Day: 17 February 2005
Compact Whale jets in to tackle graffiti and gum
A major concern for local authorities keen to maintain a high standard of cleanliness around their urban centres is the blight of graffiti and chewing gum. Among the manufacturers providing street cleansing equipment to tackle these problems is Whale, whose Sales Director, Keith Van-Hagen says, "In line with Local Authority Best Value Practice local authorities have to meet strict performance indicators for the removal of detritus such as litter and dog foul from our streets. At the moment there are no similar criteria applicable to graffiti or chewing gum but this situation will change soon. DEFRA's intention to clean up towns and cities includes the introduction of new legislation and Voluntary Codes of Practice over both the infliction and the removal of graffiti. Many cleaning operators are gearing up now, in readiness for the mandate."
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