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It's time to make a change - Introducing ICE AquaSmart (powered by Sanzonate)

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Right now, as the world is dealing with the huge effects and consequences of the Coronavirus, another global crisis continues to worsen every day...

Pre-registration for Shanghai’s CCE2021, starting 30th March, now open

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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.

Here, there and everywhere, the microplastics in tap water threatening health and wellbeing

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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.

"Vacuuming is a waste of skilled time," says CEO of Vacuum Manufacturer

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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.

Vectair Systems launches an 'Ice Cool' fragrance

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Vectair Systems has introduced a new fragrance, Ice Cool, to its innovative Professional Passive Programme.

New ride-on Scrubmaster B400 R series cleans extra-large areas with ease

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Production facilities, logistics halls and warehouses are constantly increasing in size, bringing new application requirements with them.

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

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Antimicrobial technologies are used around the world in response to the pandemic, since surfaces and products protected by antimicrobial technology can continuously inactivate and kill harmful microorganisms such as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

IDTechEx has recently published a research report covering the antimicrobial market, examining the technologies, innovations, and opportunities.

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I hadn't planned to whinge about litter this week but couldn't let this pass without a comment... I'm not sure what shocked me more when I came across this picture: the amount of litter, or the fact that this sign’s designer thought it should include an instruction not to litter!

* PIC-1a.jpgWas it because littering’s become the norm, or did Leeds City Council realise that after such a long period of incarceration, our first 'freedom' weekend might make us so footloose and fancy free we’d forget how to behave? Or was it perhaps down to conditioning due to Government's desire to impart instructions in threes? (hands - face - space / stay alert - control the virus - save lives / stay home - protect the NHS - save lives / catch it - bin it - kill it)? Are all signs and instructions to follow this pattern as part of 'the new normal'? I cut ties with the main news channels and newspapers many months ago, so Googled these phrases to ensure they’re right; amongst the serious ones, the 'stay home - go slowly insane - pickled onions', made me chuckle. I get that one, only too well...

Anyway... What the heck's going on? Peaceful folk dragged away in handcuffs from a vigil, others fined for inadvertently dropping a piece of biscuit or being unable to grab a tissue blown from their hands and across a busy road, yet whoever's left this lot, (clearly in the area for a while to have been able to create such mess) has been allowed to escape unhindered. What's happened to us? Why do people think it's ok to leave rubbish and where were those supposed to uphold littering laws? Traffic wardens work weekends along with CCTV and the Police. It's about time we sorted ourselves out, don't you think?

Whinge over; so hearty congratulations to Phil Smith, director at NIC Services Group and chair of cleaning industry association The Hill Club, who over the past month has indeed been on a march, completing 1million+ steps to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. It's not too late to donate at: 





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This Week's News

New business development role for Tidy Green Clean Aberdeen North

* BDM-Tidy-Green-Clean.jpgTidy Green Clean Aberdeen North has appointed its first business development executive, Scott Melville.

Coronavirus: 30% of workers claim they may refuse to go back to work unless employers provide assurances on air quality

* Coronavirus-air-quality.jpgResearch released this week by Rentokil Initial has found that concerns about catching Coronavirus in the air have risen since the end of 2020. More than one in four (26%) Brits are worried about airborne transmission, a 19% increase from when Rentokil Initial conducted the same survey back in November 2020.

Contact with other people, for example, when social distancing is breached, remains the most concerning route for transmission, cited by half the population.

City nurseries see sickness fall after tackling indoor air quality with phs

* City-nurseries-phs.jpgAir quality specialists at phs Group has released the results of an air purifier trial at four nurseries across the country.

CHSA launches new brand: 'Our Standards. Your Guarantee'

* CHSA-new-brand.jpgThe Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association has announced the launch of a new brand. It follows the CHSA's achievement of its strategic aim of every member being Accredited… ‘Our Standards. Your Guarantee’.

The CHSA has a longstanding commitment to standards, its first Accreditation Scheme being launched in 1997. During 2020 it launched an Accreditation Scheme for manufacturers of cleaning chemicals and integrated its rigorous Code of Practice into its Schemes.

New antimicrobial laundry product kill germs on fabrics uses same technology as Covid-killing spray

* antimicrobial-laundry-product.jpgA new laundry product that eliminates germs and odour-causing bacteria on clothes between washes, reducing the spread of disease and keeping clothes and other laundry fresher and safer for longer, provides up to one month's (or five wash cycles) protection against bacteria and germs on laundry.

Germinator awarded vendor contract by Purchasing Cooperative of America

* Germinator.jpgGerminator Mobile Sanitizing & Disinfecting, has been awarded a vendor contract with the Purchasing Cooperative of America (PCA).

