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Study reveals innovations in self-cleaning surfaces positively impact jansan industry

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NanoTouch Materials, producer of NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces, recently completed two market research studies as part of a $2 million grant the company received last year. Those studies uncovered business opportunities and consumer preferences that will drive the cleaning industry and guide product development in NanoTouch's disinfection technology lab. 
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Global food safety firm NSF International and Euro Consultants Group join forces

Global food safety auditing, training and consulting organisation NSF International, has completed the acquisition of Euro Consultants Group, the Wavre, Belgium-based food safety and quality service company.
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Graffiti gone with Greyland chemicals

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So, your premises, or your client's premises, have experienced a graffiti attack. In order to avoid the 'broken window' effect where additional graffiti continues to appear, you'll want to get rid of it promptly.
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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul postponed

RAI Amsterdam, ISSA and local partner UBM, have announced that the ISSA/Interclean Istanbul exhibition, originally scheduled for 7th - 9th September 2016, has been moved to 18th - 20th October, 2017. After careful deliberation the organisation has made the decision to postpone the event, citing rising concerns from exhibitors and visitors regarding travel in and out of the country as the chief motive.
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Australia's contractors continue to embarrass themselves

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Writes Australian-based cleaning industry expert & ex-Inclean/ Inclean New Zealand publisher, Alan Hardcastle...
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A great initiative brings recycling to more public parks

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Ed: Much of the litter we see throughout the developed world, is thanks to the general public leaving signs of eating and drinking 'on the hoof' around our landscape.
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Microban relaunches global textiles division this month

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Microban International, the global textile odour control and prevention specialist, announced on Tuesday that it will relaunch its textiles division globally this month.
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IICRC calls for s400 consensus body volunteers

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) is seeking volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of the new BSR-IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance & Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment. Applications are now being accepted.
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Captive audience situation leads to development of micro cleaning/disinfecting system

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Having contracted MRSA in a hospital in Dublin in 2004, following major surgery, the owner of Creative Biocidal Solutions recognised - over his four and a half month stay - the need for micro cleaning of his hospital room on a daily basis, as well as the need to limit access to essential medical personnel only.
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New hospital facility service technology aims to improve patient experience

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Hospital technology available to manage functions such as room cleaning, heating and cooling maintenance and patient transportation, typically operates on different systems that do not interface with one another. To streamline facility service management, Aramark has integrated multiple systems into a new web-based platform called FacilityFit it was announced today.
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Welcome to the first edition of Cleanzine since our Summer break. I hope that if you too, have had a break, it’s been a good one.

* Compost-loo_142.jpgI’ve attended several festivals over the Summer and although I’ve been banging on about the benefits of compost loos for years I don’t believe I’ve shared any pictures. The ones I’ve used have been semi-permanent, posh wooden shacks with proper seats set into a wooden platform, with a pit below for everything to drop into. Users sprinkle sawdust over their contribution and everything smells really sweet, all the time. At some stage after the composting process is complete, the waste is removed and used to create energy. Perfect!

One festival I’ve attended for years is set in the grounds of a stately home. The owner told me this year that more than half the energy used ‘in the house’ and for the festival and other events held on the land, now comes from a combination of this human waste and food waste and peelings. That’s really good, isn’t it?

* compost-loos-bank.jpgThis year at another festival I saw temporary compost loos being installed, so took some pictures. These were raised to create space for green waste bins or non-porous sacks, which were to be taken away before composting had been completed, to the facility that would use the waste. This meant that effectively there would be no waste and that the festival field would be left as was, once all the revellers had departed.

I know it’s likely to be a long way down the line but I can’t help thinking that we need to be installing more of this type of facility in our public spaces. Local authorities throughout the UK are closing down our public toilets to save money, but if compost loos were used instead, the pressure on our sewage systems would be reduced and the waste could be sold to generate income that could be put towards stocking them with toilet tissue and sanitiser, couldn’t it?

Cleanzine goes out to 163 countries. If you’re reading this from somewhere that compost loos are common, please let me know about your experiences of them.

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This Week's News

Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit to tackle impacts

* Sustainable-cleaning-summit.jpgThe Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit will discuss practical approaches to address the impacts of cleaning products. Hosted in Paris on 26th -27th October, the second edition of this executive summit will feature sustainability metrics, green ingredients, sustainable packaging, and consumer impacts.

Professor Dr. Michael Braungart, co-founder of the Cradle-To-Cradle (C2C) design approach, will kick off the conference programme with a keynote titled 'Re-thinking sustainability'.
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Bacteria at universities... but not as you know it!

