Toilet on a cart Few years back when I visited the Sadhana Forest in Auroville, Yorit and Aviram Rozin, a couple from Israel, had just begun work on reforesting 70 acres of severely eroded land between Aurobrindhavan and Hermitage. They managed to create a community where sustainable living ideas are being put into practice. They
Encouraged by the successful experiments by the Kozhikode Municipal Corporation in installing modern e-toilets for women, the Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation has begun to procure these toilets for the city. Biju K, Municipal Secretary, Thiruvananthapuram Municipal Corporation, shares with CIJ the major cleanliness and hygiene initiatives he has taken since he took over charge four months back.
RV College of Engineering, Bangalore, has over the past year collected and used close to 17 lakh litres of rainwater. This is the result of a project undertaken alongwith Bangalore based Biome Environmental, which is engaged in ecological architecture and responsible water practices, to store the rooftop rainwater and use it in day to day
When it comes to hospitals like Apollo, a stream of linen reaches the laundry each day. From blood stained to contaminated sheets / gowns are fed into the washer 24/7 at the laundry section set up within the premises of the hospital. Executive Housekeeper of Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, Dipti Verma,who is also in charge of the laundry...
e-Toilets - Changing sanitation scenario in urban areas In the past, we have written about compost toilets, waterless urinals, and on portable toilets. And now, it’s the turn of e-toilet, that automatically cleans after every use, monitors the water levels & flushing system and also provides safety features. The civic bodies across India are constantly
" In fact, the day garbage gets identified with the resource, there will be different problem all together - how to get more garbage."
Mumbai based Glosson Surface Solutions is entering the floor polish and maintenance industry, to provide different solutions for marble, granite and terrazzo floors. It will cater to the growing needs and solutions to do larger floor areas in a relatively short time. The company has a unit at Worli in Mumbai and caters to the
In a move to make Delhi plasticfree, chief minister Sheila Dikshit has announced a blanket ban on plastic bags under Section 5 of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. The law provides for imprisonment up to five years and fine up to र100,000 or both to the violators. It is expected that in another two months,
The growth of Indian cleaning industry is directly related to the growth of IT business and the resultant increase in the number of IT campuses. The fact that India has a top position in the global IT services sector, maintaining high standards of delivery is an expected norm. The IT sector believes that healthy working environment has a significant...
The Chairman of the British Institute of Cleaning Science, Lynn Webster has been named of the Top 100 most influential women in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism (HLTT) industry. The list was announced by Women 1st, an initiative from People 1st, the sector skills council for hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism.