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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.
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If you’re a regular reader of my leaders you’ll be well aware that one of my bugbears is the lack of consistency in our various local authorities’ recycling regulations: my argument is that by confusing people, or trying to get them to commit too much time and effort to the cause, you’ll lose them along the way and they’ll end up either contaminating the recycling they contribute, or sending perfectly recyclable products to landfill simply because they can’t be bothered to sort it properly.
It’s with quite some interest then that I look forward to taking part in the upcoming webinar: ‘Consistency in collections: key findings from WRAP’s recent one-to-one local authority support’, which takes place on 11th February.
Over the last four years, WRAP has worked with over 120 local authorities across England, helping them to assess their future options for the development of their waste collection and recycling services. With the principle of 'consistency in household recycling' underpinning many of the proposals in the Government's Resources & Waste Strategy, this webinar will share some of the key findings from WRAP's 'consistency' support, highlighting how different collection scenarios performed in the studies.
The webinar is aimed at heads of service, service development managers and other officers involved in designing local authority household waste collection services. And me of course… You can register at: https://wrap.org.uk/
It's always sad to read about heroes having to sell their medals & especially so when it's someone we know... Ex-contract cleaning boss Ronnie Russell was driving home from work in the '70s when he chanced upon an attempted armed kidnap on Anne, the Princess Royal. Several people had been shot but this didn't deter ex-boxer Ronnie who decked the culprit with a couple of punches!
I interviewed him 20 years later whilst editing another industry publication & he struck me as being a lovely man with a great sense of humour. He told me he didn't think twice about his own safety, but did what he had to do. Now struggling with ill health, he plans to sell the medal he was awarded for bravery, to provide for his future. You can read more about Ronnie and join John Austen's fundraiser to help 'one of our own' keep his medal, via: https://www.gofundme.com
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UK infection control company GV Health has delivered 9.5 tonnes of infection control equipment and healthcare disinfectants for use by medical staff in Chinese hospitals.
The free conference programme is one of the main attractions at the show, which takes place 25th & 26th March at Event City, Greater Manchester, and is the biggest cleaning and hygiene event in the North of England.
A new survey of over 3,000 London-based independent cleaners reveals attitudes towards home cleaning and cultural differences. Cleaners were asked to vote on the most respectful, least respectful and cleanest nations as well answer questions on the cleaning habits of customers.
A new strategic plan approved by the American Cleaning Institute Board of Directors will allow the association to be more agile, more forward-thinking, and better position ACI for the long term, said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO..
Complementing its range of hand drying solutions, the Airdri Air Purifier uses custom thermal convection technology to kill airborne and surface bacteria and viruses, as well as eliminating bad odours caused by bacteria, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
EFCI, The European Cleaning & Facility Services Industry, has welcomed the Irish Contract Cleaning Association as a member. Established in 2000, the ICCA is the representative body for the professional commercial contract cleaning industry in Ireland.
Cintas Corporation is now accepting nominations for its seventh-annual Custodian of the Year contest, which honours the best-of-the-best amongst school caretakers. Nominations are being accepted at www.custodianoftheyear.com until 2nd March, 2020.
Members of the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association's Manufacturing and Distributor Accreditation Schemes achieved high levels of conformance to the demanding standards of the Schemes, according to the analysis of the 2019 audit results.
The Schemes' Independent Inspector conducted more than 140 audits, inspecting well over 2,000 individual products in the process. Conformance across all four Schemes - Manufacturing Standards Accreditation Schemes for Soft Tissue, Plastic Refuse Sacks and the Accreditation Scheme for Distributors - was near perfect.
The company has appointed two more regional directors to develop business in Aberdeen North and Falkirk and the Forth Valley, pushing the TGC story further afield with its combination of ISO-standard cleaning systems and environmental credentials, exemplary customer service, and high employee retention.
Improved levels of workplace safety and protection are provided by the new Visusafe range of barriers, column protectors, flexi delineators and speed reduction bumps from industrial visual communication solutions specialist, Beaverswood.
The range combines impact resistant and eye-catching features with the latest in high performance materials, low maintenance features and durable design, to provide cost-effective safety solutions for distribution centres, warehouses, manufacturing and production facilities, retail properties and other applications.
Managing the cleaning of schools and colleges demands the regular balancing budget against outcome - and then determining the most effective solutions for an educational environment. In most cases, this is an ongoing process that consumes too much time.
Outsourcing to a specialist brings a number of time- and cost-saving benefits plus the reassurance that the teams working on a site are appropriately skilled for the tasks they are undertaking.
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