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International News

CIRI announces new initiatives and leadership

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The Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) has announced new initiatives, including an updated mission and the hiring of John Downey as its executive director.

Global hand sanitiser market expected to reach $1,755 million by 2023

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According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, 'Hand sanitizer market by product, distribution channel, and end use: global opportunity analysis and industry forecast, 2017-2023,' the hand sanitiser market size was valued at $919 million in 2016, and is projected to reach $1,755 million by 2023, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 9.9% from 2017 to 2023.

IICRC Seeks volunteers for creation of new fire and smoke damage restoration standards

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification is seeking volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of three new fire and smoke damage restoration Standards:

BSR/IICRC S700 Standard for Professional Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration;
BSR/IICRC S710 Standard for the Development of a Scope of Work in a Fire & Smoke Damaged Environment;
and the BSR/IICRC S740 Standard for Professional Restoration of Fire & Smoke Damaged Personal Items.

Cintas introduces top 10 finalists in fifth annual nationwide Janitor of the Year contest

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From super heroes to fairy godmothers, this year's top 10 finalists for Cintas Corporation's Janitor of the Year Contest are extraordinary individuals. In its fifth year, the Janitor of the Year Contest aims to draw attention to the everyday heroes that wear invisible capes and go above and beyond their job description to make schools a clean, healthy and fun learning environment.

Diversey showcases innovations for protecting people and the planet at Interclean

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Diversey's leadership in protecting and caring for people every day by pioneering future focused cleaning and hygiene technologies will be vividly brought to life at this year's Interclean Amsterdam Show. Taking centre stage in the display will be Diversey's MoonBeam3 and IntelliLinen - both of which have both been shortlisted by the jury of the 12th Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Awards.

Boston Red Sox invest to protect against germs and help keep players in the game

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Clorox Professional is helping to keep Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912, clean and its players healthy and on the field.

Betco acquires GMI Engineered Products

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As a company with great strength in commercial floorcare since 1950, Betco Corporation has expanded its portfolio by acquiring the assets of GMI Engineered Products - including CRMX, 3-Step Concrete Polishing System (pictured in action), in January 2018.

Soapbox: Honouring new water technologies on World Water Day 22nd March, 2018

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"This year, for World Water Day, we must celebrate all the new technologies helping us use water more efficiently," writes Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co, one of the largest manufacturers of waterless urinals in the US...

Avidbots accelerates global growth by opening regional office in Hong Kong

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Avidbots has this week announced the opening of a regional sales and service office in Hong Kong. The office will support customers throughout the Asia Pacific Region who are embracing robotics to drive productivity gains, with a focus on direct sales in the Hong Kong and Macau markets as well as support for market entry into mainland China.

Teams with gender parity achieve better results across the board: Sodexo finds

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Food services and facilities management company Sodexo, has found that teams managed by a balanced mix of men and women are more successful across a range of measurements.

The not so dirty dozen! Interclean Amsterdam reveals Innovation Awards 2018 shortlist

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The upcoming Interclean Amsterdam Innovation Awards have just become a little more exciting for the companies responsible for the 12 entries that have made it onto the newly revealed 2018 shortlist.

Satin Ellipse - the new premium dispenser range from Kennedy Hygiene, is launched

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Kennedy Hygiene Products, manufacturer of Ellipse range of dispensers, is launching the new premium product line, Satin Ellipse, this month.

Greyland's Orange-Maximum - one of your 6 a day fruity flavours for Premier cleanliness everywhere!

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Orange-Maximum is the latest product to join the new Greyland Premier Range of cleaning concentrates suitable for a wide range of janitorial and industrial applications.

Graffiti Stop from Dresden makes successful use of Systeco Tornado ACS

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German service provider Graffiti Stop carries out all kinds of activities, including the cleaning of tiles and joints in public and private pools and bathrooms, the extensive cleaning of rental homes before they are handed over to new tenants, and rust removal.

Riwal a winner in European Business Awards

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Riwal, the aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist, has won The National Customer and Market Engagement Award in the European Business Awards.

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The UK Government announced this week that it will introduce a drinking bottle deposit return scheme, which will increase recycling and slash the amount of waste polluting our land and seas and thus cut the cost of cleaning it up. While I’m delighted at the news, I don’t understand why something wasn’t done about the problem sooner… UK consumers go through an estimated 13 billion plastic drinks bottles a year, but more than three billion are incinerated, sent to landfill or left to pollute our streets, countryside and marine environment. It’s disgraceful, really, isn’t it?

A consultation on the best ways of introducing a scheme in England for single use drinks containers (whether plastic, glass or metal), will look at how such a scheme would work, alongside other measures to increase recycling rates. The Government says it wants to talk to the devolved administrations about the scope for working together and I hope a scheme covering the whole of the UK can be put in place, since consistency always makes it easier for the general public to follow the rules.

