*Cleanzine-logo-7a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2017 Issue no. 764

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International News

Waste: boost recycling, cut landfilling and curb food waste, European Parliament says

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The share of waste to be recycled would rise to 70% by 2030, from 44% today, under draft legislation adopted on Tuesday in the European Parliament. MEPs also want the 'waste package' plans to limit the share of landfilling, which has a big environmental impact, to 5% and to deliver a 50% reduction in food waste by 2030. Parliament will now negotiate with the Council of Ministers.

Rogaland boosts Endeavor fleet to five

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Norwegian cleaning contractor Rogaland Teppe has taken delivery of a further two new Prochem Endeavor 500 extractors. The company now runs a fleet of five 500s in addition to its Prochem Everest and Performer truck-mounted machines.

Bioklenz disinfectant gets approval from M&S

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Warrington-based supplier of hygiene solutions, Klenzan, has recently received approval under the Marks & Spencer product accreditation scheme for its premium non-QAC based disinfectant, Bioklenz.

Lindhaus cleans the Dutch Royal Palace in The Hague (Paleis Noordeinde)

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The list of outstanding Lindhaus clients continues to grow, with the news that the company's multifunction carpet cleaners and commercial floor scrubbers were chosen for floor and carpet care at the Royal Palace in The Hague, Noordeinde Palace, residence of king Willem Alexander.

Hospital acquired infection control market reaches $16 billion

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In its latest report, Kalorama Information says that the global hospital acquired infection control market was worth about $16.0 billion in 2016. The figure includes testing products, device sterilisation, specific cleaning products and HAI treatments.

The healthcare market research firm's report, Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) Control Markets, provides market analysis for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment segments of such infections.

Immersive Igloo transforms sewer training - but without the smell

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Drainage engineers in London and the Thames Valley are being sent into an Igloo before they can go down a sewer. Lanes Utilities and Thames Water have invested in a 360° igloo projection theatre that will transform training by allowing teams to instantly see and hear what it is like to be inside a sewer, though not experience the smell.

Ozo Innovations launches Eloclear System to advance food factory hygiene

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Ozo Innovations is making food factory hygiene more robust and sustainable with the launch of Eloclear, a state-of-the-art single step cleaning and disinfection system.

Ozo supports food industry customers to improve their sustainability credentials, win new business and gain production capacity by reducing time spent undertaking hygiene, whilst improving deep cleaning and disinfection standards.

Lithuania develops OiRA tool for the cleaning sector

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The State Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Lithuania has developed a new Online Interactive Risk Assessment tool for the cleaning services sector, to help companies identify and assess workplace hazards and risks and develop a documented risk assessment and preventive action plan.

Aramark's new processing facility in Texas increases cleanroom services capacity

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Aramark, a global player in food, facilities management and uniforms, is increasing its capacity to provide cleanroom services to customers throughout the Southwest US with its new 34,350sq.ft processing plant in McKinney, Texas. Over the next three years, the new operation is expected to create approximately 120 new local jobs.

Tennant Company announces agreement with Ambienta to acquire IPC Group

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Tennant Company has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with private equity fund Ambienta to acquire Italy's IPC Group, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $350 million (€330 million). In 2016, IPC Group generated annual sales of approximately $203 million (€192 million). When finalized, this will be the largest acquisition in Tennant Company history.

"Acquiring IPC Group is a strategic move that aligns with our growth aspirations," said Chris Killingstad, Tennant Company president and chief executive officer. "IPC Group significantly increases our presence and market share in Europe, and more than doubles Tennant's current EMEA business.

European Cleaning Days 2017 - Let's unite to promote professional cleaning in Europe

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EUnited Cleaning, with the support of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries and the International Association for Soaps, Detergents & Maintenance Products, is relaunching its 'European Cleaning Days' campaign.

Aimed at promoting and highlighting the importance and benefits of professional cleaning in places such as offices, hospitals, airports, train stations, etc. the campaign is scheduled to run throughout May 2017.

Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products - Global Strategic Business Report 2016, published

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Research & Markets has announced the addition of the 'Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Products - Global Strategic Business Report' to its offering.

Rentokil and PCI partner up to consolidate leading role in Indian pest control market

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Rentokil Initial announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement to form a joint venture with Pest Control India and to acquire a 57% stake in the new joint venture. As a part of the transaction, the company will merge its Indian business into the joint venture.

How to monitor urine in pools - by testing sweetness

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Even though Olympic swimmers have admitted doing it, urinating in the pool is not a condoned practice. Urine contributes to the formation of compounds in pool water that can be harmful to people's health. Now scientists are tackling a new way to monitor water quality: by measuring how sweet it is. Their report appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology Letters.

Riwal expands in the Netherlands

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Riwal, the aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist, has opened a new depot in the port of Rotterdam.

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This Week's News

Vectair Systems granted Ecolabel mark for its Sanitex MVP Foam Soap

* Vectair-Sensitive-Foam-Soap.jpgVectair Systems, a leading innovator in hygiene that supplies to more than 100 countries, has been awarded the Ecolabel mark for its Sanitex MVP Foam Soap refill.

Established in 1992 by the European Commission, the EU Ecolabel helps consumers identify products and services that have a reduced environmental impact and that are of good quality.

Independent study proves efficiency of R-D Rapid Disinfector UV-C disinfection system

* UV-robot.jpgA new independent study has demonstrated that the Steriliz R-D Rapid Disinfector offers a highly efficient ultraviolet-C (UV-C) disinfection solution for combating pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections; outperforming other systems against which it was tested.

Published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the peer-reviewed study of UV-C disinfection systems detailed the pilot testing and experiences of Vancouver General Hospital and Rochester General Hospital.

Apply now to compete for the CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA)

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Following far-reaching changes, for the first time the CMS Purus Innovation Awards (PIA) are now inviting entries at the European cleaning trade fair for innovative products and solutions in six categories: Large Machines, Small Machines, Equipment, Washroom Hygiene, Digital Tools and Systems, and Cleaning Products.

SC2000 All-in-one steam trolley

* Steam-trolley.jpgSteam Clean Systems launch their new SC2000 All-in-one steam trolley, said to be "the most comprehensive Housekeeping / Janitorial steam cleaning trolley system available.

"The SC2000 All-in-one is light to push, easy to manoeuvre and avoids having cleaning staff running backwards and forwards too-ing and fro-ing for supplies and equipment.

Public sector FM outsourcing is growing: how can providers & FM professionals benefit?

In this article, Peter Forshaw, managing director of Maxwell Stephens - the UK professional services agency that specialises in facilities management recruitment - writes about the growth of outsourcing in the public sector...

"FM outsourcing is booming, but that's not the only big news. The definition of facilities management is changing, too. A huge trend is rising within the public sector, favouring outsourced experts to deliver services rather than in-house employees.

Return of the Dook to Dukinfield

* Dook-returns.jpgFollowing his triumphant debut appearance at the Cleaning Show in London, Greyland`s Dook the Duck has returned safely home to the factory in Dukinfield.

According to Greyland's managing director Richard Dyson, "Dook the duck appeared to be a revelation at the show. We intended having a bit of fun as usual while marketing our toilet cleaner range, but Dook insisted on going, so we did the Hook a Dook competition. Visitor response was incredible. On many occasions I counted at least 20 people on the Greyland stand at one time!

Nearly 600 million children will live in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040

* Water-resources.jpgNearly 600 million children - or one in four children worldwide - will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released yesterday - World Water Day.

'Thirsting for a Future: Water and children in a changing climate', looks at the threats to children's lives and wellbeing caused by depleted sources of safe water and the ways climate change will intensify these risks in coming years.

Prochem Europe broadens training offer to professional cleaners in 2017

* Prochem-Europe-training.jpgProchem Europe is broadening its training offer to professional cleaners in 2017, staging regional courses for the Midlands plus a series of WoolSafe sessions to complement the company's well-established seminars held throughout the year at its dedicated training academy in Chessington, Surrey.

