacy of leadership by evolving our sustainability strategy to reflect the critical issues identified through the first-ever materiality assessment for the industry, which debuted ...

Cromwell Polythene's antimicrobial bin liners prove popular in Austria

...unched our innovative Sansafe liners, and are proud that our products will be improving hygiene and environmental performance of washrooms around the beautiful Austrian capital," says Cromwell Polythene Managing Director James Lee. "This enhanced product is competitively priced, but offers superior performance. Sansafe liners continue to raise s...

Dealing with potential Norovirus incidents in restaurants

...times more absorbent than other brands, making product selection due diligence a must. * Have an Environmental Protection Agency-registered disinfectant effective against norovirus included in the cleanup supplies. "Finally, store supplies together, so time isn't lost searching for them," says Edward Sharek, category manager of facility-emplo...

UK Government urged to end health & safety deregulation following Grenfell Tower blaze

...r the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the British Safety Council. The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM), National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health (NEBOSH), Trades Union Congress (TUC) and U...

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...ps focus in future on areas that are notorious for ‘beacon’ littering, to help keep our environment as litter-free as possible… I, however, just wish we could find a way to prevent people from dropping litter in the first place! Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comment on our Facebook page   w...

IICRC announces presenter lineup for technical conference

...g sciences, GHD Services "The Science of Sewage Remediation' with Gene Cole, Ph.D., Professor of environmental health science, Brigham Young University 'Certified Restorer Body of Knowledge and RIA Advanced Designations' with Mark Springer, president, Dayspring Restoration 'ANSI/IICRC S540-2017 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup' ...

CSSA Annual Luncheon revisited

...me past CSSA chairmen and chief executives: Michael Bizley (Almoner of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners and ex-Board director of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors and the European Federation of Cleaning Industries), Jack Broadley (now enjoying a second stint as Master of the Worshipful Company of Environmental ...

Transforming safety and hygiene

...king transformation. These are the management of waste - in particular infectious waste - to reduce environmental impact and increase safety: environmental hygiene, decontamination and equipment sterilisation to create cleaner, safer service delivery environments; effective and timely response to emergency spillages of infectious biohazards and...

Mitie helps Network Rail achieve Carbon Trust Standard for Waste

... Trust Standard is the world's leading independent certification of an organisation's impact on the environment, verifying action on the three primary components of environmental sustainability: energy use and associated greenhouse gas (CO2e) emissions, water use and waste output. The Carbon Trust Standard for Waste provides a framework for orga...

RAS participates in schools' events

...he end of May, the Restroom Association Singapore joined other organisations including the National Environment Agency to set up a booth exhibition showcasing a student game project under its Sustaining Toilets As Restrooms (STAR) Awards Programme.[TRIMTO] Visiting students were treated to a first-hand experience of rubbing their fingers with ga...

Call to end 'one in, three out' deregulation gains wide support

...ofessional bodies. They include the Association for Project Safety (APS), Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), International Institute of Risk & Safety Management (IIRSM), National Examination Board in Occupational Safety & Health (NEBOSH), Trades Union Congress (TUC), and ...

New research on preventing the spread of norovirus

...ork Visits to food catering establishments involved in-depth interviews, surveys, and structured environmental and behavioural observations. Strongest evidence was found for: * inadequate hand washing; * not washing hands before gloving; * using bare hands when preparing food; * not regularly changing gloves; * food handlers instead of tra...

RAS supports 'Keep Clean, Singapore!' 2017

... another phase of upholding Singapore's clean image and aimed to inculcate greater ownership of the environment, OWCU was renamed as KCS in the hope that everyone takes action and leads by example to keep Singapore's public spaces clean. www.toilet.org.sg ...

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...at early in the day? So – more traffic travelling further across the county, polluting our environment, and more time spent by residents sitting in queues, hoping they’ll get to the front before the gates are shut. Oh yes – and more illegal dumping, blighting our countryside. And this is happening all over the country, as co...

Protect hands and reduce cross contamination threat with I-Con

...orkers and managers can quickly and easily ensure that the right gloves are being used in the right environments to prevent bacterial transfer. "Worker protection is also a key element to the new range which has been designed to provide an effective barrier to the most common chemicals and substances found in contract cleaning environments. T...

International visit puts Arrow on course for Far Eastern expansion

...y influential in China and it has a very pro-active approach to improving the quality standards and environmental performance of the sector it represents...two areas we can certainly assist it with. "There was a lot of interest in our processes, our ability to deliver new solutions and our track record in supporting clients in aerospace, rail, o...

Audax Private Equity announces the acquisition of EnviroVac from RLJ Equity Partners

...ervices.[TRIMTO] The company seals with issues such as general industrial and chemical cleaning, environmental, digital inspections (pictured), fluid treatment and automated cleaning solutions to the power & utilities, pulp & paper, chemical, steel and manufacturing industries, from RLJ Equity Partners. Headquartered in Georgia, US, w...

Adler & Allan wins BITC Award for its flood support services

Asset protection and oil & environmental services specialist, Adler & Allan, won The Barclays Award for Building Resilient Business at the 2017 BITC Responsible Business Awards, announced last week at London's Royal Albert Hall.[TRIMTO] Adler & Allan's achievement is in recognition of its flood response, recovery and resilience pro...

Groundbreaking British Standard for the 'circular economy' launched

...cept which challenges organisations to rethink how their resources are managed to create financial, environmental and social benefits. BS 8001 was developed to meet these mutually beneficial goals, by providing guiding principles for organisations and individuals to consider and implement more sustainable practices. It is the first standard of i...

WELL now's the time to make buildings even better...

... of the people in buildings - and is set to become the benchmark across the globe. The workplace environment can have a huge impact on the health of an employee. Indoor air pollutants such as solvents from paints or cleaning chemicals, poor lighting, or noisy and overcrowded offices can all contribute to sick-building syndrome, poor health and s...

Vectair Systems' V-Air Solid wins 'Carbon Footprint' approval

Vectair System's flagship environmentally-friendly and non-aerosol aircare product V-Air Solid has been awarded the latest internationally recognised standard for demonstrating low carbon credentials. V-Air Solid is now 'Carbon Footprint Approved' after being CO2e assessed to the latest Carbon Footprint Standard 2017. An independent organi...

Chemical free cleaning with TomCat Aqueous Ozone

...saving potential and with reduced packaging and transport miles it is more beneficial for the wider environment. Typically, scrubber dryers can suffer from foul odours if they have not been fully cleaned after use and there can be cross contamination concerns too. The antimicrobial effect of ozone can help to reduce or eliminate these issues for...

Environmental Excellence Training & Development appointed as Steam Training Centre

Matrix Cleaning Systems has appointed Environmental Excellence Training & Development as an authorised 'Steam Training Centre' for the Matrix Steam machine range. Environmental Excellence Training & Development is an established business with over 30 years' experience within the education and training sector, with particular expertise ...

Messe Berlin spruces up for CMS 2017

... prescribed budgetary constraints. Messe Berlin pays a great deal of attention to protecting the environment. For the disposal of refuse, separate containers are used for recyclable materials such as wood, cardboard/paper, glass and plastic sheeting. The waste disposal vehicles conform to the Euro-standards 4 to 5 and emission categories 2 to 3,...

Columbus: 'Clean is quality'

... holders to be spun on and off automatically. Specially developed to offer flexibility in different environments, it can handle any job and its 26in operating width guarantees thorough cleaning of medium-sized floors. As compact as a small ride-on machine, yet as efficient as a big one: the ARA 85|BM 120 has a working width of 34in and a tank ca...

UV disinfection robot helps keep hospitals germ-free for military patients in Seoul

...fection', is a 5ft 5in. germ-killing robot that is deployed in patient and operating rooms after an environmental services professional cleans the area with traditional cleaning protocols. "Although the BAACH has a very low infection rate - below national standards, the command saw this concept as a way to add an additional protocol and suppleme...

BCC welcomes new chair, deputy and new representatives at 2017 AGM

... new Council member representatives. Philip Morrish, deputy master for the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, and Mike Stubbs, vice president of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, were both warmly welcomed to the BCC for their inaugural Council meeting, and first BCC AGM. Further, Philip and Allison Ogden-Newton, chi...

Clarity -The Soap Co. awarded The Planet Mark

... sustainability. It partners with the iconic Eden Project in Cornwall to put climate change and the environment at the top of the business agenda. The carbon footprint of Clarity -The Soap Co. was 96.6 tCO2e last year based on the energy, water and waste associated with its business operations across four sites in the UK. Its employees have crea...

Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit Europe agenda unveiled

... get certified products. A major homecare brand will give insights into how it is addressing its environmental footprint, while a professional cleaning company will share its sustainability challenges. Laure Cucuron, general manager of TerraCycle Europe, will show how homecare brands can close their packaging loops. Details will be given of i...

Children's Hospital introduces cutting edge Surfacide technology to combat HAIs

...UV-C hard surface disinfection system that eradicates multi-drug resistant organisms in the patient environment. RMCH is the first hospital in the UK to join other leading healthcare systems worldwide that are turning to Surfacide Helios UV-C technology as a complement to traditional cleaning methods. The hospital will be deploying four UV-C dis...

Forestry Commission logs into Salisbury Group's facilities management

...by a property investment company. It currently also houses Scottish National Heritage, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, and the Department of Works and Pensions. "With several Scottish Government environmental agencies in the building, it's not surprising that sustainability is a big factor in their business procedures," notes Nigel B...

Global biosurfactant market to generate demand of over 340,000 tons by 2020

...ed to be one of the major factors driving the market over the forecast period, together with rising environmental concern over the consumption of synthetic surfactants and the growth of the global personal care industry.[TRIMTO] Biosurfactants - the surface-active compounds manufactured from several bio-based raw materials such as plant oil, pla...

Seligo launches digital transaction and services platform for waste professionals

...d for costly and time-consuming validation procedures. Seligo improves economic margins and reduces environmental impact for both parties in the waste cycle. It's better for business, and better for the environment" Seligo is launching in the UK at the RWM exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham, from 12th -14th September, stand 4J14. T: +33 (0)6 09 8...

Survey shows that 83% of FM professionals believe BIM will support delivery of facilities management

...orm and develop a suite of guidance and knowledge materials to arm its members, and the wider built environment industry, with the knowledge and skills they need to be operationally ready for BIM. Last Year, the Institute published its Operational Readiness Guide, which has since been followed by a new Good Practice Guide to The Role of FM in BIM P...

SpaceVac chooses Rawlins as UK distributor

.... SpaceVac has also become the first product of its kind to be ATEX-accredited for use in explosive environments. Rawlins is now the UK master distributor for the Northampton designer and manufacturer. "SpaceVac has chosen Rawlins to lead its UK sales operation due to our commitment and track record in bringing innovation to the wider cleanin...

Keeping drainage fresh and healthy at New Covent Garden Market

... a critical issue. We're opening manholes and using high pressure cleaning systems in a lot of live environments, so our procedures have to be 100%, and we have to be vigilant at all times." Specialist vehicles regularly deployed include a jet vac tanker, and a van pack jetting and CCTV survey unit. As with all such wholesale markets, one of ...

OspreyDeepclean wins at Vegas!

...can market was really enthusiastic about the use of a renewable power source to operate the already environmentally friendly dry steam units in the GumBusters range. As the reputation of the GB1 continues to precede it; the water saving benefits of dry steam; our silent, simple and cost effective battery units are the most fit for purpose in the ma...

Wetrok Granuline: a winner

...ng mistakes or the application of excessive amounts, which also cuts costs and helps to protect the environment. In addition to the use as a liquid cleaner, Wetroks also supplies colour-coded foam bottles that enable the granules to produce an effective cleaning foam at the press of a button. This can be deployed with great accuracy, thereby al...

Bona announces Green Seal approval on Commercial System and SuperCourt products

...ng products. The certification is part of an ongoing commitment to offer premium, highly effective, environmentally-minded products for hardwood floors. Bona also announced its renewed partnership with Healthy Schools Campaign in the US to support the Green Clean Schools programme. These announcements, as well as other innovations at Bona, a...

