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2019

In Focus

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    FM Editor  - 02.12.2019, 15:05

    Partnership to Distribute Flood Doors

    Adler and Allan have entered into an exclusive distribution agreement to supply Bradbury Group flood doors to UK businesses.

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    FM Editor  - 01.11.2019, 11:16

    Rentokil Initial Acquires Florida Pest Control

    Rentokil Initial has acquired Florida Pest Control in a deal that extends its presence in the South East United States where it has also acquired Oliver Exterminating, Allgood, Active, Heron, Johnson and Russell Pest Control.

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    FM Editor  - 14.10.2019, 18:12

    ServiceMaster Continues European Acquisition Spree

    ServiceMaster has acquired Dublin-based technology led pest control startup Pest Pulse less than a month after its US $200 million acquisition of Nomor Holding AB, Europe's fourth-largest pest control company.

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    FM Editor  - 01.10.2019, 22:06

    Collaboration Creates Innovative Recycled Paint

    A team of chemists at Dulux Trade working in partnership with Veolia have produced a ground-breaking matt emulsion (latex) paint formulated from 35 per cent recycled materials.

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    FM Editor  - 30.09.2019, 10:18

    A Wrap for Sweet Wrappers

    With plastic high on the public agenda, Veolia has launched Procycle, a service for recycling harder-to-treat materials, as well as those previously deemed unrecyclable - including sweet wrappers, straws and plastic toys.

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    FM Editor  - 12.09.2019, 14:13

    Taking Cleaning Greener

    Interserve Group is reducing the number of spent bottles of cleaning products sent to landfill as part of a wider initiative to tackle the environmental footprint of its cleaning operations in client premises.

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    FM Editor  - 11.09.2019, 10:18

    Celebrating EV Milestones in Scotland

    Edinburgh Castle and Fife College have taken delivery of Mitie's 100th and 101st electric vehicles (EV) as part of the facility services group's commitment to switch 20 per cent of its car and small van fleet to electric by the end of 2020.

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    FM Editor  - 07.08.2019, 11:00

    Southampton Highways Scheme to Feature Hydrophonic Wall

    Balfour Beatty Living Places and green infrastructure experts Biotecture will install the UK's first hydroponic living wall as part of a highways contract for Southampton City Council that completes this autumn.

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    FM Editor  - 06.08.2019, 22:34

    Adler and Allan Rebrands Subsidiaries

    Adler and Allan has rebranded its subsidiaries and introduced a new logo to emphasise its capabilities as one of the UK's largest single-source environmental response service providers.

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    FM Editor  - 02.08.2019, 01:13

    Worried About Wasps

    The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has published a guide to assist facilities managers in combating threats to people and assets from wasps.

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    FM Editor  - 30.05.2019, 14:03

    University of Bath Environmental Services Contract

    Churchill Environmental, the environmental compliance division of the Churchill Group, has secured a £280,000 contract to provide water sampling and analysis services across a portfolio of 60 teaching, administrative and residential buildings at the University of Bath.

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    FM Editor  - 23.05.2019, 17:00

    Essity Investit Dans Une Technologie de Fibre Durable

    Essity, connu notamment pour ses marques Tork, TENA, Libresse, Edet, Demak’UP, Tempo et Plenty, va investir environ 37 millions d'euros dans une fabrique de fibres alternatives durables pour son usine de production de papiers hygiéniques à Mannheim, en Allemagne.

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    FM Editor  - 02.05.2019, 11:51

    Supporting Mitie's Clean Van Commitment

    Pod Point is supporting Mitie's commitment to electrify 20 per cent of its smaller vehicle fleet within two years by installing 800 chargepoints at Mitie and client locations, and at the homes of Mitie employees.

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    British Pest Control Association  - 03.04.2019, 16:23

    BPCA Sets Out its Stall at PestEx

    The key role pest management plays within the UK’s facilities management sector was on display with a record turnout at the British Pest Control Association’s exhibition and conference PestEx.

