*Cleanzine_logo_2a.jpgCleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 10th August 2017 Issue no. 786

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International News

CMS Berlin 2017: Keen interest in the Mobility Cleaning Circle

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Messe Berlin's invitation to the first Mobility Cleaning Circle has been met with keen interest by railway companies and the cleaning industry.

Pest control in the workplace

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Pests such as ants, cockroaches, flies and spiders are more than just annoyances in the workplace. They can present health hazards if they begin to gnaw at food or, in the case of rats, attract a rapidly expanding gang of vermin into unhygienic corners of the workplace.

UV disinfection robot helps keep hospitals germ-free for military patients in Seoul

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Three Tru-D SmartUVC robots have arrived at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH) in Yongsan, South Korea.

Messe Berlin spruces up for CMS 2017

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Messe Berlin is polishing its image in time for the global event of the year for the industry - the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2017, being held from 19th to 22nd September alongside the Congress of the World Federation of Cleaning Contractors (WFBSC, 18th - 20th September, Hall 7,) which is being held in Berlin for the first time.

RAS redesigns certificate of its star-rated Happy Toilet Programme

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In its bid to attract more corporate owners and operators to participate in the Happy Toilet Programme, the Restroom Association Singapore redesigned the HTP certificate with the 'Happy Toilet' wordings omitted to enhance its professional branding image.

Citron Hygiene acquires Chemsyn to enhance service offering, presence and scale in Ontario

Citron Hygiene has announced that it has acquired Chemsyn Chemical Corporation effective July 17th, 2017. Chemsyn is a dominant player in commercial warewash and laundry solutions, serving a broad range of customer verticals, including foodservice, hospitality, lodging, healthcare, long term care facilities, institutions, golf and sports clubs throughout Ontario.

SmartTask transforms efficiency and performance management for University campus cleaning team

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The University of Wolverhampton has used SmartTask to gain valuable insight into its cleaning operation at three main campus sites, which has helped achieve an increase in jobs per day by a third.

BASF supports hand hygiene amongst garment workers in Bangladesh

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Global chemical company BASF is supporting an innovative programme to enhance hand washing hygiene amongst Bangladesh's ready-made garment workers.

The approximately €250,000 (around BDT 23 million) project, implemented by Voluntary Organisation for Social Development, will explore the existing health behaviour of the workers with a view to improving hygiene and reducing associated diseases.

Older people and children most at risk this Summer from Legionella

Older people, parents and business owners are being encouraged to stay vigilant against a potentially deadly disease that has infected over 200 people in the UK and many more overseas, this year alone.

Chemical free cleaning with TomCat Aqueous Ozone

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The benefits of cleaning with ozone have been well documented, with its uses going back over the last century.

In testament to its effectiveness it's a system used globally in water treatment plants for its disinfecting and sanitising properties.

Cascades inaugurates new state-of-the-art tissue converting plant on US West Coast

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Cascades, a specialist in the recovery and manufacturing of green packaging and tissue products, which employs 11,000 people in some 90 production units located in North America and Europe, has this week officially inaugurated its new US$64 million, state-of-the-art, 284,000sq.ft tissue converting facility in Scappoose, Oregon.

Cleaning chemicals market in India "growing rapidly"

The cleaning chemicals market in India is projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 15% in value terms between 2017-2026, on account of increasing incidences of various infections, as well as rapid urbanisation, coupled with growing numbers of new commercial setups and increasingly stringent safety standards.

Bunzl announces proposed acquisition in France and purchase of business in UK

Bunzl has today announced that it has made a binding offer for the acquisition of a group of businesses in France and has also purchased a marketing services business in the UK.

WELL now's the time to make buildings even better...

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by Darren Evans, managing director, Darren Evans Assessments - a company specialising in sustainability and energy efficiency...

Romanian distributor wins Kaivac's 2016 'International Distributor of the Year' Award

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Kaivac, developer of the No-Touch Cleaning and OmniFlex Crossover Cleaning Systems, honours one of its newest European dealers, Tenrom.

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Information technologies, smart data, digitisation and the Internet of Things have revolutionised many activities in our daily lives. For example, 15% of UK retail spending is now online, totalling £52 billion in 2015... eBay hosts 150 million active trades at any one time and lists more than 700 million items - far more than the inventory a physical market can hope to store or display.

Smart data, mobile apps and other digital applications are also beginning to be applied in waste management, with 'smart bins' being just one example. But can we do more? Can we use these technologies to help consumers make educated 'purchase, reuse and recycling' decisions? Can we make product management and waste management more joined-up and efficient?

