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International News

Dr Deborah Birx to Keynote inaugural GBAC Symposium in Chicago

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The Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a Division of ISSA, has secured Dr Deborah Birx, world-renowned medical physician, infectious disease expert and diplomat, as keynote speaker at the GBAC Symposium on Air Considerations, August 16th-17th, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Clean the World expands global Hospitality Recycling Program in UK

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Clean the World, a global leader in water, sanitation, hygiene, and sustainability, is expanding its Hospitality Recycling Program and Soap Saves Lives Box Program in the UK as it aims to tackle the global issue of plastic pollution and hygiene insecurity abroad.

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Apart from the Union Jack bunting still fluttering between houses and over lamp posts in some of our streets, very little remains to remind most of us that huge crowds gathered across Great Britain to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee less than two weeks ago. The celebrations encompassed everything from the thousands of people crammed into The Mall, to smaller gatherings in cities, towns, villages and streets all over. With such celebrations comes the inevitable mess and while the clean-up operations in the immediate aftermath of some of the larger gatherings received a fair bit of coverage in the press, the coverage didn't reflect the efforts those involved had to put into getting us all back to normal as quickly as possible.

And it doesn't end there of course. While most of the general public will feel that once the rubbish is removed from our streets, the job is done, others of us know that in most cases this is just the beginning, with the process of sorting the waste to separate the recyclables from that destined for landfill and moving it all on to its destination, taking much longer and no doubt still continuing. And that's just the aftermath. It's no good going into a situation like this hoping for the best! The planning starts months before so that everything's carried off with the same sort of military precision the official celebrations themselves command. We expect nothing less.

I'd like to say a huge 'Thank you' to everyone involved. 

Today I'm off to join the more private celebrations held at The Savoy Hotel in London each year by the UK's Cleaning & Support Services Association, whose members do so much to keep us all safe in our public spaces and workplaces by ensuring that everything not only looks clean, but is hygienically clean, too. I'm really looking forward to spending time with those who so ably represent the professional face of our cleaning industry and finding out how the Platinum Jubilee celebrations might have affected them.



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This Week's News

Government-backed campaign aims to alleviate logistics issues

* CILT.jpgThe logistics industry took a decisive step yesterday to address the industry's long-term recruitment and staff retention issues, with the launch of a major new awareness and recruitment campaign, Generation Logistics.

Co-ordinated by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and Logistics UK, in partnership with the Department for Transport, the campaign has already gained significant support and sponsorship from a wide range of businesses of all sizes from across the logistics industry.

Gothenburg gets world's first hospital linen optical waste sorting system

* GOTHENBURG.jpgÖstra Sjukhuset, one of four sites that form Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden's largest university hospital, is setting the global standard in sustainable hospital waste and linen management after appointing Envac to install its optical linen sorting technology as part of a major modernisation programme.

Jangro shows support for The Trussell Trust

* Jangro-Trussell-Trust.jpgJangro, the largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors in the UK and Ireland, is proud to announce that it is supporting The Trussell Trust as its chosen charity this year. All 47 members in its network have started collecting foods and other essentials and have been dropping them off to their local food banks across the country.

As well as organising food collections, Jangro will also be donating any monies raised from fundraising events throughout the year, such as its regular supplier and member days. So far, the Jangro membership has already raised over £3,000.

Christeyns launches enzyme technology to reduce wastewater costs

* Christeyns-enzyme-technology.jpgChristeyns, manufacturer of detergents and disinfectants for industrial laundries in Europe and across the world, has launched EPIC, an innovative detergent system. EPIC, Enzymatic Process Innovation by Christeyns, is based on enzyme technology that allows laundries to reduce their wastewater costs by 25%.

"Industrial laundries are facing several water challenges: the cost and availability of water, the cost of discharging wastewater and ever-stricter environmental regulations concerning its discharge,” notes Alain Bostoen, CEO of Christeyns. “With EPIC, we can help laundries meet discharge standards and reduce wastewater costs. Currently, the technology is already being used in more than 10 European laundries."