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The growing size of university campuses makes effluent management a huge task. Here, Bernard Daymon, president and CEO of global water, energy and maintenance solutions provider NCH Europe explores further.
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Dan Walker to host CHSA's Annual Golf Day

* CHSA-golf-day.jpgThe Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association tells us that its annual Golf Day (one of the highlights of the cleaning industry calendar), has attracted a well-known celebrity in the form of Dan Walker, presenter of Football Focus, BBC Breakfast and a daily show on Radio 5 Live called Afternoon Edition. Dan will be hosting the Awards Dinner that takes place after the competition and will, no doubt, be featuring in many of the pictures taken of the Awards ceremony, alongside the happy winners.

The event is taking place at Oulton Hall in Yorkshire on 15th September and there will be plenty to keep the non-golfers amongst us happy too...
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What a well-thought-out 'away from home' washroom should look like!

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Some 15 years ago I helped organise the Annual Conference for the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers and the venue was Haigh Hall - the home of this thoughtfully fitted-out washroom.
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Cleaning Products US 2016 Returns to Washington DC for the 10th Anniversary Edition

* Cleaning-Products-US-2016.jpgThe 10th annual Cleaning Products US conference will take place 9th - 11th November, 2016, in Washington D.C. Jointly organised by Smithers Apex and The American Cleaning Institute, this year's conference will deliver a jam-packed schedule with insights and discussions focusing on the latest developments in wipes and nonwovens plus much more.

"With the help of our advisory board, we have secured some of the biggest names in the cleaning products industry, who will be presenting on current trends, innovations and new applications within the industry," says Kimberlee Rohrer, conference producer for Smithers Apex.
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BIFM Awards 2016 finalists announced

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For 2016, the categories are grouped within the three themes of people, impact or innovation and finalists across the categories have been confirmed as:
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Truck-mount power in portable package: Endeavor tops international sales for Prochem Europe

* Truck-mount-power.jpgCleaning chemicals and technology specialist Prochem Europe has enjoyed increased uptake of its extraction machines from continental European customers in the first half of 2016.

Top-selling is the latest upgrade to the Endeavor range which effectively delivers small truck-mount performance in a fast, high power portable model with the flexibility to reduce solution pressure for smaller jobs and upholstery cleaning.
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With its new Robo 2, Carlisle Support Services brings robotics to services industry

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Evogen Professional: changing perceptions and the industry

* Evogen-Professional.jpgGlobal biosciences company Genesis Biosciences is aiming to change the perception of biological technology used in the facilities management industry, with its award-winning Evogen Professional product range.

The microbial range of cleaning products has been developed using eco-benign chemistry and specific Bacillus strains to create strong-performing and environmentally safe solutions for customers.
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Supervisor shot in leg by man who stole her cleaning team's $2,000 wages

There's something to be said for automated payment systems, isn't there, if paying cash-in-hand enables a thief to run off with the cleaners' wages?

According to the New York Daily News, police are investigating an incident in which a cleaning crew supervisor was shot in the leg by a thief who then snatched the $2,000 she was about to use to pay her workforce, before escaping in a Mercedes.
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Julius Rutherfoord serves an ace at Queen's

* Queens-contract.jpgOne of the oldest multipurpose sports complexes in the world, The Queen's Club, has appointed Julius Rutherfoord, to provide contract cleaning services across multiple buildings on its West London site.
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National Account Managers

Southern & Northern UK, OTE £70K

Reintec (part of the HSS Group) are a specialist Hire, Sales and Service cleaning equipment provider who support customers throughout the UK. As the business continues to grow, we now have fantastic opportunities for two National Account Managers to join our team covering both Northern and Southern UK.

The National Account Managers will work closely with our Sales Director to attract new customers whilst ensuring customer retention and growth. The role will focus on the development of the sales pipeline for Reintec to drive revenue and win new business.

Alongside a proven sales experience from the contract cleaning industry, communication skills, commercial awareness and a 'can do' attitude are the key ingredients we're looking for. You'll need to be comfortable working with key stakeholders across the business and happy to present to new and existing customers.

What are the benefits? We'll be honest - it's our colleagues that make us what we are. As well as a competitive salary, company car and fantastic bonus, we provide an industry leading benefits package with an extended range of family-friendly benefits.

Interested? Please visit www.hsscareers.co.uk to apply or for an informal chat call Annie Bhagat on 0161 7494046.


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Technical Manager

c. £45,000 UK based

A new position has become available for a Technical Manager to join the British Institute of Cleaning Science. The successful applicant will take the lead in developing a new range of training and learning programmes, using different methodologies including classroom, practical and online. These new products and services will contribute to the increase in training and membership sales and other related business in both the UK and Internationally. The role will include delivering consultancy services to our customers when appropriate.
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Strategic Operations Manager

Cambridge, OTE 40K-50K

Quality Care Cleaning has an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Operations Manager to join our team in Cambridge. We offer a OTE salary range of £40,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits We are a professional, commercial cleaning company with over 30 years' experience, looking to employ a Strategic Operations Manager on a full time, permanent basis to manage our service delivery. We require an experienced, professional, quality driven individual that shares our commitment to customer care, team work & high standards to effectively manage an established team.

