Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 21st November 2019 Issue no. 895
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Global window vacuum cleaner market to reach revenues of over $1.4 billion by 2024
Cromwell Polythene launches scented, antimicrobial tiger sack for clinical waste
Tork launches new cleaning management software for smarter cleaning routines
Air-Scent to acquire Sani-Air Associated Products
ACI'S Richard Sedlak to retire after 42-plus years
P-Wave introduces its most plastic-lean, splash-eliminating urinal screen
Intelligent hand washing solutions for optimal hygiene
Christeyns Food Hygiene tackles biofilm detection
According to a report published by the European Food Safety Authority and the European centre for Disease Prevention and Control in December 2018, there were 5,079 foodborne and waterborne outbreaks reported in 2017 - an average of 100 such outbreaks per week, some of which affected several countries.
MetaShield's Nanoprint advanced coating reduces fingerprints and smudging by 70%
European social partners in industrial cleaning adopt a joint statement on digitalisation
IICRC seeks volunteers for the development of three new Standards
The BSR/IICRC S230 Standard for Professional Inspection of Flooring Subfloors and Substrates; The BSR/IICRC S410 Standard for Infection Control During Professional Cleaning and Maintenance of the Commercial Built Environment; and the BSR/IICRC S760 Standard for Professional Restoration of Structures and Items Damaged by Wildfire Smoke.
Self-cleaning nanotechnology improves wellbeing
Those responsible for the buildings we use, says the company, are racing to offer innovative new approaches in this category.
Team Group acquires Robinson Solutions
"Bringing these two great companies together will bring exceptional value to our customers and offer more opportunities for our employees as we continue to expand worldwide," said Clint Griffin, CEO, Team Group.
How hi-vis garments can last 50 washes instead of 25
That means if hi-vis clothes are washed twice a week; they will no longer comply with current EN ISO 20471:2013 standards in just 12 weeks.
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As you're reading Cleanzine I can probably safely assume that you're one of the lucky ones who can access a decent toilet when you need to and wash your hands afterwards. Sadly, more than four billion people aren't as lucky and have to put up with the most appalling unsanitary conditions, with some not only unable to use a toilet but also having to source drinking water from a contaminated supply. I was about to say that it doesn't bear thinking about, but of course it does and on November 19th each year - World Toilet Day - we do tend to think of those whose needs aren't being met.
There's a story below about how Saniflo is helping kit out refrigerated trucks that are no longer used for transport, with bathroom facilities so that they can be used to accommodate the homeless. That's a wonderful gesture and I'm hoping that as the years go on, more companies will use their resources to help those in need lead more comfortable lives. Not that I'm advocating the use of trucks as homes... we really should be doing better, shouldn't we?
I was discussing toilets with friends and one mentioned the four-year old girl who was hospitalised with constipation after her school removed toilet tissue from the cubicles and installed a dispenser out in the main washroom area. Children were told to guess how much they might need and take just that amount with them into the cubicle. This left them too afraid to go to the toilet in case they ran out of tissue.
It reminded me of my early skiing trips to Eastern Europe when toilet attendants would hand out a few sheets for a small charge to those entering the washroom, which was pretty degrading for those of us not used to the concept. But we always had our own stash anyway - as, no doubt, will the pupils at the school here. The headteacher has defended the move, saying it was to prevent tissue blockages. I think it's going to have the opposite effect and that the school will discover fairly early on that this type of controlled usage will create greater waste and more blockages, as children take more sheets than they need, 'just in case'...
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This Week's News
Firmenich proves malodour control is key to tackling today's sanitation crisis
Marking World Toilet Day, Firmenich - founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895 and now arguably the world's largest privately-owned perfume and taste company - released pioneering research demonstrating that malodour control is key to tackling today's sanitation crisis.
The four-country study, released at the Global Sanitation Economy Summit 2019 in Pune, India, found that effective malodour control significantly increased the use of shared toilets.
