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Handwashing is an effective and affordable way to prevent infection and save lives. As a skin and surface hygiene expert, Gojo Industries-Europe is a great supporter of Global Handwashing Day (Tuesday 15th October 2019).
All the company's sanitising dispensers have been designed with ease of service and end-user satisfaction in mind; and are complemented by high performance consumables.
Specially designed to minimise landfill burden and reduce the use of plastic by avoiding the use of traditional plastic bottles, the sachets are 100% biodegradable and phosphate free and they offer many other benefits:
CleanCloud, the point-of-sale software solution which transforms dry cleaners and laundromats by giving them the digital infrastructure they need to streamline their processes and procedures, beat competition from the likes of rankingCoach and Applauz to come top in its category.
Renowned UK chemicals manufacturer Bio Productions is getting rave reviews about this addition to its portfolio of environmentally-sympathetic alternatives to traditional harsh chemicals.
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'Mia recycles' is a series of short videos produced to help West Sussex residents cut the confusion of recycling. It's a brilliant idea and although I have no idea how much it will have cost to make the series; if it is watched, remembered and acted upon it will limit damage to the environment and help keep the Landfill Tax part of the Council Tax down, so residents will either be better off financially, or they'll be able to enjoy better facilities (well, in an ideal world, anyway)! What's not to like about that?
The videos follow Mia around the home as she educates her family on which items can and cannot be recycled in the bathroom, the kitchen and on a takeaway night. Mia will be ending the series by visiting the Ford Materials Recycling Facility to show what happens to recycling once it has been collected. Again, seeing what happens to things we recycle is more likely to encourage us to do the right thing, as by being invited into the MRF we're being given ownership, as it were.
The videos can now be watched via www.westsussex.gov.uk with a new video added every Sunday until 6th October. If you're responsible for your local authority's waste collection and recycling, it might be worth taking a look.
Won't it be wonderful when, one day, we're all going to be following the same recycling procedures, wherever we are?
Recycle Week 2019 takes place next week from 23rd - 29th September. The theme is: 'Recycling. It's in our own hands' and you can find out more at www.wrap.org.uk
In 2018, people were motivated to care about plastics in a way they never have before. Sustainability is firmly on the agenda and the public is looking to organisations to help solve major environmental issues. That makes Recycle Week a greater opportunity than ever to change people's recycling behaviours while gaining positive publicity and building your organisation's reputation.
2019 is the year of the environmental activist. We've seen this through protests and marches. From Greta Thunberg to Our Planet and Sir David Attenborough - environmental concerns have never been so front of mind for the nation. Let's capitalise on this as it's a golden opportunity for us to inspire and support citizens to take action and make recycling the new norm.
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This Week's News
Vikan, a global leader in hygienic cleaning tools, is launching a complete concept - including training, dedicated tools and pre-configured trolleys - to help facilities management setups improve their cleaning operations.
The concept is based on the insight that cleaning staff are critical to more efficient, profitable operations, and that better tools and knowledge are required to unleash the full potential of these vital employees.
With only a short time to go before CMS Berlin 2019 - Cleaning.Management.Services. opens its doors, the non-commercial sponsors of the international cleaning trade fair have emphasised the economic importance of the cleaning industry.
Figures published by the German Federal Guild Association of the Cleaning Trade (BIV), Bonn, the Cleaning Systems Trade Association in the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, Frankfurt/Main, and the Hygiene Industry Association (IHO), Frankfurt/Main, reveal that Germany remains Europe's strongest market for the cleaning industry.
Work freely, swiftly and for longer with the new MC 250 sweeper from Kärcher. Combining speed with ultimate operator comfort and outstanding sweeping performance, Kärcher's latest addition to the municipal range is perfectly designed for the cityscape.
Featuring a spacious and comfortable two person cab, all-wheel steering system for easy manoeuvrability and large waste container to keep you on the road for longer, this machine enables users to complete any municipal cleaning task with excellence and ease.
Faster, more cost effective, windows stay cleaner for longer... Robotic Cleaning Systems (RCS), a new start-up company with the latest robotic equipment is now carrying out cleaning assignments throughout the UK.
Working at height is one of the most dangerous occupations, accounting for the most frequent cause of accidents in the workplace with more than 28% of deaths and a further listed 43,000 non-fatal accidents caused by working at height, according to the Health & Safety Executive.
'Health & safety worker engagement & leadership in the waste & recycling industry' is a free-to-attend WISH event aimed at managers, supervisors, safety representatives and operatives from all areas of the industry. It will include speakers from the industry and the Health & Safety Executive.
At the heart of the event will be facilitated table discussions, where delegates can talk freely about their experiences of leadership and worker engagement in their workplaces, explore good practices and discuss barriers to effective implementation.
We're talking about escalator risers - the notoriously notched upright sections of a moving stairway that seem to attract every imaginable type of grime and put it on display for all to see:
Cromwell Polythene, which supplies products for the capture and containment of materials for recycling, had a very resourceful RWM 2019 (11th -12th September at Birmingham NEC). Introducing its street scene stand, it showcased ways to sustainably separate and collect materials for recycling, and revealed a number of additions to its range.
The new stand made a big impression at the show, featuring kerbside options for recycling, including bags for collecting textiles, and clear and colour tinted sacks made from recycled polythene.
The Health & Safety Executive has made updates to a hand-arm vibration (HAV) publication and tool. HSE's HAV exposure calculator helps estimate and record workers' exposures to HAV and compare them with the actions values in the regulations as part of a HAV risk assessment.
It includes drop down vibration magnitudes for common tools from HSE's HAV database that can be used to make cautious estimates of exposure before representative in-use data for specific tools is available.
TVH, a global player in the materials handling, industrial and agricultural equipment sectors and one that also supplies a myriad of spare parts for scrubbers and sweepers from some of the biggest manufacturers in the industries, has announced that it will again sponsor the Fork Lift Truck Association's Awards for Excellence 2020 - the most prestigious annual event in the materials handling industry.
As was the case in 2019, TVH will be the sponsor of the Environment Award, or the 'Environment Archie'.
c2c, the train operating company owned by Trenitalia that operates and manages stations and trains from London Fenchurch Street to Southend, has extended its established relationship with Cordant Cleaning with the award of a new deal worth more than £3million a year.
The contract will run until 2029 when c2c's train franchise next comes up for renewal.
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