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Tradebe and SITAUK formjoint venture

Clinical wastemanagement company, Tradebe, has signed a contract with SITA UK to forma new joint ven- ture clinical wastemanage- ment business - Tradebe Healthcare Holdings Ltd. The new company will consist of eight sites located across England andWales. The new company is the

UK’s second largest clinical wastemanagement business and combines the two com- panies’ clinical waste divi- sions, SITA UK Healthcare and Tradebe Healthcare. It will provide clinical waste management services to the NHS and other healthcare providers. The day to day running of

the company will bemanaged by Tradebe and will offer spe- cialist collections and dis- posal services for chemically and biologically contaminated material and sharp imple- ments operating three high temperature incinerators and six alternative technology fa- cilities for standard ‘orange bag’ waste. Richard Brown, healthcare

generalmanager, Tradebe, said: “The creation of the joint

venture provides us with an excellent opportunity to grow the business.We are combin- ing the strength of Tradebe’s alternative technology pro- cessing with SITA UK’s high temperature incineration plants, whichmeans we will be one of only two clinical waste companies in the UK to be able to offer both disposal options.We will also be able to serve customers across the whole of England and Wales.” David Palmer-Jones, chief

executive officer of SITA UK, said: “Combining the two companies’ expertise into a specialist clinical wasteman- agement company will fur- ther enhance the service we provide for customers. SITA UK brings a wealth of com- mercial experience and this is a great opportunity to use the strengths of both businesses and introduce synergies at a high level.We will also offer recycling and general waste of non-clinical waste, which means we can provide cus- tomers with a total waste management solution.”

KC-P donates $50,000 toUNICEF

Kimberly-Clark Professional has teamed up with chil- dren’s charity UNICEF to launch a $50,000 Global Handwashing Day Challenge to raise awareness of hy- giene-related health issues facing global communities. For the second year run-

ning, Kimberly-Clark Profes- sional and The Healthy Workplace Project is launch- ing a 30 day challenge which will result in a $50,000 dona- tion to the UNICEF project selected by participants. Here’s how it works: be-

tween October andNovem- ber, participants can visit ners/corporate/global-hand-

washing-day.html and pledge to be ‘a handwashing cham- pion’. They can then vote on which UNICEF hygiene and sanitation programme they think should receive the $50,000 donation. The first project provides

lifesaving water kits which are used in emergencies, the second provides clean and safe water to communities in need with water pumps. The third project is UNICEF's ed- ucational water, sanitation and hygiene programmes in eastern and southern Africa. At the end of the challenge,

Kimberly-Clark Professional and The HealthyWorkplace Project will donate $50,000 to

Jangro success forMacmillan

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UNICEF in support of the project that received themost votes. “We are grateful to Kim-

berly-Clark for its support of our efforts to raise aware- ness about the importance of handwashing and the need to improve hygiene and sanita- tion practices throughout the world,” said Deanna Helmig, vice president of corporate partnerships at the US Fund for UNICEF. “Washing hands with soap and water along with these other initiatives can save the lives ofmillions of children each year.” Jonathan Purdy, go tomar-

ket director for health and wellness, Kimberly-Clark Professional, said: “Itmade sense to link our UNICEF campaign to Global Hand- washing Day on October 15th, given that it will be celebrated inmore than 100 countries this year and focuses on the importance of washing hands with soap to stop the spread of germs. Enhancing health and hygiene efforts around the world is crucial to pre- venting the spread of illness and disease. Kimberly-Clark Professional and The Healthy Workplace Project are proud to partner with UNICEF to support Global Handwashing Day and its efforts to improve the health of children and families across the world.”

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