Marshall County Hospital invests in first UV disinfection robot

Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Kentucky, US, has added a new member to its environmental services team to proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections. The new addition, Tru-D SmartUVC, short for 'total room ultraviolet disinfection', is a UV disinfection robot that uses UVC light energy to kill deadly pathogens such as C....

Brightwell Dispensers is celebrating their 70th Anniversary

...lity and customer focus. Their product offering is suitable for all commercial hygiene and cleaning environments such as public washrooms, hospitals, restaurants and industrial laundries. Matthew Dwelly, General Manager of Brightwell Dispensers, comments: "Our advantage is that we have an experienced in-house product design team and that we man...

Clorox Healthcare helps EvergreenHealth fight infection-causing pathogens

...nt Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile, which can survive on surfaces in the healthcare environment for extended periods and pose a threat to patients, staff and visitors. Following standard cleaning and disinfecting procedures, the mobile UV-C unit is brought in to provide another layer of protection and ensure even hard-to-reach areas...

NHS Trust achieves ISSA CIMS Accreditation

... the achievement of CIMS accreditation now gives us a platform for delivering a sustainable quality environment for our patients." As one of only two NHS Trusts to achieve the CIMS Standard, the Trust gained its accreditation with honours. The certificate was presented by Karel-Jan Boel, ISSA director programme development for Europe, Middle Eas...

Building One FS "first in Connecticut" to offer innovative germ-fighting electrostatic system

...t has taken this step to add an additional layer of surface protection and create an even healthier environment for its clients. The system helps eliminate the bacteria, viruses and pathogens that can leave businesses and community members down for days. Last year, over the course of just nine months, Connecticut communities suffered eight co...

BICSc Annual Awards 2017 - the winners

...sored by Rubbermaid: Mitie, St Georges Hospital - The Colin Hasson International Award sponsored by Environmental Excellence Training & Development: Andrea Yoko, Emrill Services - Excellence in Training and Assessment within an Accredited Training Organisation sponsored by Darwin Clayton: University of Exeter - Assessor of the Year within an Ac...

Vectair Systems Inc. joins US Green Building Council

...me a member of the USGBC (US Green Building Council). This is in keeping with its commitment to the environment and a sustainable way of living. The USGBC is 'committed to a sustainable, prosperous future through LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the leading programme for green buildings and communities worldwide'. Vectair...

"Create wealth from waste", Minister tells students

Environmental health students at the Korle-Bu School of Hygiene, in Accra, Ghana, received some wise words this week from Michael Yaw Gyato, deputy minister of sanitation & water resources. The Minister told them to be creative in their thinking and find ways to take advantage of the country's waste to create wealth. He said it was impe...

Brexit and Beyond: environmental principles to guide a sustainable future

The UK's short-term focus must be on fully transposing the European Union's 'environmental acquis' into UK law to ensure continued environmental protection and provide much-needed post-Brexit certainty, says IEMA. Experts at the sustainability body, whose membership boasts 14,000 environment and sustainability professionals worldwide, say ther...

Ochsner Medical Center launches infection-fighting robots to enhance patient safety

...ce their infection rates by killing microscopic germs and superbugs through use of pulsed xenon, an environmentally-friendly noble gas, to create Full Spectrum, high-intensity ultraviolet light. The UV light can quickly destroy infectious germs - including Clostridium difficile (C.diff), carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), norovirus, ...

Vectair Systems supports global climate change programmes to offset its carbon emissions

Vectair Systems is supporting climate change projects around the world to make its flagship environmentally-friendly and non-aerosol aircare product V-Air Solid completely carbon neutral. V-Air Solid was approved as meeting the Carbon Footprint Standard in July 2017, and Vectair has taken the next step for it to become completely carbon neutra...

Recycle Week beach litter research reveals recycling on the go has room for improvement

...ng wet wipes, metals, plastics and piping "As our passion for plastic has increased, so too have environmental concerns connected with its production, distribution and disposal. However, the real issue is not with plastics themselves, but littering itself, which is a social behaviour problem. "The convenience, robustness, and lightweight char...

We have mail: A solution to fatbergs...

...ve developed solutions that the ideal solution that will help local authorities, businesses and the environment. By using solutions that use live, naturally occurring bacteria to break down fats, oils, greases, suspended solids and other contaminants in water, combined with the advances in grease trap technology, there's no reason this phenomeno...

Bridging the gap between cleaning the environment and infection prevention & control

A new Healthcare Forum is being organised for Wednesday, 16th May, alongside next year's ISSA/Interclean exhibition in Amsterdam. The Forum will address the growing demand for hygienic and disinfecting products and solutions in the healthcare sector - a demand that has been fuelled by the increasing threat of healthcare-associated infections.[TRI...

Impact of outstanding FM recognised at the BIFM Awards

...tions (pictured) Impact: Highlighting the tangible impact outstanding FM brings to business, the environment and society... Impact on Customer Experience - Macro, Emirates Air Line Impact on Employee Experience - Johnson & Johnson 2020 Workplace Experience Strategy Impact on the Environment - Landsec, Caring for the Environment (Highly Co...

Maintaining aerosols: Best practice goes beyond product selection

... in using aerosol maintenance products. Just as maintenance engineers must accurately assess the environment where an aerosol product is applied, storage conditions must also be reviewed. Moisture in the air, for example, can lead to canisters rusting, which results in a less effective spray or even leaking. For this reason, aerosols should be s...

Principle retains Broadgate Estates Rowe portfolio

...'s main aims is to be the most sustainable cleaning company to work for, providing the best working environment, conditions and access to progress for the firm's 1700+ employees. www.principlecleaning.com ...

Gojo Introduces tough, sustainable heavy-duty hand cleaner

...avy-duty hand cleaner is a powerful, effective, hand cleaner that's paraben-free and better for the environment. "We are committed to developing solutions that are better for people and the planet," says Michael Prediger, market development director, Gojo. "Gojo Multi Green hand cleaner was developed with hard-working hands in mind. Formulate...

Survey finds bad toilets are definitely bad for business in UAE

...The WC is a direct reflection of a business." Despite the high value Emiratis put on good toilet environments, the survey showed a rise in poor conditions. A significant majority (86%) of Emiratis report they've had a particularly unpleasant experience in a public toilet due to the condition of the facilities - a substantial increase from 69% wh...

Shaping the Sustainability Agenda: Julius Rutherfoord to speak at high-level eco-summit

...clude the importance of: - Meaningful sustainable cleaning solutions, relevant to a client site, environment and culture - Innovations that are not only sustainable, but which improve the efficiency of the cleaning service too - Holding internationally-recognised environmental accreditations including ISO 4001 and Carbon Smart certification, so ...

BIFM publishes new guidance for FM professionals on customer experience

...lient may encounter; every individual conversation and interaction, the comfort and ambience of the environment they are in, the attention to detail, the ease of equipment, processes and communication. In essence, this guide covers how the entirety of their navigation from start to finish makes the customer feel, and what to do to improve the impre...

Companies recognised at the European Paper Recycling Awards

...mechanical action. This model does not include the use of substances that are harmful to man or the environment. The raw material obtained from cellulose fibres is called Fiberpack, and is used to produce tissue paper products such as toilet tissue, towels, napkins, handkerchiefs, wiper rolls, folded towels, medical sheets etc. Lucart has alr...

Contemporary venue sector wins for Cleanology

...ealth and safety auditing system, and a 4* member (the highest level) of the Green Organisation for environmental innovation. The company works hard to ensure its activities are as environmentally friendly as possible. This includes: * operating vehicle fleets that run on hybrid and electric energy; minimising the use of chemicals; * using HEPA ...

ACI convention charity events to benefit 'Clean the World'

...nd hygiene products discarded every day by the hospitality industry and other sectors that generate environmental waste. Through the distribution of these and other donated products to impoverished individuals, Clean the World prevents millions of hygiene-related deaths each year, reduces the morbidity rate for hygiene-related illness, and encourag...

RightCycle helps people with disabilities find work that sustains them and the environment

A West Virginia non-profit organisation is benefiting the environment while making a difference to the lives of disabled people, through Kimberly-Clark Professional's RightCycle Program - the first large-scale recycling program for non-hazardous lab, cleanroom and industrial waste.[TRIMTO] The Jackson County Developmental Center (JCDC) has emb...

Enhancing floor safety through slip resistance testing, maintenance and risk awareness

...loor safety: * Choose flooring that is slip resistant; consider its properties and the space and environment * Test floor for their resistance under wet conditions; use a tribometer to measure DCOF levels * Use cleaning agents and methods that are compatible with the floor type, and apply them as directed by the manufacturers * Promote awareness...

ICE acquires Reintec and Tecserv

...ng on customer delivery and innovation, and has delivered sustainable growth in a tough competitive environment. "This is a fantastic opportunity for Reintec, as it means focus and investment, which in turn will help us continue to support our customers." Reintec, TecServ and CES (acquired in December 2016) will now all be fully integrated in...

Study finds copper surfaces in fitness centres reduce bacteria and possible infection

...lldown attachments, and low row attachments. "Grip surfaces in athletic centres present an ideal environment for microbes to persist and spread," says Shannon. "We have shown that copper alloy grips reduce bacterial numbers by 94% over control grips and thereby limit the spread of infectious microbes by reducing exposure to athletes." In the ...

Stainstop masonry floor protection keeps ground surfaces looking like new

..., lipophobic and oleophobic protection that lasts for up to five years, even in the highest traffic environments. If you're looking to maintain appearances and keep pedestrian areas free from chewing gum, then Stainstop is the invisible floor protection system for you. Stainstop anti-chewing gum floor system offers super-hydrophobic, oleophob...

Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018: finalists announced

...cross the 14 categories spanning healthcare, office, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, environmental and training sectors all exceeded expectations. With more excellent entries into the Cleaning Operative and Supervisor of the Year awards, the judges' job this year was made very difficult. The finalist companies are: * ABM Fac...

Views sought on reward and return schemes for drinks containers

UK Environment Secretary Michael Gove has asked for views on the advantages and disadvantages of different types of reward and return schemes for drinks containers. 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...

ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam becomes Interclean Amsterdam - bringing back the popular brand name for the prestigious global event run by RAI Amsterdam

... for the professional cleaning industry. Interclean's goal is to create a cleaner, healthier living environment for all. And it will continue to be synonymous with the development of innovative products and solutions to overcome the cleaning and hygiene challenges of businesses everywhere. The focus of the Interclean Amsterdam event itself will ...

ISSA strongly refutes RAI's Unilateral Termination of Alliance

...ring together the industry to promote cleaning as a necessary investment in better health, a better environment and a better bottom line. There is no chain of events that would suggest otherwise. In the current business climate - where ISSA members and industry companies are addressing their own challenges and opportunities on a daily basis - th...

Principle CEO goes undercover in Nantes

...s an annual turnover of £40 million and employs 1700+ people. Supporting and delivering clean environments across London, its clients include well-known landmarks such as The Shard, Lloyds of London and The Gherkin. www.cssa-uk.co.uk / www.principlecleaning.com ...

GreenZone on the way to green glory

...ratulations to GreenZone Cleaning & Support Services which is celebrating winning a Green Apple Environment Award in the international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. The contractor competed against more than 500 other organisations in the Green Apple Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and was delighte...

Routine cleaning raises its game

...s components cannot separate during the cleaning operation. SpaceVac is also safer in industrial environments where there is a risk of combustion. The range includes the world's only ATEX certified high-level cleaning system. SpaceVac is the only system of its kind to be certified as safe for ATEX use in explosive atmospheres and hazardous envir...

Diversey unveils new branding as independence inspires mission to improve global hygiene

...ments to sustainability - such as clean water and safe food; along with abundant energy and healthy environments, take centre stage. This is linked with the care Diversey displays for people regardless of status. Rafael Echevarria, VP of Corporate Communications, clarifies: "We deliver a vital service to our customers. Care is embedded in everyt...

Bigbelly Bins are cleaning up Thurrock

...end the waste department a message, saying they need to be emptied! This continued investment in environmental services follows the new ride-on grass mowers and bin lorries that were recently purchased. "We want Thurrock to be a place that everyone is proud to call home," says the council, "so we're making an extra effort to clear litter from...

