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RAI Amsterdam, ISSA and local partner UBM, have announced that the ISSA/Interclean Istanbul exhibition, originally scheduled for 7th - 9th September 2016, has been moved to 18th - 20th October, 2017. After careful deliberation the organisation has made the decision to postpone the event, citing rising concerns from exhibitors and visitors regarding travel in and out of the country as the chief motive.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification (IICRC) is seeking volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of the new BSR-IICRC S400 Standard for Cleaning, Maintenance & Restoration of the Commercial Built Environment. Applications are now being accepted.
With on-site liner exchange services, sanitary waste bin liners are often complemented with an antimicrobial consumable which acts as a disinfectant to protect users until the bin liner is replaced again.
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When I was a young rookie reporter, the Government (or was it the predecessor of the EU?) attempted to introduce VAT on periodical publications. Naturally, the publishers of 'trade & technical' titles, were up in arms, saying - quite rightly - that this would be a tax on knowledge. Now it's happening with Internet publishing and, I believe (although I'm still trying to get my head around everything) this will include us posting links to your or your clients' websites as well as your sharing or tweeting of any links we provide - such as forwarding coverage we've given your organisation or a client's company or new products, to, your colleagues, customers and potential customers.
The link tax would mean the beginning of a systematic erosion of a fundamental building block of the open Internet: the right to link. If it is passed, the Internet could increasingly become a one-way broadcasting tool, rather than a place of connections and people power.
In September, the European Parliament is to decide the future of the link tax, which we believe is a cumbersome and unfair money-grab that would undermine everyone's access to information and which will also limit innovation. The lobby pushing this regressive idea will be redoubling its efforts after the Summer break, but if it goes through, then an EU-wide link tax could be passed this next session (awaiting clarification re UK liability now re Brexit).
OpenMedia is building an online tool to allow us to contact our MEPs with its expert-researched case against the link tax, and a personal message from us - the constituents. This means that for the first time MEPs will be hearing directly from us about the link tax. If you want to be able to continue to share Internet links, do please write to both your MP and your MEP without delay.
Links (while I can still freely provide them!) to further information is below:
How does this harm publishers who want to innovate? Source: Media Publishers Action
Ancillary copyright has "overwhelmingly negative impact.” Source: AncillaryCopyright.eu
More evidence from Germany: ancillary copyright still not working. Source: Communia
EU Lawmakers Are Still Considering This Failed Copyright Idea. Source: Fortune
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This Week's News
NanoTouch Materials, producer of NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces, recently completed two market research studies as part of a $2 million grant the company received last year. Those studies uncovered business opportunities and consumer preferences that will drive the cleaning industry and guide product development in NanoTouch's disinfection technology lab.
Dear Jan, We were pleased to read last week's article on sanitary bin liners highlighting the need for in-depth scientific data to support claims made for antimicrobial consumables. As a provider of antimicrobial sanitary waste liners we agree that it is important to provide scientifically verified data, and to follow the principles of the relevant testing standards.
According to reports by the NHS Hospital Trust and the Primary Care Organisation, 1,222 MRSA bloodstream infections were reported between July 2014 and July 2015, with 72% of those attributed as being contracted outside of the hospital setting.
Global food safety auditing, training and consulting organisation NSF International, has completed the acquisition of Euro Consultants Group, the Wavre, Belgium-based food safety and quality service company.
This merger with ECG expands NSF International's footprint throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa as well as its technical capabilities in food safety and quality, which helps companies and institutions build and integrate effective food safety and quality management systems throughout the global supply chain.
"There is no quality of work without specific skills," says Afidamp Servizi, and the Italian-based organisation is reminding us that the international conference 'Continuous Training at Forum Pulire', is taking place in just over a month from now on 14th and 15th September in Milan.
At the forum, integrated services, manufacturers and distributors will be getting together to talk about how to make the market better qualified and how to improve the quality of services provided.
It is hard to remember a more significant year for the industry than 2016, with Brexit and the appointment of a new Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs in the UK, both set to change the resource management landscape significantly. RWM, which takes place 13th - 15th September, aims to help attendees understand exactly how these changes will affect your business.
The event hosts four free-to-attend and Continual Professional Development-accredited theatres offering thought leadership, best-practice case studies, strong debate and practical solutions to all of the challenges currently facing the industry.
So, your premises, or your client's premises, have experienced a graffiti attack. In order to avoid the 'broken window' effect where additional graffiti continues to appear, you'll want to get rid of it promptly.
You could hire a pressure washer or steam cleaning machine if you don't already have one available, but that makes graffiti removal costly, time-consuming, and rather noisy.
How you select an ultrasonic cleaner involves several points to consider and resolve before putting your money down. Today's ultrasonic cleaners range from small benchtop or tabletop units with simple on-off switches to highly sophisticated cleaners with adjustable or controllable operating parameters that allow them to perform multiple cleaning tasks.
Smashing! which was formed in 2004, is one of the UAE's leading hygiene cleaning service providers, with an annual turnover of over AED 10 million. Its 65 highly skilled technicians manage 2,500 customers, many of which are major branded corporations in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, such as Emirates, Jumeirah, Etihad, Gargash, Nestle, Arabtec, Serco and Aldar.
Idrobase Group tells us it will be attending the Automechanika exhibition (from 13th - 17th September in Frankfurt) with a stand full of novelties. "You will have the chance to see first-hand the new car wash solutions," it says. "With Auto Bella products you have no-touch tools for car cleaning, in order to preserve car body longevity and brilliance."
The event will include a trade exhibition featuring some of the UK's leading providers of high quality equipment and services for the flooring and soft furnishing care industry. Here you will have the chance to meet face-to-face with new and existing suppliers, see the latest trends and developments the industry has to offer, experience live demonstrations and test drive the latest products.
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Recent UK News
Glyn Sands, now a retired member of what he describes as being 'our great cleaning industry', writes in response to the Cleaning & Support Services Association's recent article in Cleanzine: 'CSSA's Innovation & Technology Executive Bulletin examines battery technology' (thecleanzine.com/pages/)
The recently reformed Cleaning & Support Services Association made further progress at its Summer board meeting, held recently at the offices of Principle Cleaning Services - whose Doug Cook is CSSA chairman and one of the main drivers behind the re-establishment of this important industry association.
City of London livery companies may have their roots in the past, but they have a big part to play in modern London life, offering outstanding opportunities to network with industry colleagues and take part in social and community activities. The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is no exception and it recently held an event for prospective new members at the Bucks Club, London.
A hospice based in Sydenham, Kent, has been sentenced after a patient died of Legionnaires' disease and a worker suffered life changing effects as a result of contracting the disease.
By Mark Errington, sales & marketing director, City Distribution
City Distribution, based in Blackpool, has been servicing the North of England for 29 years. We take orders up to 4:45pm delivering the following day and even man our sales office on probably our customers' busiest day, Saturday, to deal with product enquiries and process orders for Monday delivery - arguably making a rod for our own back but today's retailer need every tool in the box to secure that all important sale and contractors need continuity of supply.
Events & Exhibitions
Clean India Technology Week 2019
The Cleaning Show
Clean Buildings Expo
ISSA Cleantex Africa
ISSA Expo Limpieza 2019
ISSA North America