*Cleanzine_logo_2a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 7th January 2016 Issue no. 705

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Small UK biosciences company competes on world stage

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A UK-based biosciences company has been recognised as one of Europe's leading and most innovative microbial product developers, after emerging victorious at a number of prestigious awards.
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Fatberg, dead ahead!

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Mario Kelly, VP of the Waste Water Innovation Platform of global water, energy and maintenance solutions provider NCH Europe, writes...
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New ANSI/IICRC guides published for mould remediation professionals

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Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification has announced the publication of a newly-revised ANSI-approved ANSI/IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mould Remediation and IICRC R520 Reference Guide for Professional Mould Remediation (4th edition, 2015).
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New specification for intelligent clothing is published

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BSI, the business standards company, has published PAS 10412, Intelligent clothing - LED active high visibility clothing - Specification, sponsored by the Taiwan Textile Research Institute.
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Study reveals remarkable hospital-wide reduction in c.diff hospital acquired infections

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In a study on the prevention of hospital-acquired infections, Southern California Hospital at Culver City (SCH) significantly reduced HAIs using an innovative UV-C room and surface disinfection service from Clean Sweep Group (CSGI).
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Vectair Systems honoured as International Green World Ambassador

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Vectair Systems was honoured as International Green World Ambassador at a special presentation ceremony recently at the Houses of Parliament, London.
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Cleaning up the detergents industry by sustainable development

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The premier Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit was hosted in Paris recently and the consensus was that the cleaning products industry needs to take greater steps to address its environmental and health impacts...
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ISSA/Interclean calls for entries for the Amsterdam Innovation Awards

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The Amsterdam Innovation Awards are now open for entries. All exhibitors are invited to enter their most innovative designs to be judged by an independent, international jury.
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EcoWaste 2016 opens its doors in just over a month

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EcoWaste 2016 will take place in Abu Dhabi from 18th to 21st January 2016, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
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TVH becomes official distributor of Lonking lift truck parts

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As of now, TVH is an official distributor of Lonking lift truck parts for the EMEA region. Lonking relies on TVH for a fast and efficient delivery of its parts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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Reliable cleanliness in the National-Garden-Show (BUGA) City of Havelberg

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When the old road sweeper owned by Havelberg's municipal depot broke down right at the beginning of the BUGA 2015, a German National Garden Show hosted - for the first time simultaneously - by five different cities and communities from two neighbouring federal states, rapid help was called for.
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Technology will become biggest challenge for facilities managers

A recent webinar, jointly hosted by FM software provider Service Works Group and the Facilities Show and featuring a panel of leading lights from the facilities management profession, opened with the results of an online registration poll which revealed that technology will be the biggest challenge faced by those in the profession in the future.
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CIRI's Spring 2016 Science & Research Symposium: second call for papers

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The Cleaning Industry Research Institute International has made a second call for papers for the conference it is organising with the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification and the Journal of Cleaning, Restoration & Inspection. The deadline for submission is 15th December 2015.
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I had what I call, a bit of a ‘head in hands’ moment when I came to write this leader… Many of us have had a break over the past couple of weeks to enjoy Christmas and celebrate the coming of 2016. The fireworks routinely set off by so many countries now, as one year becomes the next, have been even more spectacular than those we enjoyed last year, yet alongside that, millions of people were (and still are) going though turmoil, from the families displaced by the growing global conflicts, to – closer to home – those who are fighting to salvage what they can from flooded homes and businesses.

I’ve been following the floods closely as I have family in the most badly hit parts of the UK and although I can see that it looks miserable, it was only when I was caught out walking in heavy rain last week that it occurred to me just how cold those affected must be! And then of course came the question: “Are we spending our money wisely, or should we spend less on fireworks and more on looking after everyone and upgrading our nation’s flood defences so we can prevent this recurring misery for those living in flood zones?”

Linking the two extremes are the cleaning crews (they get everywhere, don’t they?). This New Year’s Eve I started a discussion amongst friends about whether we’d prefer to be cleaning up after the floods or cleaning up after those who’ve gathered in the cities to watch the fireworks… many of them having drunk far too much alcohol which has led to vomiting, urinating and brawling in the streets – not to mention the littering which isn’t just paper but which comprises filthy food packaging, bits of food and broken glass. It ended up being pretty evenly matched but we all agreed that a cleaner’s job is not an easy one. They’re out there in all weathers, dealing with the mess the rest of us leave without thought, making things safe for us again while often (at best) being ignored but sadly, sometimes being abused, as they go about their work.

Perhaps we should start a ‘hug a cleaner’ campaign?

With that thought, may John and I wish you a happy 2016… “May all the good things you wish for, come your way”.

