Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 30th September 2021 Issue no. 986
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Eoin Foley to head up Phs group’s Irish operations
Vapourtec's easy-HC10 delivers significant cost savings
Cleaning conference cements commitment to change the sector
High-tech toilet launches funding-round to save planet, save money and boost hygiene - one flush at a time
Betco Corporation sets sights on expansion via acquisition
Listeria completely eliminated in groundbreaking RTE food production pilot
Campaign launched to protect EV drivers at the charging point
Office germ hotspots revealed - with kettle, kitchen cupboard and hand sanitiser bottle all dirtier than a toilet seat
Nominations sought for 2021 Cintas SHINE Award honouring professional housekeepers
ISSA Pulire 2021 in Verona showcases innovation and research in cleaning sector
Feature-packed City Ranger 3070 is a real winner
CleanNZ Expo - postponed to March 2022
Originally planned for this September, with current lockdowns, the organisers have taken the decision to reschedule the event to Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd March 2022, at Ellerslie Racecourse, Auckland.
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Exclusive new launches and the latest innovations on show at The Cleaning Show 2021
After a year that has seen heightened awareness around cleanliness and sanitation, it is more important than ever for businesses across all industry sectors to embed effective and safe hygiene practices.
Helping businesses and cleaning professionals discover the next big product innovation to transform cleaning practices, The Cleaning Show 2021, which returns to ExCeL, London from 2nd - 4th November, will welcome some of the industry's leading suppliers as they showcase innovative cleaning products to over 7,000 attendees.
ISSA and IFMA expand relationship to support cleaning & FM sector
ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association; IFMA, the International Facility Management Association; and Informa Markets have announced a partnership to best serve the global cleaning and facilities management industries.
The partnership will provide increased value to each association's membership and encourage key connections through discounted rates to attend both Association's leading tradeshows: IFMA World Workplace and ISSA Show North America.
P-Wave launches powerful and scientifically-proven GermErase 24hr
P-Wave has launched GermErase 24hr, a powerful new, scientifically-proven disinfectant that destroys bacteria, viruses, and fungi, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus (which causes Covid-19) - killing it in under 30 seconds.
"For over a decade, P-Wave has built an enviable reputation as a respected innovator in the air freshening industry," says P-Wave sales & marketing manager Mark Wintle.
Seko Group acquires Dolphin Solutions' soap and paper towel dispensers’ business
Seko has announced that Dolphin Solutions has agreed to sell all of the assets and intellectual property relating to its Excel range of soap dispensers to Seko UK, effective 27th September 2021.
To ensure a smooth transition, Dolphin Solutions is continuing to support Seko UK in the transfer of all production activities and existing customers beyond the transfer date. Both companies have formulated a joint handover plan, with the priority to avoid any inconvenience for customers.
Cleanology charity fundraiser tops £14,000 for The Hygiene Bank
Over 100 of the best-known names in cleaning and facilities management came together this month to raise an impressive £7,000 in cash and a further £7,000 in product donations to support The Hygiene Bank charity in tackling hygiene poverty in the UK.
Organiser and host of the fundraiser, Dominic Ponniah, CEO of Cleanology (pictured left), describes the support as incredible: "The generosity we've seen has been overwhelming. "We had to upscale our plans several times to adapt to demand for tickets. It shows that people across industry are willing to collaborate to support action for hygiene poverty, which is a serious issue for many in the UK."
UK laundry trade sector suffers from staff shortages and service delays - but there is an answer
It was widely reported that the laundry trade across the UK is suffering from staff shortages and logistics nightmares, with supply chains and hotels struggling to keep up with demand for basic requirements of clean bed sheets & linen despite the Summer holiday season having ended. Some hotels have reported being forced to delay guest check-ins, while one manager confessed to having taken the laundry home to do.
Telford company targets £multi-million opportunity after launching 'breakthrough' sanitising solution
A new alternative antiviral sanitising solution that is free from alcohol and chemicals is being launched by a Telford hygiene specialist.
Room Shield has signed a joint venture agreement with a North Staffordshire manufacturer to bring its HOCL (hypochlorous acid) products to the commercial marketplace.
ISS strengthens leadership position in the healthcare segment in Turkey
ISS A/S has acquired Rönesans Facility Management Company in Turkey from Rönesans Holding, a Turkish contracting company.
As a result, ISS will provide facilities management services, including cleaning, security, food, pest control, landscaping, reception, patient transport, laundry services and waste management, in a Public-Private-Partnership at four newly built hospitals (Adana, Elazı, Bursa and Yozgat) in Turkey until 2045.
EFCI's Online Week 2021: a meeting point to discuss our sector's role in post-covid Europe
The European Cleaning & Facility Services Industry's 11th Conference, taking place online 11th - 15th October 2021, will feature daily seminars between 11.00 and 12.30 CET.
Through an ambitious and interesting programme, the event wants to provide the sector with an overview of the main European policies and trends that will undoubtedly affect it, while presenting the best examples of how the sector creates meaningful jobs, integrates in the circular economy and integrates digitalisation in day-to-day business.
Caerphilly Council supports Mighty Mission to make Wales No.1 recycling nation
Wales is already the third best recycling nation in the world, and the Mighty Mission to get Wales to number one continues into Recycle Week 2021 starting today (20th September).
Recycling plays an essential role in tackling climate change and it's a simple thing that everyone can do to help make a real impact.
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