Essity’s Tork PaperCircle recycling service received an award at the European
Paper Recycling Awards 2017. From left: Carsten Bauer (Essity), Sara
Lundström (Essity), Simona Bonafè (Member of the European Parliament),
Åsa Degerman (Essity) and Peter Purmer at the awards ceremony.
Tork PaperCircle receives Recycling Award
Essity’s Tork PaperCircle was honored at the European Paper Recycling
Awards. The paper towel recycling service was one of four finalists nominated
in the “Information and Education” category.
This award distinguishes projects, initiatives and campaigns that support
paper recycling and contribute to more sustainability in Europe. Among
others, the jury consists of Members of the European
Simona Bonafè, whose ressort is waste legislation. The awards ceremony
was held at the European Parliament.
Tork PaperCircle keeps used paper towels in the raw-materials cycle and
ensures that they are reused as new tissue products. Essity pick ups used
towels from the customer, recycles these and manufactures new paper
products from them.
“Tork PaperCircle proves how important it is to include producers in the
entire product lifecycle. Essity shows how sustainability and industrial development
can be joined by a common denominator,” said jury member Simona
Bonafè, who is responsible for waste legislation
in the European Parliament.
Tork PaperCircle is currently being used in pilot projects in Germany
the Netherlands. One of its German customers is the Commerzbank.
German Design Award for 2018 High-Pressure Trigger Gun
Kärcher won the German Design Award 2018 in the “Industry” category for
its Easy!Force Advanced high-pressure trigger gun. This prize is awarded
to manufacturers and designers in Germany for innovative products and
projects that represent pioneering contributions to the German and international
design landscape. At the CMS 2017 Berlin, Kärcher also won the
Purus Innovation Award for its product.
The most characteristic feature of this ergonomic accessory is its trigger,
which is located in the handle and activated by the ball of the hand. Virtually
all effort after initially squeezing the trigger is eliminated; the recoil from the
water jet pushes the trigger into
the hand by itself. This eliminates
the permanent strain on hand
and finger muscles that can occur
with conventional high-pressure
cleaning pistols, and also prevents
Kärcher’s Easy!Force Advanced
High-Pressure Trigger Gun is the
recipient of the German Design
it is the European market leader for
floor vacuum cleaners,
2.5 million units sold per year.
Yujin Robot was founded in the
Korean capital of Seoul. The company
develops, produces and
markets robotics products and
components for use in domestic,
commercial, logistics, and other
application areas. Today, Yujin has
circa150 employees and earns
45 million euros annually.
European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 announced
The winners of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards 2017 were
announced at a gala dinner at the Parco dei Principi Grand Hotel in Rome
on November 9, 2017.
The judging panel, composed of Michelle Marshall, editor of the European
Cleaning Journal, Johannes Bungart, Director, BIV, Juan Diez de los Rios,
President, ASPEL, and Lynn Webster, Director, Lynn Webster Consultants,
recognized the following companies and persons for their contribution to
keep up the standards of excellence in the professional cleaning sector
33University of Wolverhampton und SmartTask: best use of technology
by contractors in their cleaning programs.
33Julius Rutherfoord & Co.: commitment to and investment in training.
33FBD und Derrycourt Cleaning Specialists: excellence in client/contractor
33WE Italia SRL: distributors – excellence in added value initiatives.
33Markas – Montichiari Hospital Project: sustainability – best practice
in implementing principles throughout the business.
33Maximum Impact, Breedweer Facilitaire Diensten: workforce –
excellence in employee relationships, diversity & inclusion, rewards
33LIFE (Labour Intensive Facility Event) – ANIP Road Show: best initiative
raising the profile and perception of the professional cleaning sector –
locally or on a wider level.
33BeSense, CSU: groundbreaking technological innovation of the year.
33Jan-Hein Hemke, Facilicom UK: inspirational leader of the year.
33Avril McCarthy, Derrycourst Cleaning Specialists: greatest individual
contribution to driving up standards of excellence within a cleaning
33Adolf Kruse: the Lifetime achievement award.
The awards were launched by the European Cleaning Journal and are
by the Environment Media Group. Diversey Care was the event
partner and Lucart was the silver sponsor for the 2017 awards. Other
included Afidamp, Brightwell Dispensers, Ceris Burns, Greenspeed,
Interclean, Nilfisk, Magris, Truvox und Werner & Mertz.
In 2018, the presentation of the European Cleaning & Hygiene Awards will
take place in Berlin. Refer to www.echawards.com or awards@europeancleaningjournal.
com for further information on the event and conditions
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