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New Gojo Mild Antimicrobial Handwash family: Proven protection that's gentle on the skin

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Frequent handwashing is both effective and gentle with the launch of Gojo Mild Antimicrobial Handwash. The new formulation has proven efficacy against a broad spectrum of potentially harmful micro-organisms, from bacteria to yeast and virus particles, whilst being mild to the skin.
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Cannon Touch targets spread of workplace germs

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Minor illnesses are the second biggest cause of workplace absenteeism in the UK. Reduced productivity and the potential costs of buying in cover for absentees soon affect the bottom line, so it makes sense to do all you can to improve hygiene and with it, the spread of illness-causing bacteria.
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Deb InstantFoam Complete breakthrough: the fully virucidal foam hand sanitiser

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Deb Group has launched Deb InstantFoam Complete, said to be the world's first alcohol-based foam hand sanitiser that is proven to be fully virucidal, bactericidal and yeasticidal.
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Water Planet and Genesys International team up to supply membrane anti-scalant and cleaning chemicals in the US

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UK-based Genesys International has selected Water Planet, a global supplier of high-performance, membrane-based water treatment solutions, as the US distributor for its line of reverse osmosis membrane anti-scalant and cleaning chemicals.
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One Drop creates world-class water, sanitation & hygiene advisory committee as international water programming expands

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One Drop, the international non-profit organisation created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte, which promotes the combined power of safe water for consumption and production while inspiring behavioural change towards water and proper hygiene practices through social arts, has announced the creation of an expert level advisory committee on international water, sanitation and hygiene programmes.
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Researchers turn paper waste into ultralight material that improves oil spill cleaning

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A research team from the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Engineering has achieved what is being hailed a world first by successfully converting paper waste into green cellulose aerogels that are non-toxic, biodegradable, ultralight, flexible, extremely strong and water repellent.
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My friend Caroline posted something on her Facebook page yesterday, which really struck a chord: “I just reprimanded an older teenage girl for throwing her empty coke can down on the pavement right in front of me. She was watching me watching her as she did it – and was with another who did the same with her rubbish. I snarled “For God’s sake, have some respect!” which was met with a challenging sneer and a derogatory comment, along the lines of: ‘YOU pick it up!’ Today I am feeling like I have really had enough of living in the big city and the agro that is to be found here.”

Another friend, Laurel, responded: “Makes me think of a similar incident when a young man threw something on the street in front of my car. I hollered 'HEY!' to him – and when he turned and looked, I said "Pick it up!". He hesitated, looked like he was about to say something snarky, then I tilted my head, smiled, and said 'C'mon – pick it up, please'…and he did! We've all been there – careless, carrying a self-centered attitude around. When his eyes met mine, I saw myself, and felt like I was talking to myself – I think that's when the magic happened.”

Am I the only one thinking that Laurel’s episode could have ended rather differently?

Caroline lives in England and Laurel in the US… Two supposedly civilized countries but clearly both with belligerent young people who think nothing of chucking their rubbish around the streets where it lies until others clean it up. What’s the betting that this is emulated throughout the ‘Western’ world? And more importantly, what can we do about it?

Further down this page is a story about Singaporean children tackling cleaning tasks in their schools as part of the curriculum. The idea is that the children learn from a very young age to respect those around them and to look after their surroundings and keep them clean. It is hoped that they’ll learn to clean up after themselves as they go and will take what they learn out into the environment as well as into their own homes. It will become part of who they are – a character trait.

Singapore has a reputation for being one of the cleanest countries in the world. I believe I know why…

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This Week's News

2016 Loo of the Year Awards launched

* We-Clean.jpgMany businesses pride themselves on the standard of cleaning and maintenance of the building they occupy or that they are responsible for cleaning.

The most frequent place visited by most users of the building is the washrooms. First impressions count and high standards must be achieved consistently if the provider's - and the associated cleaning or FM company's - reputation is to be maintained.
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Amsterdam Innovation Awards 2016 shortlist announced from record number of entries

* ISSA-INTERCLEAN-Inno.jpgThe jury of the 11th edition of the ISSA/Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Awards has this week announced the nine shortlisted nominees from a record total of 110 entries.

The overall winner and the three category winners will be announced by the jury during the special awards ceremony at the ISSA/ Interclean Amsterdam Show on Tuesday, 10th May 2016. At the same ceremony, the Visitors' Choice Award will be awarded to the entry that receives most votes from visitors to the show.
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Becoming part of the Legend...

