*Cleanzine-logo-6.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd October 2014 Issue no. 646

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CaterWaste launches BioBear food waste processors and wins Award

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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.'

Selling recycling to a sceptical public

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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.

Fatboxx - the advanced solution for safe recovery of used fats and cooking oils

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.

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I came across an item in the Bury Free Press this week headlined ‘Bury St Edmunds cleaning company boss astonished at unanswered job ads’ and it set me thinking. I know that much of Suffolk is considered an affluent area and one of low unemployment, but surely there are some able bodied people about who don’t have a job, who ought to be persuaded off of benefits and into work?

Amanda Eyre, owner of A & H Associates, who advertised for the cleaners, is quoted as saying: “Whether it’s the stigma of cleaning or not I don’t know.”

Cleaning or not, to be able to work for a company that’s been trading for 22 years and which boasts an airport and a football stadium as clients can’t be bad, can it? And particularly so when that company provides training and requires all its employees to sit a health & safety qualification, and which offers opportunities for employees to train as supervisors and team leaders.

Don’t some of our jobless people have aspirations? Surely a career in cleaning has to be better than being ‘on benefits’! (If you know anyone who might be interested, email [email protected]).

And perhaps more importantly, what can we as an industry do to remove the ‘stigma’ of cleaning? How can we persuade people that the industry offers to those who work hard and want to progress, a career to be proud of and the chance of what can be quite substantial riches? (Before you scoff, visit any cleaning show or association meeting and look at the expensive cars and personalised number plates)!

Elsewhere we’re reading an awful lot about Ebola and this has inspired many of you to send press releases about your products aimed at combatting the virus and preventing its spread – so much so that we’re going to be compiling a mini-feature on the subject, over the coming weeks, so if you have any news for us, do get in touch without delay. I say ‘without delay’, as I, like everyone else, am hoping we get this frightening illness beaten soon. I really admire the bravery of those ‘on the frontline’ – and that includes the cleaners, who are working so hard to bring it under control.

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This Week's News

SEIU calls on employers to prepare service and healthcare workers on Ebola response front lines

* SEIU-CDC-healthcare.jpgThe Service Employees International Union, which has some 2 million members across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, is calling on airlines to partner in bringing infection-control training to airport workers.

Union president Mary Kay Henry, issued the following statement about the role of ordinary working women and men in defending against Ebola and the need for employers to better support them in their critical roles:

Airline Ebola scare puts cleaners' lives at risk, says one worker

According to Fox31 Denver, a Denver-based Frontier Airlines employee has accused the airline of putting employees at risk by panicking after an Ebola sufferer apparently flew on one of its airplanes.

"Frontier hasn`t done enough to train cleaners to get us the proper cleaning solution to clean the plane," the employee said. "I think I should be able to wear a mask to protect myself."

With perfect timing, Swiss-based Lonza issues guidance on controlling Ebola spread

* Lonza-Slough_HPLC.jpgLonza, the Basel, Switzerland-based, global manufacturer of disinfectants and disinfectant cleaners, is offering guidance on the use of its portfolio of products as part of an infection control programme for the Ebola virus.

On 1st August 2014, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance titled 'Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Hospitalized Patients with Known or Suspected Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever in US Hospitals.'

How a small Bristol business's product is becoming the world's 'first line of defence' against Ebola

* duomax.jpgA UK company says its revolutionary product could help stop Ebola becoming a pandemic, by not only killing Ebola, but also by stopping it spreading. This product - DuoMax - is now being requested by a growing number of countries around the world.

It's already being used at Heathrow Airport and now authorities in China and Australia have asked for a consignment of to be sent to them. Dubai has just re-ordered a batch of the product too.

Introducing the Pulire Clean project...

* Pulire.jpgThe 2015 edition of Pulire is growing thanks to a new element: the Pulire Clean project, which will address the needs of the fabric care and laundry equipment market.

Pavilion 1 of the Verona exhibition centre will be entirely dedicated to this market segment, bringing the equipment and product manufacturers from this sector into the professional cleaning industry fold with which it holds much synergy, yet with its own immediately recognisable and distinctive space.

Tissue World Sao Paulo 2015 to serve South America market

* tissue-latin-am-market.jpgStrategically located in the thriving metropolis of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Tissue World exhibition will delve into the growing and diversified tissue markets of Brazil and South America, with a particular focus on Colombia, Chile and Peru.

The exhibition and accompanying conference, which will cover the whole industry, from pulp production to distribution and retail channels, will take place from 20th - 22nd May 2015 at the Transamerica Expo Center.

Simple test for Enterobacteriaceae gives results in one - seven hours

* hygeina.jpgThe MicroSnap product range - a simple, rapid test for bacteria giving results in the same shift - has been extended to include Enterobacteriaceae.

The measurement of Enterobacteriaceae is a useful indicator of surface hygiene and product quality in the manufacture of heat processed food. Simple, rapid tests such as the specific ATP test system (MicroSnap EB) provides results in a working shift. 

