*Cleanzine_logo_2a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd April 2015 Issue no. 670

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An extra hall for next year's Amsterdam show!

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In response to the increasing demand for stand space and the request for more networking space by the visitors and exhibitors, the organisers of ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam have decided to add an extra hall to the floor plan, creating more possibilities for existing and new exhibitors.
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What might you be taking from the washroom?

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New 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.
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Professional cleaners like using Greyland products

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Is 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?
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An article in the news last week highlighted the enormous difference screening expectant mothers for GBS (Group B Streptococcus) can make to the health of newborns – and the comments beneath the article (which I read online) all called for screening to be offered in the UK, as, I gather, it is in such countries as the US, Germany, France and Spain.

The article focused on the results of a scheme trialled in London’s Northwick Park Hospital and the results echoed those of trials during which incoming patients, visitors – and, I believe – staff were tested for MRSA, the idea being that carriers could be treated with antibiotics to prevent further problems down the line.

The NHS decision-makers were, as you can imagine, slated for denying blanket testing because of costs, but I wonder whether the growing resistance to antibiotics and the fear that one day they will be useless, has anything to do with it?

Proper cleaning, as we all know, can save lives…

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This Week's News

James Briggs announces acquisition of Premiere Products

James Briggs, one of the UK's largest independent aerosol and speciality chemicals manufacturers, announced yesterday that it has acquired the business and assets of Premiere Products, the renowned manufacturer of branded and private label janitorial cleaning products.

James Briggs can trace its roots back to 1830 and Premiere has a similarly strong heritage in the UK having been supplying products into both the commercial and consumer cleaning sectors since 1924. Premiere is one of the most respected and trusted names in the industry - distributing its products widely in the UK and Ireland, while also enjoying strong export sales across Europe and the Middle East, as well as into South East Asia.
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Pan European study shows that new rapid microbiological test kits should help fight against HAIs

* idexx-qc-micro.jpgIdexx, a specialist in rapid microbiological test kits for water, has announced the publication of a peer reviewed Pan European study, which demonstrates that its Pseudalert testing system is well placed to help in the fight against Healthcare Acquired Infections.

The paper concludes that the IdexxPseudalert/Quanti-Tray method, for the rapid detection of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa), produces confirmed results in a shorter time than the standard reference ISO 16266 and MoDW Part 8 PACN agar membrane filtration methods with no further confirmation steps.
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Hand hygiene monitoring specialist HyGreen, partners with Sinapsis Medical in Istanbul, Turkey

* HowStep3.jpgHand hygiene monitoring specialist HyGreen, announced yesterday a distribution agreement and partnership with Sinapsis Medical Technologies in Istanbul, Turkey.

Each year, hundreds of millions of patients around the world are affected by healthcare-associated infections as organisms are transmitted from patient to patient via the unwashed hands of healthcare workers - as well as by other sources. To help combat these infections, the HyGreen system actively reminds healthcare workers if they forget to wash before patient contact and wirelessly records all hand hygiene events in the hospital.
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Rosemor makes moves in Milan's Malpensa Airport

* Rosemor-Italy.jpgDuring trials over the past few days in Malpensa Airport, Milan, the Rosemor's Rotomac escalator cleaning machine produced such good cleaning results that the decision-makers have decided to purchase the latest version of the machine - the new Rotomac ET15B.

"The beauty of this machine is its ability to automatically clean the step right to the edges, working on both the horizontal and the vertical part of the step simultaneously," explains Rosemor's Efi Rosen.
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Investment improves fortunes at The Laundrette

* Girbau-Launderette.jpgA makeover and investment in new Girbau washers has transformed The Launderette in Stoke-on-Trent. Within weeks of opening, turnover has more than tripled, helping to deliver a rapid return on investment for investor Dave Robson, proprietor of Staffordshire Cleaning Solutions which took over the once-struggling business.

Sound advice and support from Girbau UK before the refurbishment project started, together with a swift and seamless installation of the new equipment, helped kick-start the successful turnaround at The Laundrette.
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Designer of housework management app 'MoppedUp' comes clean about mid-life crisis solution

* mopped-up.jpgFor many people, reaching 40 is a time to splurge on a sports car or a motorbike. However for Malcolm Lewis, 39, a business analyst from London, the ticking clock signalled a time to create rather than spend.

