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International News

Successful university lab testing of Empowered Water and Activate announced

EnviroTechnologies International (ETII), a US-based company that develops and markets green, natural and organic products for diverse industries, has this week announced successful laboratory test results of its Empowered Water Hypochlorous anolyte and its Activate protein surfactant solutions.

CMS 2017 boasts additional exhibition hall due to high demand for space

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Due to the high level of interest from exhibitors from Germany and abroad, in the CMS Berlin 2017 international cleaning trade fair being held from 19th to 22nd September, Messe Berlin has announced that it will open an additional hall at Berlin ExpoCenter City.

Unger Stingray acclaimed for outstanding product design

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The indoor cleaning system Unger Stingray has received the internationally renowned Red Dot Design Award. The expert jury selected the innovative product as the winner in the 'Product Design' category from more than 5,500 entrants.

"We are absolutely delighted to have won this important and globally recognised award," says Jochen Wagener, senior director of marketing & sales at Unger. "The award pays tribute to the groundbreaking design quality of Unger Stingray. The product was designed in such a way that it guarantees optimal performance and simple operation.

Europe's happiest workers revealed

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Levels of job satisfaction vary significantly across Europe, with Dutch, Polish and Swiss employees being the most satisfied, according to research by ADP. The new study of nearly 10,000 European working adults explores how employees across Europe feel about the future of work.

UBM India excited about the maiden edition of 'World of Facilities'

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The inaugural World of Facilities exhibition and conference, which organiser UBM India is planning to turn into India's premier trade event for the facilities management product & service industry, took place at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai from 24th - 26th April 2017.

AQS and Panton McLeod partner to produce clean water solutions in Ireland

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AQS Environmental Solutions is working in partnership with UK water quality engineering specialist Panton McLeod to deliver innovative clean water solutions in Ireland.

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Beautiful Warwick Castle dates back almost 11 centuries and survived an attack in 1264, a siege in 1642 and a fire in 1871. Who would have thought that fat poured down the drains would have almost been its downfall in 2017?

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Severn Trent Water, which is responsible for the local water and sewage facilities, warns that this is a common problem in our towns and cities, as people constantly pour oil and fat down our drains and flush wipes down toilets. One recent blockage in the area - which ran along an entire street - * Fatblock.jpgwas so completely solid that it strongly resembled concrete and had to be physically dug out.

The message that wipes are not flushable and should be binned, does seem to be slowly getting across, but sadly many people still assume that the warm grease, fats and oils left over from cooking can be dumped down the sink, as long as it's washed down with lots of very hot, soapy water. The reality is, however, that this waste quickly cools and solidifies, building up and blocking the drains or sewers.

It needs to be drummed into people that cooking oil and fat and any greasy residues that come out of food during the cooking process, should be poured into a sealable container when it's cold and thrown into the bin. To make things easier, many local authorities provide free 'fat traps' which enable residents and businesses to collect their leftover fats, oils and greases before disposal in the bin, but I don't think the issue - or the solution - are given enough publicity; especially when one considers the unpleasant and unhealthy consequences.

And these days, it's not all about inconvenience and costs of and sewers 'backing up' and overflowing onto our streets... There's a warning for businesses too... last year, in a landmark case, Severn Trent Water successfully prosecuted a business for continually blocking the sewers with fat. The business was ordered to pay a total of £5,495, including costs. This is only the second example of such a case being brought in the UK, but will become just the second of many until the message gets across that our sewers need to be treated with respect. If you have any ideas on how this can be done, I'd love to be able to share them with my readers...

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This Week's News

RWM Ambassadors call for resource efficiency to play more central role in Industrial Strategy

* RWM-Ambassadors-chart.jpgThe RWM Ambassadors, who champion economic growth through environmentally sound and sustainable methods, have issued a formal response to the UK government's 'Building Our Industrial Strategy' Green Paper (beisgovuk.citizenspace.com) issued earlier this year.