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Recent UK News

ICE Locator beats 95 entrants to win Best Product Award

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Industrial Cleaning Equipment's ICE Locator has won the 'Best Product' accolade at the UK Cleaning Industry Awards 2017.

Selection of photos from the Cleaning Show

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Doug Cooke, CSSA with his winnings at the Greyland 'Hook a Dook' competition.

Northern expansion for Guardian Water Treatment

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Guardian Water Treatment has opened a new office in Leeds. Thanks to continuing nationwide growth, the provider of air and water hygiene services has expanded from its Essex-base in order to better serve its northern operations.

National bed month: 58% of Brits are sleeping with the enemy

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Are you itching to fall asleep at night? London Cleaning System may have the answer why. Each night you risk sleeping among invisible bacteria, creeping around the corners of your mattress inconspicuously. With 22% of the population stating that they frequently have a bad night's sleep, London Cleaning System deciphered just why this may be, in celebration of National Bed Month.

New contract reinforces Cooper's partnership

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The UK's main facility dedicated to the safe and efficient disposal of low level radioactive waste has reinforced its partnership with Cooper Handling Group after awarding the company a new five-year contract to maintain its mobile site equipment. LLW Repository (LLWR) manages the national Low Level Waste Repository in West Cumbria on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and oversees a national programme to ensure that lower activity waste is managed effectively across the UK.

'Outstanding' Accrington College tutor awarded Medal of Excellence

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Dedicated tutor Stuart Wilson, from Accrington & Rossendale College, had his outstanding teaching in bio-hazard cleaning recognised by national training & qualification board City & Guilds with a Medal for Excellence.

International participation at The Cleaning Show at all time high

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The Cleaning Show 2017, taking place at the ExCeL Centre in London on March 14th to 16th, will have a strongly Italian flavour this year, with a large number of the nation's key players in the cleaning & hygiene sector displaying their products and services on site during the three-day event.

Zero Carbon Britain: Making it Happen - report launch

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A new report launched this week by the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) explores the barriers to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions, looking at how these can be overcome in a way that could bring a wide range of additional benefits.

COSHH Training - Practical Assessment & Control

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The Health & Safety Laboratory is to run a two-day course on 'COSHH Training - Practical Assessment and Control', on 21st - 22nd March 2017, in Buxton, Derbyshire. It will give detailed and practical training on carrying out COSHH assessments and - crucially - putting the assessment into practice to control substances hazardous to health.

BCC Industry Trends Report 2017 published

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The cleaning industry contributes almost £25 billion to the UK economy according to the latest figures released by the British Cleaning Council.

The report complied for the BCC by market research company, Firedog Research, shows that in addition to being a huge net contributor to the UK economy, the cleaning industry is also one of its biggest employers, with over 700,000 people.

Grow your business at the Cleaning Show with free advice from the experts

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With the UK economy still struggling to rise out of recession, uncertainty around Brexit and growing business pressures with new legislation on minimum wage and pensions, The Cleaning Show is offering free seminar sessions from a wide range of industry experts to help you grow your business.

New Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards introduced

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New for 2017 - the Washroom Cleaner of the Year Awards have replaced the previous Attendant of the Year Awards, provided by Loo of the Year Awards and relate specifically to the dedicated cleaning staff that look after the facilities, rather than the washrooms themselves.

CHSA Accreditation Scheme members deliver near perfect compliance in 2016

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Buying from CHSA Accreditation Scheme members is the only way to be certain 'what's on the box is in the box'. Analysis of the auditing results for the CHSA's Accreditation Schemes for Soft Tissue, Plastic Sacks and Cotton Mops in 2016, has shown scheme members have achieved near perfect compliance.

Events & Exhibitions

ISSA Show North America
15-18th November 2021
Las Vegas


Loo of the Year Awards
14th January 2022

CleanNZ Expo
1-2nd March 2022

10-13th May 2022

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