Nanopool GmbH to massively expand presence in China

...nd hygienic requirements are more likely to be met. The products are harmless for man, beast and environment and they protect wood against pest infestation by termites through a physical barrier and without any additional toxins. "Thanks to our proven expertise and the respectively efficient products, Nanopool can offer custom-fit solutions f...

ETS participates at FIS 2017

...ill present the results of his latest pilot study on microbial contamination in a hospital washroom environment. The study, sponsored by ETS, examined two men's washrooms within one hospital for seven days during a three-month period. One offered single-use paper towels as the method of hand drying after hand washing, and the other a jet air dry...

Emergency cleaners help Search & Rescue Helicopter Service control contamination risks

...aritime and Coastguard Agency. Iain Ritchie, Bristow's Search & Rescue health, safety, & environment advisor, says that having access to CleanSafe Services' specialist support will help the service to control operational risks. "The people we help can be seriously injured or very ill, which presents a contamination risk if not managed...

Coulson Ice Blast's IceStorm90 - 2017 R&D 100 Award Winner

... change in the industrial and precision cleaning sectors by providing tailored products that are an environmentally-friendly and effective cleaning solution. T: (250) 724-7600 W: coulsoniceblast.com ...

Winter is coming; be prepared with Sweepertec

...nd telehandlers for fast and efficient floor cleaning in all industrial, recycling and agricultural environments. The 16 rows of stiff bristles make short work of compacted mud, leaves and moss as the bristles flex to sweep into any holes and cracks in the surface to dislodge debris. "Forklift ploughs struggle to clear undulating surfaces suc...

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...inter makes life particularly difficult for everyone involved in keeping our buildings and external environment clean and safe – from the cleaners themselves who are tasked with doing the job well in sometimes difficult conditions, to the facilities managers, building owners and local councils who have to make the decisions on how to spend li...

Production and jobs restored at Gelpack

...s, the leading compounder and polymer recovery company based in Lydney, Gloucestershire; and Vision Environmental SA, the Group's polymer recycling division, in Belgium. Visionscape is a global environmental utility group providing turnkey solutions in areas of sanitation, energy and waste water treatment. The company aims to reinvent waste mana...

Easterseals' Gala honours Kaivac as Outstanding Community Partner

...ts at its Hamilton, OH, corporate and manufacturing campus. It has also taken steps to create an environment that gives all types of people the opportunity to become valued members of the community. "It's a tremendous honour for Kaivac to receive this award," adds Robert. "We are proud of our relationship with Easterseals and proud of the peo...

New eco and bee-friendly ethical luxury collection from The Soap Co.

...ch sees The Soap Co. as a natural fit for its washrooms and clientele. The Soap Co.'s social and environmental ethos work perfectly together. An impressive 93% of the ingredients from its eco and bee-friendly range are sourced from British companies and the manufacturer is a proud holder of The Planet Mark, an internationally recognised sustaina...

TAS Environmental Services makes Delmar Disposal second acquisition in 2017

TAS Environmental Services, a Fort Worth, Texas-based environmental services provider, has announced the acquisition of Dallas-based industrial waste services provider, Delmar Disposal.[TRIMTO] Delmar is TAS's second add-on acquisition in 2017 and follows the acquisition of Water Kleen Services in May. Financial terms of the transaction were n...

Greyland's colourful new Premier Range cleans to the Maximum!

...ins an average 50 blocks incorporating strains of harmless bacterial cultures working together with environmentally sympathetic chemical clears to break down the organic waste and uric scale that cause odours, blockages and overflowing. Biological Urinal Blocks reduce flushes and may save up to 100,000 litres of water per year per urinal. Biolog...

Fancy a nice cuppa germs?

...es, the kettle and the sugar pot. Whilst regular cleaning of shared kitchen facilities in office environments will go a long way to help with bacterial and viral contamination, employee behaviour can also play a part. A survey of 1,000 office workers conducted by Initial Washroom Hygiene found that only a third of people wash a mug before mak...

Ecolab's acquisition of Georgia-Pacific's paper chemicals business, quickly followed by RP Adam & Arpal Gulf (Arpal Group) acquisition

..., Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site services to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimise water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For Ecolab, this deal brings RP Adam st...

Wait, don't flush that!

...er supply." * Adhesive bandages: "They're made from non-biodegradable plastic, which is bad for the environment," he explains. "Also, adhesive bandages can easily stick to pipes and cause issues." * Medications: "It may seem like flushing expired medication is the right thing to do, but since medicine contains any number of chemicals and toxins, it...

Former cleaners take on boardroom roles

...adership position in recognition of their commitment to the company. "I believe in creating work environments where people can contribute and be rewarded for what they do. I empower my staff by recognising good performance and encouraging them to grow and develop at every opportunity. "The level of service Spotless delivers to its customers d...

IICRC Calls for S400 non-voting section committee volunteers

...y for the BSR-IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance and Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment. Applications are now being accepted.[TRIMTO] The BSR-IICRC S400 will focus on the commercial built environment and define tasks, frequencies, production expectations, goals, results, principles, methods and processes to clean, maintai...

Technology helps fight infection-causing pathogens to enhance hospital safety

...nt Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile, which can survive on surfaces in the healthcare environment for extended periods and pose a threat to patients, staff and visitors. Following standard cleaning and disinfecting procedures, the mobile UV-C unit is brought in to provide another layer of protection and ensure that even the hardest...

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...ognor anytime soon. Like me, Deborah Urquhart, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for the Environment, believes it's striking. "The tree is such a delight to see; it's a really impressive sight especially when it's dark and lit up," she says. "But it does make you think just how many bottles aren't getting the chance to be recycled int...

Singaporean cleaning & waste management sectors to be transformed

On Monday, Singapore's Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, unveiled the strategies and initiatives designed to create a vibrant, sustainable and professional environmental services industry, able to provide the services and solutions required to achieve Zero Waste and a clean environment. More than 78,000 profes...

Regina Henrich joins ISSA as European manager

... and to work together to further promote the positive contribution and value of cleaning to health, environment and earnings improvement. "An effective network requires trust, hard work and persistence. With a good network and a solid community, you always can improve doing things - no matter the size of your company." The creation of Regina Hen...

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... recycled plastics. Its decision - which also includes mixed paper - will have a huge impact on our environment, unless we can massively increase the capacity of our local recycling industries. Also over our break, Seas at Risk - an umbrella organisation of European environmental NGOs which promotes marine protection - and Eunomia, published a r...

Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit highlights key industry concerns

...r which has the 'Compass of Clean' approach to sustainability. The company focuses on human health, environmental health, and packaging health. Julius Rutherfoord gave some insights into the sustainability challenges faced by professional cleaning companies, whilst Lene Stiil from Allergy Certified, outlined possible allergens in home care produ...

RPC bpi recycled products wins environmental award

RPC bpi recycled products has won a Green Apple Environment Award 2017 in recognition of its best practices - put in place over a number of years - which have resulted in the company achieving Valpak accreditation for 'Zero Waste to Landfill' across 75% of its sites. Launched in 1994, The Green Organisation's Green Apple Award is an annual int...

Foul smells, rats and urban foxes: research reveals UK's worst cities for problem rubbish

...it employs 165 people and boasts a fleet of 65 vehicles operating nationally. It is licensed by the Environment Agency, accredited by the Contractors Health & Safety scheme and is an affiliated member of the Chartered Institute of Waste Management. Interestingly, more than 90% of the waste collected by Clearabee is recycled or reused and the co...

New LB4 Superleggera: the backpack vacuum cleaner which offers so much more...

...th integrated accessory holder, for easy and comfortable operation. Designed to be used in tough environments, where it can combine fast cleanup with a high level of performance in spite of furnishings and narrow spaces, such as cinemas, theatres, buses, trains, aircraft, conference rooms, stairs etc, the machine boasts a 6-stage filtration syst...

Sanitaryware Supplies Company secures exclusive UK distribution of Grate Seal range

...oundbreaking Grate Seal drainage solution range - originally brought to international market by the environmentally-conscious Australian firm Gentec.[TRIMTO] The self-fitting seals can be retrofitted to any existing floor drains, providing odour prevention and 'pest-proofing', making it ideal for a commercial kitchen environment. It is both easy...

Big expansion for UK's largest independent manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene products

...ts develop alongside customer requirement." The company also understands the importance of being environmentally conscious and sustainable, and being located on the edge of the Peak District gives it a unique environmental awareness. Everyone working at Selden has a stake in it being eco-friendly and every aspect of production is guided by an...

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... inject funding into plastics innovation and - to encourage industry to take responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products and make them easier to recycle - look at how the tax system or charges could further reduce the amount of waste we create. So far, so good... The part that concerns me? The idea that the introduction of pl...

Major contract win for Tomcat

...d costs, no transportation mileage and no manual handling... Not only is it more beneficial for the environment, it is safer for the operatives too. The oscillation system itself has the added inclusion of variable speed at the scrub head, which allows the operative to utilise the machine for routine cleaning, chemical-free deep cleaning and dia...

UN accreditation for Vision Gelpack's clinical waste range

...ners, the UK's leading manufacturer of skips and containers, based in Oldham, Lancashire and Vision Environmental SA, the Group's polymer recycling division, in Belgium. Visionscape is a global environmental utility group providing turnkey solutions in areas of sanitation, energy and waste water treatment. The company aims to reinvent waste mana...

At Your Service Cleaning Group provides additional layer of protection against germs

...across all of these verticals. "Our goal is to ensure our clients have the healthiest and safest environment possible and the addition of this system helps us achieve that for all of our clients." T: 941-360-3796 W: www.ayscleaninggroup.com ...

Sodexo and Huawei sign global partnership agreement

...een Huawei and Sodexo will benefit both companies. We share concerns about industry's impact on the environment and people's quality of life. Our companies will work together to build energy-efficient facilities and take measures to conserve energy and reduce emissions for Huawei's offices in China and around the world." Sun says: "Huawei and So...

Why you should consider cleaning as a factor in personal liability claims

...d areas. Where there is a requirement to maintain high cleaning standards, because of the high-risk environment, the detail and breadth of the cleaning system (and cleaning standards) must be sufficiently raised to match the environment. This includes the additional requirements around disinfection procedures and disinfectants, particularly when yo...

Sky's the limit for health & safety inspection as Bureau Veritas and Sky-Futures join forces

...ry. Inherently, industrial and commercial production and manufacturing sites are vast and demanding environments, which can make the inspection task a complex and expensive one - that is until now. "Drawing on both of our company's core strengths, ours as a global leader in safety, and Sky-Futures' as an innovator in drone technology-based inspe...

Easy-on offers durable wall protection solution

...ies management companies use Easy-on to extend redecoration intervals and maintain a clean building environment. Walls safeguarded with easy-on are guaranteed to impress and save £££'s.[TRIMTO] T: 01302 623193 E: enquiries@urbanhygiene.com ...

Keep it clean... keep it green... keep it Knol

Vapour steam cleaning has long been accepted as offering an economical and environmentally friendly process to effectively clean and sanitise a number of different surfaces and equipment. Knol vapour steam cleaning machines are. Knol provides a vast range of steam cleaning machines for industrial, professional and commercial use that can be us...

New national drinking water scheme will cut plastic bottle use by millions

...cheme, Water UK Chief Executive Michael Roberts said: "As an industry with a strong focus on the environment we are passionate about tackling the problems caused by plastic bottles, which clog up rivers and drains, and pollute our seas. By refilling water bottles, we can all help turn this harmful tide of plastic waste. "This country has some...

Clean Harbors to acquire Veolia North America's Industrial Cleaning Services Division

Clean Harbors and Veolia Environmental Services North America, a subsidiary of Veolia North America, announced on Tuesday the signing of a definitive agreement whereby Clean Harbors will acquire Veolia North America's US Industrial Cleaning Services Division for $120 million in an all-cash transaction. [TRIMTO] The acquisition is expected to c...

ACI unveils 'Exploration Clean': Teaching the chemistry behind cleaning

...ts and the benefits these products provide to everyday living. Darci Ferrer, ACI senior manager, environmental sciences, explains: "Science is often misunderstood and perceived as dry and unattainable for many, but it is imperative for future innovation and the sustainability of the cleaning products industry. "By engaging with students at a ...

