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International News

CMS Berlin and InnoTrans extend an invitation to the Mobility Cleaning Circle

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Messe Berlin has announced an exclusive networking event for senior executives at the international cleaning trade fair CMS Berlin 2019 (24th - 27 September). On 25th September, following the outstanding success of the first event in 2017, the Mobility Cleaning Circle will again take place.

Hyge Kickstarts wet wipe and toilet paper revolution

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Hyge is revolutionising personal hygiene with its biodegradable wet wipe on a roll. With a modern design that fits seamlessly on existing toilet paper holders, Hyge says the product delivers a superior clean to its inferior toilet paper counterpart and is better for the environment.

Partnership aims to clean up campsites and trails across America

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Airstream, maker of the iconic Silver Bullet travel trailer, has announced that public campsites across the US will be tended to after the partial Government shutdown thanks to the Campsite Cleanup Campaign, a partnership between Airstream and the National Forest Foundation (NFF).

RB and Diversey to partner in North American industrial and institutional cleaning market

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RB, (formerly known as Reckitt Benckiser) and Diversey have this week announced a strategic alliance in the North American industrial and institutional cleaning market.

Healthcare Cleaning Forum MENA Regional Conference program announced

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Interclean Istanbul will welcome an exclusive first to its exhibition halls when the show opens on 10th April - the Healthcare Cleaning Forum MENA Regional Program.

An exciting addition to this year's edition of the region's leading professional cleaning and hygiene event, the forum will bring together top experts and professionals from the healthcare sector to explore the key challenges facing healthcare cleaning.

Prochem waves wand over quicker cleaning

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The cleaning accessories offer from Prochem Europe has been expanded with the introduction of the Powermate 1200 extraction power wand - and feedback from the marketplace has been unequivocal.

See Morclean's new ThermaSteam at The Cleaning Show: Stand A15

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Steam cleaning is an economical and environmentally-friendly process for the safe and effective cleaning of a number of different surfaces. The new ThermaSteam trailer-mounted industrial steam cleaner from Morclean, is a revolutionary, heavy-duty cleaning system built to effortlessly remove graffiti and chewing gum without the use of harmful solvents or chemicals.

Prototype beach microplastics cleaning machine now ready for trial

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Hawaii Wildlife Fund, with the help of countless volunteers, has been cleaning Hawaii's coastlines for 15 years and just reached a milestone of recovering 500,000 pounds of plastic, including bundles of nets and line. Its efforts have been frustrated by an abundance of microplastic debris which is the most difficult to collect and remove from the beach because it takes so much time.

All this could soon be about to change...

Brandon Burton named IICRC standards chairman

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The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification has this week announced Brandon Burton as its new standards chairman, taking over from longstanding standards chairman Howard Wolf on 1st January 2019.

DuPont to expand industrial biosciences research capabilities in the Netherlands

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences officially broke ground this week on its new site at the Leiden Bio Science Park in Oegstgeest, the Netherlands. The state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary facility will utilise modern biotechnology to make industrial processes more efficient and products more sustainable.

Christeyns Food Hygiene launches unique hygiene verification product

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It goes without saying that food manufacturers and processors at all levels need to ensure the protection of the products they make from contamination. To do this, regular monitoring needs to be carried out to check for food spoilage microorganisms and food poisoning pathogens.

Christeyns Food Hygiene, a specialist in food and beverage hygiene, has recently entered a sole distribution partnership for a brand new and unique hygiene verification tool - FreshCheck.

Still 10 months until Hygienalia+Pulire yet 80% of space already booked

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The fifth edition of the Hygienalia+Pulire tradeshow is still 10 months away yet more than 80% of the total exhibition space has been already booked. With a theme of 'Get moving', the event will take place at the Casa de Campo exhibition centre, in Madrid, Spain, from 12th through 14th November 2019.

