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International News

Industry veteran Carlos Reinoso joins ETS Board

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Paper industry veteran Carlos Reinoso has been appointed vice chairman of the European Tissue Symposium.

Touch-free, hygienic and water-saving: The right tap for every washbasin

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TOTO has introduced two new automatic tap collections featuring the Self Power and water-saving Eco Cap technologies. Perfect for everything from high-end hospitality bathrooms to busy washrooms keen to conserve water, these collections were both recognised with the international Red Dot Award and Green Design Award for their outstanding design.

Indian government to step up enforcement to eradicate sewer cleaning deaths

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More stringent enforcement of the laws banning the manual cleaning of underground sewers and septic tanks in India has been promised as part of a new government drive aimed at stamping out the practice which claims numerous lives each year, reports the British Safety Council.

New software launched for BrightLogic laundry range and Levels mode

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Brightwell Dispensers has launched BrightLogic 2 software to support its recently upgraded and more flexible BrightLogic system. The new software is ‘backward compatible’ with BrightLogic 1 bluetooth units and is compatible with Windows 7 and upwards.

Ecoray can help with infection control during Covid-19 and beyond

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The Ecoray system is a totally autonomous addition to the range of Grande Brio Scrubber Dryers and Willmop vertical scrubber dryers from TSM Italy - brought to the UK market in an exclusive partnership with Hooper Services in Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Afflink grows leadership team

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Dana Duckworth has joined Afflink as VP of supply chain solutions. Tasked with developing end-user business in key market segments, she will focus on leveraging relationships within the supplier/distributor community to foster growth among new and existing B2B customers.

Lead time on popular Brightwell Modular dispensers reduced to only 10 days

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Brightwell Dispensers has reduced the lead time on its popular Modular manual 400ml, 900ml and 2-litre soap dispensers to 10 days, to ensure everyone can wash their hands even in public spaces!

UMF Corporation introduces Sticky Particle Roller for hospitality

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Yesterday, UMF Corporation introduced the PerfectClean Sticky Particle Roller, which helps ensure every surface in the hotel guest room is spotless. Developed as the last step for attendants to use throughout the guest room, the Sticky Particle Roller is perfect for picking up hard-to-see particles such as hair, lint, crumbs, and more. It is available now.

Rustins acquires Peek premium polish portfolio

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Rustins, a leading British manufacturer of wood finishes, speciality paints and performance cleaners that has been established for almost 100 years, has acquired the Peek portfolio of premium polishes for the UK and Europe.

Idrobase Group starts again with an anti-inflation bonus

About 100 Euros more per month for all employees from March until December 2022, in response to the cost of living, but also as a sign of confidence in the future: this is what the shareholders of Idrobase Group, Bruno Ferrarese and Bruno Gazzignato, decided a few days after the fire that destroyed one of the warehouses, rendering many offices at the headquarters in Borgoricco, in the province of Padua, unfit for use.

ISSA Show North America 2022 opens registration and releases education program

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ISSA Show North America 2022, the annual tradeshow which brings together leaders from the commercial, institutional, and residential cleaning community, is open for registration. The event offers opportunities for networking, education and product discovery that help industry professionals evolve their businesses and change the way the world views cleaning.

America's Best Restroom 2022: contest finalists revealed

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From one of the busiest airports in the country to a restaurant within an old manufacturing building, the top 10 finalists for the 2022 America's Best Restroom contest have been revealed.

NYU Langone health study confirms efficacy of EvaClean PurTabs NaDCC disinfectant

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New York University Langone Health (NYUL) chief epidemiologist Dr Michael Phillips and his colleagues at NYUL conducted a study to confirm the efficacy of sporicidal disinfectants for controlling Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) and Candida aruis (C. auris).

Cleenol launches Edencleen range

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One of the UK's longest established manufacturers and suppliers of quality cleaning and hygiene products has officially launched its Edencleen range. Fourth generation family owned Cleenol Group has created Edencleen to reflect its mission to play its part in the creation of a 'cleaner and safer world'.

Dudley Industries launches slimline Modulo behind-the-mirror cabinet

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Dudley Industries, the British manufacturer of stainless-steel washroom equipment, has announced the launch of new, slimline version of its Modulo Behind-the-Mirror Cabinet system.

