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Cleaning industry association ISSA has
merged with the Canadian Sanitation
Supply Association (CSSA) to form ISSA
“ With approval from our members
to move forward with ISSA Canada,
we are in a much better position to
provide a broader range of benefits
and services thus creating a greater
value for our members,” said Mike
Nosko, ISSA Canada executive director.
“The integration plan between ISSA
and CSSA has been in development
for more than a year. Maintaining
our Canadian identity within the
industry was a critical component
in moving forward. ISSA Canada will
invest heavily in its operations and
infrastructure to help ‘Canadianise’
these programs and services for our
members and their customers.”
Under the terms of the agreement,
all existing CSSA members are now
members of ISSA Canada. All ISSA
Canada members now have access
to ISSA member benefits, including
expanded educational opportunities,
market exposure, networking
opportunities, business tools and data,
and other industry information.
The merger follows the recent
announcement by CSSA that it had
postponed Can Clean 2017, Canada’s
largest trade show for the Canadian
cleaning industry, until April 2018.
According to trade publication REMI
Network, the executive board of the
CSSA confirmed various elements of the
show were struggling in terms of booth
sales, sponsorships, the innovation
showcase area and overall progress.
REMI Network reported a Can Clean
committee will be formed to develop
“a robust strategy for the 2018 show,
which will include re-visiting items,
such as distribution being omitted as
exhibitors from the show and a more
defined educational program”.
Beijing park rolls out toilet paper
to warn off thieves
A park in Beijing has installed toilet paper
dispensers with facial recognition to try and
prevent visitors from taking too much toilet paper.
According to the BBC, machines at the Temple of Heaven Park scan visitors’ faces before
dispensing a “fixed length strip of paper”.
Park officials have installed six machines at its public bathrooms in a half-month trial, with staff on
standby to explain the technology to visitors.
The new machines, placed at the average heights for men and women, dispense strips of toilet
paper measuring about 60 to 70cm to each person.
They will not dispense more paper to the same person until after nine minutes have passed.
The high tech toilet roll dispenses were introduced after the park began reporting visitors
taking “excessive amounts of toilet paper”.
California closer to mandatory
California is set to become the first US state to introduce compulsory labeling on cleaning
products after winning approval from a key environmental committee.
In March the Senate Environmental Quality Committee voted five to two to approve
the legislation, referred to as
the Cleaning Product Right to
Know Act of 2017 (Senate Bill 258),
authored by Senator Ricardo Lara.
The Bill requires a manufacturer
of a cleaning product to disclose
the product’s ingredients as well
as the health impact infor mation
related to the cleaning product on
the product label and online.
Once approved manufactures will
be need to comply from
1 January, 2018.
ISS Germany debuts futuristic HQ
ISS has opened its new headquarters in Düsseldorf, called “The Lab.”
The offices will serve as a laboratory for the 200 head office employees, partners and
customers to use and develop workspace and service solutions.
Driven by Internet of Things technology and artificial intelligence, services at the new head
office aim to create greater consistency and transparency around the workplace experience,
through digital car park management, face recognition at the entrance, digitally supported
catering applications and concierge services.
Alexander Granderath, country manager of ISS Germany, said: “By taking this step we are
actively building the workplace of the future and pursuing what we call ‘new ways of working.’
We are very proud and eager to invite as many people as possible to learn and explore with us
what the future of property and workplace management really looks like, and how this industry
will change in the next few years.”
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