ISSA Pulire 2023 to open Pest management area

* ISSA-PULIRE-2023-Pests.jpgISSA Pulire Network and Sinergitech Soc. Coop, respectively organisers of the ISSA Pulire trade show and the Disinfestando event, are to create an area dedicated to pest management within one of the pavilions that will host the next edition of ISSA Pulire in Fiera Milano from 9th to 11th May 2023.

This area will be called Disinfestando Pavilion and will host companies that deal with environmental hygiene, which produce and distribute products for Pest Management activities.

Bunzl acquires businesses in Germany and New Zealand

* Bunzl.jpgBunzl, the specialist international distribution and services Group, has entered into an agreement to acquire a cleaning & hygiene business in Germany and has completed the acquisition of a healthcare consumables business in New Zealand.

Hygi.de is a leading and fast-growing online distributor of cleaning & hygiene products in Germany to a fragmented customer base. The business services the B2B market and drives strong customer retention through specialist customer service and its reputation in the market. The acquisition represents an important milestone for the Group, materially increasing Bunzl's presence in the large German market.

Reckitt distributes 10,000 bottles of hand sanitiser to Platinum Jubilee celebration crowds

* Reckitt-Platinum-Jubilee.jpgReckitt, appointed Official Hygiene Partner of the Platinum Jubilee Pageant last month, has revealed that Dettol Pro Solutions, Dettol's business-to-business offering, distributed more than 10,000 bottles of hand sanitiser and installed over 100 hand sanitiser dispensers across the celebration weekend and also distributed hygiene kits for all volunteers, staff and attendees

An estimated 150,000 people attended the Pageant during the once-in-a-lifetime event.

TVH employees successfully complete quarter triathlon

* TVH-QUARTER-TRIATHLON.jpgOn 26th May, employees of parts specialist TVH crowned their six-month sports training with the Izegem quarter triathlon. TVH guided them in the run-up to the race, together with professionals from Energy Lab.

In December 2021, 20 TVH employees - the so-called TVH Nudge Stars - embarked on a sporting journey that would change their lives. Thanks to TVH, 13 colleagues from Belgium and seven international employees received six months of professional sports coaching to prepare them for this quarter triathlon.

Sodexo celebrates its dedicated frontline colleagues whose vital work helps hospitals run smoothly

* Sodexo-healthcare.jpgYesterday, the first ever National Healthcare Estates & Facilities Day showcased the hundreds of thousands of committed people behind the scenes, carrying out non-medical frontline work in healthcare. Says enthusiastic participant Sodexo Healthcare:

“While many people will think of the important and amazing work of our doctors, nurses and other clinicians in NHS hospitals, this day aims to focus on the roles of colleagues such as porters, cleaners and domestics, catering workers and maintenance people.

Pylon Coatings uses Polygiene Biomaster and Verimaster for antimicrobial surface protection and identification

* Pylon-Coatings_Polygiene-Biomaster.jpgAustralian manufacturer Pylon Coatings has been formulating, supplying and supporting premium coatings for a wide range of industries since 1950.

One of the most successful developments in recent years has been the Bio-Guard Coating range which creates more hygienic surfaces with the use of Polygiene Biomaster. Additionally, the range incorporates Polygiene Verimaster security technology to verify the presence of the antimicrobial technology.

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Recent UK News

Former intern Craig Bowman becomes Kimberly-Clark Professional’s general manager, UK & Ireland

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Kimberly-Clark Professional has appointed Craig Bowman as general manager for the UK & Ireland - 14 years after he started at the global giant as an intern on an industrial placement from university.

Talented employees reach lofty heights

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Principle Cleaning Services prides itself on recognising and rewarding talent - hence the promotion of the window cleaning division's Fabio Silva and Pawel Kochan, to the positions of general manager.

Events & Exhibitions

Cleantex Africa
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ISSA Pulire 2025
27-29th May 2025
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