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Next year's event will mark the 10th edition of this exhibition, established in 1998 to build a platform for African cleaning professionals to congregate, view the latest product innovations, network and create new business opportunities.
Funds advised by European private equity firm, BC Partners, have reached an agreement to sell Spotless Group SAS to Henkel AG & Co. KGaA for an enterprise value of €940 million. Completion is subject to approval from European antitrust authorities.
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You may recall me questioning the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ which saw people donating to charity for the privilege of being doused with icy water – it was meant to be a bucket-load but some used dustbins and industrial tippers instead, in an attempt to outdo everyone else. My concerns were about the waste of water, bearing in mind that people living on vast swathes of our planet don’t have enough to drink, while industries everywhere are striving to reduce the water used in their products and processes – the cleaning industry being one of them.
Yesterday the US-based DigDeep charity announced the launch of the second annual ‘4Liters Challenge’ – similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge but superior in every way. This month-long social media campaign, which starts Monday, challenges participants to raise $40 in donations and use just four litres of water for an entire 24 hours-worth of drinking, cooking, cleaning and bathing, while sharing their funny, difficult or inspiring moments on their social networks. Once done, they earn the right to challenge four friends. The money raised, funds water projects globally.
The goal of 4Liters is to give people new insight into the value of water and the hardships faced by those without… Considering that the average person with access to running water, uses almost 100 times that every day, the challenge will be difficult. One previous participant said: "The simplest things like shaving or washing dishes suddenly become so hard. It's amazing how the experience sticks with you after it's over."
When Cleanzine launched it had a small UK and Eire circulation. Thanks to the power of the Internet it now reaches more than 100,000 readers in 163 countries. Let’s make the 4Liters Challenge go viral too! I’m doing my challenge on Monday and will let you know how I get on. If you care to join me, visit: www.4liters.org
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CaterWaste, manufacturing and supply specialist of wet and dry food waste recycling equipment, has launched its 'BioBear' range, claimed to be the most technologically advanced recycling equipment within the catering industry. The launch took place at the Food Hospitality Ireland Show in Citywest where the BioBear was named 'Overall Product of the Show.'
The new 'BioBear' range of dry 'Waste Food BioMass Machines' can transform food waste into sterilised Biomass material within two hours instead of the more normal four-week period required for composting.
With just six months to go until The Cleaning Show opens its doors, the organisers have revealed that virtually all stand space has been reserved, with new companies signing up and existing exhibitors extending their space allocation. Additional space is currently being negotiated.
Vax Commercial and Selden Research have both significantly increased their stand sizes in the last 30 days, and a number of key industry suppliers and manufacturers - including those from the floor machines sector - have recently reserved space.
People with a negative view of recycling are more likely to change their attitude after seeing positive messages about the benefits. That's the main finding of recycling research commissioned by PR agency Ceris Burns International and undertaken by Mindlab International.
Results from the independent study also showed that there is still a marked indifference towards recycling at work.
Restaurants, cafes, hotels and food manufacturers use huge amounts of cooking oil and fats every day - and these need to be collected in a safe and environmentally-friendly way. That's why Fatboxx, available in the UK from Peter Ridley Waste Systems, is taking the sector by storm. These valuable resources can now be collected simply, for safe recovery, with no fuss or mess.
Fatboxx is a wheeled container, specially designed to separately collect a wide range of food-related materials including used cooking fats, oil and grease; food waste from the catering or food processing sector; and animal by-products from meat rendering plants and slaughterhouses.
The British Institute of Cleaning Science has been recognised for promoting cleaning industry standards for over 53 years. This year the Annual Awards Dinner and Golf day rolled out the red carpet for a Hollywood themed 'sell out' event to recognise and reward those that have excelled in maintaining high standards via training and assessment across the industry.
The Awards took place at the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham. In the morning, BICSc hosted its Annual Golf Day on the Arden Championship Golf Course (Sponsored by BICSc Council Member Bob Vincent's organisation, LCC Support Services).
