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A new study on the European market for green home care products has found that increasing distribution and growing consumer awareness of the health and environmental impacts of detergents and cleaning products are the main drivers of market growth.

The research from Ecovia Intelligence also found that the largest markets for green home care products are in the UK, Germany, France and the Benelux.

Read the full story right along with a selection of the latest news and products from cleaning-matters.co.uk.

Catherine Hackett
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EVENTS

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St Johns Hotel, Solihull
8th December 2017
The Health & Safety Event 2018
The Health & Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
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NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
The Fire Safety Event
NEC, Birmingham
10th - 12th April 2018
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Safety & Health Excellence Awards
VOX, Birmingham
11th April 2018
Maintec
NEC, Birmingham
6th - 7th November 2018

LATEST NEWS

Green home care products gaining popularity

The largest markets for green home care products are in the UK, Germany, France, and the Benelux. Increasing distribution and growing consumer awareness of the health and environmental impacts of detergents and cleaning products are the main drivers of market growth.

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CSSA relaunches website and starts new membership drive

The Cleaning and Support Services Association has given its website a sleek new look and has added a 'members only' section offering essential tips and up-to-date industry knowledge.

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Infection prevention and control forum at Interclean Amsterdam 2018

A new Healthcare Forum has been announced to run alongside the Interclean Amsterdam exhibition on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at the RAI Amsterdam venue.

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New apprenticeship system "increasing costs and uncertainty for business"

Six months after its introduction, businesses remain in the dark about how best to utilise the Apprenticeship Levy, according to a survey released by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), in conjunction with Middlesex University London.

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Recycling company fined £100,000 after worker struck by moving machine

A recycling company has been fined after a worker was left with life changing injuries after he was struck by a moving machine.

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Judging commences for Loo of the Year Awards

The Loo of the Year Awards inspection team have now completed the inspection of thousands of 2017 Loo of the Year Awards entrants washrooms throughout the UK.

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New recruitment and training services

CERATA (The Cleaning Executive Recruitment and Training Agency), a new business offering recruitment, talent retention and training services for the professional cleaning sector, has been launched in the UK.

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ISSA UK/IE member networking & education event first of its kind in UK

ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, recently held its Member Networking and Education Event hosted by member company Newell-Rubbermaid Commercial Products, in Fradley Park, Lichfield. It was the first ISSA event of its kind for the cleaning and hygiene industry in the UK.

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Bain Capital makes offer for Zenith Hygiene to expand Diversey

Private investment firm Bain Capital Private Equity has announced that it has - through its investment in Diversey - reached agreement on the terms of a recommended final cash offer for Zenith Hygiene Group plc, a UK manufacturer of cleaning and hygiene chemicals and related products.

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Second ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul builds on success

The second edition of ISSA/INTERCLEAN Istanbul took place at the Istanbul Congress Centre on 18-20 October 2017, and brought more than 2,500 professionals together, building upon its reputation as the international networking hub for the cleaning and hygiene industry in Turkey and surrounding regions.

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PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Apple Blossom Cleaning achieves increased workforce visibility and boosts operational performance using SmartTask

Apple Blossom Cleaning is using SmartTask's employee scheduling and workforce management solution to better coordinate and monitor its cleaning team that provides office, residential and specialised services in South Wales.

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TC Facilities Management (TCFM) secure multi-service contract close to Milton Keynes

TC Facilities Management (TCFM) is delighted to announce the award of a multi-service contract at a Fulfilment Centre close to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. This site is at the heart of making sure that customers of this national retailer get what they need, when they need it.

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Cromwell Polythene's Paul Fleetwood re-elected to CHSA Council

Paul will continue to support the Cleaning and Hygiene Suppliers Association's drive for higher standards through plastic sack accreditation.

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SpaceVac chooses Rawlins as UK distributor

High-level vacuuming system SpaceVac has joined the line-up of innovative cleaning products provided by Denis Rawlins Ltd.

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Truvox 'cuts the cord' with award-winning Valet Battery Upright vacuum

Cleaning teams can now 'cut the cord' and vacuum more quietly and productively following the arrival of the UK's first cordless commercial vacuum cleaner.

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True deep-cycle AGM battery

Reliant AGM with C-Max Technology from Trojan Battery is claimed to be the industry's first true deep-cycle AGM battery providing maximum sustained performance and increased total energy output to meet demanding deep-cycling requirements for a variety of applications.

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Cleans carpet deeper and faster - and leaves them drier!

The best-selling Sapphire Scientific HOSS 700 from Legend Brands Europe is designed to deliver cleaner, drier carpets with your truckmount or your extractor.

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Malish expands footprint in Europe

The Malish Corporation, a global leader in the manufacturing and marketing of rotary/disc brushes for commercial floor cleaning machines, along with a growing line of janitorial and foodservice/colour-coded brushes, has opened its first manufacturing facility in Europe.

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Q&A with Nationwide's new Chief Executive, Darren Broad

Q: What have you been focusing on since taking over as Chief Executive in April? A: My priority since taking over as Chief Executive was to visit each of the 19 Shareholder businesses to develop my understanding of the Group in terms of capability and culture but to also understand the challenges that we're facing and how we respond to these.

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Tork PeakServe is a game-changer in high-traffic washrooms

New from global hygiene brand Tork is a revolutionary washroom system that is claimed to provide more than double the capacity of any of its rivals.

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