Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 21st October 2021 Issue no. 989
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RAS awards six-star accreditation to first office washrooms
Christeyns launches sustainable water technology in partnership with Veride
EPA picks ACI as Safer Choice Partner of the Year
Vitesy is growing: Natede Smart is here
Metsä Tissue is planning a significant investment in a tissue mill in the UK
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
Survey: Covid-era office workers prefer touchless washroom fixtures
IICRC announces winners of 2021 Annual Instructors Awards
The winners were:
CWS International acquires Irish company Service Matters
Hospital-grade microfibre said to eliminate risk of recontamination
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
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This Week's News
Loo of the Year Awards 2021: New date and venue
"Unforseen circumstances" mean that the St John's Hotel, Solihull - the regular home of the annual Loo of the Year Awards for many years now, is no longer able to accommodate the Awards this coming December.
IICRC announces its 2022 board of directors and executive committee
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning & Restoration Certification recently elected its 2021-2024 IICRC board of directors and 2022 executive Committee. Carey Vermeulen, (pictured) is now chairman of the board.
New members of the 2021-2022 Board include Leslie Anderson, Mark Cornelius, and Lonnie McDonald. Mark Drozdov, Tony Macaluso and Scott Mitseff were re-elected for an additional term. Kevin Pearson serves as immediate past chairman.
Christie to mass produce CounterAct with Care222, a safer, filtered far-UVC disinfection technology for use around people
As we prepare for a post-pandemic world where reducing pathogens and viral spread is essential, global visual technology company Christie has announced the mass production of its Christie CounterAct line of commercial UV disinfection products with patented Care222 far-UVC light technology.
CounterAct fixtures are designed for use in occupied indoor spaces, from cinemas, theme parks, museums and sports complexes, to retail facilities and restaurants, as well as transit hubs at airports, train and subway stations.
Experienced and international sustainability profile to join ISS
Tracy Nilsson will join ISS as Global Head of Sustainability on 1st January 2022.
With the hire of someone with an experienced international profile who has spent most of her career working with sustainability, ISS is substantially strengthening its contribution to both its clients and society in general.
Cintas offers five essential tips to help businesses protect floors during Winter
Day-to-day foot traffic can wreak havoc on a facility’s floors, especially during periods of inclement weather when snow, ice, salt and sand can be tracked throughout the building. To help businesses protect floors during the harsh winter months, Cintas Corporation offers five essential tips…
"It is important for businesses to protect their investment in floors which can impact the perception of a business," notes John Engel, director of marketing, Cintas. "Keeping dirt and debris from entering a facility and being vigilant with your floorcare program is critical for keeping floors in top shape throughout Winter." Cintas recommends the following:
Jangro welcomes Wessex Cleaning to its network
Jangro, the largest network of independent janitorial and cleaning distributors in the UK and Ireland, has confirmed a new addition to its membership. Wessex Cleaning Equipment & Janitorial Supplies joins Jangro as the 47th member in its network, which has distributors strategically located all across the country.
Established in 1991 and currently supplying over 10,000 businesses across the UK, Southampton-based Wessex Cleaning is a family business, run by siblings, Mark, Luke, and Sarah Powell. It has a strong focus on sustainable service delivery, aligning with Jangro's passion to help its customers make more environmentally responsible purchasing decisions.
21st Birthday celebrations for Zybax
21 years ago, Zybax was launched with a clear goal of delivering world-class solutions to tackle problems such as unpleasant odours and blocked drains. Zybax gets nature to work for you by using non-toxic, non-pathogenic micro-organisms to digest the problems at source.
The company is continuing to develop new products providing sustainable and environmentally-friendly solutions and will shortly be launching a range of super concentrates with reduced packaging and clever dosing options.
Improving building hygiene - where does door hardware fit in?
Daniel May, director at Consort Architectural Hardware, discusses the role door hardware plays in improving hygiene within public building environments…
“Health and hygiene are delicate themes, particularly in today's settings. Both our public building environments and our homes can have a huge impact on our wellbeing, and over the past few years, this fact has only been exemplified.
Ecoserv diversifies with £3.5M Cooltech acquisition
Ecoserv Group has completed the purchase of Cooltech Environmental Engineering in a £3.5 million deal. The acquisition of the Slough-based maintenance specialist is the first since Ecoserv rebranded from Ecocleen and announced its plans to become a multi-service facilities management business.
"The acquisition will allow us to diversify as part of our ambitious growth strategy, with the aim of delivering integrated FM solutions to new and existing customers nationwide," explains Francois Oosthuizen, COO of Ecoserv Group.
How NuServe sourced sustainable uniforms from charity shop
Simon Duke, managing director of family-run office cleaning and support services business, NuServe, describes how the company's views on sustainability led to a tie-in with a local charity shop:
"At NuServe, we're on a mission to make our procurement practices more sustainable. We want to achieve this while working within circular economy principles that minimise waste, pollution and carbon emissions. This ethos applies to all areas of our business, from cleaning supplies to uniforms.
The Health & Safety Executive has published a new edition of the guidance book ‘Controlling noise at work’. Aimed at employers and other dutyholders, it includes the Control of Noise at Work Regulations alongside guidance on what they mean, setting out an employer’s legal obligations to control risks to workers’ health & safety from noise.
It also gives detailed advice on assessing risks, practical noise control, how to select and use hearing protection, what to consider when buying and hiring equipment and how to develop health surveillance procedures.
RNG plant manufacturer announces Bristola as US service partner
German biogas plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower has announced the agreement of a service partnership in the US, with Bristola, based centrally in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.
The common goal is to promote the expansion of renewable energies by building and servicing efficient biogas plants.
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