The PCA is a national purchasing cooperative that's active in all 50 states, the US Territories, Canada and Mexico. Its mission is to provide innovative, best-value contracts, employ the highest ethical standards in public procurement and provide time and money savings for its members and awarded contractors.

EarthSafe launches EvaClean disposable surface disinfection wipes

* EarthSafe-EvaClean.jpgEarthSafe has enhanced its end-to-end infection prevention solution with the new EvaClean Dry Wipes system.

Powered by Pur•One, a broad-spectrum chemistry that works for everything from daily cleaning to floor disinfection, the wipes can kill biofilm bacteria, Covid-19 and other emerging pathogens, whilst eliminating the potential for cross-contamination that woven wipes can cause.

Principle unveils Safe Space video in preparation for return to the workplace

* Principle-Safe-Space.jpgPrinciple Cleaning Services, which launched Safe Space at the end of last year in conjunction with Hygiena and Gem Scientific, has unveiled a new video to illustrate how Safe Space protects people in the workplace.

Safe Space was created after Principle identified a need for more rigorous and evidence-based cleaning methods due to the pandemic, which will mitigate the risk of workplace infection. Since its launch, the company has seen a huge demand with over 50% of its clients already engaged.

Weltec Biopower’s new Biogas Plant in Finland provides sustainable nutrient recycling for water protection

* WELTEC-Biogas-Finland.jpgWeltec Biopower recently commissioned a biogas plant near Turku in southwestern Finland. This region is characterised by livestock farms and therefore the 250-KW plant runs entirely on liquid manure. The energy plant belongs to a group of three pig farmers.

In this project, the German plant builder cooperates with its long-standing Finnish partner Doranova.

L'Occitane contract award for Indepth

* L-Occitane.jpgIndepth Managed Services has been awarded a contract with international retailer, L'Occitane en Provence, to deliver window cleaning services to 85 of its retail stores across the country, plus daily cleaning services at its UK head office in London and flagship store on Regent Street.

L'Occitane en Provence, commonly known as L'Occitane, is a prestigious international retailer of body, face, fragrances and home products and has shops in over 90 countries around the world.

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Recent UK News

The National Carpet Cleaners Association achieves CPD status for carpet and upholstery training course

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The National Carpet Cleaners Association (NCCA) takes a step further in raising the standard of professional recognition and development for its members training in the care of soft flooring and upholstery.

Jangro introduces new deep cleaning resources

Two new resources are now available to help ensure shared spaces, such as education and catering establishments, are cleaned effectively.

Samsic's 13 million steps for children's charity

A team of 40 working for Samsic UK and subsidiary JPC Cleaning has raised over £5000 for children's charity Rainbow Trust by walking over 13 million steps in a month.

Strong role models are key to the advancement of women

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Earlier this month on International Women's Day, women in the cleaning industry were advocating the benefits of strong role models and sharing of experience. But at the end of the day, they say, success comes from hard work and excellence at work.

Textile Services Association is warmly welcomed to BCC membership

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The Textile Services Association has joined the British Cleaning Council as an associate member, becoming the 22nd member of the BCC, in a move which benefits and strengthens both organisations.

Liz Benison appointed as new country manager for ISS UK and Ireland

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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.

Probiotic surface cleansers could significantly reduce hospital acquired infections

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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.

Fresh air has benefited many of us in lockdown - but will we miss it when we head back to our offices?

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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.

NIC repeats last years listing in 'Top 1,000 Europe's Fastest Growing Companies'

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NIC Services Group, which provides facilities management services across the UK and Ireland, has been listed in the Financial Times top 1000 Europe's Fastest Growing Companies for the second consecutive year. This list identifies Europe's fastest growing companies with the strongest revenue growth.

First ever national poetry competition celebrates key workers

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Clean for Good, an award-winning, ethically conscious cleaning business, has launched Poetry for Good, the first ever nationwide poetry competition calling for entries that celebrate the vital role of the UK's key workers.

Not just health workers and cleaners but all those who support their work, need key/essential worker status, says BCC

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The British Cleaning Council has expanded on its major initiative to achieve 'key and essential worker' status for employees in the cleaning and hygiene sector.

More than half of Britons say UK businesses could do more to keep them safe from Covid-19, survey reveals

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More than half (53%) of Britons believe UK businesses could be doing more to improve the hygiene of their premises and keep people safe from Covid-19, according to a new survey.

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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An environmentally friendly toilet tissue business rolled out since lockdown hit is set for £1 million of sales in its first year.

Award-winning Tanki, of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, is both glue- and plastic-free and as well as for household use, is also aimed at the maritime and leisure market.

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