* Cleanzine-logo-8a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 12th January 2017 Issue no. 754

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IICRC recognises outstanding instructors and industry leadership

From hiring a new president to the transition to self-management, 2016 was an exciting time of change for the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) and late last year the Institute recognised several industry leaders for their outstanding support during this period of transition.
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Major outcomes from Sustainable Cleaning Products summit

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The second Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit, hosted in Paris a few weeks ago, highlighted some of the sustainability shortcomings in the detergent and cleaning product industries. Summit participants called for greater attention to green formulations, packaging and consumer behaviour.
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Cleaning contractors should reflect on 2016 to help make 2017 better

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As the new year begins, this is a perfect time for cleaning contractors to take a serious look at their companies and evaluate how they are doing, says Ron Segura, president of US-based Segura & Associates, whose firm helps cleaning contractors grow and become more successful. And while he is basing his comments on the US industry, they have relevance for contractors all over the world.
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Haniel and Rentokil Initial to form European hygiene and textile services company

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German family-run business Haniel, founded in 1756, and UK giant Rentokil Initial have signed a joint venture agreement with the aim of creating an innovative, leading European company for workwear, cleanroom and hygiene services, under the CWS-boco banner.
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Kärcher redefines most important control element for high-pressure cleaners

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Kärcher is introducing a new design: the 'Easy!Force' trigger gun, for its range of commercial cold and hot water pressure washers.
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Steris acquisition bolsters DebMed's integrated hand hygiene compliance and skin care programme

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DebMed's recent acquisition of Steris hand hygiene and surface disinfectants (AIC) is allowing the company to introduce its full array of hand hygiene and skin care innovation to the US hospitals, partnering with them to help staff achieve the highest standards of hand hygiene behaviour.
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Dramatically improve field manager productivity with Templa Mobile v2

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If TemplaCMS is a driver of operational efficiency and financial savings in your organisation, it's Templa Mobile that gives your field managers finger-tip command of their site responsibilities and unlocks the benefits of improved client satisfaction. With the release of v2, TemplaCMS has introduced its second generation app and a range of new enhancements and benefits.
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Take a Byte to those tight spaces...

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Italian manufacturer RCM is delighted with the performance offered by its professional scrubber drier Byte 1.

Designed for quick and efficient maintenance operations in medium and small areas, it is easy to handle and facilitates fatigue-free work in tight spaces.
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New formula Sansafe antimicrobial bin liners join Cromwell's portfolio

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Cromwell Polythene is relaunching its Sansafe hygienic bin liners with a new formula, using recycled, rather than virgin material, as well as a more powerful scent additive.

The liners are tested to ISO22196, offering antimicrobial protection to hygienic liners for sanitary and medical disposal services, waste management and janitorial sectors.
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Cuts to cleaning increasing deadly infection risks for Ontario patients

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Are Ontario's hospitals clean enough to keep deadly bacteria from infecting already ill and immune-compromised hospital patients? With real provincial funding for hospital services falling for years, concerns are growing that Ontario hospitals do not have the capacity and enough cleaning staff to keep bedrails, mattresses, taps, door handles and chairs sterilised and bacteria-free.
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Unger Stingray shines all around

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Unger was presented with the Innovation Award at the international cleaning trade fair ISSA/Interclean North America recently. The Unger Stingray indoor window cleaning system managed to impress the jury and won the coveted award in the Supplies & Accessories category.
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Demand for amines in cleaning products to reach 1.6 million metric tons in 2020

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Demand for amines used in cleaning products is expected to increase 4.4% per year to 1.6 million metric tons in 2020.
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Greenspeed is moving

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As Greenspeed continues to grow, accelerated by the successful integration of the Ecover Professional range of ecological cleaning chemicals into its business, the company is moving to a new office at Rotterdam Airportplein 22-b, 33045 AP Rotterdam on 1st January 2017, where it will be sited on the third floor.
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Nautiel celebrates 25 years in yacht cleaning

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Happy 25th birthday to one of the longest-established marine service providers on Spain's Mediterranean coast. Nautiel Services is celebrating its birthday after opening a new office in Valencia and Palma de Mallorca, and exhibiting at the Valencia Boat Show during the Autumn.
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ISS divests activities in Iceland

ISS has announced that it is to divest its activities in Iceland, to reflect its strategy of focusing on its core business in markets with significant demand for integrated facility services and markets of importance for international key customers.
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Hygiena to acquire food safety diagnostics business from DuPont

DuPont Nutrition & 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.
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Global cleaning technology leader exposes cleaning habits in new 'Come Clean' Survey

With the holiday season officially upon us, millions of us will be preparing our homes to host friends and family to celebrate the holiday season. In addition to preparing meals, hanging decor and buying gifts, families will be putting away clutter and cleaning their homes before hosting guests and out-of-town visitors.
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I think I may have mentioned some years back (it was about the time Boris Johnson was almost hit by an apple core whilst on his bicycle... he cycled up to the car and threw the core back through the car window, at the passenger who'd discarded it) that I once made my daughter get out of my car to retrieve a lolly stick she'd just thrown into the road.

