*Cleanzine-logo-7a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd May 2017 Issue no. 773

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International News

Brexit blues? Not for OspreyDeepclean!

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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.

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

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The 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.

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

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Italian 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).

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.

This Week's News

‘The role of women as a driver of innovation in the integrated-services system’.

Date and place: Tuesday 23rd May, 12:00 – 13:30, Veronafiere, Arena Congress Centre, Rossini Room, Gallery pavilion 6/7:


12.00– 12.05: Opening remarks by Toni D’Andrea – CEO of Afidamp Servizi

12.05 – 12.50: Remarks by speakers:

  • Ilham Kadri, senior vice president and officer at Sealed Air, president Diversey Care –  Women in top management and female entrepreneurship: opportunities and difficulties 
  • Liliana Ocmin, manager of coordination for women in CISL – Women and work: equal opportunities and integration
  • Camilla Baresani, journalist and writer – stories of women, the value of hospitality and service 
  • Samira Chabib, board of directors AGSM Verona Group – Gender quotas and participation.  Women’s work in society

12.50 – 13.15 Roundtable

The discussion will include two rounds of questions focused on these objectives:

  • Promote innovation in terms of the entrepreneurship of women in corporate management ​
  • Highlight the value of innovation when it comes to social integration, in an industry in which the majority of workers are women who have to interact with others 
  • Highlight the innovation of women in the approach to taking care of people, especially among the most vulnerable people in society, in other words, those who are ill or elderly (in hospitals or  nursing homes) 
  • Discuss equal opportunities in the integrated-services system 
  • Take stock of the situation in terms of safeguarding jobs for women

13.15 – 13.30

Questions from the audience

Moderator: Chiara Lico, journalist for TG2

‘Circular economy, the future of production, consumption and the entire life cycle. A challenge for businesses and the community’

Wednesday 24th May, 10.30 - 12.30, Veronafiere, Arena Congress Centre, Rossini Room, Gallery, pavilion 6/7

10.30 – 10.35: Opening remarks by Toni D’Andrea – CEO of Afidamp Servizi

10.35 – 11.45: Remarks by Speakers

  • Francesco Ferrante, vice president of the Kyoto Club ‘The circular economy, a new paradigm for possible development’ 
  • Elisabetta Perrotta, general director of Fise Assoambiente ‘The circular economy and business, opportunities and critical issues’ 
  • Andrea Miglioranzi, president of Amia Verona ‘The Verona model in terms of the circular economy’ 
  • Markus Häfner, export director Werner & Mertz Professional ‘Company case history’
  • Francesco Pasquini, Lucart Group ‘Company case history’

11.45 – 12.15 Roundtable

The following topics will be discussed in-depth as per the speakers’ remarks:

  • A new business model, from design to the end of a product’s life cycle ​
  • Looking at waste as a resource, what is changing in terms of collection and handling
  • Taking stock of the situation with the European package for the circular economy
  • Development of the market of secondary raw materials
  • Maintenance and reuse 
  • Green Public Procurement

Moderator: Maurizio Melis, Radio 24

12.15 – 12.30

Questions from the audience

25 Years of Ecolabel

Riccardo Rifici, president of the Ecolabel Audit Committee – ISPRA

Gianluca Cesarei, of Service for Environmental Certification - ISPRA​

‘Creating a new model of development for the planet. Changing the production and consumption paradigm for a sustainable future’

Date and place: Thursday 25th May, 11.00 -13.00, Veronafiere, Arena Congress Centre,  Puccini Room, Gallery pavilion 6/7

11.00 – 11.05

Opening remarks by Toni D’Andrea, CEO of Afidamp Servizi

11.05 a.m. – 11.50 a.m. Remarks from speakers:


  • Roberto Vacca, science outreach, ‘Development trends: risks, investments and waste reduction’ 
  • Emiliano Brancaccio,  political economy professor, Università del Sannio ‘Possible economic development: criteria and methodologies’
  • Michael Braungart, chemist, ‘The cradle-to-cradle philosophy’

11.50 – 12.20 Roundtable

The following topics will be discussed in-depth as per the speakers’ remarks:

  • the limits and needs of development tied to population growth
  • the approach to design when it comes to the scarcity of raw materials 
  • methods for tracing the entire life cycle of a product  
  • analysis of the economic/social impact of a sustainable and circular paradigm  
  • planning services with sustainability in mind 

12.20 p.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Questions from the audience​

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Recent UK News

TC Facilities Management contract at Eden Walk, Kingston.

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