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CMS Purus Awards winners 2015

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One of the highlights of the first day of CMS Berlin was the presentation of the CMS Purus Awards 2015 for outstanding design. This year the competition attracted 62 entries from over 40 exhibitors, of which 15 entries made it through to the final round of the two-stage selection process. Nilfisk, Vileda, SCA and Karcher were the winners.
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New at CMS Berlin:

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Hako GmbH - Hall 1.2 / Stand 200: Scrubmaster B75 R ride-on scrubber-cleaner 'agile and easy to use'
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New at CMS Berlin:

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Pancomp International Oy - Hall 3.2 / Stand 111: Smartphone app for tracking work times

Finnish company Pancomp International provides innovative mobile time and workflow management solutions as well as quality assurance systems for companies engaged in building cleaning and other services.
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New at CMS Berlin:

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Papernet S.p.A. - Hall 3.2, Stand 110 - Dissolve tech towels: tear-resistant, absorbent and water-soluble
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New at CMS Berlin

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MP hygiene - Hall 4.2, Stand 124 - Ultra-resistant paper towels and a quiet dispensing mechanism

Made in France by first-time CMS Berlin exhibitor MP hygiene, ultra-resistant DESL+ paper towels are very strong, both when wet and also when dry. They are said to be 30% more absorbent than other types of paper towel and also more economical, using 20% less material.
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My local council has written to me, asking about my current use of the council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres and for my opinion on potential changes to the facilities themselves and the services they provide.

Apparently it currently costs £1.3 million per year to dispose of non-household materials, such as DIY waste, which the council is not obliged to recycle on our behalf, and I was asked whether – to enable the council to cover its costs – the HWRC should stop taking these materials altogether or charge to take them.

Another option for cutting costs (since that is clearly what this is all about) is to cut the hours that HWRCs are open. Should they be open only at times that have proved busy, or when most people are out at work (thus forcing them to join long queues at weekends), or should they be closed for one or two days per week?

Permanent closure of some sites is also being considered, as I was asked how long I would be prepared to drive to reach an alternative site.

The survey finished by saying that the council has been trying different ways to encourage more reuse of good quality second hand items such as furniture and electricals, and that it’s currently exploring options such as on-site shops.

I believe we need to do as much as we can to encourage people to recycle. Personally I'd like to see the main bin collection being cut to every three weeks or the introduction of smaller main waste bins (with possibly a small reduction in council tax for those that use them) to force people to recycle. I'm dismayed at the quality of some of the items being dumped, such as furniture, carpeting, toys, electrical goods etc, which other families might love, so I hope the on-site shop idea comes to fruition.

I worry about shorter opening times and the possibility of what may be prohibitive charges being made to HWRC users, since this may force people to slip the stuff they would have recycled, into the main waste bin, which defeats the object of any cost-cutting exercise by sending more waste to landfill. Also, the changes being mooted (apart from the on-site shops) will, no doubt, lead to an increase in fly-tipping.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this...

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This Week's News

Margins remain under pressure in the UK contract cleaning market

* UK-market-contract-cleaning.jpgThe market for contract cleaning services in the UK has seen low level growth over the past two years and is now worth around £5.5 billion.

Though the market was affected by the economic downturn, it has benefited from increased standards in cleanliness demanded by key areas such as health and food hygiene.
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CMS Berlin 2015 ends with outstanding results

* Vermop-CMS-2.jpgFor Messe Berlin, CMS Berlin 2015 - Cleaning.Management.Services, was an all-round success, which witnessed record exhibitor numbers and visitor attendance, a fantastic atmosphere and outstanding business.

More than 20,000 representatives attended the exhibition, including some 17,000 trade visitors (2013: 16,200) from 66 countries (2013: 65). They came to glean information from the manufacturers of cleaning machines and equipment as well as cleaning, disinfecting and care products. Senior decision-makers were able to meet their customers and establish new business ties.
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Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust takes cleaning back in house

* Duplex.jpgOur friends at Duplex have alerted us to a story in the Mid Sussex Times which describes how cleaning and housekeeping is now being managed by a hospital trust after the £15m contract with Sodexo ended - and looking at the picture it's easy to see why!
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Morclean on the way to green glory

* Morclean-bin-wash-city-green.jpgMorclean has once again won a Green World Environment Award in the international campaign to find the world's greenest countries, companies and communities - for its award winning BinWash City machine.

