* Cleanzine_logo_3a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 2nd February 2023 Issue no. 1050

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International News

Goodway Technologies promotes Evan Reyes to global sanitation solution sales lead

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Industrial maintenance and cleaning/sanitation solutions specialist Goodway Technologies, has promoted Evan Reyes to global director of sales for its sanitation division.

WFBSC announces Global Executive Summit roster of speakers

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The World Federation of Building Service Contractors has confirmed its line-up of speakers for the Global Executive Summit (GES), 14th ' 15th March 2023 in London, in conjunction with the London Cleaning Show.

Greenteck Global to increase European production as part of ongoing sustainability advances

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GreenTeck Global has resolved to increase its European manufacturing base by 200% by the end of 2023 as part of a suite of sustainability resolutions.

Sustainability tops most important customer demands for cleaning businesses in 2023

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Almost four in five cleaning businesses say that sustainability will be of greatest importance to their customers in 2023 - an increase of over 25% from last year.

ASFEL continues to build on export growth

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According to data from ASFEL, the National Association of Spanish Cleaning & Hygiene Products Manufacturers, Spanish exports of products for the professional cleaning and hygiene sector grew by 7.01% in November 2022, compared to the previous month.

Vectair welcomes Claire Reid as head of marketing innovation & portfolio management

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Vectair Systems, a leading supplier of aircare and hygiene products worldwide, is growing in talent as it continues to pursue industry innovation. Its latest recruit is Claire Reid, head of marketing innovation and portfolio management, who has widespread experience in marketing and new product development, with previous roles at SharkNinja and Conair.

New negative air machine offers quick and safe way to clean ducts

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Goodway Technologies has introduced the ultimate companion to its rotary duct cleaner with the AQ-V-4A Hi Flow Negative Air Machine - a powerful air machine that offers the latest technology to deliver intense negative pressure in air ducts to capture virtually all debris.

Christeyns makes landmark acquisition in Ireland

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Christeyns UK, international laundry and hygiene specialist, has completed the acquisition of Gannon Chemicals based in Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland.

Autodrome of Modena’s RCM sweeper still a winner 10 years on

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Our picture shows the RCM 1250 City sweeper, purchased in 2012 and still used daily for cleaning the Modena racetrack.

RJN trigger sprays colour-coded and recycled too!

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RJN's new colour-coded trigger spray bottles are made from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled plastics.

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Responses to my lambasting last week of the expansion of the 'Ultra Low Emission Zone' throughout Greater London, reminded me that the problem isn't just about London, either. I'd read about similar schemes in other cities both in the UK and overseas, but hadn't followed them quite as closely as I rarely drive through them. One response in particular stood out because it showed me that it's not just about individual freedom or even damage to smaller businesses and tradespeople - but about the food supply chain too and ultimately the cost of our food itself. Also, it showed me that all, perhaps, is not lost... 
Alastair Scott, sales director at Robert Scott & Sons, wrote: "Thank you for your leader article on the expansion of the London ULEZ. We had a similar problem up here in Manchester - with a plan by Andy Burnham to extend a payment emission zone throughout the whole of greater Manchester, which included many rural areas with minimal traffic. After general uproar - including some people attempting to transport their sheep on the bus, to demonstrate why public transport does not work for everyone - the plan was shelved.

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All the points you raise about small businesses and excess cost, were just as valid here. The general public consensus was that the driving factor is really extra revenue, rather than reducing emissions. If Government and local authorities are serious about reducing emissions; they need to urgently legislate a much better EV charging infrastructure. And not try and extract more cash from businesses who still have to use fossil fuel vehicles." 

In kindly forwarding a picture of one of the sheep on a bus, Alistair revealed that a Shetland pony was also making the trip. I’d talked about cleaning equipment creating hazards when carried on public transport but this takes things to another level, doesn’t it! I said last week that the schemes hadn't been thought through and I'm now hoping that with some careful planning and a little courage, we can indeed persuade the powers that be, to think again.


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This Week's News

Loo of the Year Awards 2022: a 35th Anniversary and double trophies for Mitie including the 'Big One'

* LOTY-AWARDS-WINNDERS-2023.jpgOne of the biggest events in the UK's cleaning industry calendar ' The Loo of the Year Awards, sees hundreds of people gather at the National Motor Cycle Museum, Solihull, to laud those involved in providing the best of our away-from-home washrooms.

The most recent event was cause for an even bigger celebration, with the Hereford-based Awards themselves celebrating their 35th Anniversary alongside Mitie, whose team was awarded double trophies along with the 'Big One'.

