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Last call for Pulire 2015 Innovation Award entrants: deadline for the project submission is 1st April

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Pulire, the thriving cleaning show and conference which takes place in Verona, is just a matter of weeks away, so if you're planning to enter the Innovation Awards you need to do it soon. The show itself kicks off on 18th May and the final deadline for project submission is 1st April.
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Offering the ultimate flexibility: Kennedy Hygiene's new Easyroll Ellipse

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Kennedy Hygiene showcased its latest paper dispenser - the Easyroll Ellipse - at this year`s Cleaning Show and visitors were impressed with its flexibility.
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PGI reaches agreement to acquire Dounor

PGI Specialty Materials announced today that its subsidiary has reached an agreement to acquire Dounor SAS, a French manufacturer of materials used in hygiene, healthcare and industrial applications.
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Freshu – the sustainable alternative to the wet wipe

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The Marine Conservation Society has just issued its 2015 report – the latest in the annual summaries of litter data recorded during British beach cleans each September – and amongst several types of litter that are on the increase, the wet wipe received a special mention.
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The most efficient DI Pure Water System ever!

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John Austen and I were impressed by Unger's nLite HydroPower DI Filters, which exceed standard DI filter efficiency, performance, workflow and comfort thanks to many new patented design features.
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New report says 'smart' and self-cleaning surface market will be worth $13.5 billion by 2020

NanoMarkets has announced the release of a new report titled, 'Smart Surfaces Markets 2015-2022', which predicts that the smart surfaces market will grow to around $13.5 billion by 2020 and scale to almost $30 billion in 2022. The report follows a January 2015 release on smart coatings markets and reveals that smart solar surfaces (both photovoltaic panels that are monolithically integrated into roofs and windows and self-cleaning solar panels) will be big money spinners, together with self-cleaning walls, windows and other surfaces.
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Australian cleaners reimbursed after Ombudsman investigates minimum wage contravention

Cleaners in Northern Territory, Australia, have been reimbursed by a total of some Aus $30,000 following a ruling by the Fair Work Ombudsman that their employers has wrongly paid them less than the minimum wage.
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Elevance Clean 1200 now commercially available in Europe

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Elevance Renewable Sciences, a US-based chemicals company that creates speciality chemicals from natural oils, announced during the Cleaning Show that its bio-based ingredient, Elevance Clean 1200, is now commercially available in Europe through Equilex Chemicals BV.
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International award for innovative hygiene solution SmartProtec

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The new antimicrobial powder coating SmartProtec, which sets new standards in cold room hygiene, received the title 'Highly Commended' in the 'Best Food Service Innovation' category of the Gulfood Awards 2015.
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Ask any British child (who’s been taught some history) about our network of canals and the chances are they’ll be able to tell you that these waterways were designed to provide irrigation but then really came into their own during the Industrial Revolution when they enabled suppliers to move large quantities of goods around the country.

* canal-boat.jpgI can’t imagine the manufacturer involved in the production of this particular detergent ever expected to take its products to market via the canal but if it were me I’d be turning this week’s mishap to my advantage and using it in my marketing material…

Manchester’s Ashton Canal was turned into what may well be the world’s biggest bubble bath when water shot in by fire crews tackling a blaze at a nearby chemical plant mixed with detergents that were being stored there. When the residue drained into the canal, it formed a 6ft wall of foam that covered a 100ft stretch of the waterway.

I understand that the foam raised a few smiles from those needing to navigate it and luckily initial investigations by the Environment Agency reveal little impact on water quality and thus minimal danger to wildlife, which is really lucky.

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On a sad note, we report below, the loss of Colin Hasson, one of the industry’s favourites in this neck of the woods and probably well remembered by those who visited the British Institute of Cleaning Science’s stand at an international cleaning show during the nineties and early noughties. I’ve heard about Colin’s rise through the industry’s ranks more than once but without anything written down it would have been stupid to guess and I notice there’s very little on the BICSc page itself. It occurred to me that we should all perhaps have had something in place, much as the press does for royalty, statesmen and important celebrities and the like. That’s quite an accolade, isn’t it?

If you have any memories of Colin you’d like to share, do please email us and we’ll set aside a page on our website as a tribute to the lovely man.

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This Week's News

What might you be taking from the washroom?

