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Freudenberg Group sustains success in India

Marking the completion of 165th year, Freudenberg Group-parent company of Vileda Professional, a professional cleaning solution provider, reported a record global sales for the fourth year in succession, totalling approximately €6,622.5 million, (2012: €6,321.7 million). Speaking at a recent press ... Read More »

Beware of spitting in the Ganga

Beware of spitting in the Ganga; it might cost you a fine of Rs10, 000 and jail up to three years. The Union Water Resource Ministry is formulating a legislation to heavily come down on those who defile the waters ... Read More »

BBMP to seek Spanish technology to solve SMW problem

Unable to cope up with mountains of garbage and the local residents resorting to rallies and protests resulting in the imposition of prohibitory orders by the Karnataka Government, the Mayor of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has sought help from Urbaser ... Read More »

Happiness recycled: Coco-cola’s sustainability initiative

Under summer sustainability initiative, Coca-Cola Enterprises has launched “Happiness Recycled” campaign, aiming to encourage sustainable behaviour change in consumers and boost speed of recycling. The company has designed the initiative in a way to make the recycling process fun. It ... Read More »

PRAJ to make feedstock, ethanol from MSW

India will soon have feedstock made out of MSW. Besides, the second generation cellulosic ethanol is also going to be prepared commercially from the agro waste. The private sector Praj Industries, providers for integrated solution for sugar mills and breweries, ... Read More »

Ganga Plan: Boost for Cleaning Industry & FDI

Israel seeks to partner in Ganga Plan Easy visa for tourists Special standards of hygiene will be set and implemented in all the Ghats of Ganga as the PMO attaches cleanliness and sanitation with tourism business for the first time ... Read More »

Rs.18 CR TO BE SPENT ON CLEANING VARANASI

“We have to clean India and have to begin from Varanasi.”  – Narendra Modi. The Union Minister of State for Tourism, Shripad Naik has announced allotment of Rs. 18 crore for the total facelift of the famous Ghats of River ... Read More »

Modi begins Clean India implementation : Report

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed his team of technocrats, economists, bureaucrats and social workers to formulate a need-based plan to effectively implement his Clean India Campaign (CIC) under which he wants to banish manual scavenging, open defecation and ... Read More »

WSSCC: Impact evaluation in sanitation

Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has called for proposals (CFP) for grant support to the ‘design and implementation of impact evaluation of sanitation and hygiene programmes’. The grant support aims to address the poor sanitation situation by developing ... Read More »

BARC develops special tool to detect fluoride

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has developed a visual detection tool to detect fluoride contents in groundwater and has decided to transfer the technology to private sector companies across the country. The fluorosis detection tool can be used by ... Read More »

Nissan’s self-cleaning car

Washing a car can be a chore, but a costly and time consuming affair. Responding to the users’ call, Nissan has begun tests on innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt, meaning drivers may never have to ... Read More »

UN funds study for waste-free Ahmedabad

After carrying out an intensive drive for efficient garbage disposal, the civic authorities are now working on a project for a waste-free Ahmedabad. The project for preparing a roadmap for this purpose will be commissioned by the United Nations Centre ... Read More »

Kochi to soon have MSW-based CNG bottles

The township of Kochi will soon have bottled CNG extracted from MSW. The CNG can be purchased by vehicle owners and also by household for cooking purposes. The Local Self Government Department of Kerala has floated the Clean Kerala Company ... Read More »

Chandigarh’s first air monitoring station

Chandigarh will have its first automated air quality monitoring station mapping the levels of presence of harmful Benzene and ground-level Ozone in the atmosphere. The Central Pollution Control Board has partnered with the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee (CPCC) for this ... Read More »

Edition of 25th ISSA/INTERCLEAN

The show opened at RAI, Amsterdam on May 6 – allowing cleaning professionals to the see and understand latest product innovations and share knowledge colleagues from all over the world. “We are working on special ways to mark this great ... Read More »

Sustainability in Housekeeping

Sealed Air India organises customer meet Sealed Air held its Customer Meet on April 11, at the Optus Sarovar hotel in Gurgaon which saw many leading players in the industry share ideas through panel discussions, presentations, and networking on a ... Read More »

Forum Pulire

The second edition of Forum Pulire – March 26-27 in Milan – discussed the most topical issues in the world of professional cleaning and integrated services. The event brought together over 340 delegates from all over Italy. Companies and facility ... Read More »

Shining bio-fuel business

The global business outlook of industrial bio-energy development for the next 15-years has been assessed as very bright with India becoming one of its biggest gainers owing to the nation’s ready availability of huge quantum of MSW, forest residues and ... Read More »