Cleanzine-logo-10a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 27th April 2017 Issue no. 769

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Unger Stingray acclaimed for outstanding product design

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The indoor cleaning system Unger Stingray has received the internationally renowned Red Dot Design Award. The expert jury selected the innovative product as the winner in the 'Product Design' category from more than 5,500 entrants.

"We are absolutely delighted to have won this important and globally recognised award," says Jochen Wagener, senior director of marketing & sales at Unger. "The award pays tribute to the groundbreaking design quality of Unger Stingray. The product was designed in such a way that it guarantees optimal performance and simple operation.
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Europe's happiest workers revealed

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Levels of job satisfaction vary significantly across Europe, with Dutch, Polish and Swiss employees being the most satisfied, according to research by ADP. The new study of nearly 10,000 European working adults explores how employees across Europe feel about the future of work.
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UBM India excited about the maiden edition of 'World of Facilities'

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The inaugural World of Facilities exhibition and conference, which organiser UBM India is planning to turn into India's premier trade event for the facilities management product & service industry, took place at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai from 24th - 26th April 2017.
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AQS and Panton McLeod partner to produce clean water solutions in Ireland

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AQS Environmental Solutions is working in partnership with UK water quality engineering specialist Panton McLeod to deliver innovative clean water solutions in Ireland.
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Private equity firms have bid $22 billion for SCA hygiene unit-paper

A group of private equity companies have bid around 200 billion Swedish crowns ($22.26 billion) for the hygiene arm of tissue and forestry products firm SCA (SCAb.ST), daily Dagens Nyheter wrote on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources. SCA said last year it planned to split into two units.

"At least two private equity companies together have bid around 200 billion crowns for the hygiene unit," DN said.
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Hospital sees 12% C. diff reduction in two-year, CDC-funded study

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With the help of a fleet of germ-eliminating UV robots, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare (CRH) experienced a marked decrease in its Clostridium difficile infection rates.
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Proposals for cutting food waste discussed

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On Tuesday, Environment MEPs put forward a number of possible measures to cut the EU 88 million tonnes per year food waste by half by 2030. MEPs called on the European Commission to lift existing restrictions on food donations and stressed that a solution is needed for the confusion created for many consumers by the 'best before' and 'use by' labelling.
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Self-cleaning surfaces solve janitorial challenges and provide an advertising opportunity

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Both in-house janitorial departments and contract cleaning companies are looking for new ways to add value - both real and perceived - and are taking proactive steps to utilise technology to add value and garner recognition for the valuable role they play.
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SCA to become two listed companies

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At the Annual General Meeting of SCA, the company's shareholders voted in favour of the Board of Director's proposal to split the Group into two listed companies.
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Waste to energy market gains public-private partnership attention due to EU 2020 renewable energy targets

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The European waste to energy (WTE) market is experiencing steady growth. A circular economy, the European Union (EU) 2020 renewable energy target, country-specific regulations and incentives to increase energy efficiency favour this pro-WTE trend.
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On Sunday, a record 40,000 dedicated souls pounded the streets of England's vibrant capital city in the 2017 London Marathon. Many were elite runners for whom this type of effort is a way of life but tens of thousands of them saw it as a life challenge and a way of raising money for charity.

I never fail to be moved by their efforts as I watch the race and the atmosphere is absolutely incredible. If you're one of those that took part, I salute you. I'm hoping that many of next year's runners will have an added reason to feel pleased with themselves, by wearing running shoes that are also helping the environment.

Apparently, the equivalent of a truckful of plastics ends up in our oceans every minute. It gets eaten by the fish, which some of us then eat (which no doubt helps us succumb to some of the diseases and disabilities for which the Marathon runners are raising money). Far better to use this waste for something good then...

I've written before in this column about Vacs from the Sea - a (sadly, limited) range of vacuum cleaners, made by Electrolux, from recycled plastics found floating in our oceans.

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Now, Adidas is about to launch a new range of running shoes made from this floating, plastic debris. Its Ultra Boost X Parley shoes are created with yarn made in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans: it includes reclaimed and recycled ocean waste and some 11 million plastic bottles have been used to manufacture one million shoes that are said to wrap the foot in adaptive support and ultra-light comfort and be able to deliver optimal running performance. The heel and sock liners are also made of recycled materials - as are the laces. I think this is a great initiative & am hoping that some of next year's Marathon successes will be identified as wearing these running shoes, to help them really catch on amongst the masses. I'm not usually one to support fashion brands but in this case I'm happy to do so...

