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The business, which manufactures Toucan Eco systems distributed in the UK by Robert Scott, commissioned international environmental consultancy Force Technology to complete an independent carbon footprint audit of its Toucan Active Plus system to evidence its environmental impact throughout its expected lifespan.
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It will have been hard for you to miss the coverage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll’s funeral on Monday, since it was beamed all over the world and according to the figures, most of those with access to a TV or other viewing device will have watched at least some of it. Something you may have missed though, was a tweeted video from Parliamentary worker Sarah Jane Sewell which brought a beam of delight to my face - and no doubt, to the faces of those from our industry who’ve seen it too.
In case you haven’t seen it, hundreds of people lining the streets around Whitehall were filmed breaking into hearty cheers and applause for a group of Westminster Council cleaners who, wearing high-vis clothing, were walking along the funeral route during a final check and picking up any litter and removing any other obstructions prior to the Queen's coffin procession between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Hall. How wonderful! Others on social media thought so too and praised the crowds – lined up several deep - for recognising the cleaners’ hard work, with one tweeting: “Absolutely amazing work they’re doing! Unsung heroes!” with others voicing such sentiments as: “Behind every successful event there’s a team of hard workers. Glad to see them getting the recognition they deserve,” and: “That’s lovely. People doing jobs like this rarely get any credit but people soon notice if they aren't there.”
I couldn’t agree more!
In last week’s Leader I mentioned how clean our streets appeared to be and asked whether this could be down to the cleaning crews working overtime to ensure everything was perfect or whether the locals were being more respectful, because of the sad turn of events. I’ve been asked not to share his name but I received a call from one of Cleanzine’s readers who quipped that perhaps people were afraid to drop litter in case they were caught on one of the many cameras and shamed either on social or mainstream media or even fined by the local authority for littering!
We watched the day’s events in a large group and there was much talk about whether straws would have been drawn to see who’d have the unenviable task of cleaning up the mess left by the horses and those who’d had to march through the mess and thus spread it, or whether anyone would have volunteered to clean it all up. I do hope whoever was involved, also received cheers and applause from the watching crowds.
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"Our members are being hit hard by the soaring cost of both fuel and energy," warns Lorcan Mekitarian, chair of the CHSA. "We need the Chancellor (pictured) to act in his statement on Friday, 23rd September, if they are to be able to reliably supply good quality cleaning & hygiene products for the long term.
A global biosciences company with its European headquarters in Cardiff, Wales, has been in instrumental in the introduction of new Green Seal Standards that will ensure products in the cleaning industry, and in particular 'spray-applied' microbial-based cleaning products, are safer for the end-user and more eco-friendly.
Genesis consulted with Green Seal in the US in November 2021 to help develop the new standards, which deal with the revision to criteria for products in spray packaging.
Indoor Air Quality specialist Rensair has launched an affordable, WiFi connected air purifier for smaller indoor spaces. Lightweight (9.5Kg) with heavyweight performance (clean air delivery rate of 460cu.m/hr), the Compact is ideal for small-to-medium-sized enterprises, conference rooms, doctor & dental surgeries, classrooms and homes.
Using Rensair's proven, hospital-grade technology, the Compact combines HEPA filtration with germicidal UVC light in a smaller, quieter package. It is highly effective in removing a minimum of 99.97%-plus of pathogens and other forms of airborne particulate matter, including bacteria, pollen, dust and mould.
If you work in a high-pressure environment, you want to feel fresh and comfortable, which means that the added advantage of clothing that's not just smart but also inhibits bacterial growth is obvious. To tick all these boxes, NNT and Polygiene have teamed up to create a new range of protective uniforms.
The new workwear, marketed under the Workwear Group logo, incorporates Polygiene's innovative StayFresh technology. StayFresh specifically works to inhibit the growth of odour-causing bacteria in fabric. Polygiene's principle of 'Wear more. Wash less' means that treated garments can be washed less frequently, saving time, water, and energy.
Majesty and Friends is a modern design boutique. Its motto is ‘FUN, FUN, FUN’, so its washroom needed to offer the happiest vibes. The bright mural was inspired by the happiest treat on earth - ice cream. The flooring is Atra Flooring from Liverpool and the sprinkles are made by Urban Walls. The building at Manchester square is the biggest Instagrammable spot in Edmonton. Pink toilet paper and a cherry brush? Yes, please! With sprinkles!
Fully automatic and with six counter-rotating heads, variable speed and adjustable work pressure from 500Kg to 1350 Kg, this machine enables your grinding and polishing jobs to be easily carried out, even on very uneven floors.
Principle Cleaning Services is hosting a Social Value conference, to be held at Barings' London office, next Wednesday, 28th September. The event will cover a range of topics including defining social value, why it is so important and practical advice on how to calculate and implement social value within an organisation.
Principle's CEO, Peter Smith, will open the conference and introduce its guest speakers, all of whom are working on important issues in society. These will include a presentation from the Social Value Portal, which helps companies measure, report and increase their social value.
To celebrate Warrington hosting Papua New Guinea men's team in the upcoming Rugby League World Cup, national contract cleaning company, Indepth Managed Services, has sponsored a community project that sees artists and local community groups coming together to create an art trail displaying the Raggiana Bird of Paradise, which is the national emblem of Papua New Guinea.
To welcome the Papua New Guinea men's team, who are Warrington's resident team, an art trail around the town centre has been created, displaying the Raggiana Bird of Paradise which features on Papua New Guinea's flag.
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In its factory on the edge of Dukinfield, Greater Manchester, cleaning chemical manufacturer Greyland Limited is enjoying the best run in the company’s history. While many businesses are still reeling from the COVID years, Greyland weathered the storm of lockdowns and restrictions only to find that the appetite for their wide range of cleaning chemical solutions continues to grow unabated.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Cleaning & Hygiene Industry will commence the much-needed review, entitled 'Embedding Effective Hygiene for a Resilient UK', on September 6th with the aim of producing a report with policy recommendations which will feed into the national UK Covid-19 Inquiry.
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