Georgia-Pacific Professional is a leading provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels and tissue for a wide range of away from home applications. Building on the success of its product lines in healthcare, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgical centres and medical practices, the company is introducing its healthcare products and solutions to the dental community.
"Georgia-Pacific Professional understands the importance of infection control in the dental office," says Sean Foley, senior marketing manager - healthcare, Georgia-Pacific Professional. "Dentists keep patient safety at the forefront of treatment plans, but maintaining efficiency is also essential to their success. Many Georgia-Pacific Professional products can provide dental offices with the ability to not on
Viessmann, which claims to be the only manufacturer of modular cold rooms to offer antimicrobiotic powder coating, is strengthening its cold room hygiene package with the development of a new powder coating for all surfaces of exterior and interior walls, floors and ceilings.
The antimicrobial coating - now available as standard on Viessmann's Tecto Standard and Tecto Special cold room ranges - ensures the hygienic protective coating on Viessmann products is maintained for longer.
French agriculture has a wealth of raw and waste materials that are suitable for biogas plants. However, only half of the available materials are currently used for energy production. Thus, ambitious development plans have been drawn up: By 2020, the biomass share in the field of renewable energies in France is to rise to about 50%.
No wonder then that the number of RFPs for plant projects for the generation of energy from biomass is on the rise. This affects the order pipeline of established biogas plant manufacturers like the German Weltec Biopower GmbH. Meanwhile, the project list includes about 30 French biogas plants.
Sodexo is on the shortlist for company of the year at the European Diversity Awards taking place tonight.
The Awards are independent honours that recognise and celebrate those organisations and individuals that have shown innovation, creativity and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion during 2013.
Eating lunch at your desk could expose you to germs that might result in food poisoning.That's one of the many risks we take both at work and at home because we're not aware of the health risks we're taking every day, says a leading British cleaning company.
According to ContractCleaning.co.uk, office desks - and keyboards in particular - are a risk to public health as they're rarely cleaned properly, and are a magnet for lunchtime crumbs and other debris.
Following a concerted awareness campaign by the Health & Safety Executive about dust control requirements, and with an additional announcement from the Mayor of London on the introduction of mandatory Supplementary Planning Guidance (which aims to reduce the impact of construction and demolition dust), dust extraction specialist Dustcontrol UK, has seen a surge in enquiries from London-based construction companies, looking for information on the best control measures to implement in order to meet the required air quality standards.
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"This piece is essentially not quite accurate, there are over 10,000 recognisable moulds and perhaps over a million are not yet classified, so saying all mould likes cellulosic materials, should be clarified.
"Europe is failing its next generation because neither the European Union, nor national governments are able to tackle over-regulation and the grey economy.
Beating off tough competition to seal the deal, Morclean's director Peter Morley handed over the keys on the new machine to Milton Keynes based cleaners, Cleaner Bins MK - a company setting up a franchise operation that specified the machine in its corporate colours - black and yellow.
Almost a quarter (24%) of UK based businesses believe that their marketing isn't performing as it should be, with a third of these (33%) complaining that the difficulty of making an impact with the advertising they do, is the biggest barrier to success.
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Where does it come from? Damp.
1. In a big old house the damp course could easily be compromised, assuming that there is one in the first place.
This case study as Mike Egerton, MD of Host Von Schrader UK, explains may be an eye opener - after all, every little helps.
The company acquired 365 Healthcare at the end of June. Based in Droitwich, the business is engaged in the distribution of mainly own brand healthcare products, principally operating theatre drapes and gowns, procedure packs, disposable surgical instruments and dressings, to a variety of customers including hospitals, GP practices and private clinics. Revenue was £10.9 million in the year ended 31st December 2013.
The revised legislation deals with the control of risks associated with Legionella, a water-borne bacteria, which can have serious and often fatal consequences if it develops into Legionnaire's disease.
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