* Chemspec-prods.jpgTo provide the cleaning and flood restoration industries with a single source for all of their equipment and solution needs, Dri-Eaz Products and Chemspec Europe, joined forces as of Tuesday 1st March 2016, to become Legend Brands Europe.

Both Dri-Eaz and Chemspec have long served the product needs of professional and commercial cleaners, flood restoration contractors and hire outlets. Dri-Eaz is a leading provider of airmovers, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers and other equipment for drying and indoor air quality.
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Permanent coating provides a one step solution to rust treatment

* NC24-Salvage.jpgWater, energy and maintenance solutions provider NCH Europe's Maintenance and Partsmaster Innovation Platform has launched Salvage 2+, a durable permanent coating product that prevents liquid from causing corrosion in infrastructure.

Salvage 2+ has been designed to combat damage caused when liquid penetrates outer paint layers to reach the substrate and cause problems.
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Cleaning on curriculum for children in Singapore

* Newtown-sec-mod-singapore.jpgBy the end of 2016, students in all Singaporean schools will be involved in the daily cleaning of their school environment, whether it be before the first lesson, during recess, in between lessons, or just before leaving for the day.

Through this project, schools hope to instill in students a sense of responsibility and care for both their own space as well as spaces shared with others. It is also hoped that students will transfer their new skills to the home environment.
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We have Mail: It's not just truckers that need toilets!

* stephen-munto.jpgStephen Munton, of the Domestic Cleaning Alliance, writes in response to last week's leader in which we highlighted the difficulties faced by those who drive for a living - and in particular, delivery drivers...
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Moerman's new ProClean Combinator is designed to save you time and make you money

* Moermann-action-shot.jpgMoerman's latest addition to its ProClean family of products, the Combinator, is an innovative combination tool designed from the ground up using the company's E.A.S.E. (Efficiency, Amazing results, Safety and Ergonomics) design principles.

Created to save you time and make you more money, it is an ergonomic, lightweight and versatile system that is great for pole work, residential and store fronts. Component based, it allows you to customise the tool to your needs and budget.
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Nationwide catches the eye of the City

* David-S.jpgNationwide Hygiene Supplies has been acknowledged by the London Stock Exchange as one of the '1000 Companies to Inspire Britain'. The report and listing identifies the UK's fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses (SMEs).

In order to be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, which significantly outperformed their industry peers.
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Apply some pressure with Briggs & Stratton

* BRIGGS_S-eltePW.jpgBriggs & Stratton, the world's largest manufacturer of petrol powered outdoor equipment, has launched its new power product line up for the 2016 season which features six new pressure washers.

There are new pressure washers in the Elite series. The 3000PX projects 1134 litres per hour with a 3000 PSI and 207 bar.
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Taski Intellibot - robotic cleaning reimagined

* Swingo-aero.jpgThe new Taski Intellibot range of automatic robotic cleaning machines from Diversey Care is destined to transform floorcare, building care and facilities management by supporting new ways of working and delivering higher levels of efficiency, performance and value.

Said to be the first fully-automated commercial cleaners available in Europe, these innovative robots clean floors 'hands free', leaving operatives to focus on other revenue-generating and value-added tasks.
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New report says better waste data collection could underpin stronger Government policies

* RWM.jpgRWM Ambassadors published a report of waste data collection in the UK at an All-Party Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group event this week.

The report makes 10 recommendations on actions to be taken across the waste management sector in order to develop datasets which are comprehensive, accurate and timely - and which will provide immeasurable insight and a solid evidence base on which to base key decision-making and develop strong government policies in the future.
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Recent UK News

Cleaners' pay has suffered more in real terms since 2008 recession, than pay of those in other fields

The real value of earnings of those whose work involves cleaning is a long way behind that of workers in other fields, having taken longer to recover from the 2008 slump, according to the GMB union's Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2007-2015.

Overall in 2007, average earnings for all employees were £30,015 and although by 2015 they had increased by 12.2% to £33,689, with inflation running at 25.6% over this period, average earnings for all employees are really 13.4% below 2007 level, claims the union.
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Diversey Care's Taski IntelliTrail Fleet Management System improves efficiencies and floorcare machine performance: six-month trial free to new and current Taski customers

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On Monday, Sealed Air's Diversey Care division launched a test drive programme for Taski IntelliTrail, a full-service, intelligent fleet management system that allows facilities managers to remotely monitor their Taski floorcare machines with ease.
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We have Mail: Cleaning up after smokers

We included a letter in last week's issue from Peter Vezey, who was asking how industry experts might tackle a dilapidated building that had - amongst other things - been damaged by what appears to have been long-term, heavy smoking. Mary de Cobos, of FutureClean Assured Systems, writes...
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CHSA begins search for Undergraduate Scholar for 2016

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The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has launched its Undergraduate Scholarship Scheme for 2016 and is now on the hunt for the winning Scholar.