Singapore: food hygiene and public toilets

* Singaporean.jpgThe Singaporean government is working hard to improve its already impressive hygiene reputation, continuing to suspend the licences of food outlets not adhering to regulations and increasing the number of toilets serving its Park Connector Network - the walking, running and cycling paths that connect Singapore's parks and other green spaces.

IPC all geared up for Verona - site of next in Pulire series of exhibitions

* IPC-Verona.jpgItalian machinery manufacturer IPC had a great Pulire Moscow last November and is saying that it's now geared up for what promises to be another successful Pulire - on home-ground this time, in Verona (23rd - 25th May).

"The Moscow exhibition was a great success with 160 companies from 19 countries taking part as exhibitors and 3504 people from 29 countries attending as delegates.

The first BICSc accredited training organisation opens in the Middle East

* MEATAC.jpgMEATAC (The Middle East Academy of Training and Consultancy) opened its doors last year as the first independent facility in Dubai, for all the UAE, where cleaning operatives can gain a BICSc certificate in recognition of cleaning skills.

The training centre, launched in August 2016 was set up to train cleaning operatives in various BICSc skills as well as provide bespoke and customised training programmes for organisations in the area.

Vectair Systems' managing director Paul Wonnacott to speak about the evolution of fragrance at Cleantex Pulire

* Vectair_Paul-W.jpgVisitors to the 11th edition of Cleantex Pulire in South Africa will have the chance to learn from Paul Wonnacott, managing director and president of Vectair Systems, who will present a 30-minute seminar on Tuesday 13th June at 14:00, to discuss the evolution of fragrance.

British-born Paul founded Vectair Systems - a global 'away from home' hygiene company that specialises in washroom and aircare systems - in Basingstoke, UK in 1989, and has since gained considerable experience in many of the world's most important markets.

Vioguard to launch self-sanitising UV keyboard this year

* Viogard.jpgVioguard says that its self-sanitising UV keyboard and track pad, which has US Food & Drug Administration clearance, is to be launched towards the end of the year.

Using the germicidal properties of ultraviolet light (UV-C) to automatically disinfect the keyboard and track pad after every use, the system is 99.99% effective in killing harmful microorganisms within seconds, eliminating the need for manual disinfection and disposal of biohazard waste.

Greyland's Angle Neck Toilet Cleaner Range

* Toilet-Range.jpgOffering a comprehensive range of products for the janitorial distributor, Greyland has gained a first class reputation for exceptional value for money products, clearly and descriptively labelled, and supplied to the distributor in the fastest turnaround times from order to delivery in the industry.

The line-up in Greyland's angle-neck Toilet Cleaner range features products for both daily and deep cleaning: Toilet Cleaner & Descaler, Triple S (Stainless Steel Safe) cleaner, Toilet Freshener, Apple Toilet Freshener, Spring Toilet Freshener, and Limescale Remover.

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Recent UK News

20 years of outstanding dedication & loyalty rewarded

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Daniel Hills' dedication and work ethic never waver and this was rewarded with an all-expenses paid surprise trip to Las Vegas in March.

Finalists announced for Cleantech Innovate 2017

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The 36 leading innovating companies in the low-carbon tech sector selected as the finalists for Cleantech Innovate 2017, the showcase for the commercial low-carbon stars of the future, were announced yesterday - and intelligent warm air hand dryer manufacturer Savortex as well as a number of recycling and waste-to-energy innovators are amongst them.

Guardian Water Treatment achieves ISO 14001 environmental certification

Guardian Water Treatment has been awarded ISO 14001:2015 certification, the International Standard for environmental management which supports organisations in reducing their environmental impact.

ISO 14001 was revised in 2015, bringing an increased focus on sustainable development and helping businesses to effectively manage the environmental challenges of the future. It provides a framework for the development of an Environmental Management System, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and providing a systematic approach to continually improving environmental performance.

Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' new Master is an old hand

On 27th April, at the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' annual ceremony at St Olave's Church in the City of London, John (Jack) Broadley will be installed as the new Master - a position he previously held in 2003/04.

The Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners is one of 110 Livery Companies which are based upon trades, industries and professions and carry on the ancient traditions of the Guilds and Livery Companies, which started in the 12th century.

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