I'm sure we can. And I've just this morning heard that a £7,000 prize has been put up, to encourage us to find the best ways of doing so...

The London Waste & Recycling Board has teamed up with RWM (the energy, water, recycling, renewables and waste management show) and this year's partner, Suez Recycling & Recovery UK, to host #CEhack17 - a collaborative 'hackathon' event offering an opportunity to receive advice, support and mentoring from industry experts.

The challenge is to showcase innovative ideas that use mobile technology, smart data and the Internet of Things to deliver solutions for improving circularity. As an example, innovations could address (but are not limited to) the following aims: • Influence consumer purchasing decisions to help them buy products that can be repaired, exchanged or recycled • Develop apps that help with the collection of small volume or specialist waste or redundant products • Inform consumers how materials can be recycled, and whether their local municipal collection services can collect and recycle those materials • Engage 18-34 year olds with recycling, this could be through gamification or reward schemes

If you're interested, you'll need to move quickly. outline proposals must be submitted to LWARB by 17th August (www.lwarb.gov.uk). Successful applicants will be invited to a pitch day in London on 31st August, from which five teams will be selected to pitch for the prize at the final at RWM in Birmingham on 13th September 2017.

"I can't wait to see what creative and connected minds can propose," says Stuart Hayward-Higham, technical development director at Suez. As someone who's always banging on about our need to look after our planet's resources, neither can I...

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This Week's News

Children's Hospital introduces cutting edge Surfacide technology to combat HAIs

* UV-robots.jpgThere is a large variation in hospital infection rates across the UK, with the worst performers having more than five times the number of cases of Healthcare Acquired Infections than the best performing hospitals.

Infection rates can be cut with better hygiene and improved patient care in hospitals, surgeries and care homes, such as ensuring staff, patients and visitors regularly wash their hands.

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* Patrick-Allen.jpgMats Inc. new Colorado/Utah regional sales manager

Mats Inc. Has announced the hiring of Patrick Allen as the new regional sales manager, Matting for Colorado and Utah. The addition accelerates Mats Inc.'s plan for nationwide expansion in the matting market.

Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit Europe agenda unveiled

* Sustainable-Cleaning-Europe.jpgThe agenda for the upcoming Sustainable Cleaning Products Summit has been unveiled and the event will feature bio-based surfactants, ethical labels, green formulations, and marketing developments.

Organised by Ecovia Intelligence, the fourth edition of this executive summit will take place in Paris on 8th and 9th November 2017 and will comprise two workshops and conference sessions.

Staying well-informed about all aspects of CMS 2017

* CMS-well-informed.jpgVisitors to September's International Cleaning Trade Fair CMS Berlin 2017 will find all the support they need with the CMS App, CMS Guide and Virtual Market Place.

The many benefits offered by these new CMS media include some useful additional services as well as cross-medial synergy effects, which provide trade visitors with a comprehensive range of information and easy access to all the relevant details about the show, its exhibitors, products and special events, at any time and any place.

Zenith Hygiene Group and CPL Online announce new working partnership

* Zenith-Hygiene_CPL.jpgCPL Online, which provides learning and development software, has announced a new partnership with Zenith Hygiene Group.

The Merseyside-based company has developed a bespoke range of learning resources for Zenith Hygiene, which includes an e-learning course, learning management system and mobile app.

Truvox 'cuts the cord' with award-winning Valet Battery Upright vacuum

* Valet-Battery-Upright.jpgCleaning teams can now 'cut the cord' and vacuum more quietly and productively following the arrival of its first cordless commercial vacuum cleaner.

The award-winning Valet Battery Upright (VBU) - now available from Truvox International - is a light yet powerful upright vacuum, designed for maximum productivity.

Clarity -The Soap Co. awarded The Planet Mark

* Clarity-award.jpgClarity -The Soap Co., the social enterprise that creates employment for blind and disabled people, has been awarded The Planet Mark for demonstrating its commitment to reduce its carbon emissions by at least 5% over the next 12 months.

The Planet Mark is an internationally-recognised and trusted sustainability certification programme recognising commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability. It partners with the iconic Eden Project in Cornwall to put climate change and the environment at the top of the business agenda.

Columbus: 'Clean is quality'

* Columbus-Clean.jpgAt the upcoming ISSA Interclean in Las Vegas, Columbus will be presenting cleaning machines that are robust, durable, intuitive to operate and tailored to the user's requirements.