Visitor Registrations are open for ISSA Pulire 2023

* Pulire-2023.jpgRegistration is open for ISSA Pulire 2023, the international trade fair dedicated to the professional cleaning and sanitation sector, which is taking place at Fiera Milano, Italy, from 9th to 11th May. 
Aimed at cleaning professionals, manufacturers, distributors, service and facilities management companies, users and end customers, the event will showcase the best in professional cleaning, disinfestation, laundry, integrated services and maintenance.

Strategic distribution deal takes Polygiene into booming Asian market

* Polygiene-Asia.jpgPolygiene Group, Swedish manufacturer of Polygiene BioMaster antimicrobial additives and other Polygiene Product Protection technologies, has signed a new distribution deal with Indian partner N9WTPL.

The partnership with one of India's leading advanced speciality chemicals companies has opened a whole new marketplace for the firm. The aim is to present Polygiene BioMaster and other Polygiene technologies to a larger audience, helping to play an important role in increased antimicrobial protection and encouraging more 'Mindful Living'.

SUPA produces plastic-free paper bottles for laundry and washing up liquids

* SUPA-eco-mate.jpgSUPA has produced plastic-free paper bottles for laundry and washing up liquids under the Eco-mate brand, the composition of which it believes is a world first.

The design features an internal coating of seaweed and natural plant latex to hold liquids; this naturally biodegrades in the environment much like a waxy tree leaf. Biodegradable accelerators within the paper bottle construction speed up and ensure natural composting. The bottles can be cut up and composted or put in recycling or even in garden waste bin as everything is natural.

CHSA increases Undergraduate Bursary

* CHSA-Increases-Bursaries.jpgThe Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has increased its annual Undergraduate Bursary. The Association is now offering more financial support to more young people going to university than ever before.

Cost of living crisis accelerates period poverty in the UK

* Citron-Hygiene-AuntFlowinUse.jpgAccording to a new study, one in five women (20%) has been unable to afford period products due to the cost-of-living crisis.

Research commissioned by global washroom hygiene services company Citron Hygiene found that women across the UK have had to seek alternative methods of accessing menstrual products over the last year, with many turning to family (62%), friends (55%) and employers (17%) for vital supplies.

Hotelcare appoints ICE as new robotic equipment supplier

* ICE-Hotelcare-Group.jpgICE has been awarded a new 4-year contract with one of the UK's leading housekeeping providers, Hotelcare, to supply over 1,000 robotic vacuum cleaners to a national hotel chain across the UK.

Spanning over 40 different hotels of varying formats, brands and sizes, ICE will be deploying over 1,000 Mini Bot robotic vacuums, 135 IRIS stacks (storage and charging stations for the robots) and over 100 battery-operated handheld vacuum cleaners.

Mrs Buckét's new year off to a flying start with new GE Wales contract

* Mrs-Bucket-Wales.jpgCommercial cleaning company Mrs Buckét Cleaning Services is flying into 2023, after winning a major new contract with aerospace specialist GE Wales.

The contractor was awarded the new work following a competitive tender process which was open to cleaning companies from across the UK. Mrs Buckét Cleaning Services stood out for its company culture and the innovation it can implement at the site.

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Recent UK News

Phs Greenleaf appoints Stephen Dieppe as managing director

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Phs Greenleaf has announced Stephen Dieppe as its managing director after four years with the group.

Industry experts and senior stakeholders meet to discuss taking APPG report forward

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Key representatives from across the cleaning & hygiene and public health sectors have taken part in a high-level meeting to discuss the recent report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cleaning & Hygiene Industry.

The Cleaning Show 2023 to focus on latest industry trends with stellar line up of leading suppliers and manufacturers

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With commuters returning to the workplace hitting a post-pandemic high, expectations of a cleaner, safer, and more hygienic working environment mean the responsibilities of cleaning and hygiene professionals and facilities managers across the country have intensified.

CHSA's Guarantee extended to quality of office bin liners

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Buyers of office and wheelie bin liners are now protected by the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's quality guarantee.

Events & Exhibitions

CMS Berlin
19-22nd September 2023
Messe Berlin

National Floor Safety Institute
25-26th September 2023
International Symposium on Slip, Trip and Fall Prevention

Hurst Convention Center, Texas


Interclean China 2023
18-20th October 2023
2nd edition


7-9th November 2023
Madrid, Spain

Clean Eurasia Expo 2023
8-10th November 2023


ISSA Show North America
13-16th November 2023
Las Vegas


The Cleaning Show
13-14th March 2024

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