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Nine of the world's most threatening superbugs have been found on London's public transport - and it could be a breeding ground for more, scientists have warned.

A survey that was conducted across the capital discovered a total of 121 bacteria and moulds on buses, tube trains and taxis.

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Life threatening superbugs found on London's public transport

Nine of the world's most dangerous superbugs are flourishing on the London transport system, according to a new study.

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Leading industry awards return with renewed emphasis on raising standards in the cleaning industry

The Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards 2018 will launch its entry process on Thursday 1st June. The awards have evolved to further drive innovation and the continuous improvement of standards in the cleaning industry that deliver optimal results.

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AHCP forum to focus on 'Learning together, growing stronger'

The 2017 Professional Development Forum of the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp) will be held at Slaley Hall in Hexham, Northumberland, from 7th-9th June 2017.

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'Best value' guide to help buyers of cleaning services

A guide has been developed by the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) and UNI Europa with the financial support of the European Commission to assist buyers of cleaning services in their tendering process by highlighting the benefits of choosing quality.

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2017 Loo of the Year Awards Sponsors announced

The 2017 Loo of the Year Awards will be supported by an impressive range of leading companies and a leading charity.

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The global meeting place for FM professionals

Be part of Facilities Show, the global FM event, when professionals gather this June in London.

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RWM Ambassadors call for resource efficiency to play more central role in Industrial Strategy

The RWM Ambassadors, who champion economic growth through environmentally sound and sustainable methods, have issued a formal response to the UK government's 'Building Our Industrial Strategy' Green Paper ( issued earlier this year.

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Rochdale wins ABCD Cleaning Team of the Year 2017

Rochdale Council's Town Hall Team has been named as the inaugural winners of the Cleaning Team of the Year Award. The awards, which are sponsored by the Association of Building Cleaning Direct Service Providers (ABCD) and Denis Rawlins, have been established to recognise and promote team achievement in the public sector and the judges said Rochdale showed 'exceptional standards' and were worthy winners.

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Maxipro promises strong performance

The industrial wipes market has been strengthened with the launch of a new range of products from the industrial division of leading UK manufacturer Techtex.

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New I-CON glove system for cleaners

Protect your workers effectively against chemicals and cleaning products with the new I-CON glove system by Globus.

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Jangro is proud to pay the Living Wage

As a newly-accredited Living Wage Employer, Jangro is committed to fair pay that reflects the real cost of living.

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Recognition for Evans Vanodine from British Standards Institution

Evans Vanodine are delighted to announce their Chief Microbiologist, Valerie Fotheringham, has been recognised by the British Standards Institution (BSI) for her work on disinfectant test methods.

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If it's green it doesn't clean. Think again

It's often believed in the facilities management industry that if a cleaner is 'green', it doesn't clean. The products are perceived to be too expensive and offer little return, and with many low-cost chemical alternatives, contractors in the industry are yet to be swayed to biological cleaners. But, with new biological cleaning advancements products entering the market in 2017, it's time to debunk some of the myths that surround them, explains Dr Emma Saunders from Genesis Biosciences.

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Makita back-pack vacs proving invaluable for Action Dry Emergency Services

Stressful and shocking images of flooded or fire damaged properties seldom reveal the remedial work that must essentially be undertaken once the initial trauma has passed.

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Katrin - Bringing innovation to the industry, year on year

Katrin, from Metsä Tissue, offers a wide range of tissue consumables, including hand towels, toilet tissue, wiping products and excellent systems as well as conventional dispensers. Much more than this, Katrin's award winning products always offer innovation to away from home customers.

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RPC bpi refuse wins seal of approval for its UK manufacturing business

RPC bpi refuse is celebrating three major business wins across the healthcare, facilities management and cleaning sectors. The UK-based refuse sack manufacturer is estimating a combined value of over £6 million per annum will be achieved from the new contracts.

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Tork EasyCube is a hit with staff, customers and managers at Swiss venue

A concept centre in Bern is saving time and money - while also minimising stress for staff - since introducing Tork EasyCube in its washrooms.

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Dressed to protect

Maureen Kelso, head of standards & verification at the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc), looks at the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the cleaning industry.

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