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Last chance to register for ACI's 2nd 'Future of Surfactants Summit Europe'
Registration is closing tomorrow for ACI's 2nd Future of Surfactants Summit Europe, which is taking place 8th & 9th February 2017 in Antwerp, Belgium, with an exclusive pre-conference site visit to the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant. The organizer tells us that there are only a few spaces remaining.
The event will give you the chance to meet senior representatives from key companies in the industry, currently confirmed from the following:
CMS Purus Innovation Awards to debut at this year's Show
At the international cleaning trade fair CMS 2017 Berlin, the CMS Purus Awards, which have been presented since 2005, will become the Innovation Awards, signalling a new direction. The CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA), will honour 'intelligent products and solutions', recognising products, tools and systems that feature excellent usability and an outstanding overall design.
Singaporean hotel's waste management system up for 'Most Green Collaboration' Award
A food waste digestion system that has successfully reduced food waste at a smart Singaporean hotel, may have won those involved an Award. The project has been selected as one of three finalists in the 'Most Green Collaboration' category, by the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, for its 2017 SICC Awards celebrating collaborative innovation.
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 European Council.
Cost saving opportunities for the global janitorial cleaning services market 2017-2021
Technavio's new procurement market intelligence report on the global janitorial cleaning services market from 2017-2021, reveals that the global janitorial cleaning services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2017 - 2021. This growth is being driven by the demand from private and public sector companies, as outsourcing helps them reduce management complexities while procuring high-quality services.
Keeping food clean and safe to eat
According to public health officials, there are three primary ways that food in restaurants and food processing facilities can become contaminated and unsafe to consume. These are:
1. Biological: unhealthy microorganisms in the food
2. Physical: hair, dirt, airborne pollutants that get in the food
3. Chemical: intrusion of cleaning chemicals into the food
Tru-D SmartUVC added to hospital's arsenal of infection prevention protocols
Mission Hospital, a Californian-based member of the US St. Joseph Hoag Health network, has added a new layer of proactive protection against the spread 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.
Depureco's DF: the new concept of vacuum
Innovation, reliability and flexibility: Depueco tells us that its latest vacuuming innovation - the DF Series, has been designed to reflect the needs of a fast changing market, with the main target being to provide a wide range of quality products - along with solutions, for all the main specific requirements of any sort of specific working applications.
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 contracts will take effect on 1st April, 2017.
Lewi window cleaning solutions - ergonomic and efficient
Under the Lewi product brand, Lehmann KG has produced sophisticated quality tools for use by the glass and building cleaner for many years, while following the proven Lewi philosophy: versatile and ergonomic components, perfect quality and optimum functionality - at an attractive price.
iVo RovaWash - new, compact, low profile, robust floor scrubber
The iVo RovaWash has been developed for those seeking a versatile, multi-purpose scrubbing and drying machine, which gives a robust and thorough clean to many different surfaces. It can act as a carpet scrubber, Altro flooring cleaner, an entrance matting cleaner and a stair scrubber.
Health institutions to introduce day-specific coloured bedding to improve hygiene
For decades, the cleaning industry in the more developed countries has been pushing the idea of colour-coding to prevent cross-contamination, but now an organisation has gone one stage further by introducing day-specific colour-coded bedding, to improve hygiene and patient care, while ensuring that the sanitation mechanism that has been put in place, is adhered to.
Delhi's sanitation workers' strike poses serious threat to health and hygiene
The pay strike by some 17,000 East Delhi sanitation workers, which has lasted almost a week and is involving protests outside East Delhi Municipal Corporation headquarters in Patparganj and the dumping of rubbish in front of the Legislative Assembly's offices, is now posing serious health and hygiene threats thanks to the rubbish piling up in residential areas.
SCA to discontinue its hygiene business in India
SCA has announced that it is to discontinue its hygiene business in India. Four years after entering the Indian market, the company's conclusion is that profitability cannot be achieved within a reasonable timeframe.
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It was probably only a couple of days after I grumbled in my leader that shortened hours and extra charges at civil amenity tips would lead to extra fly tipping, that I came across the article: 'Gosport's 'worst fly-tipper' is jailed after three-month spree' on Portsmouth.co.uk's website.
What a mess!
Reading the story, I realised that this crime had little to do with cost-cutting by local councils and more to do with one individual's lack of morals and desire to make more money out of removing people's waste than he was illegally allowed to. Ashley Mooney touted for business on Facebook, trading as A&M Waste Clearance, charging up to £150 a time to take away other people's rubbish. But instead of paying to dispose of it legally at the civic amenity tip, he scattered it over the beautiful Hampshire countryside, leading to his prosecution by four separate councils.
He was caught after people who had paid him in good faith, to remove their rubbish, were contacted by councils when fly-tipped rubbish was found and linked back to them and when his truck was pursued by a member of a neighbourhood watch group.