The Strategic Operations Manager Job Description

Job Title: Strategic Operations Manager Based at: Quality Care Cleaning Ltd. Copley Hill Business Park Reports to: Managing Director Responsible for: Operational Staff Job Purpose To manage the planning, analysis and delivery of a multi-site commercial cleaning service. The post holder will be responsible for organising, evaluating and revising service whilst maintaining high levels of cleaning service standards, cost effectiveness, and increasing turnover.
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Recent UK News

We have Mail: sanitary bin liners

Dear Jan, We were pleased to read last week's article on sanitary bin liners highlighting the need for in-depth scientific data to support claims made for antimicrobial consumables. As a provider of antimicrobial sanitary waste liners we agree that it is important to provide scientifically verified data, and to follow the principles of the relevant testing standards.

According to reports by the NHS Hospital Trust and the Primary Care Organisation, 1,222 MRSA bloodstream infections were reported between July 2014 and July 2015, with 72% of those attributed as being contracted outside of the hospital setting.
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RWM: how will changes affect your business?

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It is hard to remember a more significant 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.
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Carpet Cleaners Carnival

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This year's Carpet Cleaners Carnival (CCC) is taking place at Wicksteed Park on Saturday 10th September so, if you haven't already booked, now is the time to do it!
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UK drivers urged not to stop for anything other than marked police vehicle

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Following a second theft of a vehicle on a motorway in Essex this week, police are advising motorists not to pull over if requested to do so by anything other than a marked police vehicle.
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Soapbox: real innovation at last!

Glyn Sands, now a retired member of what he describes as being 'our great cleaning industry', writes in response to the Cleaning & Support Services Association's recent article in Cleanzine: 'CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology' (thecleanzine.com/pages/)
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Hilton London Kensington Hotel's new laundry equipped by Girbau UK

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Hilton London Kensington is the latest Hilton Hotel in the UK to have an on-premise laundry installed by Girbau.
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New Energy Trust course equips contractors/small businesses with Legionella Risk Assessment expertise

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Over the past few years, instances of illness and death due to outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease, caused by Legionella bacteria, have appeared on the news and in the press. While this may have raised public awareness of the risks of Legionella, a duty of care on employers has been imposed by UK legislation since the mid-70's.
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Pure Gleam cements position as a standard bearer for innovative water fed pole cleaning

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Pure Gleam, the established commercial and residential window cleaning service that covers the Liverpool and the Merseyside area of the UK, has announced its complete transition to an innovative water fed pole system which benefits from the latest pure filtration technology.
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Mitie awarded FM contract with Merseyrail

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Mitie has been awarded a five-year contract with Merseyrail, valued at over £10m. The contract will see Mitie deliver maintenance, cleaning, and helpdesk services to 66 stations, two depots and office accommodation across the transport network.
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CSSA makes further progress at Summer board meeting

The recently reformed Cleaning & Support Services Association made further progress at its Summer board meeting, held recently at the offices of Principle Cleaning Services - whose Doug Cook is CSSA chairman and one of the main drivers behind the re-establishment of this important industry association.
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Microbial Control Executive Council announces launch of Information Centre

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The Microbial Control Executive Council, a sector group of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), announced this week the launch of its Information Centre.
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Environmental Cleaners opens doors

City of London livery companies may have their roots in the past, but they have a big part to play in modern London life, offering outstanding opportunities to network with 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.
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Action plan to boost England's food waste recycling unveiled

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England's first action plan designed to increase the quantity and quality of household and commercial food waste collected and recycled, was launched this month.
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Greyland charity sponsorship in the Pink!

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Greyland were proud to sponsor Dowson Primary School staff members recently who ran the Heaton Park 'Race for Life' in memory of former pupil Kirsty Saunders who tragically died earlier this year of Leukemia just two weeks after her 16th birthday.
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Hospice sentenced after Legionella death

A hospice based in Sydenham, Kent, has been sentenced after a patient died of Legionnaires' disease and a worker suffered life changing effects as a result of contracting the disease.
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Events & Exhibitions

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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ISSA/Interclean North America
11-14th September 2017
Las Vegas
USA

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WFBSC
18-20th September 2017
Berlin
Germany

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CMS
19-22nd September 2017
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Berlin
Germany

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ISSA/Interclean Istanbul
18-20th October 2017
Turkey
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Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017
Dubai
UAE

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Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
UK

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Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
Mumbai,
India

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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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