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To be used with its 3000ml T-Bags, the new dispenser is extremely hygienic as soap may now be dispensed by using only the forearm against the large lever.
Director Taski global machines Laurent Ryssen was presented the award in a packed auditorium by Afidamp's Toni d'Andrea.
Laurent confided to Cleanzine afterwards that he thought for a moment that they'd 'only' won 3rd prize as theirs was the first product called after the Finalists Awards!
If you are interested in seeing the Swingobot 2000 in action on your desktop download the Taski Intellibot AR from the Apple app store or Google Play.
Robotic floor cleaning allows the operator, once the machine is set up to go, to get on with other jobs while the machine does the repetitive and fatiguing task. "It's the way forward", says Laurent Ryssen, director Taski global machines.
Multibot has four cleaning functions: cleaning, disinfecting, visually inspecting, and sealing any cracks or gaps in the ducting.
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If you're one of Cleanzine's tens of thousands of overseas readers, in case you weren't aware of it, we in the UK are shortly to head off to the polls again. The frenzy on social media seems as fierce as it was prior to last year's EU referendum. In some cases, I've been grateful that those in the fray are at opposite ends of the land, rather than in the same room!
This year, more than any I can remember, there is so much at stake and tempers are fiery. A headline in yesterday's Guardian: 'This election could be lost on litter', has shocked me. In the run-up to the election, Guardian reporters have been despatched across the country to find out what matters to the locals. And in some areas, residents are hinting that a growing rubbish crisis could end the local politicians' careers - just as the infamous waste management crisis in Naples, Italy, ended the careers of several local politicians there.
Prior to the Manchester terrorist attack, the reporters asked the people of Erdington, Birmingham, what they thought the election issues were. Surprisingly, 'rubbish' eclipsed Brexit, the NHS, employment and immigration...
In Birmingham, free bulky waste collections for residents were scrapped in 2014 and weekly collections became fortnightly collections, to cut costs. Householders are now charged £25 for large items to be taken away. Alicja Kaczmarek, of the Polish expat community centre, complained to Guardian reporters that despite paying council tax, residents are having to get together to clean their areas and that the bulky waste removal charges are forcing those on the breadline to fly tip.
In nearby Kingstanding, the reporters joined the area's waste management team, who start patrolling from 06:00 and on an average day, gets called to 12 - 15 fly tipping incidents. The culprits are never caught, since no-one will tell the authorities the culprits' names. One waste officer of 30 years said the team is overwhelmed, talking of rubbish piles as long as five cars, fridges dumped in the middle of roads and hotspots where new litter is dumped the day after the area has been cleared. At one, rubbish was left beneath two large 'no dumping' signs, warning of a £25,000 fine for transgressors.
If such heavy fines aren't deterring the culprits, just what is the answer, I wonder, and do people really rate rubbish as a more important election issue than, say, the NHS?
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This Week's News
Kärcher, the pioneering German cleaning technology company, officially opened its purpose-built UK headquarters recently, marking the end of a five-year project to relocate its rapidly expanding UK operations. The official opening was presided over by Hartmut Jenner, Kärcher's global chief executive & chairman of the Kärcher Management Board.
To mark this special birthday, Chairman Douglas Cooke hosted a special lunch at London's iconic Shangri La at the Shard. Our picture shows Doug (right of pic) with current and past CSSA chairmen and CEOs.
Battery operated, compact, high cleaning performance, suitable for any floor surface. That's the new Duplex Turbo floor-scrubbing machine launched at this year's Pulire in Verona, Italy.
Unlike pressure washing that can cause associated soiling of nearby walls and objects, the MultiBrush quickly and effortlessly removes grime and algae from exterior stone, tiles and wooden floor surfaces.
One of the UK's leading providers of workplace supplies has launched a new range of chemical free cleaning products in its ongoing drive to offer more sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions to its customers.
Lyreco has developed Bioforce, chemical-free cleaning that harnesses the power of nature by using biotechnology to safely remove dirt, grease and grime from all surfaces, in partnership with InnuScience.
Reports suggest that the global floor pad market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of close to 4% during the forecast period 2017 to 2021.
Ladies may not know this, but often urinals in men's restrooms in bars and restaurants are filled with ice. Some 60 or more years ago, even high-end hotels made sure their urinals were packed with ice throughout the day.
But why? Well, it has a lot to do with odours and taking aim.
RayVio, an advanced health and hygiene company, has published its latest application note detailing the company's ultraviolet dosing experiments proving the water sterilisation capability of RayVio's UV-C LEDs. Water safety is of particular concern in appliances and applications where water may stand for a period, be exposed to contaminants, or be turned into vapour and distributed through the air, as is the case with humidifiers.
South West Computer Recycling offers completely free of charge nationwide collection and recycling of your old electrical devices. The company can collect and recycle absolutely anything electrical, including computers, laptops, screens, TV's, projectors, smart boards, phones - in fact anything electrical at all.
NIC Services Group has been awarded circa £6m of additional business with Yorkshire-based supermarket chain Morrisons. The additional business is the award of a further region covering the Nottingham, Stoke and Leicester areas. NIC will now be delivering cleaning services to this new region in addition to the stores the contractor already services across the North of the England and Scotland.
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