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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.
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'Bin day' is going to be interesting next week... My local authority is changing the way we recycle. This week we've had to put all five bins out for emptying. They were returned with stickers on, telling us what they're to be used for in future.
We used to have to put certain of our recyclables into a large-ish black bin, others into a blue box, some into a green box and our proper rubbish (for landfill) into a big green bin. Our food waste went into a small caddy. It's been like that for years.
My green bin could take months to fill, as I recycle as much as I can and thus rarely use it. However, it's a struggle to fit all my waste packaging and leaflets into the slightly smaller black bin and I'm lucky that the refuse collectors have been brilliant in taking any extra cardboard I've left beside it. I'm clearly not the only one, since the council has decided to swap these two bins over, so the bulk of the waste will in future go into the larger bin, rather than us trying to shoehorn it into the smaller one.
Sensible, then? Not 100%... Into this larger waste packaging bin, we now also have to fit bulky recyclables such as newspapers, magazines and tins (which used to go into - and often fill - the blue or green boxes). It's not all going to fit...
On top of that is the confusion. Whenever my daughters are home, things end up in the wrong bins, as different schemes ran in their university cities and other places they've lived. There's no consistency between boroughs.
Then there's the elderly, who may be forgetful and confused anyway (I put my mother's bins out for collection yesterday and can see she has little idea of where anything should go as it is, so when it changes next week, she has no chance)! How many, like her, are contaminating the loads? Contaminated bundles of recycled goods naturally don't command as good a price when sold, so although 'the big switch' probably aims to increase recycling, it may end up reducing the council's income. Recycling should be made easier - not more difficult.
Co-mingling (putting all dry recyclables into the same bin for sorting by refuse workers who know what they're doing) would alleviate many problems. Could someone please explain why we don't co-mingle?
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This Week's News
OspreyDeepclean tell us that Brexit seems to be having little effect on demand for its GB1 gum busting machine in continental Europe, with the world's first battery powered dry steam machine for gum removal as popular as ever with its cleaning counterparts across the channel with recent deliveries in both Italy & The Netherlands.
Building upon its current success; GumBusters Benelux has recently expanded its fleet of GumCarts and is now ready to bust the gum on the streets of the Benelux region with its new cordless GB1.
Daylight Medical, manufacturer of innovative medical devices and an affiliate of Codonics, a global leader in patient safety and image documentation solutions, has this week announced that it has completed the sale of its UVC disinfection business to Sealed Air's Diversey Care.
"The move toward green cleaning is the next step towards further reducing the impact left on the environment. We can always continue to maintain and improve the health, comfort and aesthetics of our surroundings. We know that green cleaning creates healthier environments, but what does it truly mean to go green?
TC Facilities Management (TCFM) is now delivering cleaning and security services at Eden Walk in historic Kingston upon Thames, part of the Regional multi-let retail portfolio managed by Broadgate Estates and owned by British Land and USS.
This new contract commenced in April and will help the 10 million visitors to Eden Walk each year, have a safe and enjoyable shopping experience.
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