The big rendezvous for the cleaning, professional hygiene and laundry sector of the Iberian Peninsula, Hygienalia+Pulire is expanding this year with an increased covered exhibition area and more exhibitors than ever.

AirPHX technology confirmed in reducing HAI and GCBR

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Effective on both airborne and surface pathogens, airPHX technology provides continuous infection control for the healthcare industry and is said to offer a cost-effective alternative to existing infection control protocols. Using a proprietary application of atmospheric cold plasma, airPHX is both scalable and affordable, and has been proven effective on 30 common HAI pathogens including bacteria, viruses and protozoa.

The manufacturer has confirmed successful results from deployment of its patented non-thermal plasma technology in two live hospital environments.

ASTM Standard for cleaning & disinfecting cannabis cultivation facilities, under discussion

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Dr Bernie Lorenz, PhD, chief science officer at ProKure Solutions in Phoenix, Arizona, US, is leading the effort as a technical contact for a new ASTM International Standard that may revolutionise cleaning and disinfecting protocols for indoor and greenhouse cannabis cultivation facilities.

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I briefly felt a little smug about the efforts we Brits make to support Keep Britain Tidy's annual clean-up event, during which groups and individual members of the public band together to collect rubbish that's been strewn around our towns, cities and countryside. It's a great initiative and one that takes a lot of organisation - not only by Keep Britain Tidy but by the various groups themselves - and it's to be commended. Why does it need to happen though? Shouldn't we be dealing with the cause, rather than the effect?

Learning today that British holidaymakers may well have abandoned almost 2.7 million lilos after their holidays in 2018 - enough to build an inflatable bridge from Gatwick Airport to the resort of Hurghada on Egypt's Red Sea coast, had me shaking my head in disbelief. And that's just the Brits!

In a survey conducted by Holiday Hypermarket, 25% said they left their lilo at the hotel at the end of their holiday, while 9% said they binned theirs before heading home. With the Association of British Travel Agents revealing that more than eight million package holidays were taken by Brits in 2018, the figures suggest that just over two million people left their lilos behind, with more than 700,000 throwing theirs away.

"Recent campaigns have raised awareness of the impact billions of bottles, straws and cigarette butts have on marine life, so now it's time for holidaymakers to think about the waste of using a lilo for just one holiday," says research leader Craig Duncan. Hotels describe lilos as an awful problem that's getting worse. When a holidaymaker leaves a lilo behind hotels have little choice but to store them or send them to landfill. We asked holidaymakers if they would use free lilos and inflatables provided by their hotel, but a staggering 57% said no. This means that even if people think their left-behind-lilo will be used by someone else, the chances are it won't. Our message is don't buy a new lilo until you've checked if there are any you can reuse, and don't abandon your lilo at the end of your holiday - either give it to another family or bring it home to use again."

As well as seeing an opening for lilo cleaning businesses to be set up, I can't help thinking that we really need to start educating people from an early age about the damage thoughtless consumption and careless dumping of rubbish, are having on our planet...

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This Week's News

Clarity-The Soap Co. new recruitment drive signals bright future

* Gillian-Austen.jpgAs 2019 gets underway, social enterprise Clarity-The Soap Co. (founded in 1854) announces that it has recruited new personnel in key positions as it implements a revised operating strategy to help ensure another phase of sustainable growth under chief executive, Nigel Lewis. Says Nigel:

"2018 saw much change. We secured new contracts in key retail outlets from Waitrose to John Lewis & Partners, Sainsburys to the Co-op, whilst launching our eco Beco. brand with a product range including bar soaps and foaming hand wash.

Cintas honours 'best-of-the-best' school custodians during nationwide contest

* Cintas-honours-Mr-Bob.jpgCintas Corporation is accepting nominations for its sixth-annual Custodian of the Year contest to honour the best-of-the-best amongst school janitors and custodians. Nominations for the $10,000 prize package can be made online and voting closes on 4th March, 2019.

