*Cleanzine-logo-10a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 4th September 2014 Issue no. 639

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Focus on hand hygiene stimulates growth in the global hand sanitisers market, says new report

The focus on preventing transmission of diseases through hand-to-mouth or hand-to-hand contact underscores the need for better hand hygiene practices.
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WFBSC Congress 2016 to consider our industry's enrichment of people's lives

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Themed 'Weaving culture... building maintenance and cleaning that create rich life', the 21st World Congress of the World Federation of Building Service Contractors will be held in Tokyo from 4th to 7th April 2016
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Kimberly-Clark Professional helps solve aviation industry cleaning challenges

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Kimberly-Clark Professional announced this week that its aviation industry cleaning products have been qualified and listed on Aerospace Material Specification AMS 3819C and Boeing Material Specification BMS 15-5G.
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Prochem Europe's PSK Professional Spotting Kit will stand you in good stead

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As a carpet cleaning professional you can never be quite sure what stains you're likely to encounter, so a high quality spotting kit is likely to stand you in good stead, time and time again.
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Nyco launches OM1 Series: first I & I brand using Omnia high-performance solvent

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Nyco Products Company has announced the introduction of its OM1 Series brand, said to be the first North American industrial and institutional cleaning brand formulated with new Eastman Omnia high-performance solvent.
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I write this from my hotel in Glasgow, where I’m visiting the Cleaning Expo Scotland at the SECC. It finishes later today and if you’re local and haven’t yet visited, do try and make a point of coming along as there are a lot of ‘big names’ exhibiting as well as a large number of smaller companies, several of which I hadn’t previously known much about. These may be new to you too, so making contact could well be good for your business.

One visitor – a manufacturer that hadn’t budgeted to exhibit at this particular show – told me that in encouraging his local distributors to visit the event, one, who is based just a couple of miles out of town, had declined, saying there would be nothing new to see and thus no point in going. Despite always discovering lots of new products at these events, what I get most out of, is the networking. I wonder whether this particular distributor has his warehouse so full of products and is making so much money that he has no room on his shelves for anything else and more money than he knows what to do with? I thought not…

One of the highlights for me so far is an interactive seminar staged by PHS, in which we as individuals voted on which was more important: introducing new technology or driving behavioural change, before dividing into discussion groups and later presenting our findings to the rest of the delegates. There was a big shift in people’s thoughts and I’ll be revealing more of what turned out to be an interesting debate, in a future issue of Cleanzine 

Finally, I have received further opinions on the Equality & Human Rights Commission’s reports on the cleaning industry that featured in last week’s issue. The writer – consultant Mary de Cobos from FutureClean Assured Systems, really does make some pertinent points that haven’t been covered previously, so do make sure you read her ‘soapbox’ and let me – and Mary – know what you think.

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This Week's News

Soapbox: What's wrong with the cleaning industry?

* cleaning-masterclass-cover.jpgMary de Cobos of Futureclean Assured Systems comments on the recent Equalities & Human Rights Commission's reports on the cleaning industry and explains how she feels that we as an industry can put things right:

I write regarding commentary on the recently released EHRC reports on pay and conditions in the commercial cleaning industry (1 & 2) (13-08-2014) and the report on contractual conditions for cleaning companies (3). As consultants and developers in cleaning systems and well experienced cleaners ourselves, the following are our observations about these reports.
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FDA limits on antibacterial healthcare ingredients could put patients and employees at risk

An advisory committee to the Food & Drug Administration in the US has been told that unreasonable FDA restrictions on healthcare use of safe and effective antibacterial ingredients could jeopardise the safety of patients and healthcare workers alike.

In a presentation to the FDA's Non-prescription Drugs Advisory Committee organised by the American Cleaning Institute, health professionals and industry safety experts said that active ingredients used in antibacterial hygiene products "clearly save lives" and are recognised as the "standard of care" for reducing healthcare infections.
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Will you be joining ISSA/Interclean in Istanbul?