Confined space entry cleaning - it's routine for some!

...where confined spaces can present a very real problem, and indeed a great danger within the working environment. "At Symclean our team has years of experience in confined entry cleaning & are experts at assessing & mitigating such risks by providing bespoke solutions, that are based around the needs of the site & location that you ne...

Qatari litterbugs look out!

...a penalty fine not exceeding QR25,000 (£4,851). A working team comprising members from the environmental affairs sections of the various municipalities and the Ministry's legal affairs department, is being led by Safar Al Shafi (pictured), director of the general cleanliness department at the Ministry of Municipality & Environment. The...

Big Belly bins ravenous for Romford's rubbish

...aners to focus on other cleansing tasks. Councillor Osman Dervish (pictured), Cabinet Member for Environment, said at the bins' installation: "By introducing these bins we will be able to tackle litter at one of the busiest hotspots in the borough. "The Big Belly bins are a similar size to normal bins, but with their special technology wil...

Sanuwave receives US patent for use of shock waves in cleaning and grooming of water submerged structures

...on-abrasive way that is potentially non-destructive to paints or coatings, including antifouling or environmental coatings applied to the water vessel or underwater structure, which is an important financial and environmental benefit. Furthermore, the systems and methods presented into this patent can be applied for ships at dockside or out to ...

New bin makes waste disposal fun

...ave been working with GreenSeas Trust on the BinForGreenSeas pilot project to help solve the marine environmental crisis.[TRIMTO] Littlehampton beach was the focal point and having visited for a litter pick in October, nine of the students worked on designs for a bin that would encourage people to throw their rubbish away. "We are very excite...

Diversey partners with Eindhoven University of Technology on pioneering research in robotics

... to provide mobile industrial robots with an open world view that adapt to changes in their working environment. An important aspect of the project is helping the robots to learn to understand what they see so that they can better adapt to new circumstances. Diversey, the TU/e High Tech Systems Center, plus Lely Industries, Vanderlande Industrie...

New recycling service leads to impressive improvements

...te of 47% for 2017/18, compared to 41% in 2016/17," says Councillor Michael McPake, convener of the environmental service committee. "This would be a significant step towards achieving the Scottish Government target of 60% by 2020. Over the first three months of the service, there was an increased use of the council's seven Household Waste Recyc...

Fifth-annual $10,000 prize contest seeks best US school janitor

...nitor of the Year. "We know school janitors and custodians are pivotal in creating a clean and safe environment for students, faculty and visitors. RCP is committed to delivering solutions that make the cleaning our nation's schools easier, safer and more efficient." Nominations will be accepted online at www.cintas.com/JOTY through March 2nd....

New appointment as Cromwell Polythene continues to grow business

.... Cromwell Polythene is committed to supplying best value, fit-for-purpose products with the lowest environmental impact for a net ecological gain. www.cromwellpolythene.co.uk ...

Cole & Wilson strengthens its position in Christeyns UK group

...icals for use in high street dry cleaners and launderers, producing products that are kinder to the environment as well as gentler on delicate fabrics. Cole & Wilson became part of Christeyns UK in 2014 and since this time its products have been sold and distributed to retail outlets through Alex Reid, the laundry supplies specialist, also w...

Dishing the dirt - the numbers behind cleaning South Western Railway trains

...termined not to rest on our laurels as we'll be making sure our trains are as clean and pleasant an environment for passengers as possible. That's why we've committed to deep-cleaning our trains every 30 days - seven times more regularly than previously. "I'm confident that our passengers will begin to see the difference very soon, if they haven...

Cromwell Polythene's family extended as employees celebrate long service

... the company which is to supply products that are not only lower cost to the customer, but also the environment. Six members of staff have reached at least 10 years with the company. These are Dean Roper (13 years), Paul Kendal (12 years), Mark Robinson (12 years), Alex Lewis (11 years), Richard Rowling (10 years) and Leigh Winckles (10 years). ...

Chem-Dry Carpet and Floor Cleaning wins 2018 Global Franchise Award

... addition to carpet cleaning through its revolutionary Hot Carbonating Extraction process, which is environmentally friendly, Chem-Dry provides tile and stone cleaning, granite countertop refreshing and leather and upholstery cleaning services. "Chem-Dry continues to aggressively capture market share around the world," reveals Joseph Manuszak, v...

Canadian healthcare providers are re-examining their cleaning strategies

...ave had to bolster their infection control teams and collaboration between infection prevention and environmental services as well as critical staff. Clorox Healthcare Canada's innovative array of disinfecting solutions are helping healthcare professionals lead the fight against emerging hospital-borne infections, safeguarding patients in the pl...

New research reveals that 3-in-4 drivers are yet to complete required CPC training

...HGV, PCV and PSV drivers are able to operate safely and reduce the risks of driving in today's busy environments," warns Nick. "There are various training courses that can help with this and also count towards drivers' required CPC hours. "When choosing driver training, we should consider the roles, responsibilities and opinions of drivers to en...

Remain within REACH, says Environmental Policy Forum

The effective regulation of chemicals is critical for the economy, public health, environmental protection and animal welfare and ending the UK's involvement in the EU chemical framework REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals) could have serious consequences. This was the message from members of the Envi...

Northern Ireland adopts circular economy strategy

...enefits to the regional economy and local employment. The report was presented to members of the Environment & Regeneration Committee in December 2017 and, following their proposal, the document was approved by Full Council several days later. Head of environment at Derry City and Strabane District Council, Conor Canning, believes the new...

Satin Ellipse - the new premium dispenser range from Kennedy Hygiene, is launched

...air freshening, sanitising and feminine hygiene units. Effectively the new range covers all hygiene environments including business, healthcare and hospitality facilities, enabling business owners to offer their clients great experience. The dispensers are designed with the service specialist in mind and are prized for high quality, elegance, ea...

Graffiti Stop from Dresden makes successful use of Systeco Tornado ACS

... orders. Demand for this service increases to grow. Lots of customers appreciate Graffiti Stop's environmentally-friendly approach and the fact that this form of cleaning does not harm substrates in any way. Customer requirements can be taken into account very carefully, and different layers of paint or ink can also be removed separately, depend...

RPC Group acquisitions have been awarded a place on Frameworks

...ve an unparalleled range of products to meet the requirements of our customers, whilst offering the environmental benefits of a circular economy and whole life cost advantages of using recycled material. We share the same passion to supply our customers with best in class waste containment solutions." Both Braintree District Council and the ESPO...

Anti-fatigue mats promote employee wellbeing

... has taken to make its offices as employee-friendly as possible with aesthetically pleasing working environments and in-house massage rooms, Mats4U supplies anti-fatigue mats to encourage more people to stand up and move around while working a 9-to-5 job. According to the NHS, sitting for long periods is directly linked to obesity, type 2 diabet...

Golden Service Awards shine spotlight on cleaning industry stars

...are, Dublin (Highly Commended: The Exclusive Services Group, Vue Cinema, Royal Leamington Spa) * Environmental Awareness Award (sponsored by Diversey) Cleanology * Industry Training Award (sponsored by BICSc) Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists, Derrycourt Training Centre, Dublin * Site Supervisor of the Year Ray Browne, Sodexo (Highly Commend...

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...n & Control (IPC) across the organisation” and that documentation relating to auditing of environment, vehicles, reusable patient equipment and cleaning equipment is completed, submitted and reviewed by the Trust risk manager. Action plans must be developed and implemented to address sub-optimal performance. Further, potential patient ...

Cintas introduces top 10 finalists in fifth annual nationwide Janitor of the Year contest

...pes and go above and beyond their job description to make schools a clean, healthy and fun learning environment. Now through April 20th, the public is encouraged to vote for their favourite janitor or custodian. "With over 3,200 nominations in total, we doubled in size compared to last year's contest," says Jillian Bauer, marketing manager, ...

Diversey showcases innovations for protecting people and the planet at Interclean

...avoids all obstacles in its path and will intelligently stop as soon as any change in its operating environment is detected. All innovations will be showcased at the Diversey booth (01.211) throughout the exhibition. The MoonBeam3 can also be viewed at booth 09.106 in the show's healthcare hall. Led by Dr. Ilham Kadri, president & CEO, an...

Empteezy cleans up with its new range of spill containment products

...pteezy is launching an array of new products which are tailored to meet the requirements of working environments from industrial and commercial to military, marine and educational. Among the new additions are galvanised steel pallets, secure economy walk-in stores and three sizes of secure storage boxes to the Chemstor range. The incorrect st...

Maureen Marden is Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' new Master

On 26th April, Maureen Marden will be installed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners during the annual ceremony at St Olave's Church, Hart Street, in the City of London. This is Maureen's second time as Master, having been the third woman to hold the position in 2013. "It is an honour to once again be Maste...

IICRC Seeks volunteers for creation of new fire and smoke damage restoration standards

...tion; BSR/IICRC S710 Standard for the Development of a Scope of Work in a Fire & Smoke Damaged Environment; and the BSR/IICRC S740 Standard for Professional Restoration of Fire & Smoke Damaged Personal Items.[TRIMTO] "The fire and smoke cleaning & restoration industry does not have consensus on standards for evaluating, cleaning or...

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...ee billion are incinerated, sent to landfill or left to pollute our streets, countryside and marine environment. It’s disgraceful, really, isn’t it? A consultation on the best ways of introducing a scheme in England for single use drinks containers (whether plastic, glass or metal), will look at how such a scheme would work, alongsid...

Chem-Dry parent acquires award-winning restoration franchise Delta Disaster Services

... restoration services cover damage from flood and water, smoke and fire, as well as mould and other environmental conditions. The brand says it distinguishes itself from others in the crowded category through several clear-cut differentiators, such as having branched into franchising from a company-owned business, as well as its training and R &...

Plan your visit to the Maximum! Come and see Greyland's colourful new Premier Range at the Manchester Cleaning Show!

...logical Urinal Blocks that incorporate strains of harmless bacterial cultures working together with environmentally sympathetic chemical to break down organic waste and uric scale that cause odours; Cherry-Maximum Extraction Carpet Cleaner / Deodoriser that leaves behind a pleasant cherry fragrance; Blu-Maximum Highly Concentrated Multi-Purpo...

Alpine Power Systems launches PowerMax fleet motive power offerings

...owledgeable customer service * ISO 9001:2015 corporate quality certified * ISO 14001:2015 corporate environmental certified * $15 million environmental insurance "We are proud to announce the launch of our large, high quality PowerMax Fleet inventory of used and rental batteries and chargers for the material handling marketplace," says Sean Davi...

Businesses to have helping hand in 'all things compliance' with new learning academy

...), delivering high-quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility, offering innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development. The company is recognise...

Facility Inspiration Event to display the full flavour of Interclean Amsterdam

...iring facilities managers to explore the opportunities available in implementing more efficient and environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions. The focus is on improving performance from insight on sustainability and in harnessing new technology. The Facility Inspiration Event will be held on Thursday, 17th May from 10:00 - 16:00 at the Inn...

London council fights back against fly-tippers

...seen a major decline since a joint operation, involving officers from Havering and Newham Councils, Environment Agency, police and HMRC Officers, which targeted a site on Aveley Road in December. Since the raid, there have been no further incidents of large-scale fly-tipping in the area and the actions taken by the Council appear to have disrup...

Social enterprise recognised at inaugural CSSA Innovation Showcase

...creates body care products with sophisticated fragrances, minimalist design and a strong social and environmental ethos. It is part of Clarity, the UK's oldest social enterprise (founded in 1854) which has produced soap for 80 years. Some 80% of its staff are visually impaired, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged. All the profit goes back into p...

Keeping the Great British Spring Clean sustainable

...ring Clean as its sole supplier of 100% recycled plastic refuse sacks for this year's campaign. The environmental charity is hoping to inspire and mobilise over 500,000 volunteers across the UK to go out and help clean up their local areas. 250,000 blue branded refuse sacks have been exclusively manufactured from post-consumer retail packaging a...