New air filtration and fragrance system filters, rather than masks smells

* ECOBREZE.jpgA new UK manufactured air filtration and fragrance system called EcoBreeze, which filters out all smells, rather than masking them, is now available and it is thought to be the first aircare product that has a triple action system.

First, it draws air through a dust filter to remove all airborne dust particulate; air is then directed through a sophisticated carbon filter to extract smelly organic molecules.

Grinnell Regional Medical Centre testing clean with CuVerro

Grinnell Regional Medical Centre (GRMC) is engaged with Olin Brass in a comprehensive clinical trial to test the impact of Olin Brass' CuVerro solid copper alloy products, in an effort to reduce the bacteria that cause infections and thus dramatically improve the hygiene of the patient environment.
CuVerro is a bactericidal touch surface that can kill 99.9% of bacteria within two hours of contact.

As an Environmental Protection Agency-registered copper alloy surface, it has been proven to be effective 24/7; continuously killing infectious bacteria - and because it is a copper alloy, its properties never wash out or wear away, a significant factor in creating cleaner healthcare environments*.

Portable Sanitation Expo 2015 reveals new location and dates

* Atlas-portable-toilets-expo.jpgThe Portable Sanitation Expo - the only UK event that is 100% dedicated to the portable sanitation sector - will be held at a larger venue next year to accommodate the event's growing popularity. Coventry's Ricoh Arena will host exhibitors and attendees from across the industry for two days of networking and knowledge building on 25th and 26th February.

David v. Goliath! Small owner run cleaning company scoops national awards

* Irish-Contract-Cleaning-Asscn-winners.jpgNational Support Services, a Swords, Dublin-based cleaning & hygiene services provider, has scooped two national awards at the Irish Contract Cleaning bi-annual industry awards.

The company won the 'Best Overall Cleaner in Ireland' award and the 'Best Cleaner in a Small Cleaning Company' at the awards ceremony, held at Dublin's Ballsbridge Hotel last Friday week.

Regent Samsic parent gets a gold for CSR

* RegentSeismic.jpgPan-European service provider Samsic has been certified 'Gold' by Ecovadis, the collaborative platform enabling companies to monitor the corporate social responsibility (CSR) performance of their suppliers across 150 sectors and 99 countries.

High achieving school appoints specialist cleaning provider for sparkling results

* edmonton-county.jpgEdmonton County School, a large educational establishment serving the communities of Enfield and Edmonton, has engaged the services of specialist contract cleaning company, Julius Rutherfoord. The contract has been awarded during a period of extensive building and refurbishment, as the school evolves and expands.

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Recent UK News

Soapbox: The shocking truth about clinical waste sacks

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By Lorcan Mekitarian, commercial director, bpi.healthcare

As outrageous as it sounds, many of the clinical waste sacks being used by hospitals and other healthcare establishments in the UK are not compliant with the United Nations requirements for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods.

Top safety accreditation for Cynergi Cleaning & Support Services

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Cynergi has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners honours the outstanding achievements of our forces

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The prestigious surroundings of Fishmongers' Hall, occupying an enviable position on the River Thames in central London, was a fitting venue for the WCEC Military Awards Ceremony, which took place recently. This annual event recognises the work and achievements of Environmental Health Technicians (EHTs) from the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), the RAF Environmental Healthcare and the WCEC's affiliated Cadet Units.

Two new cleaning/FM contractors join the Templa CMS fold

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Templa says it is delighted to welcome Maxim FM (Sunderland) and the MPS Group (Essex) as recent recruits to its CMS integrated management software.

BBS latest firm to sponsor November conference

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The British Cleaning Council has announced a further major sponsor for its conference in November: BBS. This addition of the commercial training arm of the British Institute of Cleaning Science, brings the number of sponsors for the event up to eight, with Kimberly Clark Professional being the lead sponsor.

Keep Britain Tidy celebrates Diamond Jubilee with special awards programme

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To mark its 60th birthday, Keep Britain Tidy has announced the charity's Diamond Jubilee Awards.

These awards offer a great opportunity for organisations and individuals to promote and celebrate the great work they are doing to make a difference. The award winners will be announced at a landmark awards ceremony at the stunning Lutyens Crypt, Liverpool on 12th February, 2015.

The Cleaning Show 2015: Activity increases with just six months to go

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.

BICSc rolls out red carpet for Annual Awards 2014!

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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.

Specialist sees jump in enquiries from London-based construction firms on dust control measures

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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.

Events & Exhibitions

ISSA Show Canada 2019
11-13th June 2019


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


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


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

12-14th November 2019
Madrid, Spain

ISSA North America
18-21st November 2019
Las Vegas

Loo of the Year Awards
6th December 2019
Prestigious Awards in the heart of England
2018 Awards video

Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020


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