Following previous success in 2014 and 2015 in the UK, Morclean competed against more than 500 other nominations in the International Green World Awards for Environmental Best Practice. Morclean's official New Zealand distributor is going to be collecting the trophy and certificate at a presentation ceremony in Christchurch, New Zealand, this month.
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Serving the needs of a broader range of users

* KATRIN-Dispensers.jpgMetsa Tissue has introduced a new range of Katrin dispensers, called the Katrin Inclusive range. This new range has been designed in collaboration with industry experts, as well as a wide variety of customers and end-users right across Europe, and takes into account the needs of a wide selection of users, including children, the elderly and those who are visually impaired, or have physical disabilities.
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OspreyDeepclean launches CleanBox technology

* ODC-BSU.jpgOspreyDeepclean and sister company Frank GmbH launched their new CleanBox system at the Berlin exhibition last week and it proved to be a real crowd pleaser.

The first fully integrated conveyor belt sanitation unit, CleanBox forms an integrated part of the conveyor belt and facilitates continuous sanitation - even during production - for enhanced productivity and efficiency.
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Major brands support new Manchester event

* EventCity.jpgAs revealed in Cleanzine some months ago, April 2016 will see the launch of the new Manchester Cleaning Show - a regional spin-off trade event within the Cleaning Show portfolio. What we didn't know at that stage was whether it would win the support of the UK cleaning industry, but we're happy to report that things are looking positive...

The Manchester Cleaning Show has now been officially announced with inaugural dates of 6th - 7th April 2016 at Event City in Manchester.
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Loo of the Year Awards welcomes increased public toilet entries

* Rotunda-Preston-Park.jpgThe 2015 Loo of the Year Awards inspections and grading has now been completed and despite the overall decline in public toilets throughout the UK, public toilet entries in the 2015 Loo of the Year awards increased by 28% compared to 2014, reports Awards managing director Mike Bone.
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Ophardt Hygiene's new design elements enhance the appearance

* OPHARDT-HYGIENE.jpgThe recently launched SanTral Next Generation range of stainless steel products from Ophardt hygiene combine many years of proven quality from this manufacturer with new design elements to create an elegant and stylish appearance that will blend in perfectly with the ambiance of public washrooms.
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Prochem Europe: a real star!

* Prochem-Roy-demo.jpgI live in what I often describe as a 'falling down house' and there is almost always building work of some sort or another going on and a consequence of that is the inevitable brick dust as well as the dirt and debris walked into the carpets on builders' boots.

Add to that my love of gardening, the fact that I have to drag my lawnmower through the house to be able to tackle the front garden (thanks to 'Bill the Bodger', who owned the place before me) and a cat that never quite seems to make it indoors until sometime after it starts raining but which always wants to 'snuggle' afterwards, you can perhaps imagine the state that my carpets and the 20 year old cream sofas get into!
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Bright future for resource efficiency: as doors close on RWM 2015, the innovation continues

* RWM-2015.jpgNovel approaches and practical insight to inspire a new generation of resource managers were championed at RWM 2015, organised by i2i Events Group in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management.

The event, from 15th to 17th September at Birmingham's NEC, provided a packed programme for its 13,000 visitors (subject to official auditing, currently being undertaken), with 700 leading exhibitor brands and over 70 seminar sessions from significant speakers.
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Soapbox: Same road, different rules: what fleet drivers should know...

* Andrew-Hogsden.jpgBy Andrew Hogsden, senior manager, Strategic Fleet Consultancy, Lex Autolease

Do you and/or your fleet drivers know the speed limit for lorries on a single carriageway in a non-built-up area of the UK? It appears that 81% of drivers don't and it could be fuelling frustration on the road, according to a study by AA Drive Tech.
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Lack of loos hikes up cleaning costs

* Prime-Point.jpgTruckers' Toilets UK Campaign's Gillian Kemp has alerted us to an item in the Express & Star, which describes how Stafford's Street Scene team has to clean up Prime Point Business Park off the A34 several times a week - a task that is adding over £7,000 to annual costs - simply because there aren't any toilet facilities.

Apparently, those in need are using the Sainsbury's lorry park provided by the borough council, to answer the call of nature.
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Recent UK News

British Institute of Cleaning Science recognises industry achievers at glittering awards dinner

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It was an evening of entertainment, networking and first-class cuisine, as over 200 guests gathered at the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club in Birmingham for the BICSc Annual Awards.