* ets-pic.jpgNew research by the University of Westminster, commissioned by ETS, the European Tissue Symposium, concludes that drying hands with single-use towels shows a lower level of airborne microbe dispersal and contamination. This could help achieve more hygienic washroom settings.

The study, undertaken by microbiologist Keith Redway who has already presented top line findings at last year's HIS Conference in Lyon, looked at the potential for microbial contamination from hand-drying and the potential risks for airborne microbe dispersal, particularly if hand washing is sub optimal.
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The evolution of Earth Day: recycling becomes the focus for 22nd April

* ecoatm.jpgIn 1970, Earth Day was originated to help save the environment from air and water pollution, but today, the celebration takes on a new meaning. Some 47% of Americans associate Earth Day with recycling, while only 23% associate it with cleaning up local parks or beaches - which most resembles the day's original purpose - according to a survey from ecoATM, the nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks.

Recycling options have increased since the first Earth Day, and companies such as ecoATM are giving consumers an incentive to do so; ecoATM offers instant cash at the 1,890 kiosks across the US for cell phones, tablets and MP3 players.
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CPD course covers the latest washroom hygiene regulations

* closomat-cpd.jpgNew Government guidelines on provision of hygiene rooms in educational buildings have prompted the development of tools to enable specifiers get it right....

Disabled toilet solution specialist and Loo of the Year Awards sponsor, Clos-o-Mat, has put together a Continuing Professional Development training course dedicated to hygiene rooms.
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Soapbox: Ugly bin clutter? There's no need for it

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"Communities Secretary Eric Pickles reinforced his commitment to tackle the 'scourge of bin blight' by calling on the housing industry to provide more space for waste and recycling containers.
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Professional cleaners like using Greyland products

* Sample-room2.jpgIs it because of the 'no nonsense' product naming that means there can be no confusion on the label as to what the contents do? Far simpler than trying to make sense of manufacturer product codes isn't it?

Or is it the great value for money that Greyland products offer? After all, with Greyland it doesn't cost much to clean an awful lot.
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Prochem upgrade is no small Endeavor

* prochem-wand-from-vid.jpgProchem Europe is reporting a strong market response to upgrades to its Endeavor portable carpet and upholstery extractor shown at last month's Cleaning Show in London, with plaudits for increases in performance output from 150psi to 220psi and 500psi.

The Surrey-based cleaning technology specialist has uprated the Endeavor to a standard 220psi machine. Its Aquatec Smooth Flow DC motor pump has a pressure switch to prevent premature brush wear and incorporates an internal bypass to stop the pressure switch being damaged prematurely by the cycling effect when using a hand tool.
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BPI Recycled Products announces sponsorship of Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

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As a champion of UK recycling, BPI is the largest polythene film recycler in Europe, with scope and expertise to recycle in excess of 70,000 tonnes of plastic each year.
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Alpes’hy helps Rosemor make inroads in France

* Rosemor-show.jpgRosemor International, as a leading escalator cleaning machine manufacturer, decided to exhibit at the French national cleaning show, Europropre, which was held in Paris recently. Rosemor was represented in Paris by the company’s official distributor in France - Alpes’hy.

The distribution agreement between the two companies came about as the result of Alpes’hy’s huge success in France promoting and selling the I-mop.
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New zinc-free flooring resin offers high gloss, dirt-resistant finish

Omnova Solutions' new Mor-Glo Ultra G zinc-free polymer resin, is designed for the formulation of high-gloss floor care products. The resin features 'Twin-Linked' polymer technology to provide an extraordinarily strong chemical bond that meets the challenge of producing a durable high-gloss, dirt-resistant finish without zinc, facilitating compliance with strict environmental standards that continue to be adopted worldwide.

"As environmental consciousness and regulations continue to grow, organisations and institutions increasingly are eliminating use of zinc-based floor care products," says Rick Sandford, general manager of Omnova's global Coating Specialties business. "Mor-Glo Ultra G resin has been designed to make sure our floor care customers can support the market shift from zinc-base
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Ghana to reintroduce sanitation inspectors

* ghana.jpgGhana's Ministry of Local Government & Rural Development has announced that it will be reintroducing sanitation inspectors to improve hygiene standards and ensure that people keep their local environment clean.

