Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 18th March 2021 Issue no. 960
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New ride-on Scrubmaster B400 R series cleans extra-large areas with ease
The demands on professional indoor cleaning in terms of area coverage and performance are growing with every additional square metre.
Innovations in antimicrobials: IDTechEx report highlights start-ups developing new methods to eliminate microbes
IDTechEx has recently published a research report covering the antimicrobial market, examining the technologies, innovations, and opportunities.
One year later: Lessons learned from Covid
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Liz Benison appointed as new country manager for ISS UK and Ireland
Liz Benison will join as new country manager for ISS UK and Ireland on 1st May 2021. She will also become member of the executive group management and report directly to Group CEO, Jacob Aarup-Andersen.
Liz joins from a position as managing director, Mainland Europe and member of the management board at Arriva. During her career, she has led the transformation of companies in several fields, including engineering, manufacturing and financial services.
Pre-registration for Shanghai’s CCE2021, starting 30th March, now open
More than 35,000 industry leaders and 600-plus companies from around the globe are expected to convene at the China Clean Expo from 30th March - 2nd April, 2021 for a four-day event being held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China.
If you are planning to be amongst them, you can pre-register now.
Here, there and everywhere, the microplastics in tap water threatening health and wellbeing
A new study published by researchers at the Penn Environment Research & Policy Center found microplastics in 100% of samples taken from 50 iconic rivers, lakes and streams in Pennsylvania.
The researchers described their finding as troubling and said: "It's clear that the scope of plastic pollution in Pennsylvania extends far beyond what was previously thought".
Probiotic surface cleansers could significantly reduce hospital acquired infections
A study into a major cause of hospital acquired infections has begun. The work is exploring how contagion bacteria survive even deep cleans with chemical products and is evaluating a novel approach to reduce HAI through the use of probiotic hard surface cleaners.
"Vacuuming is a waste of skilled time," says CEO of Vacuum Manufacturer
In a recent poll of cleaning professionals, only 2% ranked vacuuming as 'important', yet vacuuming takes about 25% of a cleaner's time. Automated vacuuming costs less, can clean better, saves energy and frees up skilled cleaning teams to concentrate on the important tasks.
Touch points, toilets and kitchens accounted for the other 98% of votes, which makes perfect sense as these are the high-risk areas when it comes to infection control. Creating any time- or cost-saving in these areas is almost impossible, but vacuuming, which is easy to automate, could provide a lot more time for the 98% of important tasks.
‘Why 70% isopropyl alcohol is a better disinfectant than 99% isopropyl alcohol when it comes to Covid-19’, by Rick VanderKoy, CEO and founder of Secure Clean BSI
“We can learn a lot from a study released last year about the use of isopropyl alcohol (IPA) for cleaning and disinfecting.
Vectair Systems launches an 'Ice Cool' fragrance
Vectair Systems has introduced a new fragrance, Ice Cool, to its innovative Professional Passive Programme.
Light & fresh, the crisp scent of Ice Cool is a delicate balance of musk & floral, creating a truly universal fragrance. The new scent provides an uplifting, upscale and unique scent to a variety of locations.
Fresh air has benefited many of us in lockdown - but will we miss it when we head back to our offices?
Fresh air and exercise have been two of the benefits for many during the last 12 months of on-off lockdowns. And as the latest lockdown starts to ease in the UK with schools returning and plans being made for businesses to reopen, many of us will be thinking of ways to keep up a healthier lifestyle and not slip back into old habits.
But when it comes to the air that we breathe, how many of us know what the air quality is like in our workplaces and other shared indoor spaces?
Hong Kong university develops autonomous UV-C disinfection robot for large indoor establishments
Cleaning and disinfecting public spaces have become increasingly important during the pandemic.
Mitie cleaning team star on ITV's Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport
Colleagues from Mitie's cleaning team based at Heathrow's Terminal 5 featured in an episode of the ITV documentary series, Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport.
The episode followed Svetoslav 'Stan' Nikolov, a Mitie cleaning manager based at Terminal 5, as he operated ultraviolet robot 'Victoria' during the team's night shift.
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Recent UK News
NIC repeats last years listing in 'Top 1,000 Europe's Fastest Growing Companies'
First ever national poetry competition celebrates key workers
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More than half of Britons say UK businesses could do more to keep them safe from Covid-19, survey reveals
Commissioned by hygiene and pest control technology company Pelsis Group , the survey of 2,007 people across the UK is believed to be the first to quantify how the pandemic has shifted the nation's attitude towards hygiene.
Lockdown toilet tissue venture cleans up with £1 million sales forecast
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