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New tie-up for vehicle recycling

Maruti Suzuki and Toyota Tsusho Group have announced an equal joint venture, Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India (MSTI), for vehicle dismantling and recycling. The venture will set up its vehicle dismantling and recycling unit in Noida in 2020-21 and will add ... Read More »

DLAI Members Meet

The city unit of the Dry Cleaners and Launderers Association of India organised a meeting to suggest solutions to issues faced by the industry. One of the top issues, use of plastic bags, was addressed and alternatives suggested. Zehen Arora, ... Read More »

Qatar housekeepers inch towards a bedding dream

Qatar Housekeepers Association’s latest monthly networking session was with Eva Maraia, CEO – Muhldofer (Germany). 48 leading Hotel Directors of Housekeeping/ Executive Housekeepers/Managers attended this event. Maraia shared her vision of ‘bedding to dream and re-energize your body secrets’. Founded ... Read More »

IPC India launches its 15th Branch

Leading manufacturer of cleaning machines IP Cleaning India Pvt Ltd has launched its 15th branch at Bhubaneshwar, which makes it the third IPC branch in the eastern region. The inaugural function was attended by dignitaries such as CHI Bhubaneswar Station ... Read More »

Bhopal to get India’s first e-waste management clinic

The Bhopal Municipal Corporation and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) have joined hands to set up the country’s first e-waste clinic in Bhopal, that would enable segregation, processing and disposal of e-waste from both household and commercial units. A ... Read More »

India tightens ban on the import of plastic waste

Environmentalists and NGOs led by the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Smriti Manch brought to the notice of Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, how Indian recyclers and private companies continued to import plastic waste in the form of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) flakes and ... Read More »

Marriott discloses India expansion plans

Global hospitality major Marriott International has announced that it is looking to open around 20 more hotels in India by the end of 2020, as part of its expansion plans in the country. The company currently has 120 hotels across ... Read More »

Only 2/10 households use soap to wash hands: Survey

Recent report has revealed several reasons for poor hand washing – from the availability of basic infrastructures such as washbasins, soaps, and water, to low awareness on handwashing practices or simple unwillingness of to wash hands after critical times. Statistics ... Read More »

Academy of Cleaning Sciences Initiated

In association with Karcher India and Don Bosco Pvt ITI (Kokar), the School of Dignity organised its first Dignity Meet last month at the Don Bosco School, Ranchi. The School of Dignity (SOD) is an Academy of Cleaning Sciences, founded ... Read More »

Facilio & Smart IoT join hands with Digital X

New York-based FM-tech start-up Facilio, with operations in the US, Middle-East and India, and Smart IoT -in the US, Middle-East and India, and Smart IoT – UAE’s leading IoT innovator, have signed an MOU with Digital X, a subsidiary of ... Read More »

Parle Agro’s responsible waste recycling activity

Parle Agro mobilized its employees to coach and create awareness about waste management among 15,000 students in 15 locations last month. Students of government schools close to Parle offices were trained in segregated waste management methods, importance of disposing waste ... Read More »

Case Study: Successful Rejuvenation of a Bengaluru lake

Ecoparadigm’s natural on-site sewage treatment plant now allows only clean water to pour into Bengaluru’s Kundalahalli lake. This public-private project was supported by residents’ associations, the City Municipal Corporation as well as corporate bodies. Bengaluru’s lakes are known to make ... Read More »

Shapoorji Pallonji clean beach drive

Over 300 participants comprising Mumbai-based employees of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group group and their families recently conducted a beach clean-up drive at Mumbai’s Mahim beach. They collected 20 tonnes of garbage from a stretch of about 800 meters, in three ... Read More »

Plastic Ban

Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said recently that ridding the country of single use plastic by 2022 will be “Clean India (Swachh Bharat) Part 2. First part of Clean India Programme was building 100 million toilets. He added that the government ... Read More »

NZ launderers ditch plastic laundry bags

Some laundries in New Zealand have begun to do away with using plastic bags or covers to encase the cleaned clothes. They have found that customers are satisfied even without such coverings on their garments. One laundry uses compostable dry ... Read More »

Unilever campaign on reducing plastic waste

Unilever, owner of brands including Dove, Ben & Jerry’s, Lipton and Omo, has announced ambitious new commitments to reduce its plastic waste and help create a circular economy for plastics. Unilever plans to halve its use of virgin plastic, by ... Read More »

Going Bananas

Railway authorities in Lucknow believe that banana peels spread filth so they have banned the sale of the fruit at the Charbagh Railway Station. Authorities have also warned that anyone found breaching the ban will face strict action, including a ... Read More »