Cleanzine-logo-11.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 15th September 2016 Issue no. 739

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Products

ACI issues statement on FDA's antibacterial soaps ruling

The American Cleaning Institute released the following statement in response to a final rule issued by the US Food and Drug Administration concerning consumer antibacterial soaps and washes:
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Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit to tackle impacts

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The 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.
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Bacteria at universities... but not as you know it!

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Cleanliness is not something normally associated with university life. If you've ever set foot in a student house, you'll know that coursework and cider take priority over cleaning. However, universities are still legally required to responsibly manage the wastewater they produce.
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Cleaning Products US 2016 Returns to Washington DC for the 10th Anniversary Edition

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The 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.
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Truck-mount power in portable package: Endeavor tops international sales for Prochem Europe

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Cleaning chemicals and technology specialist Prochem Europe has enjoyed increased uptake of its extraction machines from continental European customers in the first half of 2016.
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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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This Week's News

BICSc announces Annual Awards 2016 Educational Programme: A day of cleaning insights and inspiration

The 15th September 2016 marks the date of the BICSc Annual Awards, celebrating excellence in training and assessment within the cleaning industry. As a special addition to this year's annual awards, The British Institute of Cleaning Science will be hosting an exclusive cleaning industry educational programme and exhibition.

"The event will be a place for professionals from all levels of the industry to learn, feel inspired and network with some of the leading suppliers in the industry," notes Tracy Rinaldi, commercial director, BICSc.
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New UK head office for Kärcher

* Karcher_House.jpgThis Autumn the global cleaning giant will have a new home in the UK - and it's streets ahead of the old facility, if not streets apart. Kärcher UK's brand new, purpose-built UK headquarters opened for business at Banbury's Brookhill Way on Tuesday.

The move has been a long time in the planning and, as the new site includes a Kärcher Centre shop, a large Academy for customer and employee training, and in phase two a Wash Centre for the public, the move is expected to make a difference to staff, customers and the local community alike.
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Arrow's Chinese investment pays off with new contract wins

* Arrow-China.jpgInvestment in a new Chinese operation is already paying dividends for a Leicestershire manufacturer of cleaning and maintenance products. Arrow Solutions, which is based at a factory in Moira, has marked the first three months of trading in Shanghai with news that it has secured a string of new contracts to supply Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Beijing Metro.
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Are the robots coming?

* are-the-robots-coming.jpgIn this article, Peter Forshaw, of recruitment specialist Maxwell Stephens, discusses the effect robots may have on the facilities management industry, highlighting how they have had a positive impact in one hospital by and reducing cross infection, saving time and enabling those they have replaced to carry out more interesting work.
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How do you create a healthy workplace?

* Dame-Carol-Black.jpgSpeakers at the British Safety Council's Annual Conference 2016 will share insights and experience of managing health in a changing world and one of the sessions that is particularly pertinent to the cleaning industry, is:

'How should the industry accommodate workers with limited English?' But there's plenty more for those working in our industry, wherever they're based in the world...
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BPI Recycled Products urges buyers to check refuse sack standards

* BPIGreenSackrollsonfactoryline.jpgBPI Recycled Products is urging buyers to look for Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association certified refuse sacks to make sure they always benefit from products that conform to the highest industry standards.

The company is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of refuse sacks, recycling 65,000 tonnes of scrap polythene each year and supplying over 270,000 tonnes of polythene products to customers worldwide.
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Mitie partners with eight clients for Recycle Week

* Mitie-recycling-week.jpgIn partnership with eight key clients, Mitie is taking part in WRAP's (Waste & Resources Action Programme) Recycle Week. The week is designed to improve general awareness of recycling and this year's theme - 'The Unusual Suspects' - encourages people to be more diligent when it comes to the disposal of everything from drink cartons, coffee cups and lids to plastic drink bottles and food containers.