We know it works… When I was a child, we paid extra for drinks in glass bottles and many of us enjoyed a pocket money bonus by collecting discarded bottles and returning them to the supplier, who gave us whatever deposit had been paid. Nowadays of course, there are lots more bottles about, so the rewards could be pretty good! Schemes already operate in countries such as Denmark, Sweden (8p deposit) and Germany (22p deposit). Possible variants up for discussion include cash rewards for returning drinks containers without an upfront deposit having been paid, through, perhaps, a network of ‘reverse vending machines’, where you insert your plastic or glass bottle or can and the machine returns your money. Once a bottle is returned, businesses are then responsible for making sure they are effectively recycled – a move that has led to an impressive 97% recycling rate in Germany.

The consultation will sit alongside a package of wider reforms of the current packaging waste system, which will incentivise producers to take greater responsibility for the environmental impacts of their products and to increase the amount of packaging they recycle. The Government has already introduced a scheme which has led to 9 billion fewer bags being distributed, while its plastic microbeads ban has been hailed as one of the world’s strongest bans. I hope it chooses something as successful for drinks bottles and that it works hard to tackle the over-use of plastic packaging too. It really can’t come a moment too soon.

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This Week's News

Plan your visit to the Maximum! Come and see Greyland's colourful new Premier Range at the Manchester Cleaning Show!

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The new Premier Range of powerful and effective cleaning chemicals from Greyland has a palette that not only bursts with colour, but also packs a powerful cleaning punch!

The Premier Range includes Green-Maximum, a Biological Cleaner / Deodoriser for removing organic staining and to maintain a clean, odour free washroom;

Bunzl scoops CSSA Innovation Award at London event

* Bunzl-CSSA-Inno-award.jpgOver 140 cleaning industry professionals gathered at the Brewery in London for the final of the CSSA and CHSA Innovation Showcase and saw Bunzl take the top prize for its 'Wandanext' product.

Eight companies had been invited to the final after successfully getting through the 'Dragons Den' round earlier in the year. All were competing for the chance to win this inaugural industry award and the fabulous 3D glass trophy.

SEBO launches YouTube channel

* SEBO-YouTube.jpgLeading vacuum cleaner manufacturer, Sebo, has launched its own YouTube channel.

Having recently introduced the latest ePower ranges, including the brand new X7, Sebo's YouTube channel provides 'how to' guides for the new models. The guides focus on vacuum cleaner maintenance tips such as changing the filters, bags and brush rollers on different models.

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Diversey brings transparency to the laundry process with IntelliLinen

* Diversey-IntelliLinen.jpgDiversey has this week introduced its IntelliLinen laundry dispenser powered by Diversey's Internet of Clean (IoC). The IntelliLinen system provides real-time and remote transparency of energy and water consumption, chemical accuracy, machine downtime and day-to-day operational costs to prevent costly disruptions and errors within laundry operations.

"Technology for laundry operations needs to evolve in order for businesses to improve productivity," says Hans de Ridder, vice president - global fabric care & laundry platform, Diversey.

Facility Inspiration Event to display the full flavour of Interclean Amsterdam

* Facility-Inspiration-Event.jpgReinforcing its reputation as the global platform for every sector of the professional cleaning industry, Interclean Amsterdam - which takes place from 15th - 18th May 2018 - has announced it will be hosting a Facility Inspiration Event at this year's show.

The Facility Inspiration Event is a special daylong event organised by Interclean, with leading consultancy company ATIR. The event is dedicated to inspiring facilities managers to explore the opportunities available in implementing more efficient and environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions.

Chem-Dry parent acquires award-winning restoration franchise Delta Disaster Services

* Franchisor-HRI.jpgHRI Holdings, parent company to the Chem-Dry Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning and N-Hance Wood Refinishing franchise businesses, announced this week the acquisition of Delta Disaster Services - an established and innovative restoration concept.

By utilising the growth strategy and support structures that have built its two home-grown franchise brands into bona fide industry leaders, HRI plans to capitalise on Delta Disaster Services' strong franchise model and competitive advantages to build the brand into a formidable national competitor in the restoration industry.

Princes Quay confirmed as Aston's largest single site contract award

* Princes-Quay.jpgAston Services Group has been awarded the contract to provide cleaning and security (manned guarding) services to Princes Quay shopping centre in Hull.

The contractor will also be delivering a number of associated services including waste management, washroom services, air care, periodic and high level glass cleaning and maritime control of the dock upon which the centre is built.

Ontario unions to form alliance for respect for 75,000 hospital workers

* Ontario-unions-alliance.jpgThree of Canada's largest unions announced yesterday an alliance that will kick off a campaign to push Ontario hospitals to return to bargaining and treat their staff with respect.

This is the first time the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (OCHU/CUPE), SEIU Healthcare and Unifor have come together to seek a negotiated agreement on behalf of 75,000 nurses, personal support workers, cleaners, porters, and administrative, dietary and trades staff at 160 Ontario hospitals.

Surfactant production facilities under new ownership in Mexico

* Surfactants-Mexico.jpgStepan Company has, through a subsidiary in Mexico, closed on the previously announced agreement with BASF Mexicana, to acquire its surfactant production facility in Ecatepec, Mexico and a portion of its associated surfactants business.