The black-tie event attracted cleaning and facilities management professionals from across the industry who enjoyed a memorable evening, which saw 11 awards presented to those who had maintained exceptionally high standards via training and assessment throughout the year.
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New UV System offers advanced reporting and powerful performance against infections

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Clorox Healthcare, in partnership with Ultraviolet Devices - a leader in ultraviolet technology, announced the introduction of the Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV Enlight System at the Association for the Healthcare Environment annual conference.
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BCC members receive dividend after successful Cleaning Show

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A portion of the funds raised through this year's Cleaning Show have been distributed amongst BCC members as a bonus for helping to make the move to London such a huge success.
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The 'family friendly' cleaning event - a big hit again this year!

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On September 12th the National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA) held its fifth Carpet Cleaners Carnival at Wicksteed Park in Kettering, Northamptonshire.
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Hako strengthens its presence in key region

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A leading supplier of cleaning equipment has strengthened its presence in the North East of England after delivering 10 new sweepers to one of the region's largest local authorities. Newcastle City Council has now taken delivery of 10 Citymaster 600s after Hako won a competitive tender to replace a fleet of machines that had reached the end of their effective working life.
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Contract Cleaning Market Report - UK 2015 - 2019 Analysis

The UK market for non-domestic cleaning products, including equipment, materials and chemicals, has been largely flat in recent years and only modest growth is forecast for the 2015 - 2019 period, notes a new report into the UK contract cleaning market, which acknowledges that key trends in this sector include; increasing development of antibacterial products (in particular in the healthcare, food preparation and hospitality sectors), growth in the powered cleaning machine sector, greater focus on improving efficiency and increased automation of cleaning processes, and the increase in daytime cleaning. 
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Minster Cleaning Services helps Southport Medical Centre to CQC inspection success

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Minster Cleaning Services Lancashire has achieved more great feedback from a medical centre cleaning contract following the centre's first Care Quality Commission inspection.
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Recycling firm sentenced over safety failing after death of father of six

A waste recycling firm has been sentenced after admitting safety failings related to a worker being killed at its premises in Batley, during a hearing in which the Court was told that that safety failings were systemic, with management failing to ensure that longstanding actions from risk assessments were implemented or that safe working practices for clearing blockages were put in place.
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CHSA audits 1,400 products in first half of 2015

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From centrefeed rolls and toilet tissue, light duty 5Kg sacks to extra heavy duty 20Kg sacks and mop heads with yarn of 110g to 568g, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers' Association's (CHSA) Independent Inspector has audited over 1,400 individual products and more than 800 labels for Scheme compliance in the first half of 2015.
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HydraMaster announces new UK representation: Carpet Cleaners World - UK

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HydraMaster has announced its new Master Distributor for the UK - Craig Lincoln and Carpet Cleaners World - UK. Craig has an extensive history of working alongside cleaning and restoration professionals throughout the UK and continental Europe and has now developed his own company, which will be selling HydraMaster truckmounts, accessories, tools and chemicals in the UK - both online and from the company's premises in Helston, Cornwall.
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CBI "crying wolf on living wage" says union

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The GMB union is accusing the Confederation of British Industry of yet again "crying wolf" over the impact the incoming National Living Wage is likely to have on companies, just like it did when the National Minimum Wage was introduced.
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New document offers insights into benefits of integrated pest management strategy

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A new document, 'Can you afford to lose 200% of your budget for every pest outbreak?' offers insights into the importance of a pest management strategy for business continuity as well as the impact on an organisation if it suffers an outbreak.
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Principle Cleaning's growth leads to head office move

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Principle Cleaning has moved to new office premises to cater for the growth of the business. The Golden Services Award winner has relocated its head office staff from Hornsey, North London, into larger, more central offices following recruitment and business expansion.
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'Protecting London' gives interactive insight into management of iconic UK buildings

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Facilities Show, the UK's largest event for the facilities management industry, has commissioned 'Protecting London', a series of videos, articles and infographics to provide an insight into how some of the most prestigious buildings and projects in the country are managed.
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Mitie retains London street furniture cleaning contract with TfL

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Mitie has retained the street furniture cleaning and maintenance contract with Transport for London, in a five-year deal valued at over £16m.
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Still some tickets available for next Thursday's BICSc Annual Awards 2015

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The countdown to one of the UK cleaning industry's most glittering events is well and truly on, and guests at next Thursday's BICSc Annual Awards can look forward to an evening of live music and entertainment, awards ceremony, auctions and late night DJ.
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Events & Exhibitions

Pulire Verona
21-23rd May 2019
Verona, Italy
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TACCA Day 2019
1st June 2019
Carpet cleaning training, marketing & networking event: open to all
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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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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
2018 Awards video

Budapest Cleaning Show
14-15th October 2020
Budapest,
Hungary

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