Changes to marine litter composition includes 'dramatic' reduction in plastic bags, finds research

Some 25 years of research from the Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas) has revealed changes in the composition of marine plastic litter, finding a decrease in the number of plastic bags found on the UK's seabed and suggesting that efforts may be able to tackle the marine litter challenge. Despite the reduction i...

Satin Ellipse - the new premium dispenser range from Kennedy Hygiene, is launched

...air freshening, sanitising and feminine hygiene units. Effectively the new range covers all hygiene environments including business, healthcare and hospitality facilities, enabling business owners to offer their clients great experience. The dispensers are designed with the service specialist in mind and are prized for high quality, elegance, ea...

Risks around grey fleet and how to avoid them

...of grey fleet vehicles and offering greener alternatives, is the obvious subsequent benefits to the environment. In a recent BVRLA report, figures showed that mileage driven in the private sector adds up to around 3.2 million tonnes of CO2." Ultimately, for those operating grey fleet within the business, the key to smooth management is to ensure...

Greyland: moving toward sustainability

... rollout of these recycled materials will ensure that Greyland and Alpla will be meeting the future environmental demands and expectations of retailers and consumers," said Richard (left) with Bona Systems' managing director Steven Phillips (centre) and Principle Cleaning Services' Doug Cooke. www.greyland.co.uk www.bonasystems.com / www.pr...

How does your cleaning cupboard rate?

...ugh education and accredited training, thereby protecting the operative, providing a clean and safe environment, preserving assets, promoting sustainability and producing best practice. www.bics.org.uk ...

PPE and hygiene products supplied globally

... global supply chain to help businesses overcome their challenges and to ensure a greener and safer environment. www.polycohealthline.com ...

Hero Wipes to launch new bloodborne pathogen antiseptic wipes for EMS providers

...ly found in soot following fires, Hero Wipes EMS are kind to the skin. Further, the product is EWG (Environmental Working Group) verified for its commitment to using safe ingredients, providing transparency and engaging in quality manufacturing practices. Hero Wipes EMS also complies with OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens standard requirements and mee...

Salisbury Group sets Gold Standard

...inuously improved our processes and introduced new innovations that are helping us to provide safer environments in which to work and visit. The Gold Award is great news for everyone at Salisbury Group and an affirmation of our approach to safety and health." RoSPA will present Salisbury Group with its award during a ceremony at Hilton Birmingha...

FSA trials new technology for remote monitoring of food businesses

...is increasingly used by food businesses to manage hygiene practices could soon also be used to help environmental health officers monitor food businesses in real time, enabling them to detect food safety problems sooner and improve protection for the public.[TRIMTO] These are the findings of a new study published this week by the Food Standards ...

Are you ISO 45001 ready?' Embrace change now to help spearhead workplace safety

...ses to embrace the new standards now in order to ensure they are creating the safest and healthiest environment possible for employees. "Unfortunately, the reality is that poor workplace safety remains a huge international issue with the estimated global total of fatal occupational accidents and work-related illness increasing by almost a fifth ...

Cleaning equipment market showing 'above-inflation' growth for 2018

...demand is strong for 'antibacterial' chemicals and 'deep cleaning', opportunities for growth in the environmentally friendly chemicals sector are significant in 2018. Often perceived as being 'safer' for the cleaning contractor and the end user, 'green' chemicals and more environmentally friendly cleaning processes are likely to continue to grow sh...

UK businesses make world-leading pact to tackle plastic pollution

... initiative. It is being led by WRAP, the sustainability experts. The Secretary of State for the Environment Rt. Hon Michael Gove will be speaking at the launch event this evening in London, which is being hosted by WRAP. Mr Gove will be joined by Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and WRAP CEO Marcus Gover, to offi...

Laundry specialist boosts Irish sales team as business booms

... sales across all its business sectors in both the UK and Ireland. With a continued focus on the environment and the challenges of producing innovative solutions, Christeyns is at the forefront of its field, constantly seeking to provide laundry chemicals and systems that offer the best cleaning results whilst also reducing operational costs and...

When the London Science Museum's steam exhibits needed a clean...

...he latest steam technology and thus provides maximum standards of cleaning and hygiene with minimum environmental impact. All the company's steam cleaners have copper boilers with external heating elements which are not only explosion proof but in hard water areas they are not affected by limescale. Even when used for eight hours per day, the ma...

Anniversary milestone for cleaning company's star supervisor

...Olga Cepukoit-Kulmatytska is celebrating 10 years since she joined the business, which manufactures environmentally-friendly cleaning products for professional, janitorial and industrial use, after moving to England from Lithuania in 2008. Unable to speak any English at the time, Olga was thrown in the deep end at the company's purpose-built fac...

Guernsey to pilot 'pay as you throw' waste collection service next year

...the various household waste and recycling services provided by the States. The Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure (CfE&I) and States' Trading Supervisory Board (STSB) have been directed to prepare further proposals for the implementation of the new charges. Those are expected to be debated by the States in April, and will con...

ISS Australia wins award for healthcare innovation

...on of a tablet-based survey that provides instant patient feedback regarding the cleanliness of the environment at Northern Health sites across Victoria, Australia. The easy-to-use tablet allows patients to give real-time feedback from their beds, enabling ISS to quickly address any potential problems. The innovation was implemented to improve t...

SAO water offers solution for cleaning without chemicals

...sed together, they amplify each other in such a way, that the combination leads to an efficient and environment-friendly cleaning method. This combination is applicable in any environment and is suitable for 95% of daily soiling. Also, microfibre products are durable; amongst others things, they can be washed up to 500 times. Furthermore, there ...

What do the worlds five largest brands have in common?

...in their buildings, thus significantly cutting costs in the process. Based on proven commercial, environmental and operational savings, waterless urinals do not cost organisations or institutions anything. In fact, when implemented and maintained correctly, they are a net contributor in every way. A few facts to consider... A standard flushing u...

Hand drying method can affect risk of microbial contamination in hospital settings

...on the Interclean stage during the Symposium at RAI/Interclean 2018. The multi-centre study into environmental contamination and potential bacterial pathogens - including antibiotic resistant bacteria - in hospital washrooms associated with hand drying methods, was undertaken in hospitals in three countries in France, Italy and the UK. Funded by...

Hotels saving big with biological wastewater treatment

... hotels need a solution that is affordable, easy to maintain and, most of all, effective. For many, environmental impact is also a significant consideration. To prevent blockages, many hotels are turning to biological drain products to 'clean' wastewater, but many of these solutions use solvents or free enzyme treatments which can damage the env...

Registration opens for IICRC's third-annual technical conference

...is well known for teaching his students how to be ultra- competitive in today's fast paced business environment using advanced technical skills and innovative sales and marketing techniques. The event is being held 27th - 28th September, at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Early Bird registration offers a $100 savings for those...

Self-cleaning surfaces create cleaner healthcare facilities and improve patient experience

... division head Southern Ute Indian Tribe, who says: "Not only are we providing a cleaner healthcare environment for our medical and dental clinic patients, we're providing piece of mind. "The NanoSeptic products provide visual confirmation that we're doing everything possible to protect their health and wellbeing." Additional self-cleaning pr...

OspreyDeepclean: introducing innovation

...d cleaning and enhanced bactericidal sanitation coupled with the demand to achieve this in the most environmentally friendly way, means the growth and popularity of dry steam technology is ever increasing. "To stay at the forefront of this market OspreyDeepclean has development centres both in the UK and in Germany where its sister company Ospre...

Kärcher wins Amsterdam Innovation Award 2018

...s who specialise in paper recycling they are making the service practical and workable with minimal environmental impact. And they have invested in encouraging washroom users to buy into the idea of placing their towels in the correct bin and being part of the project with research into behavioural change. Other nominees in this category: * D...

Cleanology builds on new property services division

...SO:14001, ISO:9001 and Safe Contractor accreditations and is a member of the Green Organisation for environmental innovation. T: 0800 121 4835 E: sales@cleanology.com W: www.cleanology.com ...

Inspecting the goods at Ecolab

... Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to deliver safe food, maintain clean environments, optimise water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. Products on show include Greaselift, a ...

Morclean looking for additional international distributors for its BinWash system...

...scious about their carbon footprint.[TRIMTO] "We wanted to develop and launch a product that the environmentally-minded love, a concept that operators want to be part of, a machine that turns heads and one that offers more than just necessity and compliance," said Peter. The BinWash City is capable of cleaning two bins at any one time. Taking...

Introducing Myriad, Brightwell Dispensers' new soap and paper dispenser range

...tude of branding and design options * Modern, sleek and stylish look that adapts beautifully to any environment * High quality soap and paper dispensers * Smooth surface for easy cleaning and maintenance The Myriad range includes the following soap and paper dispensers: * 900ml soap dispenser with options to mix and match pumps and containers...

TomCat's new scrubbers are easy to operate and have a wealth of features

...as this has a shelf life, its benefits are lost. A further bonus when it comes to looking after the environment is that there aren't any plastic bottles involved and after 40 minutes the aqueous ozone reverts to plain water again. www.tomcatequip.com / www.tomcat-uk.co.uk ...

Ecological cleaning products manufactured in the UK

Bio-Productions showed innovative and environmentally sustainable products and revolutionary systems for the cleaning industry, such as Biological Urinal Blocks and Biological Washroom Cleaner that remove calcium. "Bio-Productions is the innovator behind the original non-pDCB urinal block," said the company's Angela Gill.[TRIMTO] "We formul...

Dustcontrol and Speedy combine for Willmott Dixon in London landmark refurbishment

...London, an undertaking that will see the Grade II listed building transformed into a modern working environment.[TRIMTO] The project has unique challenges, both in relation to the materials contained within the building and the requirements of the new fit out itself, which is spread across over 600 rooms, presenting some significant potential he...

RPC bpi recycled products in recycling sponsorship challenge for Volvo Ocean Race

...d up to Operation Clean Sweep, an international initiative to keep plastic litter out of the marine environment, and set up by the plastics industry led in the UK by the British Plastics Federation. RPC bpi recycled products is part of British Polythene which was purchased in August 2016 by RPC Group - a plastic products design and engineering c...

Better decisions from better air

...were corporate managers, architects, and designers. The workers spent six days in a controlled work environment, working from 9 09:00 - 17:00 each day. During this time, the indoor air quality conditions fluctuated without their knowledge, shifting from: - An optimised environment, where ventilation was increased; chemicals and products - includ...

Waste management 'biggest contributor' to UK environmental goods and services sector

The Office for National Statistics' newly-released statistical bulletin on the UK environmental goods and services sector - (EGSS): 2010 to 2015 - has revealed that the waste management sector is the largest contributor to EGSS. It has also revealed that the renewable energy contribution to EGSS continues to grow while the recycling contribut...

Industry veteran launches new jansan consulting firm from Canada

...prosper," reveals Mike. "Working with the great people at Avmor, Enviro-Solutions, as well as UL/Environment, I was able to help these companies build their brands, improve operations and management, and develop new markets and opportunities." As an example of what he has accomplished, Mike points to his work at Enviro-Solutions. "Even at ...

New self-cleaning film for touchscreens enhances cleanliness at airports, doctor's offices, restaurants and schools

...ical trial to assess real world outcomes from using multiple self-cleaning surfaces in a healthcare environment. These surfaces would include door handle skins, reception counter mats and tissue box covers. "With many facilities, the janitorial staff focus on traditional cleaning tasks such as emptying bins, and cleaning windows, floors and toil...

Learn how to design ergonomically

...hods, such as interviews, questionnaires and focus groups * Task Analysis * Controls and Displays * Environmental Factors - Lighting, Floors and footwear, Noise Suited to all who have an interest in workplace ergonomics and wish to understand more about possible interventions that could be made to assess and improve worker comfort, safety and pe...

Latin American women entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia launch worldwide campaign on Indiegogo

While studying their PhD in Environmental Sciences and Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia (KAUST), Luisa Javier and Sandra Medina, engineers from Mexico and Colombia, co-founded a biotechnology company Wayak and are launching their crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, for their instant laundry spray...

Treatment that transforms sintered stone facades into self-cleaning air purifiers wins award

... 2050, in comparison to the 1990 levels. In response to this serious problem, Neolith joined the environmental conservation efforts with the market launch of a revolutionary treatment for its Skyline facade line: PuretI an aqueous and titanium dioxide nanoparticle-based treatment that is sprayed on Neolith to create a photocatalytic, self-cleani...