The facility is located close to Mexico City and has over 50,000 metric tons of capacity, 124,000 square footage of warehouse space, a large laboratory and office space.

Alpine Power Systems launches PowerMax fleet motive power offerings

* Powermax-battery.jpgAlpine Power Systems has launch its PowerMax fleet-certified, pre-owned & rental battery / charger range fleet solutions, with what it says is an unrivaled up-time guarantee and same-day shipping throughout the US. Applications include floorcare / cleaning machines, scissor lifts, industrial utility vehicles forklifts (Class I, II, III), automated guided vehicles, pallet trucks, tuggers and tow tractors.

London council fights back against fly-tippers

* Havering-fly-tipping.jpgHavering Council tells us that it has saved around £50,000 in fly-tip clean-up costs since December, as a result of having stamped out large-scale fly-tipping in the London borough's most notorious hotspots for organised rubbish dumpers.

Fly-tipping in the area has seen a major decline since a joint operation, involving officers from Havering and Newham Councils, Environment Agency, police and HMRC Officers, which targeted a site on Aveley Road in December.

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Recent UK News

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service on 'special measures' over hygiene lapses

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The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service is being placed on 'special measures' over hygiene lapses uncovered during unannounced inspections by the Regulation & Quality Improvement Authority.

The lapses were of such concern to the RQIA that it recommended that the special measures be put in place and the Department of Health has accepted its recommendations.

Latest HCAI quarterly trends reveal MRSA and C. diff down; MSSA up

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Public Health England's latest quarterly epidemiological commentary on trends in reports of MRSA, MSSA and Gram-negative bacteraemia, and C. difficile infections, mandatorily reported by NHS acute Trusts in England up to October to December 2017, has been published.

SEBO; approved by The Carpet Foundation

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SEBO, a leading name in quality domestic and commercial vacuum cleaners, is now a patron of The Carpet Foundation, the industry's leading trade body when it comes to consumer advice on all things carpet!

Maureen Marden is Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners' new Master

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On 26th April, Maureen Marden will be installed as the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners during the annual ceremony at St Olave's Church, Hart Street, in the City of London.

Golden Service Awards shine spotlight on cleaning industry stars

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Last Thursday, the cream of the UK's professional cleaning industry gathered at the London Hilton on Park Lane, to recognise its newest stars.

Yes... it was time for the highly-anticipated 2018 Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards - the long-running Awards programme which recognises outstanding commitment and a passion to deliver performances that raises cleaning standards.

The CHSA's voice in Parliament

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Stephen Kerr MP (left of picture) has agreed to act as an unpaid Parliamentary Adviser to the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association, giving the Association's members a voice in Parliament.

RPC Group acquisitions have been awarded a place on Frameworks

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RPC bpi recycled products and ESE World UK, both recently acquired by RPC Group, have been awarded places on Frameworks with Braintree District Council for its Refuse Supplies Framework PROC17-0110 and the ESPO (Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation) Framework 860_18 Refuse and Recycling Products.

Domestic Angels' Sam backing Women Mean Business campaign

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Domestic Angels founder Samantha Acton has joined the likes of Samantha Cameron, Baroness Karren Brady, MPs Harriet Harman and Nicky Morgan and top business owners Kelly Hoppen, Kath Kidston and Jacqueline Gold in signing the Daily Telegraph's open letter urging the Government to back female entrepreneurship in the UK.

Jangro appoints new CEO

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Jangro, the UK and Ireland's largest network of independent janitorial suppliers, has announced the appointment of Joanne Gilliard as CEO. She assumes responsibilities with immediate effect.

New research reveals that 3-in-4 drivers are yet to complete required CPC training

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New research has revealed that only 24% of drivers have completed the full 35 hours Driver Certificate of Professional Competence training required of them by 2019, with nearly half of drivers (49%) still at least 14 hours short.

Remain within REACH, says Environmental Policy Forum

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The effective regulation of chemicals is critical for the economy, public health, environmental protection and animal welfare and ending the UK's involvement in the EU chemical framework REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & Restriction of Chemicals) could have serious consequences.

Institute of Civil Engineers and BIFM to collaborate for new FM contract

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The Institute of Civil Engineers and the British Institute of Facilities Management have announced a joint initiative to explore the potential of developing a completely new form of contract explicitly for facilities management.

Northern Ireland adopts circular economy strategy

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Derry City and Strabane District Council, Northern Ireland, has approved a strategy developed by Eunomia, aimed at developing a zero waste circular economy.

Innovation on show at first CSSA & CHSA showcase

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Some of the cleaning industry's most advanced technology was on show at the Cleaning & Support Services Association and Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association innovation showcase held at the Brewery in London recently.

CHSA charity pro-am golf course moves to stunning new venue, Rockliffe Hall

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The Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's annual Pro-Am Charity Golf Tournament, taking place on Thursday 13th September, is moving to a new venue - the stunning Rockliffe Hall near Darlington.

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