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Wherever you look in the news, environmentalism is present. Flicking through the pages of a print newspaper or scanning online news outlets reveals daily stories looking at the environmental crisis and the ongoing changes to the planet.
For instance, as an indicator of the growing emphasis on climate change, Time person of the year for 2019 was 16-year-old Greta Thunberg; the youthful face of the campaign to combat the 'climate emergency' - a state of affairs that's been highlighted by such luminaries as Sir David Attenborough.
Advancing through the NCCA's four membership levels is dependent upon members attending a recognised qualification in professional carpet and upholstery cleaning at base level and then progressing over time with additional training and industry experience.
The contract is worth around £150 million over five years, with an option to extend the contract for up to two years.
Consistently called the best hand cleaner for grease removal by those who use it, Solopol GFX transforms heavy-duty hand cleaning liquid into a rich, cream foam that washes away quickly and completely.
Originally available in nine vibrant colour choices, the Signature Series is now available in 11 colours, with the new addition of True Blue and RealTree Edge Camo.
Currently under construction, the Centre will be a cutting-edge research facility that will facilitate the scale up and manufacture of the batteries that power the electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and autonomous vehicles of the future.
The company’s hand sanitising gel is effective against MRSA and Winter germs, and combined with the ultra-hygienic automatic soap dispenser Savona Auto, it provides maximum hygiene.
AHP is a globally patented blend of commonly used ingredients that produces exceptional potency as a germicide and superior performance as a cleaning agent.
"The first is that brands are focusing on 'customer experiences' - also known as CX. Companies need to adapt the way that they approach the sales process, and instead aim to provide fantastic customer experiences.
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I’m always saying that cleaning’s a thankless task but two recycling centre workers have been showered with praise this week for searching through rubbish to locate and retrieve a woman’s £20,000 life savings that had been accidentally thrown away by her family during a clear-out. Tony Scanlon and Kenny McAdam, who work at Dalmoak Recycling Centre in Scotland’s Dunbartonshire, spent two hours sifting through binbags of rubbish for the cash, which the woman, in her 80s, had secretly kept in Bisto gravy tins.
I wonder if they said: "Ah! Bisto!" when they uncovered the tins?
According to the report by the BBC, the pair are no strangers to these unusual searches, having previously retrieved a wedding dress, wedding rings and car keys. Local heroes then!
Something else that brought a smile to my face was news that Poole Park West Gate public toilets are to be closed from 3rd February. Not permanently, I'm pleased to say, but for around six weeks while they're refurbished inside and out. The work will include replacing all toilets, cubicles and lighting, as well as external repairs to the block.
I'm well aware of the pressures local authorities are under when it comes to budgets, which means that far too many shut down our public facilities for good - and with an aging population and a crisis on our high streets that's a dire decision to make. The fact that Poole is not only managing to keep toilets open but is also refurbishing them, proves it can be done. My question is, if some councils can see how crucial it is to provide good toilet facilities, why can't the rest of them?
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This Week's News
The Amsterdam Innovation Award returns once again, with the 13th edition of the prestigious event set to take place at Interclean Amsterdam 2020.
Contract cleaning and services provider, Facilicom UK, has appointed Lucy Lott as its new director of sales and marketing. Lucy joined the team in January, bringing with her over 20 years in the cleaning and FM industry, having previously held roles with ISS, Carlisle and Carillion.
She will be responsible for growing the contract cleaning business in new sectors, as well as overseeing marketing strategy, raising the profile of the Facilicom UK brand nationally.
Whether you are working at entry level, managing a cleaning operation, or you are a company director, BICSc guarantees that you will gain insightful knowledge around topical items that are affecting the cleaning industry and its people.
Biffa has opened its new £27.5m state of the art PET plastic bottle recycling facility in Seaham, County Durham. Investment in the new facility, which is amongst the most modern and technically advanced of its kind in the world.
For over 30 years Inclean magazine has stood as a pillar for delivering need-to-know information to contracted and in-house service providers, product distributors and manufacturers.
Recycling specialist, Cromwell Polythene, is expanding its operations following the purchase of Moorgreen Flexible Packaging from Duo Plastics.
Environmentally-friendly manufacturer Bio-Productions has announced the launch of its new Ultimate Gym Cleaner, which represents a fresh era for keeping all surfaces in the gym spick and span and squeaky clean.
This completely new 38,000 sq.ft facility now houses some of the most technically advanced and sustainable laundry systems in Europe and is capable of processing up to 500,000 pieces of linen per week.
Purehold’s hygienic door handle solutions certainly impressed at the recent ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo in Melbourne, with the judges decreeing it the winner of the Innovation Award for Cleaning Agents.
“Until now, door handles have remained largely unchanged over the decades and continue to be a source of cross-contamination between users; especially in large communal setting such as hospitals, schools and large office blocks,” says the company’s Matt Roberts.
The BCC is working with the Health & Safety Executive Cleaning Industry Liaison Forum (CILF) to identify areas identified as problematic, with the aim of developing tailor-made solutions for cleaning sector businesses.
The UK-based refuse sack manufacturer started supplying Carmarthenshire County Council with the sacks between September and December 2019, giving residents a green alternative for disposing of items destined to be recycled, such as plastic bottles, paper and tin cans.
Sustainability is high on the list of concerns for healthcare providers in the Middle East. The rapid decline of off-shoring international healthcare waste since China, Malaysia and other countries banned imports of foreign waste has forced many healthcare providers to overhaul their waste disposal processes.
Focusing attention on its work to maintain standards in the industry, the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s new advert spotlights Accreditation members. Proving the strength and depth in the membership, the names of members of the Accreditation Schemes for Distributors and Manufacturers of Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sacks and industrial Cotton Mop form the Scheme logo.
The CHSA’s Accreditation Schemes ensure that standards in the industry are maintained, guaranteeing that 'what’s on the box, is what’s in the box'.
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