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RMCL manufactures for US based Whittaker

RMCL manufactures for  US based Whittaker

Coimbatore-based cleaning equipment manufacturer Roots Multiclean Ltd (RMCL) has successfully manufactured carpet cleaning machines for the US-based leading carpet care specialist RE Whittaker Company. The newly introduced carpet encapsulation machine, Lomac Trio, can be used in between vacuuming and shampooing. The machine removes all the dust particles embedded in the fibre of the carpet and

My Waste

My Waste

New Zealand has launched a mobile phone application called ‘My Waste’ that allows a user to find out bin collection times, operating hours, landfill and transfer fees & locations, as well as handy waste tips. The application is free to download and is funded through Ministry for the Environment’s Waste Disposal Levy. The application is

Waste to Bricks

Waste to Bricks

Researchers at the University of Jaen (Spain) have mixed waste from the paper industry with ceramic material used in the construction industry to produce bricks. The cellulose from the paper industry and the ceramic are mixed together and passed through a pressure and extrusion machine to obtain bricks. These bricks contain organic matter and take

Urine as fertilizer

Urine as fertilizer

In Nepal’s Sotang district, the farmers have been reaping bountiful harvests due to a project initiated last year by the Dzi Foundation, a Colorado-based non-profit organization, along with a local non-governmental organization. They have built over 1,000 toilets for nearly 6,500 residents of Sotang, the toilets have a dual-hole pan that collects urine in a

A Failed Campaign

A Failed Campaign

The SMS service recently launched by the Pune Municipal Corporation to allow citizens to report uncollected trash to the authorities and have it collected within eight hours has not met with much success. There have been many instances where despite the information given by the citizens, the garbage piles are not getting cleaned even after

Online monitor

Online monitor

To manage the garbage collection problem of Mumbai city, the BMC has come up with a hi-tech solution that allows civic body’s solid waste management department and the citizens to capture images of collection points and uncollected garbage in the city and upload them on the site that will help the civic headquarters to identify

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e-Waste Recycling

e-Waste Recycling

Ahmedabad has set up an electronic waste collection system with the base being ready and the collection to begin in two to three weeks. There will be collection points in colleges, petrol pumps and malls. Plans are on to repair and upgrade discarded computers and sent them to rural and semi-urban areas. It will also

Project Arogya

Project Arogya

Costal Gujarat Power Ltd, a subsidiary of Tata Power has installed mobile toilets at Tragadi Bunder under the ‘Project Arogya’ programme to provide hygienic and clean sanitation to its inhabitants and engage its fisherman community. The company has sensitized fishermen about these health and hygiene-related issues. At present there are three mobile units, with each

Contaminated water

Contaminated water

Western Railway assured clean drinking water at Churchgate station building after spontaneous protest by its employees. Many people fell sick after drinking foul smelling and strange tasting water. When repeated complaints fell on deaf ears, they stopped work and ‘gheraoed’ the principal chief engineer.

Clean and Green

Clean and Green

The Ambattur Industrial estate in Chennai has set up an effluent treatment plant in its premises in addition to its two sewage treatment plants. Plans are on to make the estate “clean and green” during its golden jubilee year and put an end to the discharge of effluent in water bodies. The plant will cater

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