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There are two important events in London this week, of interest to those of us involved in the cleaning, hygiene and waste disposal industry. The first is The Cleaning Show at London’s ExCel - and if you haven’t yet visited, are in the vicinity & have some spare time today, we can certainly recommend you come along as there’s so much to see and today’s the last day you’ll be able to see it.
The other is the launch of London’s first WasteShark, (just ahead of Global Recycling Day on 18th March) a short swim down the River Thames from us at Canary Wharf’s Middle Dock. Launched by Aqua Libra in partnership with the Canary Wharf Group, the aptly-named WasteShark is a marine robot designed to snap up plastic waste from our waterways and make sure that the plastic collected is recycled and reused. It can ‘swim’ up to 5Km and collect up to 500Kg of plastic waste (equivalent to 22,700 plastic bottles) a day, along with microplastics and other pollutants, while also collecting data about the quality of the water.
Created by RanMarine Technology, it produces no carbon, noise or light pollution and poses no threat to wildlife. What a great idea and you can see it in action at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so91LHV4jRk&t=31s
Committed to tackling plastic waste and developing technology aimed at providing healthier and more sustainable ways to buy and consume beverages, Aqua Libra launched its Flavour Tap last year. This serves still, sparkling and flavoured water, providing a sustainable option for workplaces, hospitality and retail, eliminating the need for single use plastics. Another good idea!
I write this having just returned from Metsä Tissue's UK Sustainability Awards 2023, held on the iconic Cutty Sark tea clipper which is now moored at Greenwich. What a night it’s been! Bearing in mind that the idea of launching a Sustainability Awards program was only first mooted at the back end of May last year, I was blown away by what the team at Metsä have managed to achieve in such a short time and I’m looking forward to seeing this program grow and grow. More about the event, along with details of the winners, is below.
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More than 200 cleaning industry leaders gathered for a black-tie Awards dinner on London's iconic Cutty Sark last evening, as the winners of the Sustainability Awards were revealed. The event was the first in a new Awards programme launched by Metsä Tissue in the UK, in partnership with the Cleaning & Support Services Association, which aims to promote sustainability and reward its champions.
Awards attendees enjoyed exclusive access to the Cutty Sark, which boasts three decks: the Dry Hold, 'Tween Deck' and Main Deck, before arriving in the sustainably dressed, beautiful copper-clad hull for a delicious - and again sustainably prepared meal - before moving into the ceremony.
Planet Mark, a leading sustainability certification, has ensured that Metsä Tissue's UK Sustainability Awards 2023 have been carbon neutral in accordance with internationally recognised specification for carbon neutrality published by British Standards Institution (PAS2060).
Whether the topic is sustainable cleaning agents, AI-based systems that let facilities managers control robot helpers, or energy-saving floor cleaning machines - exhibitors and co-exhibitors at CMS Berlin 2023 can submit their entries for the CMS Purus Innovation Award (PIA) now.
The Innovation Award for intelligent products and solutions is presented in six categories: Large Machines, Small Machines, Equipment, Washroom Hygiene, Digital Tools and Systems and Detergents. The PIA recognises products, tools and systems products, tools and systems which feature excellent usability and an outstanding overall design.
The company currently comprises contract cleaning pillar, CSG Clean, and packaging and office supplies pillar, CSG Supplies (encompassing Grampian Packaging Supplies). In a move to better meet the changing needs of its customers, the company will be adding CSG Technology and CSG Wellness to support the existing pillars but also to offer stand alone, additional services.
Weltec Biopower has extended the successful cooperation with its service partner, Gordons Technical Service (GTS) from Northern Ireland, until the end of 2026. The German biogas plant manufacturer's cooperation with GTS has been in place since 2017 and applies to Weltec customers from Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
Both companies have many years of experience in the region. Weltec Biopower had built one of the first biogas plants in England in 2006 and is one of the pioneers of biogas plant construction there.
ETS, the European Tissue Symposium, says it is proud to be sponsoring Europe's largest tissue trade show, Tissue World Düsseldorf, which returns to Europe for the first time in four years at new venue Messe Düsseldorf.
Veolia's commitment to supporting Dover District Council to achieve its objective of Carbon Net Zero by 2030 has made a positive start.
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