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EnviroTechnologies International (ETII), a US-based company that develops and markets green, natural and organic products for diverse industries, has this week announced successful laboratory test results of its Empowered Water Hypochlorous anolyte and its Activate protein surfactant solutions.
"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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Beautiful Warwick Castle dates back almost 11 centuries and survived an attack in 1264, a siege in 1642 and a fire in 1871. Who would have thought that fat poured down the drains would have almost been its downfall in 2017?
The message that wipes are not flushable and should be binned, does seem to be slowly getting across, but sadly many people still assume that the warm grease, fats and oils left over from cooking can be dumped down the sink, as long as it's washed down with lots of very hot, soapy water. The reality is, however, that this waste quickly cools and solidifies, building up and blocking the drains or sewers.
It needs to be drummed into people that cooking oil and fat and any greasy residues that come out of food during the cooking process, should be poured into a sealable container when it's cold and thrown into the bin. To make things easier, many local authorities provide free 'fat traps' which enable residents and businesses to collect their leftover fats, oils and greases before disposal in the bin, but I don't think the issue - or the solution - are given enough publicity; especially when one considers the unpleasant and unhealthy consequences.
And these days, it's not all about inconvenience and costs of and sewers 'backing up' and overflowing onto our streets... There's a warning for businesses too... last year, in a landmark case, Severn Trent Water successfully prosecuted a business for continually blocking the sewers with fat. The business was ordered to pay a total of £5,495, including costs. This is only the second example of such a case being brought in the UK, but will become just the second of many until the message gets across that our sewers need to be treated with respect. If you have any ideas on how this can be done, I'd love to be able to share them with my readers...
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The RWM Ambassadors, who champion economic growth through environmentally sound and sustainable methods, have issued a formal response to the UK government's 'Building Our Industrial Strategy' Green Paper (beisgovuk.citizenspace.com) issued earlier this year.
The Singaporean government is working hard to improve its already impressive hygiene reputation, continuing to suspend the licences of food outlets not adhering to regulations and increasing the number of toilets serving its Park Connector Network - the walking, running and cycling paths that connect Singapore's parks and other green spaces.
Italian machinery manufacturer IPC had a great Pulire Moscow last November and is saying that it's now geared up for what promises to be another successful Pulire - on home-ground this time, in Verona (23rd - 25th May).
"The Moscow exhibition was a great success with 160 companies from 19 countries taking part as exhibitors and 3504 people from 29 countries attending as delegates.
MEATAC (The Middle East Academy of Training and Consultancy) opened its doors last year as the first independent facility in Dubai, for all the UAE, where cleaning operatives can gain a BICSc certificate in recognition of cleaning skills.
The training centre, launched in August 2016 was set up to train cleaning operatives in various BICSc skills as well as provide bespoke and customised training programmes for organisations in the area.
Visitors to the 11th edition of Cleantex Pulire in South Africa will have the chance to learn from Paul Wonnacott, managing director and president of Vectair Systems, who will present a 30-minute seminar on Tuesday 13th June at 14:00, to discuss the evolution of fragrance.
British-born Paul founded Vectair Systems - a global 'away from home' hygiene company that specialises in washroom and aircare systems - in Basingstoke, UK in 1989, and has since gained considerable experience in many of the world's most important markets.
Using the germicidal properties of ultraviolet light (UV-C) to automatically disinfect the keyboard and track pad after every use, the system is 99.99% effective in killing harmful microorganisms within seconds, eliminating the need for manual disinfection and disposal of biohazard waste.
Offering a comprehensive range of products for the janitorial distributor, Greyland has gained a first class reputation for exceptional value for money products, clearly and descriptively labelled, and supplied to the distributor in the fastest turnaround times from order to delivery in the industry.
The line-up in Greyland's angle-neck Toilet Cleaner range features products for both daily and deep cleaning: Toilet Cleaner & Descaler, Triple S (Stainless Steel Safe) cleaner, Toilet Freshener, Apple Toilet Freshener, Spring Toilet Freshener, and Limescale Remover.
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Events & Exhibitions
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