The useful result of Malcolm's mid-life creativity is 'MoppedUp', an ideal home cleaning solution, seamlessly connecting homeowners and their cleaning staff to create the perfect cleaning schedule.
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ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe 2015 finishes tomorrow afternoon

* soluclean-warsaw.jpgThe 2015 edition of the ISSA/Interclean Central & Eastern Europe exhibition ends tomorrow and with several Eastern European representations such as Neovision, Cormen, Dozit Plus, Fre-Pro and Zenit from the Czech Republic; Bokk Paper, Euro-Clear and Delta Clean from Hungary; Plasta, JSC BS Chemical and Higeja from Lithuania, and Roskosmetika from the Ukraine, attendees can expect a compelling overview of the Central & Eastern European cleaning sector.
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Healthcare and more stringent safety standards fuel demand for industrial & institutional chemicals in India

The industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals market in India is witnessing increasing adoption in commercial, manufacturing, government and institutional end-use segments.

In addition, increasing consumer awareness regarding foodborne diseases and microbial infections is also boosting the use of cleaning chemicals. The demand for industrial and institutional cleaning chemicals has been growing exponentially over the last five years, with continuing growth being witnessed in the food & beverage processing and healthcare sectors.
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Matrix makes easy work of training in steam cleaning procedures and machine set up

* matrix-training.jpgWe all know how important it is to get the best out of any cleaning machine, and using any type of cleaning machine correctly is all down to the training being delivered professionally and accurately.

This can be a very costly exercise - especially if the machine has been supplied by a company that is located a long distance away from where the machine is to be used.
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Cleaners kicking up some dust

* ISS-Woolwich.jpgUK cleaners have got their union involved in a couple of disputes this week, with one group currently on strike (unless the strike action has been averted between writing this piece and Cleanzine's subsequent broadcast).

In the first dispute, some 100 bin lorry drivers for Barking & Dagenham Council Environmental Services department were due to take strike action from 06:00 today until 22:00 tomorrow in a dispute over a £1,000 a year cut in contractual pay arising from what the union claims is the council cutting corners on the safety of refuse vehicles and those providing frontline services while creating four new "invisible posts that pay six figure salaries."
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Meanwhile in Iceland...

* Iceland-Women-Strike.jpgSome 10,000 members of the Federation of General & Special Workers in Iceland (SGS) are to strike in an attempt to win an increase in the minimum wage. The workers - 32% of whom work in cleaning services provision and tourism, will begin a series of stoppages next week, culminating in a general strike on 26th May.

Voter turn-out was just over 50%, but 94.6% of those voted in favour of the measure.
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Should shops provide washroom facilities for their customers?

* PTUK.jpgGillian Kemp, leader of the ‘Truckers Toilets UK Campaign’ asked readers of the Public Toilets UK newsletter last month whether there should be customer washrooms in shops.

“Two main comments were made,” she tells us:

(1) Shops selling food and drink to be consumed on the premises should have a customer loo available – nothing fancy; just a clean loo and wash basin with toilet tissue, soap and drying facilities
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Recent UK News

£150 million boost for contract cleaning market in 2015

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The contract cleaning market is set for inflation busting growth, says a new report from MTW Research, with sales rising by more than 3% in 2015.
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CHSA launches Accreditation Scheme for industrial cotton mops

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Determined to continue driving up standards in the cleaning industry, the Cleaning & Hygiene Supplier's Association has developed and is now launching the Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme for Cotton Mops. Its purpose is to drive up standards in the manufacture, description and labelling of mops.
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CPD course covers the latest washroom hygiene regulations

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New 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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ESE World managing director Dave Hughes joins the 'Bin Blight' debate... and offers three solutions to the problems...

"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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BPI Recycled Products announces sponsorship of Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards

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As the new Ambassador Sponsor of the 'Service Delivery Innovation of the Year', Award BPI will be associated with encouraging innovation in the delivery of cleaning services leading to improved customer satisfaction.

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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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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Events & Exhibitions

The Cleaning Show
19-21st March 2019
London
United Kingdom

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Clean Buildings Expo
26-27th March 2019
Baltimore
Maryland
USA

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Interclean Istanbul
10-12th April 2019

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IWFM Conference
24th April 2019
London
Website

Pulire Verona
21-23rd May 2019
Verona, Italy
Website

ISSA Cleantex Africa
4-6th June 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa
Website

ISSA Expo Limpieza 2019
5-7th June 2019
Mexico City
Mexico

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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
Website

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