Created to shine a spotlight on custodians who often receive little recognition for their hard work and dedication, the contest will award $5,000 to the winning custodian and $5,000 in Cintas and Rubbermaid products and services to the winning custodian's school. A $500 cash prize will be awarded to an additional top nine finalists.

ISS divests activities in Argentina and Uruguay

ISS has divested its activities in Argentina and Uruguay. The divestment reflects ISS's strategy of focusing on its core business in markets with significant future demand for Integrated Facility Services and markets of importance for global key account customers.

The buyers of the activities are the shareholders behind Grupo Serza, a leading facility services provider with more than 20 years of strong presence in the Argentine market.

With the transfer of shares, all employees and customers will be transferred to the new owners on existing terms. Completion of the transaction took place on 30 January 2019.


UK Contract Cleaning Market '£95m Boost for 2019'

* UK-Contract-Cleaning.jpgA new report from MTW Research suggests the contract cleaning market is set for £95 million growth in 2019, despite Brexit uncertainties sustaining pressure on companies and dampening volume growth.

The 140-page report forecasts more than £450 million growth for the contract cleaning market in the next few years, with longer term optimism strengthening after a challenging period of trading in 2018.

CMS Berlin 2019: Apply now for the CMS Purus Innovation Award 2019

* CMS-Berlin-Purus-2019.jpgAs of now all exhibitors taking part in CMS Berlin 2019 - Cleaning.Management.Services, can apply to enter the CMS Purus Innovation Award 2019 (PIA): the PIA is one of the most coveted industry awards and reflects CMS Berlin's high level of innovativeness.

The Innovation Award for intelligent products and solutions is presented in six categories: Large Machines, Small Machines, Equipment, Washroom Hygiene, Digital Tools and Systems and Detergents. The PIA recognises products, tools and systems products, tools and systems which feature excellent usability and an outstanding overall design:

CSSA announces finalists for Training and Environmental & Sustainability Awards

The Cleaning & Support Services Association has revealed the companies that have made it onto the shortlist for both its Training Award and the Environmental and Sustainability Award, in the Association's second UK Contract Cleaning Awards program. Those with a chance of winning are:


E-cleaning set to play a vital role at Interclean Istanbul 2019

* E-cleaning.jpgE-cleaning will be a big deal at this year's Interclean event in Istanbul. Along with new robots and machines, providers are rapidly developing the management & mobility solutions that the industry needs to drive efficiency and power the future of cleaning.

Smarter and smarter machines are constantly hitting the market - making them a more viable choice for a wider range of companies. However, these businesses also need effective ways to manage their e-cleaning systems. This demand is fuelling a rapid influx of innovative app-enabled processes that facilitate greater efficiency in cleaning operations - as well as the ability to analyse, and act on, valuable management information.

Kärcher to break ground for New Region North America Headquarters

* Karcher-North-America.jpgKärcher will be officially breaking ground for the development of a new, 380,000sq.ft facility to house its Region North America Headquarters in Aurora, Colorado, today.

The Honorable Aurora Mayor Bob LeGare will be the keynote speaker and will join other local dignitaries at this important ground breaking for Kärcher, its customers, the city and state, aimed at improving the US operation's footprint to ensure competitiveness and sustainable growth.

Dudley Industries announces supplier agreement with Queenex in Dubai

* Dudley-Dubai.jpgDudley Industries, manufacturer of stainless steel and metal washroom dispensers, has announced a supplier agreement with Queenex in Dubai, whose primary business activity is the manufacture and distribution of tissue products.

This partnership sees Queenex serve its market primarily with the new Autocut Paper Towel Dispenser, which provides an innovative and hygienic hand drying solution.

Government's road fixing robots ideal 21st century solution says FTA

* road-fixing-robots.jpgIf you're fed up with delays to deliveries or are responsible for fleets and the equipment they contain that are being damaged by our nation's ever growing legion of potholes, you will no doubt have been heartened by the Government's announcement at the start of this year that it is to invest in the creation of robots to help repair the UK's vast underground pipe network and prevent disruption of roadworks in the future. Malcolm Bingham of the Freight Transport Association, most certainly is.