When they were in operation previously, the inspectors, known locally as 'nsama sama', used to go from house to house to ensure that people kept their homes and environments clean and they had powers to sanction whose standards were found to be lacking.
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ISS wins IFS contract with Codelco Chile - the world's largest copper producer

* codelco.jpgISS Chile has been awarded an integrated facilities management contract by Codelco, for the world's largest copper producer's corporate headquarters in Santiago, with cleaning, security, maintenance, pest control, and support services adding 75 full-time employees.

ISS Chile currently offers security and cleaning services in several divisions within the company, employing 458 people.
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Now is the perfect time for a ‘digital Spring Cleaning’

With so many of us now linking our personal communications systems to those within our workplaces, it makes more sense than ever to ensure that our systems are secure.

The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and Better Business Bureau (BBB) suggest that now is the perfect time for a ‘digital Spring Cleaning’ to coincide with the more traditional home and office annual cleaning and decluttering rituals and that we should add a digital element by updating security software, unclogging our inboxes and ridding our smartphones of unused apps.
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Recent UK News

High levels of entries being received for 2015 Loo of the Year Awards

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Entries are now being received for the 2015 Loo of the Year Awards - now in their 28th year. Managing director Mike Bone reports: "We are thrilled to report high levels of entries for a large range of entry categories. To date, 25% are shopping centres and 39% of all entries have been from cleaning and facilities management companies.

"All entrants recognise the benefit of an independent assessment of the service provided either by their own staff or provided to their clients and recognition from 'the standard' for away from home toilets.
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We have Mail: Cleaning Show success

Having visited the Cleaning Show at its new location at Excel I felt that I must write to congratulate everyone on a good job well done.

The industry wondered if the move back down to London was the right move.

It was.

The location couldn't be faulted. The venue itself is fresh and modern with the expected levels of support services.
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Resource Minister launches Clean Britain 2015

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When litter costs the taxpayer up to £850m a year and fast food litter has increased by 20%, the call to keep Britain clean has never been more urgent.

Entering its 26th year, the 2015 Clean Britain Scheme was launched at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford last week by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.
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We have Mail: a Mitie big success!

Hi Jan, Thanks for making those amendments to the article*, we've had statistics from The Cleaning Show who sent out the original email and they had over 5000 clicks on the link, with only 500 of them coming from their email, so potentially 4500 came from The Cleanzine which is great news.

I know that initially the link in the email didn't work so I just wondered if you had feedback from people who said they couldn't access it. If so, would you consider running the story again in the next edition of The Cleanzine? We can always provide new copy to keep the story fresh.
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Competitive pressure pushes commercial cleaning firms into loss

The latest profit report from Plimsoll Publishing has looked at the UK's Top 942 commercial cleaning firms and assessed each on their profitability and financial health.

The just-published report found that, despite average margins up on last year, 34% of commercial cleaning firms are recording a loss. However, some companies are seeing impressive sales increases.
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i-Clean joins EHRC taskforce

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i-Clean Systems, the independent best practice benchmarking specialist that has reviewed the practices of over 200 cleaning providers across 5000+ buildings, has joined the Equality & Human Rights Commission responsible procurement taskforce to share knowledge on best practice and responsible procurement in the cleaning industry.
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Mitie shares its vision on how we will be working in 2020

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Were you at Mitie's Cleaning Show Keynote Address 'How will you be working in 2020'?

Don't worry if you missed the Address, which was delivered by Paul Castle, solutions director of Mitie's cleaning business and Peter Smith, practice leader of the Marketing Doctors, because Mitie has created a whitepaper that outlines its vision of the future of the industry and how it will affect you over the next five years.

Whether you're a supplier, provider or end-user, this paper explains Mitie's view of the future and how you can stay ahead of the game.
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Cleaning Show 'still relevant' after strong London debut, say Prochem

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Cleaning Show exhibitor Prochem Europe reported this year's event as one "maintaining its relevance in the cleaning & support services industry calendar."
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Products most likely to be deficient...

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According to the panel governing the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association's (CHSA) Manufacturing Standards Soft Tissue Accreditation Scheme, the products of non-members most commonly found to be deficient, are mostly toilet tissue and centre feed rolls, many of which are bought on price per case.
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Events & Exhibitions

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


CRS 2019
19th October 2019
Cleaning & Restoration Show 2019
Harrogate Convention Centre

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CleanExpo Pulire
29-31st October 2019
Moscow
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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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Surfactants Summit
12-13th February 2020
Berlin
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Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020
Budapest,
Hungary

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