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Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, European Parliament says
The share of waste to be recycled would rise to 70% by 2030, from 44% today, under draft legislation adopted on Tuesday in the European Parliament. 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.
Rogaland boosts Endeavor fleet to five
Norwegian cleaning contractor Rogaland Teppe has taken delivery of a further two new Prochem Endeavor 500 extractors. The company now runs a fleet of five 500s in addition to its Prochem Everest and Performer truck-mounted machines.
Bioklenz disinfectant gets approval from M&S
Warrington-based supplier of hygiene solutions, Klenzan, has recently received approval under the Marks & Spencer product accreditation scheme for its premium non-QAC based disinfectant, Bioklenz.
Hospital acquired infection control market reaches $16 billion
In its latest report, Kalorama Information says that the global hospital acquired infection control market was worth about $16.0 billion in 2016. The figure includes testing products, device sterilisation, specific cleaning products and HAI treatments.
The healthcare market research firm's report, Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) Control Markets, provides market analysis for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment segments of such infections.
Immersive Igloo transforms sewer training - but without the smell
Drainage engineers in London and the Thames Valley are being sent into an Igloo before they can go down a sewer. Lanes Utilities and Thames Water have invested in a 360° igloo projection theatre that will transform training by allowing teams to instantly see and hear what it is like to be inside a sewer, though not experience the smell.
Ozo Innovations launches Eloclear System to advance food factory hygiene
Ozo Innovations is making food factory hygiene more robust and sustainable with the launch of Eloclear, a state-of-the-art single step cleaning and disinfection system.
Ozo supports food industry customers to improve their sustainability credentials, win new business and gain production capacity by reducing time spent undertaking hygiene, whilst improving deep cleaning and disinfection standards.
Lithuania develops OiRA tool for the cleaning sector
The State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania has developed a new Online Interactive Risk Assessment tool for the cleaning services sector, to help companies identify and assess workplace hazards and risks and develop a documented risk assessment and preventive action plan.
Tennant Company announces agreement with Ambienta to acquire IPC Group
Tennant Company has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with private equity fund Ambienta to acquire Italy's IPC Group, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $350 million (€330 million). In 2016, IPC Group generated annual sales of approximately $203 million (€192 million). When finalized, this will be the largest acquisition in Tennant Company history.
"Acquiring IPC Group is a strategic move that aligns with our growth aspirations," said Chris Killingstad, Tennant Company president and chief executive officer. "IPC Group significantly increases our presence and market share in Europe, and more than doubles Tennant's current EMEA business.
European Cleaning Days 2017 - Let's unite to promote professional cleaning in Europe
EUnited Cleaning, with the support of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents & Maintenance Products, is relaunching its 'European Cleaning Days' campaign.
Aimed at promoting and highlighting the importance and benefits of professional cleaning in places such as offices, hospitals, airports, train stations, etc. the campaign is scheduled to run throughout May 2017.
How to monitor urine in pools - by testing sweetness
Even though Olympic swimmers have admitted doing it, urinating in the pool is not a condoned practice. Urine contributes to the formation of compounds in pool water that can be harmful to people's health. Now scientists are tackling a new way to monitor water quality: by measuring how sweet it is. Their report appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.
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This Week's News
Vectair Systems granted Ecolabel mark for its Sanitex MVP Foam Soap
Vectair Systems, a leading innovator in hygiene that supplies to more than 100 countries, has been awarded the Ecolabel mark for its Sanitex MVP Foam Soap refill.
Established in 1992 by the European Commission, the EU Ecolabel helps consumers identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact and that are of good quality.
Independent study proves efficiency of R-D Rapid Disinfector UV-C disinfection system
A new independent study has demonstrated that the Steriliz R-D Rapid Disinfector offers a highly efficient ultraviolet-C (UV-C) disinfection solution for combating pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections; outperforming other systems against which it was tested.
Published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the peer-reviewed study of UV-C disinfection systems detailed the pilot testing and experiences of Vancouver General Hospital and Rochester General Hospital.
Apply now to compete for the CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA)
From today all exhibitors at CMS 2017 Berlin - Cleaning.Management.Services - can apply to compete for one of the most sought-after international awards in the industry. The awards are being given for products, tools and systems that are outstanding in terms of their quality and overall approach.