Award confirms recycling best practices

...K's leading independent website for the sector. The Awards are the most prestigious event in the environmental calendar, providing industry recognition for businesses' achievements in reducing waste to landfill. RPC bpi recycled products took the award in one of the hardest-fought and most competitive of the 16 categories. The company's entry...

Welsh global biosciences company extends probiotic cleaning range to empower consumers

...sponsible cleaning agents that are free from damaging chemicals, sustainable for both users and the environment. Genesis Biosciences is a market leader in beneficial bacteria fermentation and is the first company to develop, manufacture and offer both microbial and antimicrobial products for the facilities management, I&I, WWT and marine ind...

Enhance Office Cleaning wins Living Wage Champion Award

...oberts, freelance journalist, writer and broadcaster, The Observer * Jane Gratton, head of business environment and skills policy at British Chambers of Commerce * Matt Sparkes, head of corporate responsibility, Linklaters * Tess Lanning, director of the Living Wage Foundation The Living Wage is an hourly pay rate set independently, updated annu...

Driven by African group Excellerate - Templewood acquires LCC

...ny builds upon its significant strength in FM-partnering and its client base in the corporate built environment, high-end retail, property management, education and manufacturing sectors. "Having known of Bob's reputation in the industry for many years I was delighted when the suggestion was made to merge our businesses to provide an even better...

CDC-funded clinical trial proves UV disinfection effective in decreasing C. diff hospital-wide

...dy proves that with an enhanced terminal room UV disinfection program in place, the entire hospital environment is safer," said Alice Brewer, MPH, CIC, director of clinical affairs for Tru-D SmartUVC. "Regardless of whether the room was previously occupied with a patient who had an MDRO (multidrug-resistant organism), or whether or not they had bee...

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...o gain momentum. In Scotland alone, over 20 million plastic bottles are left to litter the environment each year and households produce approximately 120,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste. Over 64,000 tonnes of plastic food packaging and plastic bottles is thrown into household general rubbish bins and sent to landfill every year. This...

New biobased nonwoven cloths support CSR cleaning policies

Wecoline has launched an environmentally-friendly range of biobased nonwoven cloths. Available in four colours, the cloths are made from a combination of PLA and viscose, which makes them ideal for fitting in with a Corporate Social Responsibility cleaning policy. PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) is an environmentally-friendly material, made from organi...

Skanwear champions employee safety and company culture with launch of branded PPE

... PPE doesn't just mean that employees are easily recognisable in a busy and often hazardous working environment, but having your brand feature on personal protective equipment also reinforces the company's culture in the face of clients and members of the general public." Skanwear is able to ensure the quality of the products it provides by cont...

Scrubber dryers streamline carpet cleaning in historic Stowe

... within the school that requires daily cleaning. Keeping these floors clean and safe in such a busy environment is a considerable challenge. "Our pupils play numerous field sports, so muddy footwear makes for an awful amount of dirty carpets in need of constant cleaning," Helen Bagby, Head of Support Services, explains. "In such historic buildin...

Beacon of hope for recycling as major funding agreement signed on plastics plant

...r) - supported by the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund. Scotland's Environment Secretary visited Project Beacon to see progress on the new state-of-the art recycling centre, which brings together a group of cutting-edge recycling firms: PI Polymer Recycling along with Recycling Technologies and Impact Recycling, wit...

Bio Productions managing director to join Green Organisation awards judging panel

...s, has been invited to join the judging panel for the international Green Organisation 'Green Apple Environment 2018' awards. She will be one of a team of experts from a diverse range of industries that will review and mark all the entries, which are submitted by companies from all around the world. Judging takes place in August and Awards cere...

Greyland Chemicals leading the way in UK with recycled polymer packaging

... rollout of these recycled materials will ensure that Greyland and Alpla will be meeting the future environmental demands and expectations of both retailers and consumers," says Greyland MD Richard Dyson. E: sales@greyland.co.uk W: www.greyland.co.uk ...

Phil Smith takes up new role as group sales director at Templewood /LCC

...oasts some impressive cleaning industry credentials... A Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, Phil is also a committee member for the British Institute of Cleaning Science's London & Home Counties region, part of the Service Provider Leadership Group of the Living Wage Foundation, a member of the British Institute ...

Free sustainability guide outlines opportunities for the green transformation of businesses

...e highlights practical, green measures and includes a checklist for how businesses can reduce their environmental impact. The London specialist in secure commercial cleaning is making the guide freely available on its website, as the importance of sustainable actions and minimising the amount of materials that end up in landfill or polluting our...

CBRE Group to acquire majority interest in FM provider Ramot Group in Israel

... include technical maintenance, project management, cleaning services, reception administration and environmental health and safety. The Ramot Group will operate as part of CBRE's Global Workplace Solutions occupier outsourcing business in Israel and adds an extensive suite of integrated facilities management and specialist technical capabilitie...

Singapore's established 'scores on the doors' will be no more

Singapore's National Environment Agency is introducing a new Food Hygiene Recognition Scheme for licensed food retail establishments. It will phase out the existing food hygiene grading system upon implementation of the new Food Hygiene Recognition Scheme in late 2020. The new Scheme will recognise and affirm consistent efforts in upholding hi...

Research shows polyurethane kitchen sponge helps keep E. coli at bay

...ts that a groundbreaking study by Charles P. Gerba, Ph.D., a renowned professor of microbiology and environmental sciences at the University of Arizona, reveals that using a kitchen sponge made of polyurethane foam significantly reduces the spread of E. coli, decreasing the risk of infection by up to 90%, when compared to a traditional cellulose sp...

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...put a stop to this whole scenario of the shameful abuse meted out by we, the general public, on our environment as well as on those whose job it is to clean it. You can read all about that experience in next week's issue. Herman Gordon's story has been all over the UK press this week but if you're one of our thousands of overseas readers who aren't...

Nanotera launches powerful plant-based surfactants for oil industry

...nd hazardous products currently used in the oil & gas industry. Dedicated to protecting the environment, the company's scientists focus on producing 100% plant-based, environmentally friendly cleaning products that are readily biodegradable. The range of products match, or exceed the efficacy of traditional products which have a high impact...

To Hydrofinity and beyond...

...en by the principle that water is essential and precious. And by helping our customers reduce their environmental footprint while creating substantial cost efficiencies in their laundry operations, we begin to change the conversation in commercial laundry to a focus on water conversation and ongoing sustainability." Hydrofinity uses cutting-edge...

Cole & Wilson introduces Caretex professional laundry powders

...winning combination of machinery, programming and chemicals, that will best suit their business and environmental goals. www.christeyns.com ...

UBM EMEA announces record-breaking year for Facilities Show 2018

... with the wider P&M series, is playing a vital role in maintaining and creating safe and secure environments, something that resonates strongly with us. "We look forward to welcoming visitors and exhibitors again next year, when they will be able to travel to ExCeL more quickly than ever before via the Elizabeth line." The Facilities Show...

Plan for change: the message at the CHSA's House of Commons event

...even-days-a-week. "These same expectations are being carried forward to the business-to-business environment. Finally, customers now expect that communication and support is tailored to their preferences and delivered in a way that suits them." "To be relevant now and in the long term, companies need to recognise and respond to this never-end...

Waste specialists join forces to become one of the UK's largest waste brokers

Special Waste Recycling (SWR) and New Star Environmental (Newstar) have this week announced the merger of both companies to become SWRNewstar. The merger - which comes at a time when businesses are increasingly looking to exploit more value from their waste, where recycling management, environmental challenge and initiatives within Energy fro...

Cleaning company goes for green

... Bio-Productions has once again been recognised by The Green Organisation for its commitment to the environment. Last week, the organisation awarded the Burgess Hill company a Certificate of Achievement for planting seven trees in June. This contributes to the impressive 114 trees the company has planted as part of the Green Earth Appeal and Uni...

Expansion is coming to Selden...

...ut the entire supply chain. It will also help to ensure products are used in safer, better and more environmentally sustainable ways. Online training and technical advice will be available all the way to the end user. "We will be inviting all current and prospective customers of Selden, and its associated brands, to a customer open week where...

Two new representatives join CHSA Council

...cleaning and hygiene products. My marketing expertise in both the consumer and business-to-business environments will help us make sure our campaigns are successful. "I am looking forward to working with my colleagues in the industry and making a positive contribution." www.chsa.co.uk ...

Logistics industry commits to ambitious carbon reduction target by 2025

...significant steps have already been made by the industry to change its behaviours and impact on the environment. "However, we think this target is challenging, given that, in reality, there are only seven years left to achieve it, but if the right things are done it can be delivered. "The logistics sector will continue to work to make every e...

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...976 but back then I was too young and selfish to worry about water shortages. Now I'm more aware of environmental issues though and with a hosepipe ban looming I'm doing all I can to conserve water. Something else that's never out of the headlines these days is the damage plastics are doing to our environment, so when I visited a cocktail bar t...

Soapbox: Kimberly-Clark on the advantages of drying with paper

..., jet air dryers can blow water droplets that can contain bacteria and viruses into the surrounding environment, increasing the potential spread of pathogens. These devices are often depicted as a compact, faster and more hygienic way to dry your hands. But some surfaces of jet air dryers can harbour up to 48 times more bacteria than a toilet se...

First 'Symphony Project' licensing agreement signed with Chinese commercial laundry OEM

...nd provides significant commercial opportunity. Xeros' technologies uniquely offer both sustainable environmental and competitive advantages in a country with increasing water stress and pricing. Xeros has previously announced that it is undergoing testing and validation trials with two other market leading commercial washing machine OEMs. These...

Working together to improve recycling at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport

...will be burned," says EMCR. "As a large part of plastic incineration is toxic, it is harmful to the environment. In addition, all plastics made from petroleum are not biodegradable. "But the advantage is that plastic recycling is simple and good. However, we can only recycle and reuse plastic waste, when plastic is separated from the rest. "A...

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...afety issues of concern for respondents were food hygiene when eating out (33%), chemicals from the environment (such as lead) in food (30%), food additives (29%) and food poisoning (28%). The top wider food issues of concern were the amount of sugar in food (55%), food waste (51%), food prices (43%) and animal welfare (42%). Concern about food saf...

ACI names toxicologist James Kim as associate vice president, science & regulatory affairs

...ientific and research organisations, including International Life Sciences Institute's Health & Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI), where he served as senior scientific program manager; and TetraTech Sciences, where he worked as toxicologist and program director. "Dr Kim's extensive experience as a toxicologist and researcher, working i...

The two Sussex companies keeping Brighton's i360 sparkling

...an easy decision because the quality of its products is unrivalled. The fact that it offers so many environmentally-friendly products is the cherry on top, especially when we are working in a city like Brighton." Bio-Productions is a leading cleaning chemicals manufacturer set apart from many by its ongoing commitment to the environment. It is a...

Family-run company, Cromwell Polythene, will spring into 2019 in stunning new office space

...anks to our commitment to reliably and consistently supplying high-quality products with the lowest environmental impact," explains Cromwell Polythene managing director, James Lee. "We have exciting plans to grow extensively over the next few years and this move is a sound investment for us. "The Sherburn2 development near to our current office ...

Golden Line Green Care shares research into duct cleaning and indoor air pollution

Indoor air quality is gaining more importance as air pollution becomes a global environmental issue and we learn more about the risks to our health, of living and working in a polluted environment. Award-winning, Toronto, Canada-based cleaning company Golden Line Green Care has been carrying out research on duct cleaning and indoor air polluti...

Bio-P pulls flush on odorous washroom smells

...roud that our Biological Bio-P is completely compatible with septic tanks, making it kinder for the environment," says Angela Gill, managing director of Bio-Productions. "We have clients who use them in schools as well as pubs, clubs, restaurants, and more. Men's toilets have a universally bad reputation for foul smells and poor cleanliness, but th...

Labour shortage 'a constant problem' for cleaning companies in Hungary

... tools, materials and technologies," notes Zoltán. "The importance of 'green cleaning', i.e. environmentally friendly solutions, is growing. "By highlighting the state-of-the-art products and services that are used by the cleaning industry these days, MATISZ aims to educate customers on the need for acceptable prices to be paid for the cl...