Having admitted to 14 charges 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 clear the junk are said to have totalled £8,916, while combined investigation costs reached £16,702.
That's a lot of money that could have been spent elsewhere.
Please, if you work for a local authority, (when we set Cleanzine up 15 years ago we had all the UK's authorities on our circulation) could you please do us all a favour and ensure that when criminals like Ashley Mooney are prosecuted, you let your local newspaper know what punishment has been meted out? If we can 'name and shame' and if the punishments are harsh enough, you might just deter others from blighting the landscape with rubbish.
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This Week's News
Henkel reported to be in talks to buy Sealed Air's Diversey professional cleaning business
A story in yesterday's New York Post reports that Henkel - which in the 90s, as Henkel Ecolab, was one of the leading names in the European professional cleaning market, is in talks to buy Sealed Air's professional cleaning business, Diversey.
The talks are said to have been revealed by two sources, but have yet to be confirmed by either company, according to the publication.
Creating a facilities management programme: 'Do's' and 'Don'ts'
Developing a comprehensive approach to facilities maintenance is not always an easy task to accomplish. While there are many best practices for creating an FM programme, the path to finding and implementing a plan that meets the specific needs of your facility or facilities can be challenging.
With efficiency as a common end goal, facilities are searching for ways to optimise opportunities without increasing costs. Here, Betco's Hunter Giles offers some tips on how to establish the facilities management programme that suits your needs...
Fight Norovirus and keep schools open
With the recent outbreaks of Norovirus causing school closures in the US, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has published guidelines including the recommendation of cleaning and disinfecting contaminated surfaces with a disinfectant registered as effective against Norovirus by the Environmental Protection Agency.
CHSA: Driving up standards for 20 years
The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association is this year celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme for Soft Tissue.
For 20 years, the Association has been active in driving up standards, making sure that what's in the box is on the box. Today the marque of the Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sack and Industrial Cotton Mop Accreditation Schemes means buyers can be certain they get what they pay for.
Clorox Professional introduces new portfolio of odour control products
Four out of five cleaning industry professionals say that removing odour from the air is their biggest cleaning challenge (79%), according to a recent survey from US-based Clorox Professional Products. However, the survey also finds that the odour elimination products currently on the market are not fully addressing professional cleaning needs.
Greyland awarded new Environmental and Quality Standards
Leading cleaning chemicals manufacturer Greyland announced that they start the New 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 Standard.
BPI Recycled Products announces new name, RPC bpi recycled products
Following the acquisition of BPI Recycled Products by RPC Group, the new name for the business has been formally announced as RPC bpi recycled products. The company was part of British Polythene Industries until it was purchased by RPC Group in August 2016.
RPC bpi recycled products has been reorganised into four key business groups; Refuse, Recycling, Visqueen Ultimate Building Products and Plaswood.
Teens wow officials with train coach cleaning system
Eight students in Mumbai have developed a novel vacuum cleaning system for train coaches, in a project said to have impressed cleaning officials even attracted the attention of railway minister Suresh Prabhu. The students - five of whom are US citizens and all aged 12-14 - visited Vadodara and Mumbai stations to study the rubbish disposal in train coaches before devising the cleaning system.
Julius Rutherfoord designs bespoke cleaning solution
London's reopened Design Museum, which is set to become the world's leading museum of contemporary design and architecture as it reopens in a spectacular new location, has chosen Julius Rutherfoord as its specialist cleaning and soft FM services contractor.
Following a long search for larger premises to expand its activities, the Design Museum selected a unique landmark from the 1960s - a Grade II listed building in Kensington High Street, West London - as its new home.
Welsh cleaning company nears final stage of school project
A Welsh cleaning services company has recently completed the third of a four-phase project for Afon Taf High School in Merthyr Tydfil. Clean Sweep has been contracted by Interserve, the international construction and support services group; conducting a live renovation of the high school; to complete cleaning services on each phase of the ongoing project.
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Technical Sales Manager: Midlands
PALLMANN is the 100+ year old division of the German Uzin-Utz AG and manufactures products and machinery for the installation, renovation and maintenance of wood floors.
We wish to appoint an experienced sales manager to promote our innovative, full range of products to contract customers and their clients.
Strong relationships within the wood floor or floor care market, an ability to identify and develop business opportunities and the self motivation to succeed will be rewarded with a generous career package and an enviable opportunity to play a key part of our success.
The ideal candidate will live in the Midlands area and should expect some time away from home, in the UK and in Germany.
Account Manager (UK and Ireland)
Salary; £40k per annum +On Target Earnings (OTE), + Car, Pension.
WECOVI, a long established Dutch manufacturing specialist to the professional cleaning and leisure sectors, is seeking to recruit an Account Manager to maintain and develop its business within the United Kingdom and Ireland.