Welcome to the Cleanzine


We ran a piece last week regarding an inquiry British MPs were about to undertake, examining the role cleaning & hygiene played during the pandemic and the challenges that had to be overcome by those involved in keeping us all safe. The aim of the inquiry: 'Embedding Effective Hygiene for a Resilient UK', is to see what lessons can be learnt and ultimately produce a report with policy recommendations, which will feed into the national UK Covid-19 Inquiry to help increase disease-resilience to current common infections and help inform the UK's response to any similar future public health emergency. What I hadn’t been aware of at the time was that we could watch the  sessions – which will take evidence from public health experts and many industry firms and associations - online, via Zoom. 
While you won’t be allowed to participate in the sessions, I can imagine they will likely prove invaluable for those running cleaning contracts, for who can honestly say that during the pandemic, everything about their operations, on every contract, went without a hitch? I used to be involved in the running of the UK’s Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers and I learned so much from the regular sessions whereby members would meet up and discuss challenges they’d faced in particular situations, what they’d done to overcome these challenges, what had worked – and what hadn’t. Colleagues could question the thinking behind actions taken and come up with suggestions on how things could have been done differently, or describe how they’d faced an identical challenge but had enjoyed a better result because they’d followed a different course of action. OK, so discussions won’t be had online by guests at the upcoming Zoom sessions but the sessions will certainly provide opportunities for follow-ups and gear everyone up for the subsequent Industry roundtable event that’s being mooted – which I hope will be shared with our industry colleagues globally. 
A session has already been held involving a public health expert in hygiene promotion and a Director of Public Health who has led on the local implementation of public health measures. On 13th September the focus will be on contractors who delivered cleaning services at the time, alongside suppliers and manufacturers of the cleaning & hygiene products which were very much in demand during the pandemic, while the session on 20th September will involve owners and landlords of a variety of buildings. To watch the proceedings, email  [email protected] by 18:00 on the day before the session you wish to attend. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.



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This Week's News

First carbon footprint audit produced for Toucan Eco reveals low CO2 emissions

* ToucanEcoActivePlus.jpgCentrego, the manufacturer of Toucan Eco cleaning and disinfection systems, has completed the first carbon footprint audit for its Toucan Eco Active Plus system.

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.

Clean on the road - Focus on Mobility Cleaning at CMS Berlin

* CMS-Mobility-Cleaning.jpgCMS Berlin is making a guest appearance at InnoTrans, a leading global trade fair for transport technology, and from 20th to 21st September will have information about Mobility Cleaning on the virtual industry platform CMS Plus.

Be it on a work commute by bus or a holiday trip by train - for passengers, cleanliness has been an important quality aspect on public transport not just since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Greenteck Global agrees exclusive distribution deal with Alliance Scotland

* GREENTECK-ALLIANCE-SCOTLAND.jpgGreenTeck Global has signed a five-year partnership with Alliance Scotland for distribution of the company's innovative range of natural cleaning solutions throughout Scotland. As part of the relationship, Alliance Scotland will represent GreenTeck Global's COSHH-free products across all sectors, from local authorities and public transport bodies to hospitality companies.

The move will see more of Alliance's customers access to GreenTeck Global's innovative, chemical-free technology, which combine the powerful and 100% natural disinfectant properties ofozone and electrolyzed water (HOCL) to deliver the highest hygiene levels.

Shades of Greyland

* Greyland1.jpgBy Martin Wharmby, who paid a visit to Greyland Limited, to find out how the business has survived the last few years of turmoil, and what the future holds as the company approaches an important milestone.

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.

Dawsongroup unveils new name to reflect significant fleet diversification

* Dawsongroup.jpgDawsongroup has unveiled a new name for its fleet division, Dawsongroup emc, as it gears up for expansion into new sectors. Following significant growth over the past 17 years, the firm - previously known as Dawsongroup Sweepers - has renamed the business to reflect the diversity of its growing vehicle range.

Having secured a position as one of the UK's number one suppliers of premium municipal vehicles, Dawsongroup emc has expanded into numerous sectors in recent years, offering a prestigious fleet of municipal, industrial and specialist vehicles to public and private sector companies.

Maintenance Cleaning - the benefits

* Maintenance-Cleaning-benefits.jpgRegular maintenance of carpets will not only prolong their working lives but also make cleaning them easier for operatives next time round. Prochem area sales representative Jon Ewing looks at one clean that makes the point clear'

Working closely with a number of commercial cleaning companies, we get to hear how the majority of their customers only want premises cleaned once or twice a year.

Devon entrepreneurs develop new Sanitising 'Orb' with HSBC UK funding

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Rob Searle and John Ellacott at Ezisan have created a unique orb-shaped electronic sanitising unit which deploys an ultra-fine, alcohol-free 'mist' for use on both hands and small objects, to help combat viruses and bacteria.

Cleanology secures contract for Europe's largest car showroom

* Cleanology-car-showroom.jpgCleanology is driving its national expansion with a new contract win covering three of Mercedes-Benz's showrooms in the North-West, including the luxury car company's flagship site in Stockport - the largest in Europe.