Study uncovers reason Danish cleaning workers retire early

...d." Source: 'Early retirement among Danish female cleaners and shop assistants according to work environment characteristics and upper extremity complaints: an 11-year follow-up study' by Lone Donbæk Jensen, Jens Peter Ellekilde Bonde, Michael Victor Christensen, and Thomas Maribo; published 2016, in the US National Library of Medicine ...

Becọ - good, clean fun!

...t, because it's vegan, readily biodegradable, hypo-allergenic and never tested on animals * For the environment, because one 5-litre container provides 6,250 doses - 2.5 x more than liquid hand soap and can save up to 1,760 litres of water In answer to the rising demand for brands with authentic purpose, Becọ appeals to the sense of optimism i...

China Crisis: mixed recyclables ban will force businesses to rethink waste management and focus on value

...ve some short-term benefits to the waste producer - but it also plays lip service to the concept of environmental sustainability. Businesses have an ethical responsibility to apply the waste hierarchy to ensure that all waste is segregated and presented for recycling wherever possible. Placing mixed recyclables in general waste shows a disregard...

BCC announces details of Resource Management Show to run parallel to Cleaning Show

...ivate sectors who are involved in facilities management, waste management, utilities, recycling and environmental health. As with The Cleaning Show, which alternates annually between London and Manchester, The Resource Management Show will be co-produced by The British Cleaning Council and Quartz Business Media. Stan Atkins, chair of the Brit...

America's Best Restroom 2018 contest finalists announced

...r itself, and features water-efficient fixtures and LED lighting to reduce electrical costs and its environmental impact. With crown moulding, cove lighting, glass mosaic details and tiles from around the globe, this Manhattan marvel is a site to behold. * Dream Hollywood Hotel - Hollywood, CA: The Dream Hollywood Hotel's rooftop has a washroom ...

Ready to tee off at the ISSA's European Golf Day?

...rs are welcome to attend the event, which provides an ideal opportunity for networking in a relaxed environment - not only during the day, but also at the after-match meal, which will include the golf prizes presentation. The Golf Day registration fee, which includes dinner and a breakfast bacon butty, is £70 per person. For those just wis...

Two new videos highlight security challenges in cleaning

...ng also helps to keep cleaning operatives themselves safe. Everyone has the right to work in secure environments, and anybody employing cleaning operatives has a duty of care to ensure they can work safely without the risk of physical harm. Understanding that security and safety are a two-way priority is essential to gain the highest level of servi...

Bio-Productions: planting trees to support the environment

...roud to have planted eight trees this month, to demonstrate its long-term commitment to helping the environment. Since becoming a Green Organisation member, the company has planted a total of 132 trees under the auspices of the Green Earth Appeal and the United Nations Billion Tree Campaign. The trees are planted where the need is greatest aroun...

Cromwell Polythene to speak about resource-efficiency of plastic at RWM 2018

...they are essential for modern life, and, if manufactured and used responsibly, they can benefit the environment and enrich our lives," he argues. "At RWM, I'll be speaking on the issue of the problems of plastic litter and marine pollution, which are very real and need tackling. However, they are the result of littering or poor waste management,...

Litterbugs fall foul of Malvern Council

...s, none of which have been for failing to carry a dog poo bag. However, the council's Community and Environmental Protection Officers have spoken to more than 200 people, all of whom were able to prove they had the means to clean up after their pet. More than 250 people have also signed up to the council's Green Dog Walkers scheme which is a non...

Britannia Hotel Group flies the Nilfisk flag

...the VL500. This unit has a special dual filtration system that allows the machine to be used in any environment, wet or dry, without the need to change the filters. Georgina Hughes, Group Buyer for the Britannia Hotel Group comments on the procurement process and contract delivery: "The service we received from Nilfisk, both pre-and post-contrac...

Kennedy expands Satin Ellipse range with two new feminine hygiene products

...r freshening, sanitising and feminine hygiene units. Effectively the satin range covers all hygiene environments including business, healthcare and hospitality facilities, enabling business owners to offer their clients a great washroom experience. The dispensers are designed with the service specialist in mind and are prized for high quality, eleg...

Vectair Systems launches new P-Screen triple action urinal screen

...arger spaces can choose to co-ordinate scents with other Vectair Systems' products to harmonise the environment. Secondly, its active central core provides impressive enzyme protection, containing naturally occurring bacteria that degrade organic matter, eliminating bad smells. This also reduces organic scale build-up by ensuring that uric salt ...

Latest eguide looks beyond basics to simplify selection of chemical protective gloves

...tective Gloves - Part 2' looks specifically at three key considerations for glove selection - task, environment and fit - and outlines steps that can be taken to help simplify the selection process. Where the first eGuide explored the dangers posed by chemicals and how to select gloves based on the specific chemicals being encountered, the secon...

RPC bpi recycled products sharpens sustainability focus with important acquisition

... the leading recycling solutions provider, RPC bpi recycled products, has made customer service and environmental stewardship central elements to everything it does. Gerry McGarry (pictured), managing director of RPC bpi recycled products explains: "With PLASgran joining our RPC bpi recycled products group, we are now clearly the largest plastic...

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...n early stage that littering is wrong and that we all need to take ownership of the problem and our environment. I love Wychavon District Council's and its waste & recycling partner FCC Environment's competition for residents to name each of the 15 new waste and recycling trucks which will take to the roads next month. What better way to bri...

Idexx Pseudalert Test accepted as Global ISO Standard

...cal downtime and closed facilities. "King's College Hospital strives to maintain a bacteria-free environment, and part of ensuring a clean facility is regular testing for contaminants including Pseudomonas aeruginosa," says Paul Balaam, senior estates officer, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, one of London's largest and busiest teac...

Germ-zapping robots help Hunterdon Medical Center reduce superbug infections by 76%

...bs for up to five months -- posing a risk to patients and hospital employees. Now, when Hunterdon's Environmental Services team member has finished cleaning a room, he or she brings in a LightStrike robot to quickly zap away pathogens that may have been left behind. Hunterdon was already following infection prevention best practices recommended ...

Drug resistant bacteria found in biofilm on 93% of critical care hospital surfaces can now be tackled

...utant germs which are resistant to antibiotics; resulting in healthcare acquired infections. The US Environmental Protection Agency has this week registered the first product to be effective against these biofilms. Medentech is announcing the efficacy of its effervescent NaDCC disinfection tablet for cleaning and disinfection. "This is something...

Cintas offers back-at-school tips for limiting the spread of illness

...oughout educational facilities. [TRIMTO] These tips will assist schools in maintaining a healthy environment, particularly in the build-up to this year's cold and flu season. "Schools can be a breeding ground for illness-causing germs that result in reduced student and staff productivity and even prolonged absences," says John Engel, director...

ICMMA appoints new Secretariat

... has always acknowledged the needs and concerns of all and promoted a positive, encouraging working environment. I'm also looking forward to working with Rob and Rachel now. Both will be a strong asset to the company, supporting and bringing out the best in the ICMMA team." www.cleaningmachines.org ...

We've received several emails, phone calls and responses on our Facebook page to last week's leader in which I asked what we can do to prevent people from leaving their rubbish around our public spaces, for others to clear up. I and most of those I've spo

...n early stage that littering is wrong and that we all need to take ownership of the problem and our environment. I love Wychavon District Council's and its waste & recycling partner FCC Environment's competition for residents to name each of the 15 new waste and recycling trucks which will take to the roads next month. What better way to bring our...

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... it? I think the story that's elicited the biggest reaction by far, is the news that Healthcare Environment Services has been stripped of its 15 NHS clinical waste disposal contracts in England following the discovery of what has been quoted as 'hundreds of tonnes of human body parts and organs piling up at facilities'. The contractor was found...

Bunzl Canada's intelligent washroom system captures global interest

...cted devices to enable customers in retail, healthcare, airports, conference centres and commercial environments to have a predictable, high-quality washroom service experience. It also enables facilities maintenance teams to better manage resources and improve efficiency. Interest in the technology is growing rapidly in Canada, and a bilingual ...

Interesting pre-conference site visit announced!

...ove, VP European public affairs, Coca-Cola European Partners * Philippe Diercxsens, packaging & environment manager, Danone Waters Division * Frank Vandewal, circular economy EPR co-ordinator, Tetra Pak International * Vincent Vincent, head of Suez Circpack, Suez Recycling & Recovery * Ramon Knoester, founder, Recycled Island Foundation * S...

Exclusive Matrix Cleaning Systems distributor deal for Carey Cleaning Machines in Ireland

...elp and advice is always available. "Our portfolio allows our customers to clean in the toughest environments with our industrial equipment range of steam cleaners, vacuums and walk-behind/ride-on scrubber dryers and sweepers," says Carey Cleaning Machines' managing director William Carey, pictured left with Matrix Cleaning Systems' sales direct...

Rallying staff say patients, care, infection control all adversely affected by healthcare cuts

... of cuts at Health Sciences North. The cuts touch many areas of patient care including nursing, environmental services, administration, hospital linens, and other hospital support services. At the rally held at the Paris Street entrance to HSN, staff called for adequate funding for the hospital, which operates at capacity or overcapacity alm...

Vectair Systems launches stylish EcoShell non-aerosol, non-programmable air freshener - bringing locations 'out of their shell'

...coshell can be used in a variety of different locations and in different ways, using scent to bring environments 'out of their shell'. This includes hotel bedrooms, offices, washrooms and homes. The design is protected which means it is truly one of a kind. Ecoshell is particularly effective when placed onto or near to an air conditioning vent, ...

Healthcare professionals see technology as infection control tool

...be help managers clean more efficiently, enabling facilities to exercise greater control over their environment. "Healthcare workers carry a great amount of responsibility, protecting the health of patients on a daily basis," says Tom Bergin, marketing director for Essity Professional Hygiene, North America. "Introducing new technology and moder...

Easyroll Ellipse: a new version of Kennedy's centre pull dispenser

Kennedy's Easyroll is a versatile hand drying dispenser suitable for all environments, including washroom, catering and hospitality. The Easyroll Ellipse comes with a translucent cover that enables easy inspection of paper level and is water and dust resistant to keep the paper towel dry and clean. The standard Easyroll Ellipse is Arctic white...

Professor Mark Wilcox to present latest study at Infection Prevention Society Conference 2018

...ation is based on the multicentre study he led in France, Italy and UK, exploring the prevalence of environmental contamination - including by antibiotic resistant bacteria - in hospital toilets used by visitors, staff and patients according to two hand drying methods: paper towels and jet air dryers. It will take place on Monday 1st October from 1...

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...surrounds this busy and vibrant show. There are four categories: Contract Innovation, Training, Environmental & Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility - so if you think you're a cut above the rest, find out more now, since entries must be submitted by 21st December. Download an entry form at: www.cssa-uk.co.uk/awards/ I can'...

IEHA launches healthcare initiative at ISSA Show North America 2018

...r, including Microbiology 101 for an Effective Infection Control Program and The Brave New World of Environmental Services and Infection Control - A simulated operating room environment with cleaning and maintenance best-practice demonstrations - Complimentary blood pressure testing administered by registered nurses - Access to the ISSA Show North ...

Comparison beach litter research to mark Recycle Week indicates a reduction in littering

...ed significantly, and medical waste. Waste items that reach the ocean are a threat to the marine environment. Levels of litter were recorded across the same predefined items as last year's survey, across eleven types: plastic / polystyrene, rubber, cloth, paper and cardboard, wood (machined), metal, glass, pottery/ceramics, sanitary waste, medic...

Cleaning as a profession? No thanks!

...s clean, the work our members do is vital to ensure we can all live in a hygienic, healthy and safe environment. "Further, a vast majority of cleaning operatives take great pride in their work, their professionalism, and the contribution they make to improving society. "It's therefore disappointing that some people think the cleaning industry...

Cleaners in the spotlight: Thank Your Cleaner Day 2018

... thousands of skilled, hardworking cleaning staff are onsite to ensure premises, working and living environments are kept clean, safe and hygienic ensuring they are 'ready to go' for the next business day.[TRIMTO] Originating in New Zealand in 2015 and now in its fourth year, Thank Your Cleaner Day is a global initiative for businesses all over ...