Following far-reaching changes, for the first time the CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA) are now inviting entries at the European cleaning trade fair for innovative products and solutions in six categories: Large Machines, Small Machines, Equipment, Washroom Hygiene, Digital Tools and Systems, and Cleaning Products.
SC2000 All-in-one steam trolley
Steam Clean Systems launch their new SC2000 All-in-one steam trolley, said to be "the most comprehensive Housekeeping / Janitorial steam cleaning trolley system available.
"The SC2000 All-in-one is light to push, easy to manoeuvre and avoids having cleaning staff running backwards and forwards too-ing and fro-ing for supplies and equipment.
Public sector FM outsourcing is growing: how can providers & FM professionals benefit?
In this article, Peter Forshaw, managing director of Maxwell Stephens - the UK professional services agency that specialises in facilities management recruitment - writes about the growth of outsourcing in the public sector...
"FM outsourcing is booming, but that's not the only big news. The definition of facilities management is changing, too. A huge trend is rising within the public sector, favouring outsourced experts to deliver services rather than in-house employees.
Return of the Dook to Dukinfield
Following his triumphant debut appearance at the Cleaning Show in London, Greyland`s Dook the Duck has returned safely home to the factory in Dukinfield.
According to Greyland's managing director Richard Dyson, "Dook the duck appeared to be a revelation at the show. We intended having a bit of fun as usual while marketing our toilet cleaner range, but Dook insisted on going, so we did the Hook a Dook competition. Visitor response was incredible. On many occasions I counted at least 20 people on the Greyland stand at one time!
Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040
Nearly 600 million children - or one in four children worldwide - will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released yesterday - World Water Day.
'Thirsting for a Future: Water and children in a changing climate', looks at the threats to children's lives and wellbeing caused by depleted sources of safe water and the ways climate change will intensify these risks in coming years.
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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.
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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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Recent UK News
Northern expansion for Guardian Water Treatment
Guardian Water Treatment has opened a new office in Leeds. Thanks to continuing nationwide growth, the provider of air and water hygiene services has expanded from its Essex-base in order to better serve its northern operations.
National bed month: 58% of Brits are sleeping with the enemy
Are you itching to fall asleep at night? London Cleaning System may have the answer why. Each night you risk sleeping among invisible bacteria, creeping around the corners of your mattress inconspicuously. With 22% of the population stating that they frequently have a bad night's sleep, London Cleaning System deciphered just why this may be, in celebration of National Bed Month.
New contract reinforces Cooper's partnership
The UK's main facility dedicated to the safe and efficient disposal of low level radioactive waste has reinforced its partnership with Cooper Handling Group after awarding the company a new five-year contract to maintain its mobile site equipment. LLW Repository (LLWR) manages the national Low Level Waste Repository in West Cumbria on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and oversees a national programme to ensure that lower activity waste is managed effectively across the UK.
International participation at The Cleaning Show at all time high
The Cleaning Show 2017, taking place at the ExCeL Centre in London on March 14th to 16th, will have a strongly Italian flavour this year, with a large number of the nation's key players in the cleaning & hygiene sector displaying their products and services on site during the three-day event.
Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen - report launch
A new report launched this week by the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) explores the barriers to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions, looking at how these can be overcome in a way that could bring a wide range of additional benefits.
COSHH Training - Practical Assessment & Control
The Health & Safety Laboratory is to run a two-day course on 'COSHH Training - Practical Assessment and Control', on 21st - 22nd March 2017, in Buxton, Derbyshire. It will give detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and - crucially - putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.
BCC Industry Trends Report 2017 published
The cleaning industry contributes almost £25 billion to the UK economy according to the latest figures released by the British Cleaning Council.
The report complied for the BCC by market research company, Firedog Research, shows that in addition to being a huge net contributor to the UK economy, the cleaning industry is also one of its biggest employers, with over 700,000 people.
New Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards introduced
New for 2017 - the Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards have replaced the previous Attendant of the Year Awards, provided by Loo of the Year Awards and relate specifically to the dedicated cleaning staff that look after the facilities, rather than the washrooms themselves.
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