Saniflo supports charity that makes obsolete trucks into homes for up to 12 people
Annual World Toilet Day may spawn many jokes and can be a haven of comedy for all of us that take sanitation for granted. But behind the hilarity is a serious initiative that we all should all aspire to support.
Celebrated on 19th November every year, World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030.
The facts are stark:
DEAL Program announces 2019 Award Winners at ISSA Show
Each year, Sustainability Dashboard Tools presents the DEAL Program Awards to distributors throughout North America and Europe that have taken significant steps to reduce consumption and operate more sustainably and efficiently.
The 2019 Award winners were announced and presented yesterday at the ISSA North American convention in Las Vegas.
Global steam cleaner market expected to grow considerably over coming years
The global steam cleaner market is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 6% during between 2018 and 2024, according to a new report that cites changes in our attitude towards 'green cleaning' as one of the reasons why.
The awareness of the need to decrease usage of harmful chemicals and their presence in runoff water is seen as a major factor for the growth of the global steam cleaner market.
Hygienalia+Pulire pulls in more visitors and exhibitors than ever before
The 5th edition of Hygienalia+Pulire - the Spanish trade show for the professional cleaning and laundry sectors, attracted 6,264 visitors: almost 20% more than the previous edition.
Making up the show were 140-plus companies taking up some 5,000sq.m of floorspace, which produced a much bigger showcase compared to previous editions.
Registration now open for Midlands/North's largest cleaning & hygiene event
Registration is now open for the Manchester Cleaning Show, taking place at EventCity on 25th and 26th March 2020.
Now firmly established, the Show is the region's largest cleaning & hygiene event offering an invaluable opportunity to meet with suppliers, make new connections and gain knowledge about the key challenges affecting the industry.
Dust extraction specialist launches new range of industrial vacuum cleaners
Dustcontrol UK has officially launched its new and upgraded range of powerful Tromb vacuum cleaners.
The trio of new additions to the Tromb family include the DC Tromb 400 dust extractor, DCF Tromb pre-separator and the combined DC Tromb Twin dust extractor and pre-separator.
Bio-Productions helping to raise funds from rubbish for Air Ambulance
Ever the eco-warrior, green cleaning chemicals manufacturer Bio-Productions is encouraging everyone in the company to collect their empty crisp packets to be recycled on behalf of the Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey and Sussex (AAKSS).
You might be forgiven for thinking that empty crisp packets are worthless trash only fit for the bin, but for the Air Ambulance they are a valuable commodity.
Karcher and Brain Corp create tech-partnership for autonomous stand-on vacuum cleaner
Karcher and San Diego-based AI and robotics company Brain Corp, have created a partnership to bring autonomous floorcare solutions to market.
Karcher has a simple innovation philosophy: innovation is what benefits the customers. In partnering with Brain Corp, the company is introducing solutions to benefit users in a variety of industries.
Dairy farm fined after employee permanently blinded by disinfectant chemicals
Beechdean Farm, of North Dean, Buckinghamshire, has been fined following an incident in which an employee was permanently blinded by corrosive chemicals used in cleaning.
High Wycombe Magistrates' Court heard that in August 2017, an employee was cleaning the walls of the dairy farm using a corrosive disinfectant DM CiD, which contains potassium hydroxide.
Fighting back against fly-tippers: one council's 'joined up approach' a huge success
One Friday last month, Thanet District Council enforcement officers teamed up with Kent Police's Rural Task Force for a day of action, targeting suspected fly-tippers.
The joint operation saw officers carry out enquiries, collate evidence, arrest people suspected of fly-tipping and seize vehicles.
Mitie boosts new Fife College contract with sustainability credentials
Mitie has secured a five-year contract with Fife College, with the option to extend for a further two years. The contract includes the provision of cleaning and waste management services.
Mitie will undertake a range of cleaning services across five of Fife College's main sites.
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