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This Week's News

Essential clean-up aid bagged for Carlisle flood victims

* green-sack.jpgEssential to any clean-up are black sacks and they are required in their thousands in Carlisle following the recent floods. BPI Recycled Products has teamed up with Bunzl Cleaning & Hygiene Supplies to donate and distribute free of charge, 43,000 capacity sacks to the Carlisle Floods SOS Appeal.

The sacks will be distributed to homeowners who have become victims of the recent floods.
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Communities encouraged to bag quicker flood protection

* Sandbaggers.jpgA British company has come up with an innovative device which enables communities at risk of flooding this winter to fill 480 sandbags per hour.

As large parts of the UK continue to suffer flood damage caused by the recent heavy downpours, BCB International, the award-winning Cardiff-based survival equipment company is encouraging UK residents and businesses to consider using its 'Sandbagger' to help protect their properties.
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CSSA Founder Member helps solve a Crisis over Christmas

* Crisis-at-Christmas1.jpgIn the last issue of Cleanzine we revealed that staff from one of the Founder Members of the Cleaning & Support Services Association, Julius Rutherfoord, would be supporting 'Crisis at Christmas' over the holidays.

It wasn't about donating cash or raising funds for the charity though, but about providing free cleaning for several of the charity's centres set up to give some warmth, cheer, a shower, a haircut, a change of clothes, a Christmas lunch and some specialist support for some of London's homeless.
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Announcing European Cleaning Days 2016

* Euro.jpgThe Frankfurt, Germany-based European Cleaning Machines Association, EUnited Cleaning, tells us that the successful series of European Cleaning Days held last year will return in 2016.

"Those who did not participate in 2015 can contribute to different events and campaigns in 2016," says the association's Jenna Arnold.
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CSSA launches recruitment drive with 'Founding Member' offer

The CSSA is starting 2016 with a recruitment drive to attract new members, and is offering 'Founding Member' status for those who join before the official launch on 1st February.
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Why Morclean is thinking green for 2016

* Thermaflow2.jpg2015 was a year for environmental awareness as companies and governments became abundantly aware of issues like climate change and extreme weather events, with proposals in place to tackle them head on - the recent COP21 talks in Paris have been a major international step forward.

This means industries are shifting towards greener products - helping to lower hazardous emissions and move to a more environmentally-friendly solution.
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Soapbox: Green cleaning: protecting our environment

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"In our environmentally conscious world, ecological issues are becoming an everyday fact of life. Scientists are revealing greater risks and looming disasters to both ourselves and our planet, and at the same time developing new products and initiatives to minimise mankind's negative environmental impact.
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Introducing MotoMop, Betco's first innovation of 2016

* MotoMop.jpgBetco has announced its first innovation of 2016 - the MotoMop small area cleaning machine. "This year, drop the mop and ban the bucket and grab the most important innovation in small area cleaning!" it challenges.
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No guarantee with a 'brown box'

* mike-stubbs.jpgThe Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's is warning buyers that a box without a Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme marque means there's no guarantee of what's inside the box.

"Buyers who make assumptions about the quality of the plastic sacks they purchase are taking a big risk," explains Mike Stubbs, chairman of the Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Scheme for Plastic Refuse Sacks.
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ISSA and BSCAI explore opportunities in China

* John-Barrett.jpgAs part of its mission to change the way the world views cleaning, ISSA is partnering with the Building Service Contractors Association International to strengthen ties with the Chinese cleaning industry.

As part of this commitment, ISSA executive director John Barrett and BSCAI President Paul Greenland, CBSE, recently met with several organisations in China to explore opportunities and forge stronger partnerships.
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A 'social day' in Leipzig: using a sweeper instead of fountain pen

* Hako-Schotte-Social-Day.jpgPaulina Amely Stuth swapped the classroom for a job for one day and donated her salary to social projects, as part of last year's European Cleaning Days series. The 15-year old pupil, who studies at Boehlen Grammar School in Leipzig decided to seize the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at cleaning & municipal technology dealer Schlotte GmbH in Leipzig.

Within the framework of the campaign 'genialsozial' (brilliantly social), Paulina was one of 20,000 Saxon pupils getting acquainted with working life and collecting money for charity projects under the motto: 'Your work against poverty'.
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Washrooms fit for a king!

