Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 1st June 2023 Issue no. 1067
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New Greenpeace report calls out toxic hazards of recycled plastic as Global Plastics Treaty negotiations resume in Paris
Companies to work together on next-generation automation and cleaning solutions
A loo can be luxurious too - how scent offers a sense of opulence
Cintas announces top three finalists in 2023 Custodian of the Year contest
Is automated cleaning really viable?
ARCSI rebranding as ISSA Residential to better serve members
ISSA Pulire 2023: very successful with 20,058 visitors
Trojan to launch AES battery with up to 3x the cycle life of standard AGM at Maastricht Show
Engineers in Canada tap into good vibrations to power Internet of Things
Handwashing during 'normal times' can reduce burden of respiratory disease
Nanobubbles reduce surfactants by 50% at California Water Resource Recovery Facility
A new process using injected nanobubbles has reduced surfactants by 50%, along with odour, at a California Water Resource Recovery Facility, while also reducing the need for chemicals.
Five urinal malodour issues and how to fix them
Welcome to the Cleanzine
As an industry we’re in the business of making a difference – and, as I so often tell people, saving lives - since without our involvement, everything will soon fall apart. I rarely talk about individual companies in my Leaders but I’ve just learned about a great anniversary initiative that’s really going to make a difference, launched by one of the first companies I got to know when I joined this industry, and I’d like to share it with you.
Cleenol - the family run, independent developer and producer of cleaning & hygiene solutions, turns 75 this year. And as a company that’s always worked to give back to the community in which it operates, this year, as a celebration of this ethic, it’s launching the 12-month ‘75x75x75’ Charity fundraiser. It’s challenged itself and its customers and suppliers to raise £75,000 through participation of at least 75 people at 75 events. These can be large or small, group or personal and cover a gamut of types of activity… from the Three Peaks Challenge to a weight loss programme, to 24hr gaming endurance challenges and many more… Are you a customer or supplier? If so, why not get involved?
Three charities will form the core of the those set to benefit: Katharine House Hospice, , Oxfordshire MIND and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance. Katherine House was a natural choice, having enjoyed Cleenol’s support since its inception some 30 years ago. As well as providing cleaning supplies and charity fundraising receipts to the home throughout, Cleenol this year sponsored the development of the Hospice’s EPiC online resource to provide a broad spread of support services to people facing the challenges around end of life. The second charity focuses on one of the drivers behind the culture and management approach in Cleenol itself - the Oxfordshire ‘branch’ of Mind - dedicated to ensuring that the right support is readily available for those facing mental health challenges and that sufferers receive the respect they deserve. The third, selected by employees in an open vote, is the Thames Valley Air Ambulance, which provides life-saving support 365 days a year, to those involved in accidents and other emergencies. Operating solely on donations, in 2022 its teams attended over 3,000 incidents! Three very worthy causes then, that need as many of us as possible to ‘make a difference’.Follow the fundraising activities, get involved and add your own, and/or donate to all the events at: https://project75.mycleenol.com/
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This Week's News
CHSA's Glossary helps buyers navigate spurious claims relating to cleaning chemicals
Buyers of cleaning chemicals can navigate the spurious, misleading and unsubstantiated claims that are all too common in the cleaning industry thanks to a Glossary published by the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association.
All members of the CHSA adhere to the requirements of the relevant Accreditation and have signed the Association's rigorous Code of Practice. It means CHSA members:
Safe roll out of longer semi-trailers begins
Longer lorries will be introduced to Great Britain's roads from today to support the Government's priority to grow the economy, boost productivity, slash road emissions and support supply chains.
These new lorries will move the same volume of goods, but will use 8% fewer journeys than current trailers. This will generate an expected £1.4 billion in economic benefits and take one standard-size trailer off the road for every 12 trips. It is estimated that this will save 70,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
Wembley Stadium and Veolia celebrate green goals
Wembley Stadium and Veolia thanked the record-breaking fans at the Women's FA Cup Final for their help in achieving 77% recycling rates. Now, to ensure Wembley continues to score more green goals for the planet, the stadium team has worked with Veolia to introduce a fleet of new electric and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) powered vehicles to clean up the stadium post-events.
The eco-fleet, which sweeps up around the stadium after every event, will reduce emissions by up to 90% and ensure the home of football continues to be one of the greenest stadiums in the world.
Four terms we need to know when selecting disinfectants…
Writes Hannah Jonasse of ProNatural Brands, marketer of citric-acid-based cleaning solutions, sanitisers, and disinfectants…
“When selecting disinfectants, cleaning professionals must know as much as possible about the products they choose. For instance, how often do cleaning professionals inquire about the 'shelf stability' of the disinfectants they select? It's something that rarely comes up, but it can be a very important consideration when protecting human health.
EcoTech boasts new leadership team with plans to double in size
Coventry-based EcoTech (Europe), one of Europe's largest manufacturers of cleaning solutions, has completed a Share Purchase Agreement as the business ushers in a new era of innovation, driven by a new leadership team with plans to double in size. The deal sees Ashleigh Brownhill, Andy Gregory and Jason Lippitt become directors and majority shareholders in the business.
The SPA marks a positive transition for EcoTech as the business seeks to underline its commitment to ethics, sustainability and growth, while reinforcing its position as dedicated to tackling challenges such as plastic waste.
Hydro announces release of new AccuMini dispenser
Hydro, the chemical dispensing and dosing solutions specialist for facility cleaning, janitorial/sanitation, laundry, kitchen, animal health, vehicle wash, horticulture, laundromat and industrial markets, has launched its new AccuMini dispenser.
Available in low-flow (LF) and high-flow (HF) models, the AccuMini’s is designed to meet the needs of space-conscious facility owners and those who favour eco-friendly products.
Lixall supplies Olympic Holidays with staff uniforms
Hygiene and workwear supplier, Lixall, has recently agreed to supply a range of workwear for Olympic Holidays staff based in Greece.
Lancashire-based Lixall has a long history as a supplier of washroom, cleaning, floorcare, protective clothing and housekeeping products to commerce and industry. Over the past decade the firm has continued to extend its product range which now includes workwear.
Flight Club reaches new heights in partnership with Sybron
Social Darts chain Flight Club and its cleaning & hygiene partner Sybron, celebrated their first year of partnership in March 2023.
As Flight Club's parent company, Red Engine, renews its contract with Sybron, significant benefits have been identified from their collaboration including 15% cost savings, zero stress and 100% confidence.
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