These are items used every day, but they often don't get recycled properly, instead ending up in general waste or the wrong recycling bin.
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Tru-D SmartUVC germ-killing robot added to hospital's infection prevention protocols

* TruD.jpgFrye Regional Medical Center, a Duke LifePoint hospital, recently added Tru-D SmartUVC, a germ-eliminating UV disinfection robot, to its already robust checklist of disinfection routines aimed at ensuring patients have the highest quality, safest care possible.

"The acquisition of this technology is simply another way that we're working to safeguard the wellbeing 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.
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Floor pad that's 'a gift to the environment'

* impact-earth-red-pad.jpgImpact Earth has introduced a new floor pad system manufactured from plant-based pellets.

"This is the way nature would make floor pads: from primary feedstock or sugar, using no oil, and no genetically modified materials," says the manufacturer. "The manufacturing process releases 60% less greenhouse gases than comparable 'green' pads.
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New agreement will validate and commercialise infection control technology in China

* Commercialize-Infection-Tech.jpgHealthcare resource integrator Shanghai Newsummit Biopharma and infection control technology company HandInScan, have signed an agreement to introduce HandInScan technology in China through validation with leading hospitals and key opinion leaders.
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NIC awarded circa £50m contract with Morrisons

* morrisons.jpgNIC Services Group has been awarded a circa £50m contract with Yorkshire-based supermarket chain Morrisons. The contract will see NIC delivering cleaning services across the North of the England and Scotland.

NIC is one of the pioneering contractors that has worked closely with Morrisons to see the retailer outsourcing its services for the first time in over 100 years of trading. Morrisons is a Yorkshire-based food retailer serving customers across the UK at more than 500 stores with 117,000 colleagues working in the business every day.
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ISS Netherlands 'refreshing the parts other contractors cannot reach'

* Heinetruck.jpgHeineken, one of the largest beer breweries in the world, has selected ISS Facility Services in the Netherlands as its integrated facility services provider for four key locations (three breweries and one soda production site) as well as nine distribution centres.
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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

How to cut budgets and improve hospital infection control

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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.
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UK Bank holiday's biggest clean-up

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This year's Notting Hill Carnival - 11 times bigger than the Glastonbury festival - once again attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to the streets of North Kensington. When Carnival stops a massive clean-up operation swings into play to have the streets clean by the next morning. This year over 320 tonnes of rubbish had to be cleared from the streets during the bank holiday weekend.
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TCFM now part of the Colonel's secret recipe at KFC

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TC Facilities Management is now an added ingredient at over a quarter of KFC restaurants across the British Isles. The contract being delivered by a team from TC Specialist Services, part of TC Facilities Management, started on 8th August. It will provide window cleaning services to over 200 KFC restaurants, along with jet washing services to sites with Drive-Thrus.
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Working at height specialism lands CAM an Olympic-sized challenge

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CAM Specialist Support's expertise in high level cleaning has secured it a contract to clean the Here East building in The Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford, London. Previously part of the London Olympics site, the building was used as the media centre during the 2012 games. Current tenants include BT Sports studios, Loughborough University and a number of new start up and retail clients.
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Dan Walker to host CHSA's Annual Golf Day

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The 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.
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What a well-thought-out 'away from home' washroom should look like!

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Ed: We just had to feature this post, which was shared by a family member on Facebook...

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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BIFM Awards 2016 finalists announced

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The British Institute of Facilities Management, has announced the finalists in this year's BIFM Facilities Management Awards. The Awards, supported by headline sponsor Carillion, recognise and reward facilities management practices, innovation and projects from across the economy and all areas of the sector.
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With its new Robo 2, Carlisle Support Services brings robotics to services industry

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As a leading provider of cleaning services to the rail industry, Carlisle Support Services is driving innovation, through the introduction of service robotics. Currently deployed at Hull Paragon Station, Robo 2 is supporting the contractor's employees with the cleaning contractual agreements in place with longstanding client, First TransPennine Express.
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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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Events & Exhibitions

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

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