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    FM Editor  - 06.03.2019, 20:58

    Top Workplaces Award for Rollins

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has named Rollins Inc., the US's biggest pest control company, in sixteen place in its annual ranking of the 150 largest "Top Workplaces" in the Metro Atlanta area.

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    Administrator  - 26.02.2019, 13:28

    Ending Plastic Waste

    Cryovac and Bubble Wrap protective packaging manufacturer Sealed Air Corporation has joined The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a new global organisation whose members have pledged US $1.5 billion towards ending plastic waste.

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    FM Editor  - 22.02.2019, 15:35

    Sensitive Car Park Projects

    Oxford Direct Services (ODS) has completed sensitive alterations to parking at Aston Rowant, a popular Natural England-managed nature reserve.

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    FM Editor  - 22.02.2019, 12:37

    The Last Straw

    IFMA UK has joined forces with Greenpeace and children-run charity Kids Against Plastic! in the environmental battle against single use plastic.

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    FM Editor  - 20.02.2019, 16:08

    Keeping Oxford Beautiful

    Oxford Direct Services (ODS) is supporting Oxford Civic Society’s annual Spring Clean community event, OxClean, where volunteers come out in force to tidy up rubbish.

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    British Pest Control Association  - 05.02.2019, 14:27

    Opportunity Calls at PestEx

    Facilities managers can diversify their skillset and explore opportunities within new markets at the British Pest Control Association’s exhibition and conference PestEx, which runs alongside the Cleaning Show this spring.

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    Atalian Servest  - 09.01.2019, 11:29

    Reducing Single-use Plastics

    Atalian Servest UK B&I catering division replaces plastic disposables at two of its largest sites.

Perspectives

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    Jaimie Woodhall  - 22.11.2019, 12:22

    Keeping Ventilation Compliant this Christmas

    Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovations Manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene, takes a close look at the Building Engineering Services Association's (BESA) TR19 standard for duct, kitchen extract, and air handling cleaning.

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    Reuben Richings  - 11.09.2019, 01:01

    The Health and Safety of Spills

    Despite the often significant environmental impact of spills, thought is rarely given to risks assumed by cleanup operators. Reuben Richings, group technical manager at Adler and Allan, provides insight into how the environmental consultancy safeguards employees and clients.

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    Richard Kirkman  - 16.08.2019, 16:00

    Why Peat-free Compost is an Environmental Imperative

    Richard Kirkman, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer for Veolia UK & Ireland, says the United Kingdom's failure to safeguard precious peatlands is causing unnecessary damage to ecosystems and undermining the government's zero-carbon targets.

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    Mark Griffiths  - 12.08.2019, 14:44

    Preparing Your Business for Flooding

    With an estimated 70 per cent of UK businesses unprepared for flooding, Mark Griffiths, flood resilience specialist with environmental consultancy Adler and Allan, explains the importance of risk assessment to business continuity planning.

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    Lara Coutinho  - 30.04.2019, 17:30

    Taking Cleaning Carbon Neutral

    Lara Coutinho, ABM UK’s newly appointed Environment and Sustainability Manager, reflects on the path to going carbon neutral.

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    Liz Minshall  - 12.04.2019, 14:17

    The UK's New Environmental Reporting Framework

    Liz Minshall, environmental compliance consultant with Valpak, comments on the UK government's new mandatory Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) framework.

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    Dee Ward-Thompson  - 01.02.2019, 08:48

    Bird Management And Safety

    Dee Ward-Thompson, Technical Manager with the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), considers the health issues associated with feral pigeons and measures that are available to help organisations protect building occupants and visitors.

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Best Practice

  • Allied Mechanical Services commissioning Direct Flush Discreet urinal flush controls at Cambridge Assessment’s HQ. (photo: )
    Cistermiser Ltd  - 02.05.2019, 15:28

    Helping Conserve Water at Cambridge Assessment

    The washrooms in the prestigious new international headquarters of exams group Cambridge Assessment feature the latest infrared water management technology.

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