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This Week's News

CMS 2017 boasts additional exhibition hall due to high demand for space

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The good news doesn't end there... From 18th to 20th September 2017, taking place for the first time alongside CMS and under the heading of 'Cleaning in the digital world - processes, people, technology', the World Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors (WFBSC) will gather senior executives from around the world in Berlin.
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New water study shows superiority of Legiolert test in identifying Legionnaires' disease risk over current methods

* New-water-study.jpgIdexx, the global specialist in rapid microbiological testing for water, this week announced the publication of a peer reviewed study: 'Evaluation of a most probable number method for the enumeration of Legionella pneumophila from potable and related water samples,' by water microbiology consultant, David Sartory, in the April 2017 issue of Letters in Applied Microbiology.

The paper concludes that the IdexxLegiolert/Quanti-Tray test is superior to the standard method for quantifying Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila), the primary cause of Legionnaires' disease.
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A new way to spray

* NCH-spray.jpgGlobal water, energy and maintenance solutions provider NCH Europe is rolling out upgrades across its industrial aerosol product lines. Upgrades to the newly improved products - which are ideal for the construction, facilities management, plant management and manufacturing sectors - include 360-degree valves for spraying at all angles and dual straws to enable a focused spray.

These changes will encompass much of NCH Europe's range of degreasers, coatings, release agents and industrial hand care products.
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Pulire celebrates 30 years of exhibition and conference success

* Pulire.jpgLongevity is a mark of success with any venture and Pulire reaching an important milestone by turning 30, has generated a great deal of pride and excitement amongst the event's organisers, who say: "The trade fair has grown a lot in the last few years because, with each new edition, it aims to offer exhibitors and visitors exciting new innovations useful for their businesses and personal edification.
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ISS receives highest rating possible on world's best outsourcers list

* ISS-highest.jpgFor the fifth year in a row, ISS has achieved the highest possible rating on the IAOP Outsourcing Top 100 list.

Every year IAOP, the international association of outsourcing professionals, releases a ranking of global outsourcing companies across all industries, and again this year ISS received five stars - the highest rating possible.
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Investment sees Sodexo reinforce integrated offering and deepen pharmaceuticals expertise

* Investment-Sodexo.jpgSodexo, has this week announced that it is taking a significant minority stake in Puerto Rico-based, life sciences engineering expert Mentor Technical Group, to add technical services and regulatory compliance to its current integrated services offer for pharmaceutical clients.
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20 years of outstanding dedication & loyalty rewarded

* Dan_Mandie_Futures.jpgDaniel Hills' dedication and work ethic never waver and this was rewarded with an all-expenses paid surprise trip to Las Vegas in March.
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Working together to secure washroom facilities for delivery drivers

* TT-UK.jpgUnite the Union and Truckers Toilets UK have been combining forces to secure washroom facilities for haulage drivers, in areas that they might have to stop over for some rest, such as on industrial estates.

Together they worked on the booklet 'Access to Facilities: A drivers' guide', which has proved popular with a number of drivers and companies. Now Unite is demanding a statutory, legally-binding code of practice to be established so that HGV drivers have access to adequate parking facilities, showers and toilets. TTUK is supporting this move.
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Recent UK News

Finalists announced for Cleantech Innovate 2017

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The 36 leading innovating companies in the low-carbon tech sector selected as the finalists for Cleantech Innovate 2017, the showcase for the commercial low-carbon stars of the future, were announced yesterday - and intelligent warm air hand dryer manufacturer Savortex as well as a number of recycling and waste-to-energy innovators are amongst them.
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Guardian Water Treatment achieves ISO 14001 environmental certification

Guardian Water Treatment has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification, the International Standard for environmental management which supports organisations in reducing their environmental impact.

ISO 14001 was revised in 2015, bringing an increased focus on sustainable development and helping businesses to effectively manage the environmental challenges of the future. It provides a framework for the development of an Environmental Management System, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and providing a systematic approach to continually improving environmental performance.
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Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' new Master is an old hand


On 27th April, at the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' annual ceremony at St Olave's Church in the City of London, John (Jack) Broadley will be installed as the new Master - a position he previously held in 2003/04.

