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Scientists inspired by the Lotus leaf create world’s first self-cleaning metals

Using inspiration from nature, a team of European researchers have harnessed new photonics technology to develop the first fluid-repellent, antibacterial, metal surface taking us a step closer to self-cleaning saucepans, toilets, and dishwashers. Taking their ideas from defence mechanisms found in ...

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Capital Cleaning expansion provides jobs for unemployed locals

A team of twelve previously long-term unemployed workers are now embarking on new careers thanks to the expansion of a West Lothian commercial cleaning company. Capital Cleaning Service partnered with employment specialist Ingeus in Livingston to give fresh starts to ...

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Keep Britain Tidy launches clean places award

Keep Britain Tidy has launched a new award to recognise public places that have achieved the very best standards of cleanliness and environmental quality. The Keep Britain Tidy Award is part of the organisation’s ongoing Clean Places campaign, to encourage everyone to play ...

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BPCA elects new vice president

James Ostler, director and owner of Positive Environmental has been elected as vice president of the British Pest Control Association (BPCA). Ostler has been actively engaged with the BPCA since launching his pest control company in 2010; he has been a ...

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Sodexo launches xenon UV disinfection system in UK hospital

Sodexo Healthcare has launched Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots, an innovative new ultraviolet disinfection system that provides increased protection against the spread of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) caused by pathogens such as MRSA. Sodexo and the infection control team at Barking, Havering ...

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Outstanding achiever in the cleaning industry receives royal approval

Robert Urquhart, a member of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, received a Livery Companies’ City & Guilds Award from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace earlier this month. The Awards are given in ...

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Label changes to all rodenticides

Pest controllers are being reminded that all product labels of ‘Second Generation Anti-coagulant Rodenticides’ (SGAR’s) will need to be revised this year, in line with CRRU (Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use). Product labels will include a new ‘stewardship phrase’ stating ...

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Impact Products acquires RMC’s personal care business

Rochester Midland Corporation (RMC) has agreed to sell its feminine care, toilet seat cover and food service paper business to Impact Products, effective July 1, 2016. RMC, a 128 year old privately held business will focus on its core specialty ...

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Mitie’s cleaning business appoints new regional director of London

Martin Fitch has been appointed the new London regional director of Mitie’s Clean Environments business. Fitch has over 20 years’ experience in the support services industry, most recently with Interserve acquisition of Lancasters in London. In his new role, his ...

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Incentive QAS is the ‘smart’ choice for Orangebox

The specialist cleaning division of Incentive FM Group, Incentive QAS, has won a cleaning contract with Orangebox, an innovative design company that delivers flexible workplace solutions. Incentive QAS will be responsible for the daily cleaning of Orangebox’s new Smart Working environment ...

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