On the way to winning the battle against single-use plastic

* GB-Spring-Clean.jpgThe environment wins as British people back litter-picking and turn away from single-use plastic. Over 70% of people now view tackling litter as more important than they used to and 75% feel more appreciative of people who pick up litter, according to a new survey carried out for Keep Britain Tidy by Ipsos MORI.

More than 67% also said they tried to purchase less single-use plastic than they used to, and eight out of 10 people said they thought those who litter-pick are vital to protecting the environment.

Take part in HSENI and DAERA chemicals Brexit stakeholder event in Northern Ireland

* UK-EU.jpgThe Health & Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) and The Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) will be hosting a one-day stakeholder event covering Brexit and its impact on chemical regimes in a no-deal scenario.

The event will be presented by speakers from HSE (GB) and the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and will include information on the Registration Evaluation Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Plant Protection Products (PPP), Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and Classification Labelling and Packaging (CLP) regimes.

Mitie launches electric fleet in fight against climate change

Mitie has become what it believes is the first major facilities management company to announce that it will launch an electric fleet. The organisation has pledged to run at least 20% of its company small van and car fleet using electric vehicles within the next two years.

Mitie, which runs 3,587 compact vans and cars, has promised that 717 of them will be electric by the end of December 2020, to hit demanding emissions targets by 2030 helping avert a climate change disaster.

Cordant Cleaning secures expanded contract with Stagecoach

* Cordant-Cleaning.jpgCordant Cleaning, part of Cordant Group, has secured a significant contract renewal with leading bus operator Stagecoach to provide cleaning, shunting and fuelling services at10 depots across London. The new deal will also incorporate an eleventh depot in Guilford, which means that Cordant will branch out of London into a new Regional Operating Company; Stagecoach South.

Since 2010, Cordant has delivered an extensive range of solutions at the 10 depots - Barking, Bow, Bromley, Catford, Kangley Bridge Road, Leyton, Plumstead, Rainham, Romford & West Ham. This includes vehicle cleaning and shunting, engineering and admin premises cleaning, plus fuelling, oiling and fluid level checks and changes.

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Recent UK News

Greyland celebrates its 20th anniversary

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Born in the very last years of the 20th Century and now thriving in the 21st Century, leading cleaning chemicals manufacturer Greyland is one of those literal 'rags to riches' success stories that warms the heart:

EU Exit: Guidance for businesses that use chemicals

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To ensure that the UK will continue to be able to monitor and evaluate chemicals to reduce the risk posed to human health and the environment if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29th March, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has issued a reminder of the actions those involved in the chemicals business may need to take.

Cleaning Show free-to-attend conference - new speakers announced

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New speakers have been announced for the free-to-attend, three-day conference running alongside The Cleaning Show:

* Syed Ahmed (pictured), CEO, Savortex will discuss the Internet of Things and how it can benefit the cleaning industry. Syed will show how IoT can help identify the hidden risks in buildings that humans can't - in terms of energy, waste and resources.

WhiffAway at The Cleaning Show: Stand F12

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WhiffAway Group, a world leader in waterless urinal technology, will be exhibiting at The Cleaning Show at London's ExCel from 19th to 21st March 2019 on stand number F12.

Major new development in the fight against fatbergs

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The fight against fatbergs received a major boost this weerk with the publication of a new official standard identifying which wet wipes can be flushed down toilets safely.

Manufacturers of wipes will be able to feature an official water industry 'Fine to Flush' symbol on their packaging if they pass strict scientific tests.

Events & Exhibitions

Interclean Amsterdam
14-17th May 2024

Cleantex Africa
16-18th October 2024
South Africa


ISSA Pulire 2025
27-29th May 2025
Rho Fiera Milano


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