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The two contracts will have a combined annual revenue of around DKK 250 million.
Nanotera Group has introduced powerful, plant-based cleaning agents which it says perform at record times, to replace chemical and hazardous products currently used in the oil & gas industry.
ASAE, the centre for association leadership in the US, has awarded its 2018 'Power of A' Award (Silver Level) to ISSA for its 'Cleaning for a Reason program' - a nonprofit organisation that partners with residential cleaners throughout the US and Canada to offer free in-home cleaning to help women who are battling cancer. It which works with more than 1,200 professional cleaning companies, and was adopted by ISSA last year.
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I can remember the long heatwave we experienced in the UK in 1976 but back then I was too young and selfish to worry about water shortages. Now I'm more aware of environmental issues though and with a hosepipe ban looming I'm doing all I can to conserve water.
Something else that's never out of the headlines these days is the damage plastics are doing to our environment, so when I visited a cocktail bar this week for a celebration, it came naturally to me that when I ordered the same cocktail again, I asked for the same glass and the same plastic straw to be used. My family followed suit.
Judging by the bartender's reaction, I was the first customer to have done so - although he happily obliged, checking before he took my glass to refill it, that this was what I really wanted.
As someone who took a part-time job in a bar almost as soon as I was legally able to drink in one, I know it was customary for years to reuse the glasses which were presented by our customers when they came up to reorder, without washing them, taking care not to muddle them up (that's about as far as the need to prevent cross-contamination went in those days!) I don't know where this 'new' idea that one always has to have a fresh glass for each drink came from (although I have an idea!) but when you consider that water is one of the most valuable resources we have on this planet, it seems crazy to me.
I'm aware that these days automatic warewashing machines - be they home dishwashers or pub glasswashers - use less water than we'd use if we washed up by hand, but they do run on electricity, so the less they're used, the better.
When staying in a hotel, it pleases me to see signs indicating that my towels will only be collected for washing if I leave them on the floor - not just because of environmental issues but because I hate the sticky feel of newly laundered hotel towels.
Wouldn't it be lovely if our pubs and bars could do something similar, and prompt us to ask for our glasses to be refilled rather than replaced for each drink, or even start a campaign along those lines so everyone's reusing as a matter of course?
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Deb Group, an S C Johnson company, was recognised by the Strategic Market Alliance during its Alliance Member-Supplier Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. Deb Group was presented with the group's Navigator Award for SMA Qualified Suppliers 'Achieving the Largest Percent Growth with SMA Member Distributors'.
SMA's Navigator Recognition program acknowledges top performances in a number of important quantitative performance categories for the preceding year by both SMA Member Distributors and the Group's Qualified Suppliers.
Brightwell Dispensers now offers a new Twin Micro Jumbo toilet roll dispenser as part of the company's growing Modular range of jumbo toilet roll dispensers. The new Twin Micro Jumbo toilet roll dispenser is a very cost-effective unit to dispense and manage toilet rolls.
The new dispenser has a secure lock and an easy-to-use sliding mechanism, ensuring that the second toilet roll will only be able to be used, once the first roll has been used up. Changing from one toilet roll to the other is very easily done by moving the slider over once the first toilet roll is finished.
"With nearly 95% of adults not washing long enough to thoroughly clean the bacteria and viruses from their hands, Kimberly-Clark Professional invites you to discover 'The Disgusting Truth' about jet air dryers that force you to share bacteria and viruses.
When you take into consideration that nearly 95% of adults do not wash long enough to thoroughly clean the bacteria and viruses from their hands, the way you dry your hands becomes even more important. Jet air dryers have been found to increase the numbers of bacteria on hands, compared to hands dried with paper towels.
Hoppecke has signalled its commitment to doing business in the UK by signing a 15-year lease on its assembly and warehouse facility in Staffordshire.
Xeros Technology Group, developer and provider of water saving technologies with multiple commercial applications, has this week signed a licensing contract with Jiangsu SeaLion Technology Development Co, a subsidiary of Chinese commercial washing machine manufacturer Jiangsu SeaLion Machinery Co (Sea-Lion) at the annual China International Laundry Industry Exhibition.
Sea-Lion will integrate Xeros's proprietary technologies into its own commercial washing machines and sell them through its extensive distribution network in China, on an exclusive basis. The first sales are expected in 2019.
Salisbury Group announced this week that it has been appointed to the UK Government's new RM3830 Facilities Management Marketplace Framework Contract. In a competitive tender led by the Crown Commercial Service, Salisbury Workplace Services - part of the wider Salisbury Group - was awarded a place on both lots 1b and 1c.
This means that it will be able to tender for the largest national FM contracts with total values of at least £7 million.
Headquartered in Florida, Quala is North America's largest independent provider of tank trailer cleaning, ISO container depot services and IBC cleaning, testing and reconditioning services. Its national network of tank wash and waste water treatment facilities comprises over 70 locations in the US and Canada, providing what is thought to be the widest breadth of tank trailer, intermediate bulk container and ISO container cleaning and maintenance capabilities in the industry.
Well-known industry figure Jon Horton has taken up the position of export manager at Micronclean. Jon joins the organisation with not only a proven track record in sales to the cleaning & hygiene industry but also with a history of working in export markets, achieving strong relationships and sustained growth.
Jon will be working with Micronclean's existing export division staff as the company looks to expand the scale of its export division by building with its existing distributors and joint ventures partners, developing new geographies and maximising the synergies with its new Cleanroom Laundry, which is currently under construction in Bangalore, India.
The aim of this project is to reduce plastic waste by the recycling and reuse of cans and bottles made from HDPE, LDPE and other used plastic materials, which are used and discarded at the airport, to improve recycling rates in an economical way.
The Freight Transport Association, the largest membership body in the UK logistics sector, has agreed to support a short-term government target of reducing carbon emissions from HGVs by 15%, announced on Monday in the Government's 'Road to Zero' report.
The target will judge tailpipe emissions in 2025 against a 2015 baseline.
Ecoppia, the global robotic, water-free, photovoltaic solar panel cleaning solutions expert, has today announced an agreement with SB Energy, to deploy 2,000 robots across its five sites in Bhadla Phase III & IV Solar Park Project in Rajasthan India.
This announcement comes on the heels of Ecoppia's recent completion of large-scale deployments with Engie and Ostro Power (Actis Group) in the park.
Returning in October for another year, the fun run - limited to just 100 participants - aims to not only help raise awareness of Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind, but also of mental health in general.
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