10th Anniversary of World MRSA Day - A call to action

...solation (using rapid testing) * Strict adherence to hand hygiene * Thorough decontamination of the environment using the latest technology * Implementing a good stewardship program for antibiotics * All high-risk patients should be screened upon admission to a hospital. The 10th Annual World MRSA Day Kickoff Event & C.diff Summit was held o...

WHO calls for increased investment to reach the goal of a toilet for all

...tive health-based guidance on sanitation. Dr Maria Neira, director, Department of Public Health, Environmental & Social Determinants of Health, WHO, added: "Billions of people live without access to even the most basic sanitation services. "The transmission of a host of diseases, including cholera, diarrhoea, dysentery, hepatitis A, typho...

New Clorox Disinfecting Bio Stain & Odour Remover safely deals with body fluids

... like blood, faeces and vomit can contain a variety of pathogens, and as people move throughout the environment, they interact with different surfaces and move germs from surface to surface. The impact can be tremendous and not just on public health, but on reputation, as well. It comes as no surprise that people are most offended by the odour a...

Industry giants partner to offer premium smart washroom management system

...partnering to offer a premium smart washroom management system in connected away-from-home washroom environments such as office buildings, airports and universities. This industry-first partnership offers facilities managers the Kimberly-Clark Professional Onvation 'Smart Restroom' management system which features Scott towel and bath tissue, a...

Belfast weekend demonstrates benefits of wet cleaning

...ve step and results have been outstanding, allowing the team to be able to provide an efficient and environmentally-friendly service. Brendan Clifford from NLIE comments: "It was a very successful open day and we are already getting some great feedback." Visitors came from both Northern Ireland and Eire and as Dermot Clements from William Cle...

Avmor celebrates Its 70th Anniversary by looking forward to the next 70 years

...ue to focus on developing cleaning solutions that are effective, help protect human health, and the environment. "We would not be here today if it were not for the scores of passionate people working for Avmor," he says. "Along with our distributors throughout North America, we view these people as the backbone of our company." Looking back, ...

NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces opens centre for innovation in smart materials

...ided to foster development of other types of smart materials that improve people's lives and reduce environmental impact. "While NanoTouch is focused on continued development of self-cleaning surfaces for healthcare, education, travel and commercial cleaning, we are excited about the prospect of partnering with scientists and innovative companie...

Gojo - 2018 finalist in 9th annual Responsible Business Awards

...ating a healthy future and put great effort into understanding and proactively managing the social, environmental and economic impacts of our business on society and the environment as new needs and challenges emerge." Gojo was selected as a finalist for the Innovation of the Year award for its Purell brand Healthy Soap with Clean Release Techno...

The increasingly important role of technology in the cleaning industry

...rogram... Although a bit of traditional 'elbow grease' is still essential when achieving a clean environment, it is an undeniable fact that technology is playing an increasingly important role. The emergence of new trends will help to revolutionise the entire sector and it is critical for companies to appreciate the options at their disposal...

Van Excellence launches calm solution for poor driver mental health

... men under 45, I was moved to take action. Van drivers often operate in highly pressured and lonely environments, and the combination of tight deadlines and isolation can lead to stress, exhaustion and poor nutrition. "Van Excellence is committed to improving the wellbeing of all its drivers. We've been overwhelmed by the positive reaction from ...

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...bottles, by Rothy's of San Fransisco ( www.rothys.com ). Like the Larq bottle, they're good for the environment and they look great too, don't you think? Please get in touch either by emailing me or posting a comment on our Facebook page   www.facebook.com/Cleanzine  You can also follow us on Twitter  @cleanzine ...

Viridor invests £3.7m in Crayford materials recycling facility to improve quality and safety

...r than a sprinkler system which will deluge a larger area). "The turrets discharge water with an environmentally-friendly additive which penetrates the waste pile to cool the affected material and seal off the potential ignition spread. The fire service can override the automated system and manually direct fire-fighting efforts if required." ...

Middleton Shopping Centre contract win for Aston Services

...on's town centre. Our commitment to customer service and providing the cleanest and safest possible environment for our public to enjoy is priority and we are looking forward to working with Aston Services Group to fulfil this." Alistair Clayton, commercial director at Aston Services Group says of the contract win: "Middleton Shopping Centre ...

Environmental Cleaners laud perseverance and expertise of military forces

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners has recently held its annual Military Awards. This event shines a light on the fantastic achievements of the servicemen, women and cadets that contribute to making our armed forces one of the most respected and accomplished in the world today. The event took place at London's impressive Trinity...

Revealed: new names for recycling trucks!

Wychavon District Council and its waste and recycling collections partner FCC Environment have now sifted through over 300 resident entries for names for the 15, brand spanking new waste and recycling trucks which are taking to the roads this month. The names are: - Reggie Refuse - Sir Trash a Lot - The Incredible Bulk - Lambergreenie - Rec...

Envirocall leads Emma Bridgewater post-fire clean-up

...the factory. Through its partnership with Unitas, Envirocall has been appointed to undertake the environmental clean-up of the fire-damaged parts of the factory. The urgent need to get the whole factory back into working order as soon as possible, coupled with Envirocall's excellent track record for helping clients overcome critical obstacles...

Dust specialist launches most powerful gas-powered extractor to date

...-driven DC Storm LPG can last up to eight hours and doesn't require any cables, making it ideal for environments with a limited supply of electricity. The robust machine's 15 kW/21hp motor has the capacity to manage dust extraction in conjunction with work involving large-scale concrete construction and brickwork projects. In addition to oper...

Workplaces remain dangerous environments

Every year, 8,000 people die because of exposure to carcinogens at work and 13,500 new occupational cancer cases are registered in Britain. In the EU context, the statistics are even more startling: there are 80,000 deaths from work-related cancer every year, while approximately 120,000 people develop cancer annually as a result of their work act...

CDC-funded study underlines benefits of enhanced UVC disinfection in healthcare facilities

...infection method for contact precaution patient rooms to reduce the risk of HAIs originating in the environment." Alice Brewer says of the findings: "Tru-D is proud to be validated by more than 15 independent studies to show that it is capable of reducing infections hospital-wide. "Using patented technology, Tru-D ensures significant pathogen...

Cromwell Polythene shows it 'Leeds by Example'

...m recycled material to support the campaign over its six-month duration. The project, created by environmental charity Hubbub, with the support of compliance scheme, Ecosurety, 24 major brands and retailers, Leeds City Council and local institutions, aims to boost the recycling of food and drinks packaging. As part of a number of 35th anniver...

Hydro Systems launches Cloud-based IoT platform

...ata package. Benefits of Hydro Connect include: * Scalable solutions across multiple cleaning environments. Hydro Connect transmits data to the cloud in a number of ways, including cellular, WiFi or Bluetooth depending the environment. * A proven, reliable and secure platform. The Microsoft Azure architecture provides users with a trusted and...

Christeyns acquires Clover Chemicals

...ures consistent and high-quality cleaning results whilst maintaining a strong consideration for the environment. "The acquisition of Clover Chemicals is a great addition to the Christeyns family," comments Alain Bostoen, Christeyns CEO. "The people, expertise and quality of products produced by Clover make them a perfect fit for our business and...

Lucart joins Ellen MacArthur CE100 network to hasten circular economy ambitions

...se their circular economy ambitions. Lucart, which has made sustainability and innovation in the environmental field its core values, is one of only three Italian organisations that are members of the CE100, along with Intesa Sanpaolo and Gruppo Hera. The network focuses on collaboration, capacity building, networking and research and insigh...

Hepaco acquires Trans Environmental

US environmental and emergency response services provider Hepaco, has acquired Trans Environmental, the Illinois-based provider of environmental remediation, industrial cleaning and emergency response services. Trans founders Matt Warneke and Jeff Lonas will continue to lead the company after the closing of the acquisition. Financial terms of the...

On the other hand...?

...ome cases), it can measure several materials or finished gloves at the same time under a variety of environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity. The equipment is highly automated making it simple to use, fast and precise. Surprisingly, although liquids, such as water or blood, are relatively simple to keep out with a good seal, the...

Intelligent washroom solutions for optimal hygiene

...nsumables accommodate every hygiene need, including commercial and industrial, high and low traffic environments. Contemporary and elegant, its dispensers are complemented by environmentally-friendly consumables. The automatic range includes hand washing and sanitising dispensers, fully programmable air fresheners and feminine hygiene bins. Base...

Looking lively! London Cleaning Show 2019 steps up a gear with loads that's new

...vate sectors who are involved in facilities managementy, waste management, utilities, recycling and environmental health. A number of major industry names have already signed up to attend and these include - after a 10-year absence - Diversey, which has agreed to sponsor of the show's VIP lounge. Other leading brands and businesses returning nex...

Fresh from Greyland; the Green and Orange Maximum Range just got bigger

...e Green-Maximum Range; incorporating strains of harmless bacterial cultures that work together with environmentally sympathetic chemicals, it combines to break down organic waste and uric scale that cause offending odours in washrooms. Problems in the washroom? Green-Maximum is the complete solution! Outside of the washroom the 5L Orange-Maxi...

OspreyDeepclean's iS80 Pro: a diesel-powered heavyweight for the toughest of tasks

... With the superb steam volume generated and its low water consumption the iS80 Pro offers a truly environmentally-friendly alternative to many other cleaning methods. T: 01242 513123 E: info@ospreydc.com W: www.ospreydc.com ...

Wild about washrooms! Nature calls winner of Cintas America's Best Restroom contest

...zzle, but also educate along the walk with interpretive messaging about the wildlife and saving the environment. Sean Mulcahey, marketing manager, Cintas, says of the win: "We've been hosting this contest for 17 years and we're still blown away by facilities like J N 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which find new and innovative ways to ...

SC Johnson accelerates progress boosting plastic recycling and reuse

...lobe work together to solve this really important problem for humanity. "At SC Johnson, being an environmental leader has been a principle we have worked hard at for generations. With the increasing spotlight on the global plastic waste crisis, we wanted to share our efforts externally. We hope they inspire other companies to take similar steps ...

Essity presents new organisation and commits to 100% recyclability of plastic packaging

...itment is aligned with Essity's overall ambition that new solutions will contribute to reducing the environmental footprint by 33% by 2030. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The initiative is a collaboration with a broad group of leading companies, cities, philanthropists, pol...

IICRC seeks volunteers for new BSR/IICRC S530 and BSR/IICRC S590 Standards

...ve on consensus bodies for the development of two new Standards: BSR/IICRC S530 Standard for Indoor Environmental Assessment for Suspected Molud Contaminated Structures; and BSR/IICRC S590 Standard for HVAC Cleaning and Decontamination in a Water Damaged Environment. For those interested in serving on either the BSR/IICRC S530 or BSR/IICRC S590 ...

Anti-bacterial protection spray offers 48-hour protection

...pray, businesses can enjoy fewer days lost to sickness, increased productivity and an improved work environment, while those working specifically in healthcare can rely on better infection control thanks to the reduction in bacteria. There has been considerable interest from potential distribution partners in Europe, the Middle East, USA and Ind...

Mini Seatsan: economical, compact and elegant

...particularly suitable for high traffic hospitality washroom areas, large offices and other business environments. Robust, service-friendly and highly hygienic, the Mini Seatsan is available with a 300ml toilet seat sanitising foam. The ultra-economical foam is smoothly dispensed in 0.4ml doses and uses 30% less consumable than a comparable fluid...

Clarity-The Soap Co wins in two categories at The Planet Mark Awards

... process and individual," said Steve Malkin, founder of The Planet Mark. "The charity's approach to environmental & social sustainability is exemplary, and it is just the start. The manufacturer has reduced its carbon footprint by 15% per unit produced in the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018, with its offices full of posters relating...

CIRI announces Science Advisory Council

... is director of research for LRC Indoor Testing & Research, Cary, NC; and formerly Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Dr Cole's research focuses on the ecology of indoor environments, with special emphasis on identification and reduction of pollutant reservoirs and sources, bioaerosols, human expo...
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