Why do I mention it again? Because the newpapers are full of reports that in future, drivers may be fined up to £200 for littering if a passenger throws rubbish from their car. The news first featured in the Daily Telegraph, whose reporters had shared the content of a 'leaked' Government document on litter strategy, which should not have come to light until later this year.

It says that local councils are to be given the power to hand out £60 littering fines to drivers who themselves or whose passengers are caught throwing litter from the car. This fine could then be tripled if unpaid for a month. The document revealed that ministers are frustrated by how hard it is to prosecute drivers over discarded litter because they cannot be easily identified, and that in future, the driver should be held responsible unless they can convince the guilty passenger to cover the fine.

The document reportedly states: "Britain must act now to clean up the country and change our culture so that it is no longer acceptable to drop litter". I realise that it could compromise friendships if drivers have to persuade those who've dropped litter from the car to cover the fine, but frankly, the sooner litter louts realise that 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 judging by her comments whenever she sees someone else drop litter, the severity of my punishment in terms of the embarrassment it caused, has clearly taught her a great deal. Now the proposals have come to light, why wait with the legislation? It's still New Year and time for resolutions... let's start the year as we mean to go on!

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This Week's News

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 protection, public safety and the UK chemicals industry and submissions must be received by 18:00 on 20th January.
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RPM acquires two companies with combined annual net sales of $42 million

* RPM.jpgRPM International has announced that it has acquired two businesses, a manufacturer of commercial floor cleaning equipment and chemicals, and a manufacturer of speciality chemical raw materials. The companies have combined annual net sales of approximately $42 million.
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Taking the trauma out of biohazard cleaning

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Six-in-10 SME invoices unpaid within debtor period

According to a new report commissioned by Amicus Commercial Finance, well over half (61%) of invoices issued by UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) remain unpaid within the debtor day period. Of these, almost three-quarters (70%) of firms say they rely on getting paid during their debtor day period to avoid facing a shortage of working capital.

The research shows that one in six (16%) SME invoices remains unpaid after 90 days and of these, almost half (7%) have yet to be settled after six months.
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Streamlined Orbis eco rotaries speed contractors towards more economical cleaning

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Manufactured in the UK and available worldwide, these robust, single-disc rotaries are built around the essential requirements of today's cleaning contractors.
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SCA launches Tork Stainless Washroom Upgrade Solutions in North America

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Cromwell instructional videos now on line

* Cromwell-vids.jpgCromwell Polythene has produced a series of helpful instructional videos, now available to view on the company's YouTube channel: www.youtube.com

Each less than two minutes long, the videos include 'How to calculate the specification for your refuse sack', 'How to calculate the correct size liner for a square or rectangular bin', 'How to calculate the correct size liner for a circular bin' and 'How to perform a drop test in accordance with the CHSA Plastic Refuse Sack Manufacturing Standard'.
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Soapbox: Delivering health for all with taps and toilets in Nigeria, where one in three healthcare facilities does not have access to water

By Michael Ojo, country director, WaterAid Nigeria

In so many ways, Nigeria is a study in contrasts. An ambitious middle-income country and Africa's largest economy, it also struggles to provide some of the most basic of services to its residents. An estimated one-third of Nigerians do not have access to clean water, and two-thirds do not have safe private toilets. And one in three healthcare facilities does not have access to water, according to a WHO landscape survey.
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New research shines a light on what really works in performance management

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Water-free robotic solar panel cleaning system at work in India's Bhadla Solar Park

* Eccoppia-Water-free.jpgEcoppia, a world-leading developer of robotic, water-free photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions, has signed an agreement with Solairedirect India, subsidiary of energy multinational ENGIE Group, to deploy its automated system in the 10,000-hectare, 2,255 MW Bhadla Solar Park in Jodhpur, Rajasthan India.
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National Trades Union Congress announces new deal for Singaporean cleaners

The Singaporean National Trades Union Congress has announced that Singaporean cleaners are to get a S$200 rise in monthly salary by 2019. This increase is mandatory, under the Progressive Wage Model review and means that wages are to be adjusted yearly from 2017 to 2019 and that scheduled wage increases and annual bonuses will be introduced from 2020.
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Recent UK News

Make a New Year's resolution to enter this year's CSSA Awards!