* Turkey.jpgThe first ever ISSA/Interclean Istanbul event is poised to create an interesting learning experience by providing insight in Turkey, the Middle Eastern and Northern African region, says the show organiser.

Being staged in the city that bridges East and West, Turkey has one of the fastest growing economies in Europe and one that is expected to be the second fastest growing market in the world by 2020, so expectations are high.
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Ladder Exchange looks at safe use with 'Idiots on Ladders contest'

* idiot-on-ladder.jpgWith this year's Ladder Exchange now underway, the Ladder Association is again asking for submissions to its Idiots on Ladders contest, which has the public send in the worst pictures of ladder use they can find, to show just how dangerous it can be to misuse a ladder.

Idiots on Ladders is part of a two-pronged push to help ensure ladder users are safe. While the Ladder Exchange - which lets people trade their old, possibly dodgy ladders for safe new ones at a discount - takes unsafe equipment out of circulation, Idiots on Ladders looks at the role of people using the equipment.
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DuPont completes sale of Sontara business to Jacob Holm

* Martin-Mikkelsen.jpgDuPont Protection Technologies and Jacob Holm announced yesterday the completion of the sale of the DuPont Sontara business to Jacob Holm.

Sontara is a global nonwovens business that produces products used in a variety of medical and wipes applications. Jacob Holm is a leading company for spunlaced nonwoven fabrics.
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New Tennant sweeper offers industrial strength dry dust control for the toughest environments

* S30_warehouse.jpgTennant Company, yesterday announced its latest high-performance machine-the S30 Mid-size Ride-on Sweeper-rounding out its complete line of sub-compact to industrial size ride-on sweepers.

The S30 provides innovative indoor and outdoor sweeping performance with optimised dust control in both light and heavy dust applications using its patented SweepMax Plus cyclonic system.
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National Food Safety Month marks 20 years of promoting Food Safety Best Practices in US

As part of its strong commitment to food safety, the National Restaurant Association in the US has announced that this year's National Food Safety Month (NFSM), held annually in September, will mark its 20-year anniversary by featuring the top 20 food safety tips from the past 20 years.

NFSM was created in 1994 to heighten awareness about the importance of food safety education. It offers free resources for foodservice industry professionals and will highlight tips for a number of food safety topics including cleaning and sanitising, cross-contamination, time-temperature control, personal hygiene and allergens.
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BPI cuts waste levels by one third in six years

* GreenSack.jpgPolythene manufacturing company BPI Group - parent company of bpi.recycled products - has slashed its packaging waste by one third in the past six years, the company has revealed.

The 33.4% reduction since 2008 was measured as part of BPI's ongoing commitment to cutting the levels of waste generated by its manufacturing operations. BPI achieved the saving partly by minimising the amount of material used to package its own products - by the equivalent of 25,000 tonnes in the past three years on a like-for-like basis.
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Ozone-depleting compound persists, NASA research shows

NASA research shows Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.

Carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), which was once used in a number of applications including cleaning, was regulated in 1987 under the Montreal Protocol along with other chlorofluorocarbons that destroy ozone and contribute to the ozone hole over Antarctica. Parties to the Montreal Protocol reported zero new CCl4 emissions between 2007 and 2012.
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Brayborne wins school cleaning contracts totalling £1.5 million over three years

* Beverly-Mason.jpgBrayborne Facilities Services has won eight new cleaning contracts totalling £1.5 million over three years, in schools across the south of England, strengthening the company's presence in the specialist education sector.

The cleaning contracts are for schools across Hampshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire including Secondary and Primary schools and all contracts are for at least three years. The Secondary Schools are:
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Weltec Biopower receives order for 1.1 MW extension to Dorset food waste-to-energy plant

* aPic-Dorset-WELTEC.jpgWeltec Biopower (UK), based in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, has been granted the contract to extend the award-winning food waste AD plant in Piddlehinton, Dorset. Plant owner Eco Sustainable Solutions is expanding with a further 1.1MW of food waste processing capacity.