This appointment offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for a sales professional to join a progressive organisation which has operations in The Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the continuing development of the company's business with existing accounts and to build new and profitable business relationships. The role includes working with other account managers to train end-user customers in the correct use of the company's products and to develop and train distributor staff to ensure the maximum optimisation of the Wecoline brand.
We are seeking to appoint a young or experienced industry professional who is enthusiastic, willing to work hard and who is looking to enhance their career with this dynamic and growing international Organisation.
For more information please check www.wecovi.com/en/news
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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.
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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Recent UK News
Alliance Paper and Tissue premises burns down
Large quantities of paper were still burning under controlled conditions and under the watchful eye of 25 fire services crew last Thursday night, at the scene of the fire which started late the previous night at the old Alliance Paper and Tissue premises in Fordhouses, Wolverhampton.
BCC Chairman hails Cleaning Show seminar programme
BCC Chairman, Simon Hollingbery, is urging visitors to the Cleaning Show in March to attend at least one seminar, as he says there is a wealth of information available that will be relevant to anyone running a UK cleaning business.
Floorbrite completes Mannequin Challenge
Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge, which involved having a bucket of icy water thrown over you? Well now it's the turn of the Mannequin Challenge, where at a given time, those taking part have to pretend they're mannequins; sticking to the pose they're in when the challenge begins - as shown in this video produced by Floorbrite.
Just five days left...
There are just five days to go before the curtain comes down on your chance to enter the CSSA UK Contract Cleaning Awards 2017.
Forget customer testimonials as a point of reference, (let's face it no-one ever offers a poor testimonial). If you need to provide a point of difference then "awards" is a fantastic way to do it.
Greyland at the Cleaning Show 2017
This year's main UK cleaning industry event, the Cleaning Show 2017, returns to London - as does Greyland, now established over nearly 20 years as one of the country's leading cleaning chemical manufacturers.
Offering a comprehensive range of products for the janitorial distributor, Greyland has gained a first class reputation for exceptional value for money, clearly and descriptively labelled, and supplied to the distributor in the fastest turnaround times from order to delivery in the industry.
Innovation in the bag
To the uninitiated, the manufacture of refuse sacks may seem straightforward. However, for those with a mission to develop the strongest, most cost-effective product from recycled polythene, innovation is essential.
An award-winning team at Julius Rutherfoord
Battersea-based Julius Rutherfoord had a successful evening at the Wandsworth Business Awards in December, taking home the Training & Development award, as well as being Highly Commended in the Best Customer Service and Best Green Business categories.
As UK recycling rates drop - Keep Britain Tidy demands action
Recycling of waste collected from households across the UK has fallen for the first time since records began. The drop from 44.9% to 44.3% may seem small but this is deeply worrying - particularly when you consider that this masks the fact that recycling rates in Scotland and Wales actually increased, leaving England's performance to drag down the overall UK total.
And what excuse do you have for not paying workers the minimum wage?
The 10 most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the UK National Minimum Wage were revealed yesterday by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. The announcement is part of a £1.7 million UK Government awareness campaign designed to encourage workers to check their pay to ensure they are receiving at least the statutory minimum, ahead of the National Minimum and National Living Wages rising on 1st April.
Cleaning Show expected to almost double in size in 2017
Following the success of the Cleaning Show's move to London in 2015, the 2017 event, which is being held 14th - 16th March at London's ExCeL, is expected to almost double in size, with some market-leading companies and many smaller organisations booked to exhibit.
Contract cleaning company highlights security challenges
According to UK Home Office data, an estimated 500,000 to 900,000 people work illegally in Britain; many in the capital. There are hundreds of thousands of fraudulent identity documents in circulation in the UK, yet few contractors are able to spot them. Julius Rutherfoord has published a new best practice document, 'Security in Cleaning' and an accompanying infographic - both freely downloadable - to highlight the challenges of ensuring the safety and security of facilities being cleaned and the operatives cleaning them.
Ecospill kicks off new year with updated brochure
Spill containment specialist Ecospill has launched its new brochure for 2017. Featuring a range of innovative new solutions to your workplace challenges, it introduces some great new products and expanded ranges, allowing you to be more spill-prepared than ever before.
Events & Exhibitions
ISSA/Interclean North America
11-14th September 2017
BICSc Annual Awards
14th September 2017
inc Education Programme and Exhibition
Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Northamptonshire
18-20th September 2017
Held simultaneously with CMS
19-22nd September 2017
18-20th October 2017
Clean Middle East Pulire
7-9th November 2017
Loo of the Year Awards
2nd December 2017
30th Anniversary of this popular event
St Johns Hotel, Solihull
Clean India Technology Week
18-20th January 2018
The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event
15-18th May 2018