Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 7th October 2021 Issue no. 987
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ISSA and IFMA expand relationship to support cleaning & FM sector
P-Wave launches powerful and scientifically-proven GermErase 24hr
Seko Group acquires Dolphin Solutions' soap and paper towel dispensers’ business
Telford company targets £multi-million opportunity after launching 'breakthrough' sanitising solution
ISS strengthens leadership position in the healthcare segment in Turkey
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
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Ecoserv Group creates dedicated sustainability team
Ecoserv Group, the multi-discipline facilities management company, has created a dedicated sustainability team to drive its environmental, social and community goals.
The company is already committed to achieving a net zero impact on climate and is currently working on an ambitious sustainability strategy, which will be launched in the coming months.
Metsä Tissue is planning a significant investment in a tissue mill in the UK
Finnish paper giant Metsä Tissue is planning a significant investment in a tissue mill in the UK, involving 240,000 tons of tissue paper production capacity, built in several phases during the upcoming decade.
The production would be based on using sustainable fresh fibre pulp, and the first phase of the investment would be ready during 2025 to serve the professional and consumer tissue markets in the UK and Ireland.
Covid-19: Driving toilet hygiene adoption in India
The Covid-19 outbreak has not only highlighted the chinks in the Indian healthcare ecosystem, but also the importance that often-ignored aspects of life such as toilet hygiene, writes Vikas Bagaria, founder, Pee Safe, in Times of India.
A number of studies on various coronavirus-based diseases such as the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), and the Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have proved that faecal-oral transmission is a key driver for them.
Survey: Covid-era office workers prefer touchless washroom fixtures
When it comes to washroom breaks, office workers in the US say that touchless washroom fixtures are the number one feature that would make them feel safer when using their workplace washroom - and we daresay that this follows in offices throughout the world.
According to the Healthy Handwashing Survey by washroom equipment manufacturer Bradley Corp., touch-free washroom fixtures received the highest safety ranking, followed by access to well-stocked supplies such as soap and paper towels; a clean, disinfectant smell; sufficient space for social distancing; and posted signage with the washroom's cleaning schedule.
SOAPBOX: Benefits not visas will tackle staff shortages
In the wake of the Government's announcement that it won't set-up temporary visas for other sectors as it has for HGV drivers and poultry workers, new advice from employee benefits business HIVE360 says businesses can quickly, easily and cheaply offer more to workers to tackle staff shortages, says David McCormack, CEO of HIVE360, a GLAA (Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority) license holder...
"The way to tackle the skills shortage is to make some simple changes to how they approach what they offer workers and how, which won't impact costs or operational resources.
IICRC announces winners of 2021 Annual Instructors Awards
Global standards developing organisation and certification body the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification, announced the winners of the 2021 Annual Instructors Awards recently, at a Gatsby-themed Awards Dinner at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The winners were:
CWS International acquires Irish company Service Matters
CWS International GmbH has announced the acquisition of Service Matters Ltd (SML), an Irish company that specialises in providing products and services to the hygiene, workwear, cleanroom and the facilities management soft services sector.
This further expands the international portfolio of CWS in Ireland and contributes to the company's sustainable growth strategy. As part of the transaction CWS will also acquire the Service Matters business in Northern Ireland.
BICSc Northern Ireland celebrates best cleaners
The BICSc Northern Ireland Cleaning Operative of the Year Awards took place in Belfast City Hall recently - the first event held in the City Hall's Great Hall since Covid-19 locked it down.
"It was an extremely successful event with all of the attendees socially distanced and seated," explains the Institute's NI nation chairman, Colm McGrath.
Food Waste Reduction Roadmap marks year of business achievement
WRAP (Waste Resources & Action Programme) and IGD (Institute for Grocery Distribution) have this week published the Annual Progress Report for the UK's Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.
A world-first initiative launched in September 2018, the Roadmap outlines the route the UK food industry should follow to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 and halve food loss and waste by 2030.
Hospital-grade microfibre said to eliminate risk of recontamination
UMF Corporation says its Micrillon microfibre is setting a new standard as the first hospital-grade microfibre that can be converted into a wide range of long-lasting, reusable products, including towels; cubicle curtains; socks; gloves; walk-off mats; reusable N95 rated face masks, and colour-coded microfibre cleaning products.
Leading manufacturers are using these high-performance microfibre yarns to develop a new standard for materials targeting infection prevention in hospitals, hotels, cruise lines, long term care, and many other industries.
MCS Cleaning wins major cleaning contract with The Curve Theatre in Leicester
MCS Cleaning has this week announced that it has been successful in its bid to provide commercial cleaning services to the unusually-designed, 902-seater Curve Theatre in the heart of Leicester's vibrant Cultural Quarter, helping this popular arts venue to safely welcome visitors back for theatrical and musical events and workshops.
Unlike any other theatre in the UK, The Curve has no traditional backstage area; audiences can enjoy the full theatre-making process, peek behind the scenes and maybe even spot an actor or two dashing from the stage to their dressing room!
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