* Rentokil.jpgPropelair, the UK toilet manufacturer that has revolutionised toilet flushing with a system using air and only 1.5 litres of water, is celebrating the start of its third year with a string of major installations and a busy order book for 2016 - including such iconic buildings as The Lyceum Theatre - now showing The Lion King.
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Vectair Systems campaigns for hygiene bins in mens toilets

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Vectair Systems is taking the lead in encouraging establishments to provide hygiene waste bins in men's toilets, by spreading the word about the issues associated with urinary incontinence.
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Facilities Show unveils exciting plans for 2016

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Last week over 50 leading companies working within the facilities management industry participated in a planning day for the 2016 edition of the Facilities Show.
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Cleaning industry needs to rise to occasion before National Living Wage is introduced

The boss of a leading recruitment agency for the food and drink/hospitality/cleaning industry has warned the sector that it needs to prepare for the impact of the new, compulsory National Living Wage.
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Incinerator firm wins Liverpool export award

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A Southport incinerator firm has received a business award for its success in export and growth. Inciner8 fought off strong competition to win a Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce award in recognition of its international expansion and work tackling Ebola in Africa.
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Rising star is not just for Christmas

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There's been no resting on his laurels for this year's British Institute of Cleaning Science Rising Star award winner, Jose Damian, who works at soft support services and contract cleaning specialist, Facilicom UK.
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Julius Rutherfoord lends a helping hand to homeless at Christmas

London specialist in quality cleaning, Julius Rutherfoord, is supporting the charity Crisis at Christmas by providing free cleaning for several of its London centres helping the homeless over Christmas.
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Operation Magnify focuses on stamping out on illegal working in cleaning industry

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A meeting took place last week between leaders of the cleaning industry and Immigration officials, as part of Operation Magnify, the Home Office's latest campaign in the fight to stamp out illegal working.

Operation Magnify is targeting the construction and care home sectors as well as cleaning contractors, as these are thought to be some of the most likely industries that illegal workers are to be found - along with the restaurant sector.
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Cleaning company is the overall 'Tork Loo of the Year Awards' winner

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'We Clean', a Birmingham-based cleaning company, was delighted be awarded the prestigious Overall Tork Loo of the Year Award Trophy at the Loo of the Year Awards annual presentation event last Friday.

This is the first time in the Awards' 28-years-history that a cleaning company has achieved this top award and was in recognition of the company being awarded Platinum Awards for every one of its entries.
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Offering more than just a pint... pub wins award for best accessible loos in the country

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JD Wetherspoon's showcase Velvet Coaster on Blackpool seafront opened this year as the country's biggest public house. It was also the first in the country to include a Changing Places assisted, accessible toilet, for people who need the help of a carer.
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Lancashire faces cuts in refuse collections and street cleaning

Refuse collections and street cleaning are amongst the services set to suffer as Lancashire County Council tries to reduce its spend by £4.7m.

Deputy leader Cllr Tony Greaves, who oversees the council's finances, told the Lancashire Telegraph: "The government is again slashing our grants and councils like ours in the north of England, are among the worst hit. We're looking at different ways to cut our spending and raise our income, but we're now very close to being forced to stop doing some quite important things."
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Soapbox: flawed vacuum cleaner testing should be re-examined

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Justin Binks, managing director, Sebo UK, writes...

EU labelling requirements for vacuum cleaners have already been much debated - but, in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, it is worth nothing that vacuum cleaner manufacturers self-test and self-validate so it is all too easy for results to be fudged and skewed to present products in an advantageous light.

Added to this, the tests themselves are unrepresentative of real world cleaning scenarios so magnify the confusion in the market place. Quite simply, the whole process is somewhat unbelievable and pointless.
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British Toilet Association launches UK Toilet Map

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The British Toilet Association has launched an interactive toilet map; a state-of-the-art app that can be used on mobile phones, tablets and PCs.

The map displays the exact location of over 780 toilets across the UK and then expand the information to show opening and closing times, as well as vital information on the overall provision within each toilet for their specialised needs.
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Hako sweepers arrive in Staffordshire towns

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Two historic Staffordshire towns are set to benefit from the latest street-cleaning technology with the arrival of a new fleet of Hako sweepers...

East Staffordshire Borough Council has taken delivery of four Citymaster 1600 machines from Gullivers Truck Hire that will help keep the area's streets, car parks and pedestrian areas looking spick and span.
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Council to cut 45 street cleaning and open spaces maintenance jobs in bid to save £1.395m

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Scotland's Dundee Council, has announced that it is to cut 45 jobs in its street cleaning and open spaces maintenance operation in a bid to save £1.395 million of the £28m it has to shave from its budget over the next two years.
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Elsewhere in Scotland...

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Caretakers at Glasgow's primary schools are threatening to stop cleaning up spillages and picking up litter unless they are paid up to £1,000 extra every year. The workers, employed by Cordia - Scotland's biggest provider of facilities management services in local government - are also demanding back payments of the annual sum, which could cost the organisation more than £2million.
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Eastbourne cleaners shine at Business Awards

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An East Sussex cleaning company has been recognised for its high quality customer service in this year's Eastbourne Business Awards. The Local Cleaners TLC, which was established in the town three years ago, scooped 'Highly Commended' in the Quality Customer Service category.
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Interclean Istanbul
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