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Yesterday, Bunzl announced its trading statement for the period since 30 June 2016 and revealed that it has completed three further acquisitions: in the UK, Ireland and the Czech Republic.
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It’s the time of year that we’re bombarded with articles – even in the national press – on ‘how to drop a dress size in a month’ so we can fit into our festive party outfits. One tip that often comes from whichever guru is writing the article, is that one should never wear anything with an elasticated waist (as our waistlines can expand without our knowledge, to fit however far the elastic may manage to stretch) and to buy a party outfit in a smaller size so we know that unless we try really hard with our weight-loss programme, we’re not going to fit into it.
I have to congratulate my local council, Epsom & Ewell BC, for adopting a similar concept when it comes to encouraging us to think about what we recycle and what we send to landfill. I had one of those ‘now why didn’t someone think of that before?’ moments when I received notification about its forthcoming collection changes.
Invariably, what won’t fit into the recycling bin has to sit somewhere and take its turn, which although a bit of a pain is ok, as it’s clean and dry. Judging by the overflowing landfill bins I see locally, many fellow residents have not been so discerning and just decide to dump everything.
Holding back dry waste for the next collection is totally different from holding back the sort of waste that has to go to landfill so I for one am delighted that those who’ve not bothered to recycle will now be forced to do so, or live with a heap of stinking, soggy waste for another fortnight.
If your local council is making (or has made) similar changes, I’d love to hear about the impact on recycling figures…
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This Week's News
Vax has announced the closure of its commercial floorcare division, Vax Commercial, by the end of 2016. This means that all existing trading relationships will cease on 31st December 2016. The current sales team will remain in place to support this transitional period until 5th December 2016 and at this point no further orders will be accepted or processed.
Vax will, of course, continue to support its customers by honouring all aftersales service and warranty liabilities.
Research & Markets has announced the addition of the 'Global cleaning chemicals in healthcare market - segmented by type, application, and geography - trends and forecasts (2015 - 2020)' report, to its offering.
The report's writers say that the majority of cleaning chemicals in the healthcare market are used to produce sanitisers and disinfectants, and that innovations in hand sanitisers, such as new formulations with fragrances etc., are proving to be a trend in the global hand sanitiser market.
Following last year's success of being recognised as an 'International Green World Ambassador', Vectair Systems has now won a prestigious 'Green World Environment Award' in the international campaign to find the greenest countries, companies and communities.
Basingstoke-based hygiene manufacturer Vectair competed against more than 500 other nominees in the Green World Awards for Environmental Best Practice, and was presented with a trophy and certificate at a glittering presentation in Bucheon, South Korea on 28th October 2016.
The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has announced that it has signed up as a Champion of the inaugural Cleaning & Support Services Association Awards.
The CSSA Awards have been developed to recognise everything that shines within the UK cleaning sector - great products, great systems, great contractors and great individuals.
The Health & Safety Executive's latest annual statistics have been published and show that while Britain continues to be one of the safest places to work in Europe, many workers are still being injured or made ill by work.
The statistics show that an estimated 30.4 million working days were lost due to work-related ill health or injury in 2015/16 and the estimated costs to Britain of injuries and ill health due to current working conditions is £14.1 billion (2014/15 figures based on 2014 prices).
It's more than forgivable to go about your daily life with no consideration for how things that pass you by are cleaned or maintained. But what if cleaning unusual - and everyday objects - was a cool, more epic job than you once thought and in fact worth marvelling at?
Here, Newcastle professional cleaning services provider DCS Multiserve, begins a series on how to clean - well - big or unusual stuff. The first? A plane!
Choice Hotels International, which has 6,400 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Clean the World to collect and recycle hotel soap and similar bottled products that will help fight the spread of hygiene-related illnesses.
Clean the World is a social enterprise dedicated to changing lives while simultaneously diverting hotel waste from landfills. The discarded items collected from Choice properties will be hygienically recycled and then distributed to people who are at risk of contracting preventable diseases.
The new contract includes sanitation and cleaning at Teva Pharmaceuticals' plants to ensure the facilities are run efficiently and sustainably. ISS Mexico commenced the contract in July 2016, and it is now fully operational.
Girbau UK has donated one of its HS-6008 high speed washers to the RNLI's Tower Lifeboat Station, the busiest in the country. The new washer is perfect for coping with the station's large volume of laundry that needs cleaning on a daily basis and crucially provides reliable high-temperature disinfection as well.
"Tower Lifeboat in central London is the busiest station in the RNLI and is manned 24/7 with a crew and boat ready to launch in 90 seconds," says Keith Cima, RNLI Thames Helmsman, (pictured, courtesy of photographer Pierre Maelzer).
The parent company of Falkirk, Scotland-based Green Machines UK tells us it has undertaken a review of the overall Green Machines business, with the aims of: providing a more competitive product, on a more flexible basis, to customers and partners; retaining the well-known high-quality standards, secured by ISO certification, and effecting a general improvement of the Green Machines overall brand performance.
While the use of aqueous ozone for cleaning is relatively new, aqueous ozone is actually an old technology. In fact, it has been used for cleaning in one form or another for more than 100 years.
"Our Atom Plus ride on sweeper, with its small dimensions, is able to solve all the problems of a factory where, due to the kind of work being carried out there, it is possible to find white and impalpable dust.
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Recent UK News
New research by Middlesex University London and the University of Liverpool and funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust has shown the clear business case for the Living Wage, with small business that pay the Living Wage experiencing fewer employee disputes, an increase in productivity and staff motivation and a reputational and corporate brand advantage over competitors.
Key findings from the report include:
Now, due to the success of the newly launched London and Manchester events, Greyland is re-taking its rightful place as a 'must-see' exhibitor once again.
Thought to be the first time local authorities have looked beyond their immediate neighbours to share services, those involved are Hart District Council, Mendip DC, South Oxfordshire DC, Vale of White Horse DC and Havant Borough Council. East Hampshire DC is also involved through services already shared with Havant.
The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan announced recently that the new London Living Wage has increased from £9.40 to £9.75 per hour to reflect the higher cost of living facing families in the city - an increase of 3.7%.
This year over 300 more London-based employers have signed up to pay their staff the hourly rate required to make ends meet in the capital, bringing the number of London Living Wage employers to nearly 1,000 - with a number of them being contract cleaning companies.
To coincide with this year's event on 25th November, the Leeds-based company is launching 'Black Sack Friday', when a wide selection of its best-selling black sacks will go on sale at pre-Brexit vote prices or less.
"Our Accreditation Schemes for soft tissue, plastic refuse sacks and industrial cotton mops are recognised as driving up standards in the industry," explains Mike Stubbs, chairman of the Accreditation Scheme Panel.
In recognition of the crucial role The British Institute of Cleaning Science plays in protecting and improving standards in the cleaning industry, BICSc is making some important changes to the structure and routes to Institute membership.
From 1st April 2017, BICSc will be focusing its routes to membership on education. New members will, therefore, be able to apply for one of the following three membership grades. The membership grade you are eligible for will depend on your level of training as follows:
The organization is calling on Government to make some of the £1.1 billion proceeds of the Landfill Tax available to local authorities to help keep household waste recycling centres open and reduce or eliminate charges for bulky waste collections.
The contract award, which started in July, initially managing the cleaning services at 15 selected stores in the East Midlands & Anglia, has now been extended to 161 stores across the country.
It builds on the 15-year relationship between the two Groups that has seen Cordant Cleaning take responsibility for all of Go Ahead London's bus operations covering 2,500 vehicles at 18 locations.
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