This follows on from the Weltec successes of commissioning two other plants in early 2014. With other construction projects underway, new staff recruited and a healthy order book, 2014 looks set to be an excellent year for Weltec Biopower (UK).
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Recent UK News

EHRC finds firms are failing to protect key rights of cleaning workers

An examination by the Equality and Human Rights Commission published just after the last issue of Cleanzine was broadcast, has revealed that some employers in the commercial cleaning industry are failing to meet their responsibilities to their staff in relation to pay, holiday or sick leave and dealing with their concerns. Many cleaners feel that their employer, client firms and the public do not treat them with the dignity and respect everyone should expect.
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We have Mail: The British Cleaning Council responds to the EHRC report into the cleaning sector; saying: "a good initiative, but the methodology could have been better"

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The BCC is the voice of the cleaning industry and welcomes any initiative that seeks to raise standards in the cleaning sector. In this respect we do welcome the EHRC's work, as highlighting malpractice gives all stakeholders the opportunity to discuss these issues in an open forum.
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Brayborne welcomes recommendations of EHR report

Brayborne Facilities Services, has welcomed the recommendations of the Equalities & Human Rights Commission in its report published last week, 'The Invisible Workforce: Employment Practice in the Cleaning Sector' and has joined the call for improved working conditions and employment rights for cleaning operatives.
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Building Futures Group launches national campaign to attract youth to cleaning and FM sectors

With fears of an ageing workforce and impending skills gap gripping the sector, The Building Futures Group has launched a national campaign with the aim of attracting young people to the cleaning and facilities management sectors.
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WoolSafe announces third UK Educational Conference

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The WoolSafe Organisation is now busy preparing to host its third WoolSafe Educational Conference in the UK, an event that promises to deliver a fantastic mixture of presentations and workshops tutored by the industry's finest while offering an invaluable networking opportunity.
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Business growth funding available through voucher scheme

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It is a well-documented fact that small and medium-size businesses are the life-blood of UK's economy. According to the Confederation of British Industry, they account for 99.9% of private sector companies and provide 60% of private sector jobs, so it's no wonder the UK Government is working to create the right conditions for businesses to fulfil their growth potential.
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Morclean wins national 'green' award for Bin Wash City - the battery driven bin wash machine

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Morclean, based in Staveley, Chesterfield, has won a Green Apple Environment Award in the national campaign to find Britain's greenest companies, councils and communities.
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ISSA & BBS announce September CIMS Certification training workshop

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association & BBS (BICS Business Services) has this week announced details of its second 'Industry Certification Expert' training workshop. These workshops form an integral part of ISSA's acclaimed Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) which launched in the UK and Ireland earlier this year.
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A smart new look... the same great quality

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British steam cleaning machine manufacturer Matrix has had a complete makeover with its identity. This new, very contemporary look, will be the main feature on all of the machine models in the range.
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Edinburgh Royal Infirmary cleaning to be brought back in house

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Hospital cleaning services at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary are going to be brought back in house as part of the ongoing fight against superbugs - despite the facility’s inspection reports showing that the hospital has consistently scored well and cases of MRSA have almost been eradicated, reports the Edinburgh Evening News.
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Events & Exhibitions

Pulire Verona
21-23rd May 2019
Verona, Italy
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ISSA Cleantex Africa
4-6th June 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
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ISSA Expo Limpieza 2019
5-7th June 2019
Mexico City
Mexico

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ISSA Show Canada 2019
11-13th June 2019
Toronto
Canada

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Expo Clean & Expo Laundry
11-13th July 2019
6th Edition
Jakarta International Expo

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CMS Berlin
24-27th September 2019
Paired with:
CMS World Summit 2019

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CMS World Summit 2019
24-26th September 2019
Paired with:
CMS Cleaning Management Services


Hygienalia+Pulire
12-14th November 2019
Madrid, Spain
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ISSA North America
18-21st November 2019
Las Vegas
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Loo of the Year Awards
6th December 2019
Prestigious Awards in the heart of England
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Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020
Budapest,
Hungary

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