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EPA Announces 2016 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing 24 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners across 12 states, the District of Columbia and Canada for outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, promotion and use of a range of cleaning and other household products that carry the Safer Choice label. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy announced the winners at an event at a local hardware store in San Francisco.

Hobart Introduces New Glasswasher for Bars, Restaurants


TROY, OHIO—Hobart introduces the new Advansys LXGe glasswasher, the first machine specifically designed to clean and sanitize glassware in bars and restaurants. The new Energy Star qualified washer produces cleaner glasses by eliminating chemical sanitizers, resulting in better-tasting drinks and an improved customer experience.

Green Lodging News Adds Reneotech as Directory Partner


ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Reneotech Inc. as a Green Product & Service Directory partner. EcoRaider Insect Killer, manufactured by Reneotech Inc., is a highly effective natural bio-insecticide that is ideal for use in hotel and hospitality environments as it kills bed bugs, ants and other crawling insects on contact. It is the most effective natural product that kills bed bugs with 100 percent efficacy according to a study published by the Entomological Society of America.

Avmor Receives ICI ON RECYCLE Certification


LAVAL, QUEBEC—Avmor announced that it has received level 2 certification for the implementation of environmentally preferable practices. Certification from ICI ON RECYCLE recognizes Avmor’s success in ensuring the right steps and procedures have been followed to reduce, reuse, recycle, and repurpose materials to reduce waste.

GLN Adds GreenEarth Cleaning as Founding Sponsor


ODESSA, FLA.—Hasek Communications, the Odessa, Fla.-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes GreenEarth Cleaning as a Founding Sponsor. GreenEarth Cleaning began in 1999 as an environmentally non-toxic alternative for the dry cleaning industry. It has now become the industry’s largest brand with over 6,000 points of service in 25 countries.

Hotels Need to Properly Clean Jetted Tubs, Dishwashers


ST. PAUL, MINN.—Hotels need to properly clean their jetted tubs, dishwashers and washing machines from the effects of biofilm and the contaminants biofilm growth promotes in these appliances. Hotels use and rely upon a battery of jetted tubs, dishwashers and washing machines to run their businesses. Mounting scientific evidence suggests that these appliances (and, more specifically, the improper design and/or cleaning of these appliances) are among several primary hosts of contaminants that get and/or keep hotel patrons sick.

PathoSans Water Cleaning Solution Now WoolSafe Approved


WHEATON, ILL.—PathoClean, an electrolyzed water cleaning solution from technology leader PathoSans, has been WoolSafe Approved for effective cleaning of wool and other carpeting, rugs and upholstery.

Envirocleanse Introduces Replacement for Disinfectants


HOUSTON—As social and industry awareness continues to grow regarding the negative impact of harsh chemicals in industrial cleaners, Envirocleanse has developed a safe, biodegradable alternative that has zero toxic effects on humans and warm-blooded animals: Envirocleanse 500 Anolite Solution. “Envirocleanse 500 is the ideal product to replace harsh disinfectants such as bleach, chlorine-based products and bromine biocides commonly used in oil and gas operations and other industries,” says Matt Hughes, Executive Vice-President of Envirocleanse.

HotelTap Adds Preventive Maintenance to Its Workplace Tool


ALAMEDA, CALIF.—HotelTap has added a new feature to its popular “digital log book in the cloud” to aid hoteliers in their preventive maintenance processes. Room Logs: Preventive Maintenance is designed to create digital task and subtask logs for routine room inspections. The Silver Palms Inn in Key West, Fla., is the first user of HotelTap with the new Preventive Maintenance tool added.

Ecolab Earns LEED Gold Recertification for Nalco Headquarters


ST. PAUL, MINN.—Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has received Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold recertification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for the buildings at its 76-acre campus in Naperville, Ill., the headquarters of its Nalco Water and Process Services business.

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