"This fantastic news has cemented an incredible year for our business," enthuses Dominic Ponniah, CEO of Cleanology. "As well as winning awards in 2022, we have successfully expanded into an additional 12 towns and cities across the UK. Manchester is one of our fastest growth areas, and we are looking forward to helping the Mercedes-Benz sites reflect the high standards associated with the brand.

Work at height charity launches Supporter Scheme

* Work-at-height-Supporter-Scheme.jpgThe No Falls Foundation, the UK charity dedicated to keeping people safe when working at height, has launched its first official Supporter Scheme.

Designed to allow companies and organisations in any industry sector to demonstrate their support for the aims and objectives of the charity, the scheme offers membership in four distinct categories.

Julius Rutherfoord retains £30m worth of education cleaning contracts in London

* JULIUS-RUTHERFOORD-EDUCATION.jpgJulius Rutherfoord, one of the capital's largest independent cleaning contractors, has retained £30m worth of education cleaning contracts, awarded in the last two months, and spread over the next five years.

The company, which operates in London and the surrounding boroughs, cleans 136 education sites - both in the state and independent education sectors, providing 13,000 hours of cleaning each week to keep staff and pupils alike safe. Across all its sites, it provides close to 30,000 hours of cleaning services each week.

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Recent UK News

MPs to begin major inquiry into pandemic cleaning & hygiene

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MPs will begin a highly significant inquiry next week into the role of cleaning & hygiene, and the associated challenges, during the pandemic.

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.

Specialist hygiene company achieves Zero Waste to Landfill as sustainable initiatives take hold

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Warrington-based Christeyns Food Hygiene has achieved Zero Waste to Landfill for the last two years as it puts sustainability at the heart of company policy.

By working in partnership with ACM Environmental, the firm has achieved exceptional environmental performance with Zero Waste to Landfill in 2020, 2021 and on target for 2022.

Crieff Hydro becomes first Scottish hotel group to switch to Greenteck Global's 100% Natural Cleaning Solutions

Following the partnership earlier this month between GreenTeck Global and Alliance Scotland, Crieff Hydro Family of Hotels has become Alliance's first Scottish client to adopt GreenTeck Global's natural cleaning solutions.

Principle Windows announced as UK's second largest operator

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Principle Windows, the vertical cleaning division of Principle Cleaning Services, has become the second largest window cleaning operation in the UK.

The division, which employs over 100 people and has a turnover of over £7 million, has a market share of 3.4%, according to an industry report by IBISWorld.

ICE continues partnership with OCS for a further five years

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The team at ICE has agreed terms with facilities management company OCS for a further five-year contract.

Biovate Hygienics launches new catering ranges with Bidfood

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Biovate Hygienics, the innovative manufacturer of next generation biological and ecological liquid cleaning products, has launched its catering ranges with Bidfood - one of the UK's largest foodservice wholesalers - as its national catering distribution partner.

Pinnacle Group reappointed to cleaning contract for 600+ council owned facilities

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A much sought-after contract has been secured by Pinnacle Group to provide specialist cleaning services to Solihull Community Housing, which runs housing services on behalf of Solihull Council.

The SCH cleaning contract, which is worth almost £1 million, will once again be held by Pinnacle Group which previously won the contract from 2010 - 2015.

New country manager for Tennant UK

Tennant UK has welcomed Peter Tye (pictured) as the new country manager following the retirement of Nick Hayes.

Peter joins the Tennant family from Renault Trucks UK and Ireland where he was the Used Truck & Rental director. He was responsible for the strategy, sales, operations and remarketing within the Used Truck division and, under his direction, the business achieved significant growth and profitability.

Winners of CHSA's 2022 Undergraduate Bursary announced

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Three talented young people are celebrating. Olivia Baker, Liam Shepherd and Rebecca Griffiths have been selected as the recipients of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's 2022 Undergraduate Bursary.

Grotspots and hotspots! Is your nearest city on the filthiest food establishment list?

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Feeling peckish? That's the perfect excuse for a trip to a restaurant or an order from a takeaway, but will you risk your health when you sit down to dine?

Direct365, an essential services provider that works closely with businesses serving menus of all types, from fast food to pub grub to haute cuisine, has recently been investigating the nation's food hygiene geography.

Jangro publishes new catering and hospitality catalogue

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Jangro has published a new catalogue, dedicated to the commercial caterer and hospitality sector. Available now in a compact A5 size, it is packed with many new sustainable choices.

These include disposable food packaging, cutlery and drinkware which are made from recycled materials and are also compostable, biodegradable or recyclable.

Events & Exhibitions

The Cleaning Show
13-14th March 2024

Interclean Amsterdam
14-17th May 2024

ISSA Pulire 2025
27-29th May 2025
Rho Fiera Milano


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