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is one of 110 Livery Companies which are based upon trades, industries and professions and carry on the ancient traditions of the Guilds and Livery Companies, which started in the 12th century.
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Biotechnology sachet solution

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London-based Cleanology is taking its chemical-free cleaning offering to the next level with the roll out of biotech wipes for tablets and mobile phones, and pre-portioned cleaning fluids and floor cleaner in sachets.

Biotechnology uses enzymes to 'eat' dirt and bacteria. The tiny molecules access even the hardest to reach areas, and carry on working for days after application.
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Rosemor expands into China

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Rosemor has been working for a long time on finding the right partner to market its products in China. With a population of 1.357 billion, it was crucial to find a company that had already tapped into this market.

Recently Rosemor has collaborated with a well-known dealer, Shanghai EMC, (www.emclean.cn) whose managing director Jonathan Zhang won an award presented by China Clean Expo for his distinguished contributions to China's cleaning industry.
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Upcoming WFBSC congress programme finalised and available

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The programme for the upcoming World Federation of Building Service Contractors congress - taking place later this year from 18th to 20th September and in Berlin for the first time - has been released by the German Federal Guild Association of the Cleaning Trade and Messe Berlin.

The congress will be opened by EU Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, while the proceedings will be opened by Federal Guild Master Thomas Dietrich, who has also presided as president of the WFBSC since April of last year.
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TC Facilities Management & Remploy celebrate 1000 jobs & longest serving employee

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Celebrations were in full swing in Swansea last week to mark the 1000th employee, Tarik Miah and the longest serving employee, David Kenneally, finding work with TC Facilities Management through employment partner, Remploy.
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Concerns about cleanliness and infection control in independent ambulances

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The Care Quality Commission has now carried out 70 comprehensive inspections of independent ambulance services since April 2015. 

These inspections have identified some common concerns around cleanliness and infection control practices, a lack of appropriate recruitment checks and poor medicines management.
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Are companies measuring the cost of cleaning correctly? Why false economies could be costing your business...

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Dr Emma Saunders, general manager at Genesis Biosciences, argues that biological cleaners can be a cost-effective alternative to traditional chemicals for the facilities management industry, when the 'bigger picture' is taken into account.
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Cleaning up London's air

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Every year, over 9,000 Londoners are said to be dying prematurely from long-term exposure to air pollution and the latest research shows that hundreds of schools are located in areas exceeding safe legal pollution levels.

Mayor Sadiq Khan is implementing tough measures to reduce London's deadly air pollution and protect the health and wellbeing of all Londoners.
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DJB Cleaning Supplies first in the UK to become a CHSA Accredited Distributor

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DJB Cleaning Supplies is the first distributor of cleaning & hygiene products in the country to secure accreditation from the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association. Businesses buying cleaning and hygiene products, now more than ever, can be certain that 'what's on the box is in the box' with DJB Cleaning Supplies.
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ECMR welcomes new partner

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The European Cleaning Machines Recycling has extended a warm welcome to new member Kimberly-Clark Professional, which chose ECMR to bring in a sustainable approach to company policy; improving respect for the environment and providing a boost to the circular economy.
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DCS Multiserve - How to clean a... Skyscraper

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Skyscrapers are impressive structures that make up some of the world's most impressive skylines - from New York City to London and Shanghai. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest on record, measuring 828 metres, 830 to the tip.
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New Standard published: ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup

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The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced the publication of a new ANSI-approved ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup (1st edition, 2017).
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"What a welcome! Our first experience of the Cleaning Show was one we'll never forget"

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writes Anthony Wilkey, of Best Minds: "Earlier this month, Best Minds was invited to present at the Cleaning Show in London's ExCeL Centre. Michelle Cachucho - our founder - and I are fortunate enough to have a lot of experience of this kind of thing, but we'd not presented at the Cleaning Show before and were very much looking forward to it.

We were not disappointed.
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Prochem Europe broadens training offer to professional cleaners in 2017

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Prochem Europe is broadening its training offer to professional cleaners in 2017, staging regional courses for the Midlands plus a series of WoolSafe sessions to complement the company's well-established seminars held throughout the year at its dedicated training academy in Chessington, Surrey.
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Events & Exhibitions

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

Held simultaneously with CMS

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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

Web

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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The Manchester Cleaning Show
11-12th April 2018
2nd outing for this busy 2-day event
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ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam
15-18th May 2018
Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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