Rugged design with high-quality components and perfectionist build quality, state-of-the-art electronics and powerful water suction that guarantees an immediate dry and safer floor for pedestrians, are all attributes which ensure that these machines - 'Made in Germany' since 1926 - continue to meet customer expectations.

Award-winning Julius Rutherfoord Training Academy passes BICSc audit with flying colours

* Award-winning-JR.jpgThe Training Academy at Julius Rutherfoord & Co's home in Battersea, London, has passed its British Institute of Cleaning Science audit with flying colours.

Free to all the contractor's cleaning operatives, the award-winning Training Academy offers induction training as well as regular, ongoing development throughout a team member's career at the company - all based on-site, at their place of work.

Sikafloor system washes away fears of flood damage spread at pharmaceutical plant

* Sikafloor.jpgThe Smith and Nephew manufacturing facility based in Hull specialises in the production of medical equipment used in advanced wound management.

Located beside the River Humber, the three-storey building's basement has previously been flooded, with damp and moisture also causing damage to the higher, ground floor which houses a laboratory and sensitive testing equipment.

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Recent UK News

Facilities managers 'kept in dark' about poor washroom conditions, reveals research

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As entries roll in for the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards, showcasing excellence and raising standards in the facilities management and cleaning industries, research shows where facilities managers might be missing a huge opportunity to improve washroom standards and user satisfaction.

BCC welcomes new chair, deputy and new representatives at 2017 AGM

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The British Cleaning Council, which represents over 20 national trade associations linked to the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors including the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, officially elected a new chairman and deputy chair at its recent Annual General Meeting.

BICSc launches new accredited training courses

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The British Institute of Cleaning Science has introduced a new range of training courses, developed around the practical and future skills needed for cleaning industry professionals.

The courses launched include Car Valeting, On Premises Laundry, Train the Trainer and a Health & Safety workshop designed specifically for individuals working in the cleaning industry.

Finalists revealed for the BICSc Annual Awards 2017

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The finalists for the British Institute of Cleaning Science Annual Awards 2017 - the UK cleaning industry's premier event celebrating excellence in training and accreditation - have been revealed.

2017 Award Finalists

Client Commitment to Training:
* Birkin Cleaning Services
* University of Sussex - Sussex Estates and Facilities

Innovation at the heart of Facilicom contract with the OU

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Facilicom Cleaning Services has extended and expanded its cleaning contract with the Open University, thanks largely to a joint commitment to innovation.

Kärcher puts its support behind the UK, as delegates from 65 countries arrive for its World Meeting

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Guests from all across the globe arrived in the UK last week for the 2017 Kärcher World Meeting, to talk innovation, strategy and growth.

Environmental Excellence Training & Development appointed as Steam Training Centre

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Matrix Cleaning Systems has appointed Environmental Excellence Training & Development as an authorised 'Steam Training Centre' for the Matrix Steam machine range.

On a delivery van near you - spot the CHSA sticker!

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More than 100 cleaning and hygiene distributors have applied to join the Cleaning & Hygiene Association's Accreditation Scheme for distributors since its launch in January this year.

Heavy fine warns companies against fixing minimum prices charge by online sellers

A supplier has been fined fined £2.7 million for breaking competition law, having been found guilty of requiring retailers to use a minimum price when selling its products online. This kind of illegal practice, known as resale price maintenance, means customers miss out on the best possible prices and cannot shop around for a better deal on that supplier's products.

Mitie helps Network Rail achieve Carbon Trust Standard for Waste

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Mitie, has helped its client, Network Rail, achieve the Carbon Trust Standard for Waste across all of its UK corporate offices and training centres.

Fatalities in the workplace - how can they be avoided?

According to recent statistics released by HSE, there were 137 workers killed at work in the UK in 2016/17. These statistics are based on a wide variety of industries, such as manufacturing, construction, agriculture, waste, transport |& storage, and wholesale & retail trade.

Adler & Allan wins BITC Award for its flood support services

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Asset protection and oil & environmental services specialist, Adler & Allan, won The Barclays Award for Building Resilient Business at the 2017 BITC Responsible Business Awards, announced last week at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Plentific announces partnership with Notting Hill Housing Association

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Home services marketplace Plentific.com has confirmed a new partnership with Notting Hill Housing, a leading London housing association. This latest partnership will see Plentific work alongside Notting Hill Housing to create a new property management solution and self-serve platform.

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Cleantex Africa
2-4th November 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa

The Cleaning Show
2-4th November 2021

9-11th November 2021

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3rd December 2021

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