The Scholarship is open to the sons and daughters of CHSA members who on 1st September 2016 will be 18 years or over and commencing their higher education studies this year. The successful applicant will receive £4,500, spread over their three-year degree.
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Water saving bathroom products see sales levels rise by 25%

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A 2016 report by MTW Research indicates that sales of water saving bathroom products have risen by 25%, boosted by housebuilding, domestic refurbishment and a continued emphasis by manufacturers on water efficiency.

Based on data from 130 manufacturers and retailers, MTW found that water saving products account for around 30% of the UK bathroom market in 2016, with the 50+ age group, DIoT (Domestic Internet of Things), product labelling and changing consumer habits providing a much needed sales boost in 2016.
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Comments invited on draft international standard for occupational health & safety

BSI, the business standards company, has published the draft international standard of ISO 45001 Occupational health & safety management systems - Requirements.

An occupational health & safety management system standard written with the ultimate aim of replacing OHSAS 18001, it is available until April 15th for comment.
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Principle Cleaning discovers its best contract cleaning partner

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Principle Cleaning has had a great start to the year and has won a prestigious cleaning contract for Discovery Networks Western Europe office.

Based at Chiswick Park, London, the head office for Discovery Networks UK also covers operations in the UK, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France and Flanders.
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Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners to celebrate 30th birthday

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners will this year celebrate the 30th anniversary of being granted full livery status by the City of London's Court of Aldermen.

While it proudly supports and preserves the ancient customs and traditions of The City, the WCEC is much more than a relic of another age. As befits a soon to be 30-year-old, it is very much a modern Livery Company, focused on helping to meet the changing needs and challenges of today's cleaning industry.
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Prochem Europe to show at regional UK cleaning event debut

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Prochem Europe is exhibiting at the inaugural Manchester Cleaning Show this April at the city's Event City.

"Headquartered as we are in the south east of England, we welcome the opportunity to be able to showcase our current offer to customers from the north and Scotland at a regional event with the heritage of the national Cleaning Show," explains the company's sales manager, Phil Jones.
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We have Mail

Dear Jan,

Knowing that Cle@nzine goes to everyone who knows everything about cleaning, I wondered if you could ask your readership for a solution to the following cleaning problem.

I have a property that has not had a window open for 15 years and the owner smoked 50 cigarettes a day. Everything is thick with yellow stain and it smells awful - emulsion painted ceilings and walls, gloss paintwork/doors, metal surfaces (boiler and radiators), windows, tiles etc. are all nicotine-coloured.
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Sharing expertise at the highest level

FutureClean Assured Systems, often employed as an 'expert witness' in legal proceedings and also a consultant to the Royal Navy and Ministry of Defence, shared some of its expertise more widely recently with those taking part in the seminar programme during Clean India Pulire.
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Mitie's pest control business secures new combined contract with Network Rail

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Mitie's pest control business has secured a new contract with Network Rail. The seven-year contract for environmental on-track support services will see the contractor deliver a combined service incorporating trackside pest control, fly tipping clearance and sanitation support.
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Workplace acquired infection often goes undetected

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Infection prevention, disinfection and decontamination specialist Sanondaf, is warning businesses that workplace acquired infection is the silent threat which could be having a detrimental effect on your workforce, and your bottom line.
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Floorbrite to brighten up Manchester in April

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For the past four decades, Floorbrite has built a reputation as the north's largest contract cleaning and facilities management company and has recently confirmed its stand at the Manchester Cleaning Show.

The family-run-firm, which was set up in 1972 by the late Martin Wyers, now employs more than 1,200 people across the north of England and provides cleaning and facilities management for nationally recognised names such as Aldi, JD Sports, and Manchester's very own The Lowry.
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Book the date: find out about far-reaching regulatory change before it's too late!

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REACH, the new regulations governing the way in which chemicals can be packaged, sold and used in the cleaning and hygiene industry, is now in force. According to those who have been working with the new regulations, they are business critical.

In partnership with the British Association for Chemical Specialities, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association is hosting a conference designed to explain fully, the regulations and their impact on your business.
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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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