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We all know that minds were focused on many other things during the festive season - and of course there's this horrible flu-like virus that's circulating so aggressively and knocking us down like skittles, so the Cleaning & Support Services Association has quite sensibly extended the closing date for entries into its inaugural awards. If you're planning to enter, you now have until 31st January 2017 to do so.
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How to use cleaning chemicals safely

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By Nisbets, the Avonmouth, Bristol-based catering supplier with branches nationwide

"Anyone responsible for managing a premises will know how important the cleaning schedule, process and choice of products is. Cleaning products contain chemicals that allow them to do an effective job, but they can be potentially harmful to members of the public and the staff that use them.
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HSL to run a one-day course on 'Slips and Trips - Falls Prevention'

Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of major injuries in the workplace. These injuries can be devastating for the individual involved and they generate a huge financial burden on industry. Almost all slips and trips can be prevented, often with simple inexpensive interventions - but the key is in knowing the best methods. Slips and trips can happen for a number of reasons, but all too frequently people jump to conclusions about why they happen rather than looking for the true cause, or assume that it is 'just one of those things' and do nothing.
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Latest ONS data shows that gender pay gap still exists amongst cleaners at all levels

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The Office for National Statistics has issued its latest statistical bulletin on the gender pay gap and it shows that while more women are involved in cleaning work than men, the women earn less than their male colleagues per hour, whether they be basic cleaners, managers or anything in between.

Generally, at 18.1%, the gap in average pay between men and women, for all employees across many industries, is the lowest since records began. The cleaning industry fares a great deal better than that...
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ICE acquires Cleaning Equipment Supplies

Hampshire-based Industrial Cleaning Equipment, has, this month, acquired 100% of the shares of Cleaning Equipment Supplies (CES), which is based in Cwmbran, South Wales.

"This is a very exciting and strategic acquisition for the ICE business," says Mark Bresnihan, CEO of ICE. "We have been in discussion with CES for some time, to learn about how this opportunity could benefit both organisations and their customers. "We feel really positive about the CES business, its people and what it can bring to the ICE group.
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Christmas recycling tips

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Stockport residents are amongst the best in the UK at recycling and were amongst the top 10 authorities in the whole of England in 2015/16. Residents across Stockport, Cheshire, have helped the borough to recycle over 59.4% of household waste.
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FSA publishes local authority food law enforcement information

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The Food Standards Agency has this week published official statistics on food law enforcement by local authorities across the UK for the year 2015/16.

The information provided by local authorities and compiled by the FSA, which gives a detailed breakdown of enforcement activity across the country, shows an increase in a number of areas of local authority enforcement activity, and levels of hygiene compliance in food business, in spite of reported staffing reductions.
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Airport is overall Tork Loo of the Year Awards winner

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Gatwick Airport, the world's busiest single runway airport, was delighted be awarded the prestigious overall Tork Loo of the Year Award Trophy at the Loo of the Year Awards annual presentation event last Friday.
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TC Facilities Management secures cleaning contract with online retailer

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TC Facilities Management is now playing a part in helping an unnamed on-line retailer achieve speedy grocery deliveries from its distribution centre in London.
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Cashflow problems undermine four in 10 small UK firms

Four-in-10 (38%) small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have suffered cashflow problems over the past two years, according to new research by Amicus Commercial Finance, the specialist lender of flexible working capital to SMEs. The figure rises to two-thirds (65%) among medium-sized firms with between 50 and 250 staff.
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London Junk 'Waste Collection Experience Day' gift package: A truly unique gift!

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What do you give the man or woman who has everything? How about giving them a really rubbish Christmas or birthday present this year? The London Junk Waste Collection Experience Day gift package will be a present they will never forget.
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Zero Heroes - how to tackle Birmingham's food mountain

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Almost half of all waste placed in the City of Birmingham's household wheelie bins is food - that's the shock finding from new research carried out by Birmingham City Council.
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Incentive FM wins contract with Taylor Wimpey Central London

Incentive FM has been awarded a 12-month rolling contract to provide a range of services at Taylor Wimpey Central London's new marketing suite in Piccadilly.

Under the terms of the contract, Incentive FM will be providing reception, hospitality, cleaning and postroom services to the company. A team of full time and part time staff will be operating five days a week to deliver high levels of cleanliness and quality hospitality care to prospective and existing clients of Taylor Wimpey.
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Events & Exhibitions

Saudi Clean Expo
15-17th January 2017
The only dedicated cleaning event in Saudi Arabia
Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

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Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2017
Hyderabad
India

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Future of Surfactants Summit Europe
8-9th February 2017
Antwerp
Belgium

2nd Edition

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The London Cleaning Show
14-16th March 2017
After its inaugural success, The Cleaning Show opens its doors in London once more.
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Cleaning & Hygiene Expo
9-10th May 2017
Melbourne
Australia

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Pulire Verona
23-25th May 2017
Italy
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CleantexPulire 2017
12-14th June 2017
Johannesburg
South Africa

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HIGIEXPO 2017
8-10th August 2017
Sao Paulo
Brazil

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WFBSC
18-20th September 2017
Berlin
Germany

Held simultaneously with CMS

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CMS
19-22nd September 2017
Cleaning. Management.Services
Berlin
Germany

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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
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Middle East Cleaning Technology Week
7-9th November 2017
Dubai
UAE

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