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With the launch of Hero Wipes EMS, first responders now have a wipe that effectively cleans and kills 99.9% of germs to reduce the risk of infection that bloodborne pathogens present. And, of course, if they are good for first responders, they are good for anyone who risks coming into contact with someone else's blood - such as cleaners.
The newly-released Global Tissue & Hygiene Market Research Report 2018 provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess the global tissue and hygiene sector.
Along with strategically analysing the key micro markets, the report also focuses on industry-specific drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges in the tissue and hygiene market.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation has approved a capacity expansion project at its Mobile, Alabama manufacturing facility that will support K-C Professional's continued bath tissue category growth in North America.
"The Mobile team is excited about the role we will play in supporting the projected growth of the bath tissue category in North America as a result of this capacity expansion project," says Todd Visscher, mill manager for Kimberly-Clark 's Mobile operations. "This investment, the commitment of our employees, and the community support will together bolster Mobile Mill's competitive position within Kimberly-Clark."
We weren't the only ones who'd been impressed by the Mira... Simon told us that the team had already taken 10 'really good' enquiries - and the show had only been open for about four hours!
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I said some weeks ago that it wouldn't be long before the rest of the UK's supermarkets followed Iceland's lead in pledging to eradicate unnecessary single-use plastics, but I'd had no idea just how far it would all go.
Announced today, the UK Plastics Pact is a trailblazing initiative and the first of a global network of such pacts, which will bring together the entire plastics packaging value chain behind a common vision and ambitious set of targets. It will stimulate innovative new business models to reduce the amount of plastic packaging and create a circular economy for plastics. It will also help build a stronger recycling system, where we take more responsibility for our own waste, and ensure plastic packaging can be effectively recycled and made into new products and packaging.
The immediate focus will be on identifying the priority projects that will deliver greatest impacts in the short and long term, such as overcoming barriers to increasing the amount of recycled content used in new packaging, developing reusable packaging and working with partners to overcome the issue of un-recyclable black plastic. I'm delighted to see how many organisations are involved and if yours is one of them, I'd love to hear from you.
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Unnecessary single-use plastic packaging will be a thing of the past as businesses sign up to a world-first pact, which aims to transform the plastic packaging system in the UK and keep plastic in the economy and out of the ocean.
The UK Plastics Pact, launched today by sustainability expert WRAP, is a unique collaboration which brings together businesses from across the entire plastics value chain with UK governments and NGOs to tackle the scourge of plastic waste.
The British Cleaning Council, which represents over 20 national trade and membership associations linked to the UK's cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, has officially welcomed several new Council member representatives.
At a recent BCC meeting held at The Manchester Cleaning Show, the BCC's Chair Stan Atkins formally introduced Kim Phillips, (Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers), Stephen Bloye (British Association of Cleaning in Higher Education) and Ian Andrew (British Pest Control Association) as new Council representatives for their respective organisations.
A new report on the commercial cleaning equipment market from MTW Research has found that sales are exhibiting above inflation growth in 2018, though cleaning manufacturers and distributors face several challenges and shifting product trends.
The 270-page report suggests the cleaning equipment market has increased by 15%, boosted by product development - particularly in the powered cleaning machine market. And despite some predictions that Brexit may have represented a threat to the market in 2018, forecasts are positive with above inflation growth likely to 2022.
ISSA is aiming to get you certified during next month’s Interclean exhibition in Amsterdam. ISSA's Cleaning Management Institute will be hosting two training courses at the Rai exhibition centre:
Accredited Auditing Professional (AAP): This course will qualify you to provide consistent and standard quality-assurance audits and will enable you to become part of an elite group of auditing professionals throughout the world. It will take place on 16th May from 09:00 – 15:00, Room D407 (Elicium)
How often do employers of all sizes check if applicants have the right to work here, and how failsafe are their methods? With fines of £20,000 per illegal worker or imprisonment for the employer looming and over 8,400 producers of fake documents in Europe, it is easy for a busy recruiter to miss one fake, using traditional methods.
A new cloud-based solution from uComply provides your firm with a consistent process for 'Right to Work' and identifies the sophisticated fake documents either on its mobile or laptop system, for less than the price of a cup of coffee per candidate.
Having recently acquired Matrix Cleaning Systems' previous Australian distributor, Abco Products has become the steam cleaning machine specialist's new distributor. With locations in Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, Abco can provide national coverage.
Offering some of the best known and popular cleaning & hygiene products and equipment and an extensive range of high quality consumables, Abco is a preferred and trusted supplier for several national business service contractors and facilities management services around Australia.
"This is great news for our customers as they now have a third-party review confirming our products are indeed safe, non-toxic and ethically produced," says the company's Brent Dunleavey.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has awarded facilities services provider Salisbury Group, a prestigious Gold Award for excellence in health & safety practices. The Award recognises Salisbury Group's high level of performance, well-developed occupational health & safety management systems and culture, outstanding control of risk and very low levels of error, harm and loss.
The internationally-renowned RoSPA Health & Safety Awards is the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK.
In a joint effort, EcoSafe national manager Jason Sanders, EcoSafe regional program manager Daniel Redick, and Waxie senior account consultant Jeff Kothe, worked alongside school staff to drive sustainability efforts at Beulah Payne TK-6 Elementary School in Inglewood, California. The partnership successfully eliminated waste through student education and streamlined waste management.
These efforts included a 'Free the Napkin' campaign in which designated staff, known as 'Eco Heroes', taught students to begin waste sorting efforts at the table. The Eco Heroes further ensured proper sorting by guiding students through the process at compost, recycling and landfill stations set up by Waxie and EcoSafe.
With workplace safety presenting one the biggest challenges for modern industry, global certification firm Bureau Veritas is urging businesses to take up the mantel and ensure they are 'ISO 45001 compliant' ahead of time in order to help improve standards for all.
Published in March 2018, ISO 45001:2018 constitutes the world's first occupational health & safety international standard.
German biogas specialist weltec biopower is currently building three anaerobic digestion plants in Northern Ireland. All three 500KW plants will shortly be completed and will go live in Summer 2018. Two of them are being set up in County Antrim in north-east Northern Ireland. Another plant is being built in Benburb in County Tyrone. Thus, Weltec will soon account for nine of a total of about 40 biogas plants in Northern Ireland.
Technology threatens the safety of employees in the workplace, claims the British Safety Council. In a recent report entitled Future Risk, the BSC has highlighted the potential risk that new technology and machinery will have on the UK workforce.
The new trailers have been delivered in conjunction with ADD Express and Pall-Ex Group. The haulage contract means that not only will ADD Express deliver bulk orders on behalf of Greyland, but, as members of the Pall-Ex distribution network, they can also quickly and efficiently despatch anything on a pallet to any part of the mainland UK.
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Last week's Manchester Cleaning Show has exceeded its 2016 debut, with 27% more exhibitors, 40% more floor-space and higher visitor numbers, reports the British Cleaning Council, which co-produces the event with Quartz Business Media. Held again at Event City in Trafford, the 2018 show attracted over 2,400 visitors - nearly 5% up on the first North West show in 2016.
As a result, Alpla is shortly to introduce recycled polymer packaging to the industrial chemicals cleaning sector.